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London, also known as London Town (TV: The Wedding of River Song [+]Loading...["The Wedding of River Song (TV story)"]) and London City, (AUDIO: Faustian [+]Loading...["Faustian (audio story)"], etc.) was the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. It was a prominent city on Earth and was invaded by aliens many times. With the help of the Doctor, the invasions were repelled. Organisations such as UNIT, Torchwood One, MI5, MI6 and the Department also assisted in the defence of the city.

The city was founded as Londinium. (TV: The Romans [+]Loading...["The Romans (TV story)"]) By the 28th century, it had become part of the sprawling Central City, and by the 30th century, it had evolved into Spaceport Five Overcity, a hovering metropolis above the old London, now a slum called Spaceport Five Undertown. (PROSE: Original Sin [+]Loading...["Original Sin (novel)"]) The Tenth Doctor believed London to be the "most exciting city in the world", (AUDIO: Technophobia [+]Loading...["Technophobia (audio story)"]) while the Twelfth Doctor, conversely, thought it was "a dump". (TV: The Zygon Inversion [+]Loading...["The Zygon Inversion (TV story)"]) Miss Multravers assessed it as the most populous and advanced city on the planet. (AUDIO: The Haunting [+]Loading...["The Haunting (audio story)"])

Government[[edit]]

During Boudica's revolt against the occupying Roman forces in 60, she burnt the Roman capital Camolundunum before her army marched to Londinium and slaughtered almost everyone in the city. (AUDIO: The Wrath of the Iceni [+]Loading...["The Wrath of the Iceni (audio story)"]) London became the capital city of England. (TV: "An Unearthly Child" [+]Part of An Unearthly Child, Loading...{"namedep":"An Unearthly Child (1)","1":"An Unearthly Child (TV story)"})

Sometime between the 13th and early 17th century, the Houses of Parliament were built. (GAME: The Gunpowder Plot [+]Loading...["The Gunpowder Plot (video game)"]) Also known as the Palace of Westminster, (PROSE: The Book of the War [+]Loading...["The Book of the War (novel)"]) Parliament was home to the two houses of England's, later the United Kingdom's, legislature: the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Parliament ratified laws and gave assent to British monarch if they wished to raise taxes. (GAME: The Gunpowder Plot [+]Loading...["The Gunpowder Plot (video game)"])

It was the home to the British monarchy, who resided at Buckingham Palace. (TV: Voyage of the Damned [+]Loading...["Voyage of the Damned (TV story)"]) The British government was based in London and met in the Houses of Parliament. (TV: Aliens of London [+]Loading...["Aliens of London (TV story)"]) The city would eventually be absorbed into Central City, of which the whole of southern England was a part. (TV: "Strangers in Space" [+]Part of The Sensorites, Loading...{"namedep":"Strangers in Space (1)","1":"The Sensorites (TV story)"}) In the 40th century, this was the capital of Earth. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan [+]Loading...["The Daleks' Master Plan (TV story)"])

Geography[[edit]]

London was located in the south-east of England. North-west of London was Oxford and to the north-east was the county of Essex. South of London was Brighton, to the south-west was Southampton. (TV: Spyfall [+]Loading...["Spyfall (TV story)"])

A map of London in 1666. (TV: The Visitation [+]Loading...["The Visitation (TV story)"])

In 1666, (TV: The Visitation [+]Loading...["The Visitation (TV story)"]) the City of London (PROSE: Matrix [+]Loading...["Matrix (novel)"], TV: The Lie of the Land [+]Loading...["The Lie of the Land (TV story)"]) appeared to make up the majority of London as a whole. The urban sprawl of the city was surrounded to the north-east and north-west by what appeared to be open countryside. The only bridge across the River Thames (TV: The Visitation [+]Loading...["The Visitation (TV story)"]) between the City and Southwark (TV: The Lie of the Land [+]Loading...["The Lie of the Land (TV story)"]) appeared to be London Bridge, (TV: The Visitation [+]Loading...["The Visitation (TV story)"], TV: The Lie of the Land [+]Loading...["The Lie of the Land (TV story)"]) which had existed since at least the 15th century. (AUDIO: The Doctor's Tale [+]Loading...["The Doctor's Tale (audio story)"]) Most of the medieval city of London was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. (PROSE: A History of Humankind [+]Loading...["A History of Humankind (novel)"])

By the 19th century, regions of London included the East End (PROSE: The Pit [+]Loading...["The Pit (novel)"]) and the West End. (AUDIO: Jago in Love [+]Loading...["Jago in Love (audio story)"], The Hourglass Killers [+]Loading...["The Hourglass Killers (audio story)"])

At the start of the 21st century, the wider London area was referred to as Greater London, (TV: Partners in Crime [+]Loading...["Partners in Crime (TV story)"], PROSE: "Extract from 'London's Greatest Ghosts'" [+]Part of The Doctor: His Lives and Times, Loading...{"namedpart":"Extract from 'London's Greatest Ghosts'","1":"The Doctor: His Lives and Times"}) which was made up of several boroughs. (PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac [+]Loading...{"chaptname":"Everything Changes","page":"128","chaptnum":"3","1":"The Time Traveller's Almanac (reference book)"}, Revenge of the Slitheen [+]Loading...["Revenge of the Slitheen (TV story)"]) Districts of the East End, such as Limehouse, (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang [+]Loading...["The Talons of Weng-Chiang (TV story)"]) were now part of East London, (PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac [+]Loading...{"chaptname":"Brave New World","page":"49","chaptnum":"2","1":"The Time Traveller's Almanac (reference book)"}) which, by the 2000s, appeared to stretch as far as the boroughs of Barking and Bexley. West London appeared to stretch as far as the borough of Hillingdon. (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen [+]Loading...["Revenge of the Slitheen (TV story)"])

History[[edit]]

Prehistory[[edit]]

In Vastra's home era, a Silurian city already existed where London would later be built. What would later become Hyde Park was considered "a bad part of town". (GAME: Lost in Time [+]Loading...["Lost in Time (video game)"]) As a result, when the Silurians went into their million-year-long hibernation, at least two hibernation facilities were built under what would become London. (GAME: Lost in Time [+]Loading...["Lost in Time (video game)"])

1st century[[edit]]

The name London came from the Latin name Londinium. The city was founded by the Roman Empire during their rule over the island, which they conquered in 43. During Boudica's revolt against the occupying Roman forces in 60, she burnt the Roman capital Camolundunum before her army marched to Londinium and slaughtered almost everyone in the city including the old, the weak and the infirm. (AUDIO: The Wrath of the Iceni [+]Loading...["The Wrath of the Iceni (audio story)"])

Barbara Wright's casual mention of coming from Londinium during a visit to Rome in the year 64 led to her and Ian Chesterton being abducted and sold into slavery, as the recently conquered Britons were not then Roman citizens. (TV: "The Slave Traders" [+]Part of The Romans, Loading...{"namedep":"The Slave Traders (1)","1":"The Romans (TV story)"})

10th century[[edit]]

In 966, the Eleventh Doctor accidentally took Amy Pond and Rory Williams to Wemba's Lea in London, having intended to bring them to a football match at Wembley Stadium in 1966. (COMIC: They Think It's All Over [+]Loading...["They Think It's All Over (comic story)"])

11th century[[edit]]

After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Harold Godwinson, under the alias Hereward the Wake, considered forging an alliance with Denmark to attack London, but this did not take place. (PROSE: The Real Hereward [+]Loading...["The Real Hereward (short story)"])

In 1078, William of Normandy began the construction of what he named the Tower of London, and many of the monarchs who succeeded him extended and added to the tower over the centuries that followed. (PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac [+]Loading...["The Time Traveller's Almanac (reference book)"])

14th century[[edit]]

During the 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer was in London at the time of Wat Tyler's rebellion. (AUDIO: The Doctor's Tale [+]Loading...["The Doctor's Tale (audio story)"])

In 1397, Dick Whittington became the Lord Mayor of London for the first of three times. (PROSE: Oh No It Isn't! [+]Loading...["Oh No It Isn't! (novel)"])

15th century[[edit]]

In 1420, Whittington left office as Lord Mayor of London for the third and final time. (PROSE: Oh No It Isn't! [+]Loading...["Oh No It Isn't! (novel)"])

In April 1483, the Fifth Doctor, Peri Brown and Erimem met Richard III, who had recently begun his reign as King of England. The Doctor skipped ahead to 1485, leaving Peri and Erimem to live through the next two years in England to catch up to him. They took up employment as serving wenches at a pub called "The Kingmaker". (AUDIO: The Kingmaker [+]Loading...["The Kingmaker (audio story)"])

16th century[[edit]]

At some point in this century, Hexagoran scouts visited London, and centuries later would recreate it on Luparis as Lupara. (AUDIO: Hexagora [+]Loading...["Hexagora (audio story)"])

A soldier sent back in time by a Weeping Angel is burned as a witch in 1535. (COMIC: The Weeping Angels of Mons [+]Loading...["The Weeping Angels of Mons (comic story)"])

In 1535, a soldier sent back in time by a Weeping Angel from 1914 appeared in London and was burned as a witch. (COMIC: The Weeping Angels of Mons [+]Loading...["The Weeping Angels of Mons (comic story)"])

On 4 May 1536, the Sixth Doctor and Peri met King Henry VIII in London. (AUDIO: Recorded Time [+]Loading...["Recorded Time (audio story)"])

In December 1539, the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa also met Henry VIII in London. (PROSE: God Send Me Well to Keep [+]Loading...["God Send Me Well to Keep (short story)"])

On 19 July 1553, Rani Chandra met Lady Grey on her ninth and final day in power. Matilda attempted to assassinate Jane, but Rani averted the murder. Nevertheless, Mary I wrested power from Jane the next day, returning the country to official Catholicism. (TV: Lost in Time [+]Loading...["Lost in Time (TV story)"]) The First Doctor also met Lady Jane during her reign. (PROSE: The Nine-Day Queen [+]Loading...["The Nine-Day Queen (short story)"])

In January 1555, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe visited London. (AUDIO: The Marian Conspiracy [+]Loading...["The Marian Conspiracy (audio story)"])

In 1561, the Eleventh Doctor and River Song encountered a group of Silents in London while travelling through rogue time corridors created by an Eternity Clock. The Silents had obtained a fragment of the Eternity Clock and were trying to use it in their experiments. After visiting several different points in London's timeline, the Doctor and River stole a time capsule from the Silents and used it to batter through a Dalek stronghold in 2106. (GAME: The Eternity Clock [+]Loading...["The Eternity Clock (video game)"])

The TARDIS materialises in London, 1588. (COMIC: The Doctor and the Nurse [+]Loading...["The Doctor and the Nurse (comic story)"])

In 1588, the Fourth Doctor and Leela encountered the Vituperon in London. (AUDIO: The Devil's Armada [+]Loading...["The Devil's Armada (audio story)"]) The Eleventh Doctor and Rory Williams briefly visited the city in the same year. (COMIC: The Doctor and the Nurse [+]Loading...["The Doctor and the Nurse (comic story)"])

In 1590, the Sixth Doctor and Peri met Christopher Marlowe in London. (AUDIO: Point of Entry [+]Loading...["Point of Entry (audio story)"])

In 1597, the Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem saw a performance of Richard III in London while the Doctor met its author William Shakespeare. (AUDIO: The Kingmaker [+]Loading...["The Kingmaker (audio story)"])

In 1599, the Tenth Doctor took Martha Jones to the Globe Theatre in London to meet Shakespeare. While there, the Carrionites attempted to release their brethren but were stopped by Shakespeare himself. The Doctor also met Queen Elizabeth I for what appeared to be the first time from his perspective. Elizabeth, however, recognised the Doctor and ordered him killed. He and Martha escaped in the TARDIS. (TV: The Shakespeare Code [+]Loading...["The Shakespeare Code (TV story)"])

17th century[[edit]]

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In 1603, William Lethbridge-Stewart travelled to London with James VI of Scotland in preparation for the latter's coronation as James I of the United Kingdom. Their arrival at London was triumphant, marked by what the Eighth Doctor called "a glorious parade, a magnificent spectacle." (PROSE: The Dying Days [+]Loading...["The Dying Days (novel)"])

On 29 June 1613, Francis Pearson set fire to the Globe Theatre in London on opening night for William Shakespeare's last play, Henry VIII. Pearson was later attacked and consumed by the Mimic, becoming the being later known as Persona. (PROSE: Managra [+]Loading...["Managra (novel)"])

In 1628, a plague ravaged London. (PROSE: The Roundheads [+]Loading...["The Roundheads (novel)"])

In 1665, the first cases of what would become known as the Great Plague of London appeared on the city's outskirts. The disease became more widespread and fatal the following year, after a deadlier strain of the bacterium Yersinia pestis was engineered by a group of escaped Terileptil criminals.

A map of London in 1666. (TV: The Visitation [+]Loading...["The Visitation (TV story)"])

In September 1666, the Great Fire of London started on Pudding Lane after the Fifth Doctor had an encounter with a group of escaped Terileptil criminals. The fire destroyed much of London but there were few deaths and it cleansed the city of the Bubonic plague. (TV: The Visitation [+]Loading...["The Visitation (TV story)"]) The First and Fourth Doctors also visited the city at the time. The latter was blamed for causing the fire. (PROSE: Doctor Who and the Invasion from Space [+]Loading...["Doctor Who and the Invasion from Space (novel)"], The Republican's Story [+]Loading...["The Republican's Story (short story)"]; TV: Pyramids of Mars [+]Loading...["Pyramids of Mars (TV story)"])

In 1688, the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot visited London and met King James II of England shortly before he was overthrown in the Glorious Revolution. (AUDIO: The Glorious Revolution [+]Loading...["The Glorious Revolution (audio story)"])

18th century[[edit]]

On 8 March 1702, the Fifth Doctor and Turlough fought Carthok of Daodalus in London. (AUDIO: Phantasmagoria [+]Loading...["Phantasmagoria (audio story)"])

In 1720, the Sixth Doctor and Peri visited London. (PROSE: Time Wake [+]Loading...["Time Wake (short story)"])

In 1733, Gralstead House was built in Highgate, London by Professor Cedric Scrivener and Sir Edward Scrivener's great-great-grandfather Sir Joseph Scrivener. (AUDIO: The Ghosts of Gralstead [+]Loading...["The Ghosts of Gralstead (audio story)"])

The Eleven-Day Empire seen from London. (COMIC: Bêtes Noires & Dark Horses [+]Loading...["Bêtes Noires & Dark Horses (comic story)"])

In 1752, the British government sold to Faction Paradox the 11 days of London's history which were lost during the changeover to the Gregorian calendar. The Eleven-Day Empire was formed out of these 11 days. (PROSE: Interference - Book One [+]Loading...["Interference - Book One (novel)"], The Book of the War [+]Loading...["The Book of the War (novel)"], Weapons Grade Snake Oil [+]Loading...["Weapons Grade Snake Oil (novel)"]) Residents of London briefly witnessed the Empire across the River Thames during the calendar changeover. (COMIC: Bêtes Noires & Dark Horses [+]Loading...["Bêtes Noires & Dark Horses (comic story)"])

In 1761, two earthquakes struck London, on 8 January and 8 March. William Bell predicted that a third earthquake would strike on 5 April, destroying London and triggering the apocalypse; however, this prediction didn't come true. (COMIC: Bêtes Noires & Dark Horses [+]Loading...["Bêtes Noires & Dark Horses (comic story)"])

In June 1780, Lord James Gordon led a group of followers into the British House of Commons and held the leading politicians of the country hostage. For a week, the so-called Gordon Riots tore through London. Entire neighbourhoods were burnt down and every prison was razed. Innocent bystanders were hacked to bits and criminals ran rampant. Scarlette was present when Newgate Prison was burnt to the ground on 6 June. (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street [+]Loading...["The Adventuress of Henrietta Street (novel)"])

19th century[[edit]]

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In 1808, a fire swept through London's theatre district, burning down the Covent Garden Theatre. (PROSE: Double Falsehood [+]Loading...["Double Falsehood (short story)"])

The last of the great frost fairs took place in February 1814. The Doctor attended the event several times. The First Doctor, Steven Taylor and Vicki Pallister visited the fair, where they met Jane Austen. (AUDIO: Frostfire [+]Loading...["Frostfire (audio story)"]) An incarnation of the Doctor took River Song to the same frost fair on her birthday, where Stevie Wonder performed for them. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War [+]Loading...["A Good Man Goes to War (TV story)"]) And the Twelfth Doctor and Bill Potts were also at the frost fair where they helped free an alien sea creature from the Thames. (TV: Thin Ice [+]Loading...["Thin Ice (TV story)"])

The London Beer Flood occurred in 1814. Amy Pond found herself caught up in it. (COMIC: The Doctor and the Nurse [+]Loading...["The Doctor and the Nurse (comic story)"])

In 1840, Spring-heeled Jack attacked a number of women in London while searching for Morjanus. The Eighth Doctor assisted Jack in defeating Morjanus and the Pyrodines. Jack opted to stay in the city and take on the role of its "guardian demon". (COMIC: The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack [+]Loading...["The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack (comic story)"])

The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations was held in London in 1851. It was based in a purpose-built venue called the Crystal Palace. The Fifth Doctor wanted to take Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka to the Exhibition as "a treat" in the wake of Adric's death, but instead ended up on the tarmac of Heathrow Airport in 1982. (TV: Time-Flight [+]Loading...["Time-Flight (TV story)"]) The Eighth Doctor took his companions Charley Pollard and C'rizz to the Great Exhibition, shortly after their departure from the Divergent Universe. While there, Charley met and befriended the elderly Duke of Wellington. (AUDIO: Other Lives [+]Loading...["Other Lives (audio story)"]) The Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory also visited the Great Exhibition in 1851 and fought the Hypothetical Gentleman. (COMIC: Hypothetical Gentleman [+]Loading...["Hypothetical Gentleman (comic story)"])

On 12 September 1851, the Seventh Doctor arrived in London and stopped the Klathi from destroying the city. (COMIC: Claws of the Klathi! [+]Loading...["Claws of the Klathi! (comic story)"])

On 24 December of the same year, the Cybermen of a parallel universe used children to build a towering CyberKing, which attacked the city. The Tenth Doctor, using Jackson Lake's Tethered Aerial Release Developed In Style, defeated the CyberKing. (TV: The Next Doctor [+]Loading...["The Next Doctor (TV story)"])

In 1888, the serial murderer known as Jack the Ripper operated in the East End of the city. Officially, the authorities never identified or apprehended him. (PROSE: Matrix [+]Loading...["Matrix (novel)"]; COMIC: Ripper's Curse [+]Loading...["Ripper's Curse (comic story)"]) According to one account Madame Vastra, killed and ate the perpetrator of the Ripper murders in 1889. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War [+]Loading...["A Good Man Goes to War (TV story)"])

In 1889, the Tong of the Black Scorpion and Li H'sen Chang carried out a series of abductions at the behest of the 51st century war criminal Magnus Greel that centred around London. Greel owned the House of the Dragon, a building in London from which he operated. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang [+]Loading...["The Talons of Weng-Chiang (TV story)"]) Along with the Fourth Doctor and Leela, the amateur detectives Henry Gordon Jago and his associate Professor Litefoot foiled Greel's plans. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang [+]Loading...["The Talons of Weng-Chiang (TV story)"])

By the end of the 19th century, London was the most populous city on Earth, (AUDIO: Jago & Litefoot & Patsy [+]Loading...["Jago & Litefoot & Patsy (audio story)"]) and according to Mrs Multravers, an artificial alien entity, it was also the most advanced, and one of the most industrial. (AUDIO: The Haunting [+]Loading...["The Haunting (audio story)"])

20th century[[edit]]

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1900s[[edit]]

In 1900, the First Doctor and Susan Foreman fought the Soul Pirates in London. (PROSE: A Big Hand for the Doctor [+]Loading...["A Big Hand for the Doctor (short story)"])

In July 1900, the First Doctor, Steven Taylor and Vicki Pallister fought the time fungus in 10 Downing Street in London. (AUDIO: Upstairs [+]Loading...["Upstairs (audio story)"])

In 1903, Mnemosyne's master was killed by the people of London. Mnemosyne hid in the London Underground until 2009. (COMIC: Ghosts of the Northern Line [+]Loading...["Ghosts of the Northern Line (comic story)"])

In the same year, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn visited London. (AUDIO: Jubilee [+]Loading...["Jubilee (audio story)"])

On 25 June 1906, Edward Grainger was born. (PROSE: Prologue [+]Loading...["Prologue (ST short story)"])

In 1909, Bernice Summerfield was temporarily separated from the Seventh Doctor and Ace in London, where she met Muldwych. (PROSE: Birthright [+]Loading...["Birthright (novel)"]) In the same year, Margaret Waterfield was murdered by thugs in the service of Jared Khan. (PROSE: Prelude Birthright [+]Loading...["Prelude Birthright (short story)"])

1910s[[edit]]

In 1910, the Fourth Doctor visited London. (PROSE: In Case of Emergencies [+]Loading...["In Case of Emergencies (short story)"]) The same was true of the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory. (PROSE: Paradox Lost [+]Loading...["Paradox Lost (novel)"])

In December 1911, the Third Doctor met Edward Grainger. (PROSE: Echoes [+]Loading...["Echoes (ST short story)"])

In 1912, the First Doctor, Steven and Vicki fought the Suffering in London. (AUDIO: The Suffering [+]Loading...["The Suffering (audio story)"])

In November 1918, the Eighth Doctor and Molly O'Sullivan fought the Viyrans in London. (AUDIO: The White Room [+]Loading...["The White Room (audio story)"])

1920s[[edit]]

In October 1924, the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler fought Shade Vassily. (PROSE: The Clockwise Man [+]Loading...["The Clockwise Man (novel)"])

In 1929, the Fourth Doctor and Romana I visited London. (AUDIO: The Auntie Matter [+]Loading...["The Auntie Matter (audio story)"])

1930s[[edit]]

On 4 October 1930, the airship R101 left London, supposedly bound for Karachi in India. Aboard were two stowaways: the Eighth Doctor and Charlotte Pollard. (AUDIO: Storm Warning [+]Loading...["Storm Warning (audio story)"])

On 24 October 1930, the Fourth Doctor fought Kappa 12 in London. (PROSE: The Northern Heights [+]Loading...["The Northern Heights (short story)"])

In 1930, the Fourth Doctor and Romana II visited London. (PROSE: The English Way of Death [+]Loading...["The English Way of Death (novel)"])

In 1933, the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot met the gentleman thief Lucas Seyton. (PROSE: Fallen Angel [+]Loading...["Fallen Angel (short story)"])

On 25 December 1935, the Seventh Doctor and Melanie Bush visited London. (PROSE: 24 Crawford Street [+]Loading...["24 Crawford Street (short story)"])

In 1935, the Eighth Doctor and Charley Pollard visited London. (AUDIO: Enemy Aliens [+]Loading...["Enemy Aliens (audio story)"])

On 25 April 1936, the Fifth Doctor and Peri attended the FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Sheffield United in Wembley Stadium in London. (PROSE: The Church of Football [+]Loading...["The Church of Football (short story)"])

In November 1936, Charley Pollard was briefly reunited with her parents Lord Richard and Lady Louisa Pollard in London before being recaptured by the Viyrans and returned to the Ever-and-Ever Prolixity in the far future. (AUDIO: The Fall of the House of Pollard [+]Loading...["The Fall of the House of Pollard (audio story)"])

In 1936, the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory fought Kriemhilde Steiner in London. (COMIC: The Eagle of the Reich [+]Loading...["The Eagle of the Reich (comic story)"])

In 1937, the Fourth Doctor and Romana I visited London. (PROSE: The Shadow of Weng-Chiang [+]Loading...["The Shadow of Weng-Chiang (novel)"])

On 12 October 1938, the Eighth Doctor visited a Euston Road bookshop in London. (PROSE: Time Zero [+]Loading...["Time Zero (novel)"])

1940s[[edit]]

In 1940 and 1941, the Blitz saw London bombed nearly every night. (TV: The Empty Child [+]Loading...["The Empty Child (TV story)"] / The Doctor Dances [+]Loading...["The Doctor Dances (TV story)"], The Lazarus Experiment [+]Loading...["The Lazarus Experiment (TV story)"], Victory of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Victory of the Daleks (TV story)"]) The Empty Child plague occurred during 1941. (TV: The Empty Child [+]Loading...["The Empty Child (TV story)"] / The Doctor Dances [+]Loading...["The Doctor Dances (TV story)"])

The Thirteenth Doctor borrowed two zeppelins to use as balloons for Yasmin Khan's birthday. (PROSE: Dr. Thirteenth [+]Loading...["Dr. Thirteenth (novel)"])

At 8:47 p.m. on 12 October 1940, the New Regency Theatre, which had been owned and operated by the late Henry Gordon Jago during the 1890s, was destroyed in the Blitz, as was the hotel next to it. (AUDIO: Swan Song [+]Loading...["Swan Song (audio story)"])

On 17 October 1940, the Eleventh Doctor and Rory Williams visited London during the Blitz, where they saved Ian Fleming from a bomb and became the inspiration for James Bond. (COMIC: The Doctor and the Nurse [+]Loading...["The Doctor and the Nurse (comic story)"])

In November 1940, the Seventh Doctor and Ace fought the Cybermen in London. (PROSE: Illegal Alien [+]Loading...["Illegal Alien (novel)"])

The Houses of Parliament are lit up during the London Blitz. (TV: Victory of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Victory of the Daleks (TV story)"])

In 1941, the Eleventh Doctor and Amy were summoned to the Cabinet War Rooms in London by Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Doctor discovered Daleks working for Churchill. (TV: Victory of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Victory of the Daleks (TV story)"])

On 8 May 1945, the Allies' victory over Nazi Germany in World War II was marked by VE Day. A major celebration took place in Trafalgar Square in London. (PROSE: Magic of the Angels [+]Loading...["Magic of the Angels (novel)"]) The Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex were present in London for the celebrations. (AUDIO: Casualties of War [+]Loading...["Casualties of War (audio story)"])

In 1948, the Olympic Games were held in London. They were not hosted there again until 2012. The Doctor enjoyed it so much that he went to it twice. (TV: Fear Her [+]Loading...["Fear Her (TV story)"])

1950s[[edit]]

In 1950, Stephanie and James Wilton found Mr Rees' skeleton and music box, in which he placed his mind, at the bottom of his well in London. (AUDIO: The Reesinger Process [+]Loading...["The Reesinger Process (audio story)"])

In 1951, Honoré Lechasseur visited London. (PROSE: The Albino's Dancer [+]Loading...["The Albino's Dancer (novel)"])

From May until at least August 1951, the Festival of Britain was held in London. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus [+]Loading...["Timewyrm: Exodus (novel)"]; TV: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith [+]Loading...["The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (TV story)"]) In May, the Seventh Doctor and Ace visited the Festival after defeating the Timewyrm. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus [+]Loading...["Timewyrm: Exodus (novel)"]) On the same day, the Eighth Doctor visited the Festival and saw his younger self and his former companion. However, as he was suffering from amnesia at the time, he failed to recognise them. (PROSE: Endgame [+]Loading...["Endgame (novel)"])

In an alternate timeline in which Germany won World War II, the Festival of Britain was a celebration of ten years of Nazi victory. The Seventh Doctor and Ace visited this version of the Festival, where they realised that history had been altered, and went to work preventing this timeline. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus [+]Loading...["Timewyrm: Exodus (novel)"])

In 1951, the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble fought Edna Wilberforce in London. (COMIC: The Lavender Hill Blob [+]Loading...["The Lavender Hill Blob (comic story)"])

On 7 December 1952, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn visited London. (AUDIO: The Nowhere Place [+]Loading...["The Nowhere Place (audio story)"])

In 1953, Londoners with televisions supplied by Mr Magpie had their faces stolen by the Wire, which used television transmissions to spread. It attempted to transmit itself to the whole country of Britain using the BBC's Alexandra Palace transmitter. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern [+]Loading...["The Idiot's Lantern (TV story)"])

In 1954, Barbara Wright was a student teacher in Cricklewood in London, living in a rented room. (PROSE: The Witch Hunters [+]Loading...["The Witch Hunters (novel)"])

In 1959, the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory visited London. (COMIC: The Upper Deck [+]Loading...["The Upper Deck (comic story)"])

At an undated point time in this decade, a race of anemone changelings tried to take over the city by creating duplicates of people and infiltrating amongst the human race. Their attempt was thwarted by the First DoctorSteven Taylor and Sara Kingdom with the help of a Jamaican immigrant, Michael Newman. (AUDIOAn Ordinary Life [+]Loading...["An Ordinary Life (audio story)"])

1960s[[edit]]

In 1960, the Third Doctor and Jo Grant marched from Aldermaston to London. (PROSE: Come Friendly Bombs... [+]Loading...["Come Friendly Bombs... (short story)"])

In March 1963, the TARDIS materialised in the junkyard at 76 Totter's Lane, owned by I.M. Foreman, in the Shoreditch area of London, disguised incongruously as a police box. While the First Doctor attempted repairs and worked out a plan for safely disposing of the Hand of Omega on Earth, his granddaughter Susan Foreman registered at the nearby Coal Hill School against his wishes. Britain, meanwhile, was in the grip of an unusual cold wave. (PROSE: Time and Relative [+]Loading...["Time and Relative (novel)"])

In an alternate timeline on 31 October 1963, the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa visited London and saw the Common Men arrive back in the United Kingdom. (AUDIO: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men [+]Loading...["1963: Fanfare for the Common Men (audio story)"])

In November 1963, the Shoreditch Incident saw Daleks fighting with one another in London. The Imperial Dalek faction eventually defeated the Renegade Daleks. The Seventh Doctor used the Hand of Omega to overload the Imperial Dalek mothership after it recoiled from Skaro's destruction. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Remembrance of the Daleks (TV story)"])

On 23 November 1963, the Fourth Doctor and K9 Mark II returned to Totter's Lane to retrieve a Heshrax insect which he had been tracking the day that he left. While there, they met Debbie, Susan's best friend from Coal Hill School. (PROSE: Those Left Behind [+]Loading...["Those Left Behind (short story)"])

In 1963, the Seventh Doctor again visited London and met his first incarnation. (PROSE: Echoes of Future Past [+]Loading...["Echoes of Future Past (short story)"])

The Eleventh Doctor told Amy that London was the coolest place in the universe in 1963 due to the Beatles, Sean Connery as James Bond, the Kinks, the Rolling Stones, Mary Quant, John Steed and Cathy Gale. (GAME: City of the Daleks [+]Loading...["City of the Daleks (video game)"])

In January 1964, the Eleventh Doctor visited Parliament Hill in London. (COMIC: The Door to a Winter Long Ago [+]Loading...["The Door to a Winter Long Ago (comic story)"])

In October 1964, an aeroplane which left New York City with a crew of eleven and hundreds of passengers landed in London with no one aboard, not even the pilot. The matter was investigated by Professor Rachel Jensen of the Intrusion Counter-Measures Group. (AUDIO: State of Emergency [+]Loading...["State of Emergency (audio story)"])

In 1965, the First Doctor's TARDIS materialised in Wimbledon Common, London so Steven Taylor could go on with his own life. He came across Dodo Chaplet, who said she had witnessed a road accident. (TV: "Bell of Doom" [+]Part of The Massacre, Loading...{"namedep":"Bell of Doom (4)","1":"The Massacre (TV story)"})

On 26 June 1965, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright arrived back in London aboard the Dalek time machine, which they set to self-destruct soon after. Boarding a bus, they contemplated how they would pick up their previous, "normal" lives again, having arrived two years after joining the First Doctor on his travels. (TV: "The Planet of Decision" [+]Part of The Chase, Loading...{"namedep":"The Planet of Decision (6)","1":"The Chase (TV story)"}) The Doctor gave them an envelope of British notes and coins which included a twenty pence coin from 1982. (PROSE: The Time Travellers [+]Loading...["The Time Travellers (novel)"])

On 20 July 1966, WOTAN, located at the top of the Post Office Tower, attempted a takeover of Earth with mind control and its robots, the War Machines. The War Machines were based in a London warehouse where hypnotised workers assembled them. The First Doctor was able to defeat WOTAN and hence, the War Machines. (TV: The War Machines [+]Loading...["The War Machines (TV story)"]) This was covered in the newspaper Daily Reflection. (TV: The Faceless Ones [+]Loading...["The Faceless Ones (TV story)"])

On 24 December 1966, the Eighth Doctor had a conference with the Home Secretary Sir Clive Reeves in Whitehall, London. (PROSE: For the Man Who Has Everything [+]Loading...["For the Man Who Has Everything (short story)"])

In 1967, the Tenth Doctor, Heather McCrimmon and Wolfgang Ryter fought the Va in London. (COMIC: Shadow of the Vaipid [+]Loading...["Shadow of the Vaipid (comic story)"])

In 1967, Robin Yeadon visited London for the first time. (AUDIO: Nightshade [+]Loading...["Nightshade (audio story)"])

On 21 February 1968, the Sixth Doctor left Jago and Litefoot in the Red Tavern in London, mistakenly believing that it was the 1890s. (AUDIO: Voyage to the New World [+]Loading...["Voyage to the New World (audio story)"])

In 1968, the London police announced that they would be scrapping all police boxes. (PROSE: The Nameless City [+]Loading...["The Nameless City (short story)"])

On 30 January 1969, the Beatles performed an impromptu concert on the roof of the Apple Records building on Abbey Road in London. Ace prevented the killing of John Lennon during this concert. Huitzilin had hoped to feed upon the psychic energy released by the violence. (PROSE: The Left-Handed Hummingbird [+]Loading...["The Left-Handed Hummingbird (novel)"]) The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones attempted to witness the concert but ended up in 1669 instead. (COMIC: Black Death White Life [+]Loading...["Black Death White Life (comic story)"])

On 18 May 1969, the Eighth Doctor, Sam Jones and Fitz Kreiner visited Wembley Stadium in London. (PROSE: Revolution Man [+]Loading...["Revolution Man (novel)"])

In 1969, the Second Doctor and Victoria Waterfield encountered a robot in the form of the latter's father Edward Waterfield. (PROSE: Father Figure [+]Loading...["Father Figure (short story)"])

Also in 1969, the Second Doctor, John and Gillian fought the Zagbors in London. (COMIC: The Zombies [+]Loading...["The Zombies (comic story)"])

In the same year, the Second Doctor, shortly before his regeneration, fought animated scarecrows. (COMIC: The Night Walkers [+]Loading...["The Night Walkers (comic story)"])

Late 20th century[[edit]]

Under the control of the Great Intelligence, Robot Yeti invaded London. The city was evacuated and the London Underground saw pitched battles between UNIT and the Yeti. With the Second Doctor's help, the attack was repelled. (TV: The Web of Fear [+]Loading...["The Web of Fear (TV story)"])

Following this, London was invaded by Cybermen with the assistance of Tobias Vaughn. (TV: The Invasion [+]Loading...["The Invasion (TV story)"]) After their defeat, some Cybermen still survived in the London sewers and carried out occasional cyber-conversions until 1985. (TV: Attack of the Cybermen [+]Loading...["Attack of the Cybermen (TV story)"], Dalek [+]Loading...["Dalek (TV story)"])

A Silurian virus began to spread throughout the city after a group unrelated to Vastra were awoken in a cave system. UNIT managed to cure the outbreak with help from the Third Doctor. (TV: Doctor Who and the Silurians [+]Loading...["Doctor Who and the Silurians (TV story)"])

London was evacuated as a result of Operation Golden Age. (TV: Invasion of the Dinosaurs [+]Loading...["Invasion of the Dinosaurs (TV story)"])

The exact timeframe of the events between the Yeti attack and Operation Golden Age is up for interpretation, though they're estimated to have begun some time after the mid-1960s. See the UNIT dating controversy page for more details.

1970s[[edit]]

In 1970, Christine Summerfield and Chris Cwej visited London. (PROSE: Dead Romance [+]Loading...["Dead Romance (novel)"])

Also in 1970, the Second Doctor, John and Gillian fought the Cybermen in London. (COMIC: Cyber-Mole [+]Loading...["Cyber-Mole (comic story)"])

In February 1971, the Seventh Doctor met the one-year-old Ace and her mother Audrey Dudman in East Acton in London. (PROSE: Ace of Hearts [+]Loading...["Ace of Hearts (short story)"])

In an alternate timeline in 1972, the Eighth Doctor encountered the Daleks in the Ides Scientific Institute. (AUDIO: Fugitives [+]Loading...["Fugitives (audio story)"])

In 1972, Iris Wildthyme and Panda visited London. (AUDIO: The Land of Wonder [+]Loading...["The Land of Wonder (audio story)"])

In 1973, the Third Doctor, Sarah Jane and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart fought Remoraxian Prime and the Remoraxians in London. (COMIC: In With the Tide [+]Loading...["In With the Tide (comic story)"])

In the same year, the Third Doctor and Jo Grant fought the Master in London. (PROSE: The Spear of Destiny [+]Loading...["The Spear of Destiny (short story)"])

In 1974, the Tenth Doctor and Martha visited London. (COMIC: Agent Provocateur [+]Loading...["Agent Provocateur (comic story)"])

In 1975, the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan visited London. (PROSE: The Sands of Time [+]Loading...["The Sands of Time (novel)"])

In 1976, Big Ben was destroyed by bombing. (PROSE: No Future [+]Loading...["No Future (novel)"]) The clock tower had been rebuilt by 2005. (TV: Rose [+]Loading...["Rose (TV story)"])

On 12 October 1979, the Eighth Doctor visited the BBC Television Centre in London in a parallel universe in which his reality existed only as fiction. The actor Tom Baker - who played the Fourth Doctor - fended off Beep the Meep by infuriating him with his endless rambling. The Eighth Doctor realised the truth when he found himself with the first issue of Doctor Who Weekly. (COMIC: TV Action! [+]Loading...["TV Action! (comic story)"])

1980s[[edit]]

In 1982, the Seventh Doctor and Ace visited London. (PROSE: Relative Dementias [+]Loading...["Relative Dementias (novel)"])

In 1983, Ace burnt down Gabriel Chase, a mansion in Perivale. (TV: Ghost Light [+]Loading...["Ghost Light (TV story)"])

With the TARDIS caught inside a time corridor, the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough arrived in London in 1984, where they encountered canisters of Movellan virus and duplicates of humans created by the Daleks. They travelled across the corridor to meet the Daleks and their creator Davros in the future. After witnessing a huge amount of bloodshed in the early days of the Dalek Civil War, Tegan departed from the TARDIS in this year. Commander Lytton escaped from the future alive with his two police guards. (TV: Resurrection of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Resurrection of the Daleks (TV story)"])

In the summer of 1984, the Eleventh Doctor and Amy encountered the Kin in London. (PROSE: Nothing O'Clock [+]Loading...["Nothing O'Clock (short story)"])

In 1985, Lytton contacted the Cybermen in the London sewers. The Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown, searching for a distress signal, were ambushed by the Cybermen, apparently aided by Lytton, and the Doctor was forced to pilot his TARDIS to Telos. (TV: Attack of the Cybermen [+]Loading...["Attack of the Cybermen (TV story)"])

In January 1986, the Sixth Doctor and Peri visited London. (PROSE: Time Wake [+]Loading...["Time Wake (short story)"])

In 1987, the Seventh Doctor, Roz Forrester and Chris Cwej battled an N-Form in London. (PROSE: Damaged Goods [+]Loading...["Damaged Goods (novel)"])

Also in 1987, Ace was transported by a time storm created by Fenric from Perivale to Iceworld on Svartos in the far future. (TV: Dragonfire [+]Loading...["Dragonfire (TV story)"], The Curse of Fenric [+]Loading...["The Curse of Fenric (TV story)"]) Fenric later took her back in time to the day that she was transported to Iceworld in an attempt to convince her to prevent her younger self from leaving. (AUDIO: Gods and Monsters [+]Loading...["Gods and Monsters (audio story)"])

In 1988, the Sixth Doctor, Jason and Crystal fought the Daleks and the Cybermen in London. (AUDIO: The Ultimate Adventure [+]Loading...["The Ultimate Adventure (audio story)"])

In 1989, a number of young people in Perivale disappeared mysteriously. This was due to the Tremas Master in league with the Cheetah People. (TV: Survival [+]Loading...["Survival (TV story)"])

In July 1989, the Sixth Doctor met Melanie Bush for the first time in her personal timeline. (PROSE: Business Unusual [+]Loading...["Business Unusual (novel)"])

1990s[[edit]]

At 6:00pm on 27 September 1990, Elizabeth Klein met with her assistant Will Arrowsmith in the Huntsman Pub in London to talk about possibly moving him out of field work and into office work at UNIT. The Seventh Doctor then arrived and forced Klein on a trip to Germany in May 1945. Will, disobeying her orders to stay away, accidentally ended up stowing away in the TARDIS and joining them. (AUDIO: Persuasion [+]Loading...["Persuasion (audio story)"])

On 24 December 1990, the Sixth Doctor met Linda Grainger in London. (PROSE: She Won't Be Home [+]Loading...["She Won't Be Home (short story)"])

In 1990, the Seventh Doctor was reunited with his former companion Sarah Jane Smith in London. (COMIC: Train-Flight [+]Loading...["Train-Flight (comic story)"])

In 1992, the Seventh Doctor fought the Gantacs and Yaga in London. (COMIC: Invaders from Gantac! [+]Loading...["Invaders from Gantac! (comic story)"]) In the same year, he also fought the Benanki in the city. (PROSE: Testament [+]Loading...["Testament (short story)"])

Earth, 1993. (COMIC: Time & Time Again [+]Loading...["Time & Time Again (comic story)"])

In 1993, the Seventh Doctor, Ace, and Bernice Summerfield arrived in a ruined London of an alternate timeline created by the Black Guardian, where the First Doctor never left Gallifrey and became Lord President. They found themselves in the midst of a battle between numerous species fighting over the Earth. This timeline was negated when the Doctor retrieved the Key to Time. (COMIC: Time & Time Again [+]Loading...["Time & Time Again (comic story)"])

By 1994, P.R.O.B.E. was based at Ashley House in London. (HOMEVID: The Zero Imperative [+]Loading...["The Zero Imperative (home video)"])

On 25 December 1995, the Seventh Doctor and Mel visited London. (PROSE: 24 Crawford Street [+]Loading...["24 Crawford Street (short story)"])

In August 1996, the Eighth Doctor and Fitz fought Faction Paradox and the Remote in London. (PROSE: Interference - Book One [+]Loading...["Interference - Book One (novel)"], Interference - Book Two [+]Loading...["Interference - Book Two (novel)"])

On 6 May 1997, London was invaded by the Ice Warriors. (PROSE: The Dying Days [+]Loading...["The Dying Days (novel)"])

Before the First Doctor and Susan Foreman settled down in Shoreditch in 1963, they took a brief trip to St Albans on 17 December 1997 to ensure that the United Kingdom would remain safe during and after the 1960s. Unbeknownst to either of them, the Fourth Doctor, Romana II and K9 Mark II were in the vicinity on the same day. (PROSE: The Little Things [+]Loading...["The Little Things (short story)"])

In 1997, the Eleventh Doctor and Clara visited London. (COMIC: Wintervention [+]Loading...["Wintervention (comic story)"])

In 1998, the Eighth Doctor and Sam Jones fought the Khameirians in London. (PROSE: Option Lock [+]Loading...["Option Lock (novel)"])

In the same year, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane met their former companion Harry Sullivan in London and fought the Voracians in London. (PROSE: System Shock [+]Loading...["System Shock (novel)"])

In 1999, the city faced near oblivion with the return of the Mandragora Helix. By this point, the city had reclaimed the name of 'swinging London', having not held the name for thirty years. (COMIC: The Mark of Mandragora [+]Loading...["The Mark of Mandragora (comic story)"])

On 31 December 1999, London participated in the worldwide millennium celebrations which were covered on British television. (TV: Fragments [+]Loading...["Fragments (TV story)"]) On this day, the Sixth Doctor and Mel visited London. (PROSE: Millennial Rites [+]Loading...["Millennial Rites (novel)"]) Meanwhile, the Fourth Doctor met Harry in London and they once again fought the Voracians. (PROSE: Millennium Shock [+]Loading...["Millennium Shock (novel)"])

21st century[[edit]]

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Moved to 21st century London. Only events that happen to London, rather than simply events that happen in London should be added here. Cleanup of this section required to better reflect this.

2000s[[edit]]

At midnight on 1 January 2000, the arrival of the New Year was celebrated by a fireworks display outside Big Ben. (TV: Fragments [+]Loading...["Fragments (TV story)"]) During the first seconds of the year, London, along with the rest of the world, was nearly destroyed by the Eye of Harmony. (TV: Doctor Who [+]Loading...["Doctor Who (TV story)"])

On 10 February 2000, Henry Louis Noone was born in St. Stephen's Hospital in London. (AUDIO: A Death in the Family [+]Loading...["A Death in the Family (audio story)"])

In 2000, the Tenth Doctor and Martha visited London. (COMIC: The Millennium Blag [+]Loading...["The Millennium Blag (comic story)"]) The same was true of the Seventh Doctor and Ace. (PROSE: Monsters [+]Loading...["Monsters (short story)"])

In 2001, sometime before 6 February, Fitz was dropped in London by Compassion to meet the Eighth Doctor at the St. Louis' Bar and Restaurant in London.

In 2001, the Eighth Doctor and Izzy Sinclair visited London. (COMIC: The Fallen [+]Loading...["The Fallen (comic story)"])

On 8 February 2001, Fitz met the Eighth Doctor at the St. Louis Bar and Restaurant in London. (PROSE: Escape Velocity [+]Loading...["Escape Velocity (novel)"])

In 2002, the Fourth Doctor and Romana I visited Kensington in London. (AUDIO: Tales from the Vault [+]Loading...["Tales from the Vault (audio story)"])

Also in 2002, the Fourth Doctor and Romana II visited London. (PROSE: I Was a Monster!!! [+]Loading...["I Was a Monster!!! (short story)"])

In the same year, the Seventh Doctor and Ace fought the Fearmonger in London. (AUDIO: The Fearmonger [+]Loading...["The Fearmonger (audio story)"])

In an alternate timeline in 2003, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn fought the Daleks. (AUDIO: Jubilee [+]Loading...["Jubilee (audio story)"])

In 2003, the Sixth Doctor and Mel fought the Tremas Master in London. (PROSE: The Quantum Archangel [+]Loading...["The Quantum Archangel (novel)"])

At some point during the 2000s, it fell victim to terrorist attacks, and became shut down with no-one allowed to enter the city. At least 452 people in London were killed during the attacks, including the Deputy Prime Minister, Meena Cartwright. (AUDIO: The Longest Night [+]Loading...["The Longest Night (audio story)"])

After Christmas 2004, the Ninth Doctor visited Big Ben to laugh at its later fate. (PROSE: Have You Seen This Man? [+]Loading...["Have You Seen This Man? (short story)"])

A spaceship crashes in the River Thames, London. (TV: Aliens of London [+]Loading...["Aliens of London (TV story)"])

In 2005, all of Central London was closed off following the destruction of Henrik's on the night of 4 March. On the following night, the Nestene Consciousness began its final phase in conquering Earth for its pollutants. It activated Autons made to look like shop window mannequins which killed many bystanders. Rose Tyler eventually destroyed the Nestene, deactivating the Autons. (TV: Rose [+]Loading...["Rose (TV story)"])

Also in 2005, London cabs were replaced with motorcycles to relieve the increasing traffic congestion. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Warhead [+]Loading...["Cat's Cradle: Warhead (novel)"]) According to one account, London cabs existed again by late 2006. (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Loading...["The Christmas Invasion (TV story)"])

In 2005, Phil Tyson was kidnapped from Peckham and brought aboard the Vandosian ship, with the Vandos Tribunal believing him to be the reincarnation of Shogalath. The Ninth Doctor freed Phil from this trial and returned him home. (COMIC: Mr Nobody [+]Loading...["Mr Nobody (comic story)"])

In June 2005, the Eighth Doctor, Fitz and Trix MacMillan visited London. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles [+]Loading...["The Gallifrey Chronicles (novel)"])

In 2006, a Slitheen craft crashed into Big Ben, smashing the clock face in half. It then landed in the River Thames. (TV: Aliens of London [+]Loading...["Aliens of London (TV story)"]) The next day, 10 Downing Street was destroyed by a human guided missile. (TV: World War Three [+]Loading...["World War Three (TV story)"])

In 2006, the Tenth Doctor and Rose fought the Water Creature in London. (COMIC: Bizarre Zero [+]Loading...["Bizarre Zero (comic story)"])

In the same year, the Ninth Doctor and Rose fought the Quevvils in London. (PROSE: Winner Takes All [+]Loading...["Winner Takes All (novel)"])

On 25 June 2006, Edward Grainger died in London on his 100th birthday. (PROSE: Forgotten [+]Loading...["Forgotten (short story)"])

The Sycorax spaceship over London on Christmas Day, 2006. (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Loading...["The Christmas Invasion (TV story)"])

During Christmas 2006, a Sycorax ship entered London airspace. The sonic boom shattered glass for miles around. People were taken over by blood control and stood on the top of tall structures. The ship left, but was destroyed by a Torchwood Institute energy weapon. That evening, the remains of the ship, in the form of ash, drifted down upon the city like snow. (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Loading...["The Christmas Invasion (TV story)"])

In 2007, the Battle of Canary Wharf saw Daleks and Cybermen invade London. (TV: Army of Ghosts [+]Loading...["Army of Ghosts (TV story)"] / Doomsday [+]Loading...["Doomsday (TV story)"])

In the same year, the Tenth Doctor and Rose fought the Waterhive in London. (PROSE: The Feast of the Drowned [+]Loading...["The Feast of the Drowned (novel)"])

Also in 2007, the Eighth Doctor, Charley and C'rizz visited London. (PROSE: Salva Mea [+]Loading...["Salva Mea (short story)"])

In the same year, the Seventh Doctor and Mel visited London immediately after the former's regeneration. (AUDIO: Unregenerate! [+]Loading...["Unregenerate! (audio story)"])

London, with a hole where the Royal Hope Hospital was. (TV: Smith and Jones [+]Loading...["Smith and Jones (TV story)"])

During Christmas 2007, the Empress of the Racnoss attempted to release the last generation of her children from her base in the Thames Flood Barrier. She was eventually shot down in her Webstar by British Army tanks following orders from the Saxon Master. The Thames was drained when the Tenth Doctor drowned the Racnoss children. (TV: The Runaway Bride [+]Loading...["The Runaway Bride (TV story)"])

In 2008, the Tenth Doctor participated in preventing a Graske from causing mischief at a BBC Proms concert in London. (TV: Music of the Spheres [+]Loading...["Music of the Spheres (TV story)"])

In the same year, the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Thomas Brewster visited London. (AUDIO: A Perfect World [+]Loading...["A Perfect World (audio story)"])

In the same year, the Eighth Doctor and Lucie Miller visited London. (AUDIO: Sisters of the Flame [+]Loading...["Sisters of the Flame (audio story)"])

In October 2008, Majenta Pryce met the Tenth Doctor and was forced to shut down her Hotel Historia due to a Graxnix invasion. (COMIC: Hotel Historia [+]Loading...["Hotel Historia (comic story)"])

In the 2000s,[nb 1] the Judoon searched for a Plasmavore in the Royal Hope Hospital and transported it to the Moon using an H₂O scoop. The hospital was later returned. (TV: Smith and Jones [+]Loading...["Smith and Jones (TV story)"])

Professor Lazarus created a machine which made him younger and also mutated him. He went on a rampage throughout Southwark, before he was stopped by the Tenth Doctor. (TV: The Lazarus Experiment [+]Loading...["The Lazarus Experiment (TV story)"])

The Saxon Master became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. (TV: The Sound of Drums [+]Loading...["The Sound of Drums (TV story)"]) He was later killed by his wife, Lucy, on board the Valiant. (TV: Last of the Time Lords [+]Loading...["Last of the Time Lords (TV story)"])

For more information on Saxon's rule, see The Year That Never Was.

During Christmas,[nb 2] the Titanic nearly crashed into Buckingham Palace, but the crash was averted by the Tenth Doctor. (TV: Voyage of the Damned [+]Loading...["Voyage of the Damned (TV story)"])

At some point in the 2000s,[nb 3] London police, including DI Billy Shipton, began investigating the disappearance of people from an abandoned house called Wester Drumlins over a period of two years. The police began collecting as evidence vehicles left abandoned by those who had disappeared, at one point taking a police box from the scene. (TV: Blink [+]Loading...["Blink (TV story)"])

In the 2000s,[nb 4] Adipose pills were distributed all over London. Later, thousands of young Adipose were born and marched along the streets of London. A nursery ship took the Adipose away. (TV: Partners in Crime [+]Loading...["Partners in Crime (TV story)"])

The Sontarans attempted to choke all life on Earth with the newly introduced ATMOS in order to create a hatchery that would increase their troop production for the Rutan-Sontaran War. They were thwarted by the combined efforts of the Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble, and Martha Jones. Luke Rattigan destroyed their ship. The epicentre of the Sontaran invasion was the ATMOS factory in London. (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem [+]Loading...["The Sontaran Stratagem (TV story)"] / The Poison Sky [+]Loading...["The Poison Sky (TV story)"])

London was one of the many places attacked by the New Dalek Empire after relocating Earth to the Medusa Cascade. (TV: The Stolen Earth [+]Loading...["The Stolen Earth (TV story)"])

During Easter,[nb 5] a wormhole measuring nearly 10 kilometres high appeared in a tunnel in London. It led to the planet San Helios. At this time several members of an unidentified race tried to cross over to the Earth through the wormhole. (TV: Planet of the Dead [+]Loading...["Planet of the Dead (TV story)"])

In 2009, the 456 returned to Earth, and possessed every child on the planet to relay messages announcing their arrival in Thames House. (TV: Children of Earth: Day One [+]Loading...["Children of Earth: Day One (TV story)"], Children of Earth: Day Two [+]Loading...["Children of Earth: Day Two (TV story)"], Children of Earth: Day Three [+]Loading...["Children of Earth: Day Three (TV story)"]) Torchwood Three journeyed to London to help deal with the 456 and expose the corrupt responses of the government. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Three [+]Loading...["Children of Earth: Day Three (TV story)"], Children of Earth: Day Four [+]Loading...["Children of Earth: Day Four (TV story)"], Children of Earth: Day Five [+]Loading...["Children of Earth: Day Five (TV story)"])

The Mona Lisa was in the International Gallery in London, on loan from the Louvre. Due to her proximity to The Abomination, made from the same sentient paint as the Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa was brought to life. She returned to her painting when she was tricked into bringing a sketch of K9 to life, who shot at The Abomination. (TV: Mona Lisa's Revenge [+]Loading...["Mona Lisa's Revenge (TV story)"])

A fast-growing strain of Rakweed spread its spores across London, releasing spores that put everyone in the city into a coma so the Slitheen-Blathereen family could harvest the plant for profit. Mr Smith used a high-pitched frequency across London to kill the plants before they spread beyond London. Tree and Leef Slitheen-Blathereen, their stomachs filled to the brim with Rakweed, were also destroyed by this noise after they threatened Sarah Jane Smith. (TV: The Gift [+]Loading...["The Gift (TV story)"])

In 2009, the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory visited London. (PROSE: Snowfall [+]Loading...["Snowfall (novel)"])

During Christmas in the 2000s, the Saxon Master was resurrected on Earth, and used the Immortality Gate to convert every human being into a version of himself. The Time Lords, led by Rassilon, used the drumbeat within the Master's head and a White-Point Star to break through the time-lock and escape the Time War. They planned to erase all of creation in order to ascend to a higher form of existence. They crossed through the gate, arriving in the mansion of Joshua Naismith in London. They were defeated by the Tenth Doctor and the Master. (TV: The End of Time [+]Loading...["The End of Time (TV story)"])

2010s[[edit]]

In 2010, the Tenth Doctor fought the Krillitanes in London. (PROSE: Code of the Krillitanes [+]Loading...["Code of the Krillitanes (novel)"]) In the same year, he and his companions Heather McCrimmon and Wolfgang Ryter fought the Bacothormeon in the city. (COMIC: The Genius Trap [+]Loading...["The Genius Trap (comic story)"])

In December 2010, Jo Jones met Huxley and Iris Wildthyme in London. (AUDIO: Find and Replace [+]Loading...["Find and Replace (audio story)"])

In 2011, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe arrived in London to visit the Tower of London but were attacked and chased by a Terravore through the River Thames. They were both arrested by the Metropolitan Police Service but were freed and assisted Detective Inspector Patricia Menzies in stopping the Terravore invasion. (AUDIO: The Crimes of Thomas Brewster)

Also in 2011, the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory fought the Virtuals in London. (COMIC: Sound Bytes [+]Loading...["Sound Bytes (comic story)"])

In 2011, the Koggnossenti launched an invasion of London. They began emitting a signal which devolved the brains of all intelligent non-Koggnossenti life. For a few hours, London was transformed into a ghost town, with 98.2% of the population reduced to a primitive technology fearing state. The Tenth Doctor reversed the signal unto the Koggnossenti, forcing them to leave Earth. Those affected by the signal did not retain any memories of the invasion. (AUDIO: Technophobia [+]Loading...["Technophobia (audio story)"])

On 27 July 2012, the 2012 Summer Olympics opened in London during a period of unseasonably cold weather in the city, caused by an Isolus pod draining all the nearby heat. The Tenth Doctor, his TARDIS and people inside the Olympic Stadium were all among those placed inside drawings made by Chloe Webber, aided by an Isolus to give the stranded Isolus a family. Digging up the pod, Rose threw it into the Olympic Flame to heat it up, resulting in the Isolus releasing those it had kidnapped. Due to an injured runner during the torch relay route, the Olympic Flame was lit at the opening ceremonies by the Doctor, who appeared on international television. The morale of the Games allowed the Isolus to fly home. Afterward, the Doctor and Rose attended a neighbourhood celebration in London. By this time, the Torchwood Institute seemed to have been relatively well-known, enough that the Battle of Canary Wharf of several years earlier was now known as the "Battle of Torchwood". (TV: Fear Her [+]Loading...["Fear Her (TV story)"])

Somewhere around the same time, the Eleventh Doctor and Amy met an athlete who was on the run from a Weeping Angel who was trying to steal the Olympic Flame in order to ruin the spirit of the Olympics, and ended up in the TARDIS. The Angel took the torch with the flame, but the Doctor destroyed the Angel with his screwdriver and received a gold medal for saving the Olympics. (TV: Good as Gold [+]Loading...["Good as Gold (TV story)"])

In 2012, the Eleventh Doctor and River Song visited London. (GAME: The Eternity Clock [+]Loading...["The Eternity Clock (video game)"])

In the summer of 2012, the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory encountered the Weeping Angels in London. (PROSE: Magic of the Angels [+]Loading...["Magic of the Angels (novel)"])

During the 2010s invasion of Earth by parallel universe Cybermen, London was among the cities where they struck. (AUDIO: Master of Worlds [+]Loading...["Master of Worlds (audio story)"])

In 2013, the Seventh Doctor and Ace found Group Captain Ian Gilmore's memoirs in a bookshop in London. (AUDIO: 1963: The Assassination Games [+]Loading...["1963: The Assassination Games (audio story)"])

In 2014, the Eleventh Doctor visited London and met his latest companion Alice Obiefune. (COMIC: After Life [+]Loading...["After Life (comic story)"])

In the same year, the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice Summerfield visited London. (PROSE: Warlock [+]Loading...["Warlock (novel)"])

A view across a forest-covered London from Nelson's Column. (TV: In the Forest of the Night [+]Loading...["In the Forest of the Night (TV story)"])

In the same year, the Tenth Doctor visited his former companions Heather McCrimmon and Wolfgang Ryter during his final reward and saved their lives in the National Science Museum in London. (COMIC: Lucky Heather [+]Loading...["Lucky Heather (comic story)"])

On 21 October 2015, the Eighth Doctor and Lucie Miller encountered the Eight Legs in London. (AUDIO: The Eight Truths [+]Loading...["The Eight Truths (audio story)"])

At some point around the 2010s, London was taken over by a forest which encompassed the whole of the Earth. After saving the planet from a solar flare, the forest disappeared. (TV: In the Forest of the Night [+]Loading...["In the Forest of the Night (TV story)"])

2020s[[edit]]

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In the 2020s, the TARDIS materialised near Tower Bridge on the bank of the River Thames in a pink paintjob. (GRAPHIC: Come on TARDIS, let's go party [+]Loading...["Come on TARDIS, let's go party (illustration)"])

In 2020, Team TARDIS was on the run in London. (TV: Spyfall [+]Loading...["Spyfall (TV story)"])

In October 2021, the Seventh Doctor and Ace investigated mysterious goings-on at St Gart's Bankside Hospital in London and discovered a Cyberman threat. An emergency room nurse, Thomas Hector "Hex" Schofield, celebrated his twenty-third birthday on 12 October in the course of assisting the duo. He then joined them aboard the TARDIS. (AUDIO: The Harvest [+]Loading...["The Harvest (audio story)"])

On 30 January 2025, the Fourth Doctor and Leela encountered the Daleks in London. (AUDIO: Energy of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Energy of the Daleks (audio story)"])

In May 2025, the Seventh Doctor destroyed the Forge's beta facility in London. (AUDIO: Project: Destiny [+]Loading...["Project Destiny (audio story)","Project: Destiny"])

In the same year, the Seventh Doctor fought the Benanki in London. (PROSE: Testament [+]Loading...["Testament (short story)"])

On 24 June 2027, Ace met Henry Noone in the White Rabbit in London. (AUDIO: A Death in the Family [+]Loading...["A Death in the Family (audio story)"])

2030s[[edit]]

In 2034, the Tenth Doctor and Rose visited London. (COMIC: F.A.Q. [+]Loading...["F.A.Q. (comic story)"])

2040s[[edit]]

In 2040, the Fourth Doctor visited London. (PROSE: The Baron Wastes [+]Loading...["The Baron Wastes (short story)"]) The same was true of the Seventh Doctor and Chris Cwej as well as the Eighth Doctor. (PROSE: Anteus [+]Loading...["Anteus (short story)"], Thinking Warrior [+]Loading...["Thinking Warrior (short story)"])

2050s[[edit]]

The Department's digital map of London in 2050. (TV: The Bounty Hunter [+]Loading...["The Bounty Hunter (TV story)"])

In 2050, the Jixen travelled to London via Professor Gryffen's Space-Time Manipulator. K9 Mark I followed them and defeated them. He then changed his form into K9 Mark 2. (TV: Regeneration [+]Loading...["Regeneration (TV story)"])

Also in 2050, an entity creating fear caused widespread riots and panic across London. (TV: Fear Itself [+]Loading...["Fear Itself (TV story)"])

In the same year, London was battered by storms caused by the mating call of an Aeolian. (TV: Aeolian [+]Loading...["Aeolian (TV story)"])

In 2053, the Second Doctor encountered the Quarks in London. (COMIC: Death Race [+]Loading...["Death Race (comic story)"])

2060s[[edit]]

In 2064, a Bumble caused destruction across London. The Eleventh Doctor helped to capture it. (COMIC: Bumble of Destruction [+]Loading...["Bumble of Destruction (comic story)"])

In 2068, Galactic Salvage Insurance was formed in London. (TV: Nightmare of Eden [+]Loading...["Nightmare of Eden (TV story)"])

2080s[[edit]]

In 2082, the Seventh Doctor fought the Threshold in Notting Hill in London. (COMIC: Ground Zero [+]Loading...["Ground Zero (comic story)"])

2090s[[edit]]

By 2096, London was ravaged and poverty stricken as a result of the Myloki conflict of the late 2060s. The West London ghettos were 'policed' by the District of London Metropolitan Militia, under the theocratic "Chief Protector" Graham Mackenzie; the City of London had become an independent city-state running a slavery economy, building Westwall across Hyde Park and preying on the ghettos for fresh slaves, and opening Tilsbury Docks for global trade in 2096. SILOET operated out of London's old Television Centre. (PROSE: The Indestructible Man [+]Loading...["The Indestructible Man (novel)"])

Late 21st century[[edit]]

An Ice Warrior damaged the controls of the Weather Control Unit in London's Weather Control Station, creating a dry environment to propagate the Ice Warriors' Seed Pods on Earth. Due to its cold climate and northern latitude, the Ice Warriors sent their Seed Pods here to create an atmosphere lethal to humans, but which the Ice Warriors could thrive in. The Second Doctor repaired the control unit and destroyed the pods with rain. (TV: The Seeds of Death [+]Loading...["The Seeds of Death (TV story)"])

22nd century[[edit]]

In 2106, the Eleventh Doctor and River Song visited London. (GAME: The Eternity Clock [+]Loading...["The Eternity Clock (video game)"])

In 2109, the Seventh Doctor and Bernice Summerfield fought Fred in London. (PROSE: Transit [+]Loading...["Transit (novel)"])

An emergency regulations poster, erected by the River Thames during the 22nd century Dalek invasion. (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth [+]Loading...["The Dalek Invasion of Earth (TV story)"])

Circa 2157, London was struck by a great plague. The Daleks who sent this pestilence exploited the resultant devastation as a part of the 22nd century Dalek invasion. (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth [+]Loading...["The Dalek Invasion of Earth (TV story)"], PROSE: Alien Bodies [+]Loading...["Alien Bodies (novel)"]) As a result, the city became a desolate ruin inhabited mainly by wolves. (PROSE: When the Wolves Came [+]Loading...["When the Wolves Came (short story)"])

Circa 2167, with the Daleks now defeated, the city was re-built and re-populated. (PROSE: Legacy of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Legacy of the Daleks (novel)"])

In the 2190s, London was again attacked by the Daleks. (AUDIO: Lucie Miller [+]Loading...["Lucie Miller (audio story)"], To the Death [+]Loading...["To the Death (audio story)"])

In the 22nd century, the Tenth Doctor and Donna fought the Zenith in London. (COMIC: Pawns of the Zenith [+]Loading...["Pawns of the Zenith (comic story)"])

23rd century[[edit]]

By the 2220s, London was known as London City. (AUDIO: Faustian [+]Loading...["Faustian (audio story)"]) Mutated humans known as Trogs lived in the London Underground and Notting Hill was a lawless place which it was forbidden to enter. (AUDIO: Prey [+]Loading...["Prey (audio story)"]) In 2223, the Daleks attacked London City. (AUDIO: Vengeance [+]Loading...["Vengeance (audio story)"])

London was flooded when sea levels rose due to global warming. (GAME: TARDIS [+]Loading...["TARDIS (video game)"])

The Eleventh Doctor and Amy visited London. (GAME: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada [+]Loading...["Shadows of the Vashta Nerada (video game)"])

In 2254, London was among the major cities where bases were set up by the Daleks, intending to turn Earth into a Dalek production planet, in their attempted invasion which was foiled by the Seventh Doctor. (GAME: Dalek Attack [+]Loading...["Dalek Attack (video game)"])

24th century[[edit]]

In 2382, the Sixth Doctor and Flip Jackson visited London. (AUDIO: Antidote to Oblivion [+]Loading...["Antidote to Oblivion (audio story)"])

According to Captain Maitland, London ceased to exist by the 24th century. By the 28th century, the whole lower half of England was called Central City. (TV: "Strangers in Space" [+]Part of The Sensorites, Loading...{"namedep":"Strangers in Space (1)","1":"The Sensorites (TV story)"}) Also by this time, West London was a forest. (PROSE: The Dimension Riders [+]Loading...["The Dimension Riders (novel)"])

25th century[[edit]]

In 2415, London absorbed Nutchurch. (PROSE: The English Way of Death [+]Loading...["The English Way of Death (novel)"])

Later in the 2410s, Martian-born Darzil Carlisle was relocated to an orphanage in Finchley at the age of three following a freak airlock accident which killed his parents. (AUDIO: The Game [+]Loading...["The Game (audio story)"])

26th century[[edit]]

In 2595, Bernice Summerfield visited London. (PROSE: The Sword of Forever [+]Loading...["The Sword of Forever (novel)"])

28th century[[edit]]

In 2789, the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory visited London. (PROSE: Paradox Lost [+]Loading...["Paradox Lost (novel)"])

29th century[[edit]]

London is destroyed by the Cyberons in 2892. (COMIC: Before the Storm [+]Loading...["Before the Storm (comic story)"])

The Seventh Doctor and Ace visited London in 2800, by which time it was a city of spires. (AUDIO: The Haunting of Bryck Place [+]Loading...["The Haunting of Bryck Place (audio story)"])

In 2892, London was bombed "down to atoms" by the Cyberons in a surprise attack, a scant five hours into the Cyberon War. Box, P.R.O.B.E.'s now-ancient supercomputer, sent the final transmission from London before its destruction, a radio message that "there is hope". (COMIC: Before the Storm [+]Loading...["Before the Storm (comic story)"])

30th century[[edit]]

By the 30th century, London was known as Spaceport Five Overcity. Tobias Vaughn had the Skel'Ske parked in hyperspace near the city. Whenever the portal to access the ship was opened on Earth, icaron particles escaped, causing people to go insane in the vicinity. Powerless Friendless brought it into real space and crashed it into the Undercity. (PROSE: Original Sin [+]Loading...["Original Sin (novel)"])

38th century[[edit]]

In December 3738, the Tenth Doctor and Martha fought the Klytode in London. (COMIC: A Klytode Christmas [+]Loading...["A Klytode Christmas (comic story)"])

40th century[[edit]]

In the year 4000, London, continued to be known as Central City, it served as the apparent capital of Earth. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan [+]Loading...["The Daleks' Master Plan (TV story)"])

41st century[[edit]]

In January 4039, the Graxnix ravaged the Earth. The Tenth Doctor met and defeated them in London. (COMIC: Hotel Historia [+]Loading...["Hotel Historia (comic story)"])

Parallel universes[[edit]]

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London existed in several parallel universes.

In a reality that the Tenth Doctor dubbed "Pete's World", London was far more technologically advanced than its N-Space counterpart, though it had army curfews and checkpoints for lower income areas. When the Doctor arrived, he explored with Rose Tyler and Mickey Smith, discovering that Cybus Industries had birthed a new Cyber-subspecies. (TV: Rise of the Cybermen [+]Loading...["Rise of the Cybermen (TV story)"]) This London was briefly taken over by these new Cybermen before the Doctor and Mickey disabled their emotional inhibitors, allowing the Preachers to mount a successful campgain against them. (TV: The Age of Steel [+]Loading...["The Age of Steel (TV story)"])

When Rose tried to return to N-Space from Pete's World, she wound up in the Londons of various parallel universes. The first froze over when this reality's Sol fell victim to the reality bomb and later fell to rioting. (AUDIO: The Endless Night [+]Loading...["The Endless Night (audio story)"]) The second, much less technologically advanced than in N-Space, suffered constant rain due to global warming, a situation suspected to have been engineered by aliens. (AUDIO: The Flood [+]Loading...["The Flood (RTDC audio story)"]) In the third, the consciousness of deceased humans was uploaded into machines. (AUDIO: Ghost Machines [+]Loading...["Ghost Machines (audio story)"]) The fourth Earth faced impending destruction at the hands of planetoid EK56, with the citizens choosing to spend their last days partying. From what Rose could discover, these alternate Londons had not faced the invasions of its N-Space counterpart had nor had a version of the Doctor visited. (AUDIO: The Last Party on Earth [+]Loading...["The Last Party on Earth (audio story)"])

In the Unbound Universe, London had suffered greatly due to the absence of the Doctor during the 1970s and 1980s. Bereft of their scientific advisor, UNIT employed more destructive methods to combat the alien incursions. To stop the Silurians, Mike Yates travelled back in time and detonated forty nuclear warhead to destroy them before they could awaken, creating a large crater in the middle of the city. (AUDIO: Sympathy for the Devil [+]Loading...["Sympathy for the Devil (audio story)"])

Behind the scenes[[edit]]

Throughout seasons one to twenty-six, filming for Doctor Who took place primarily in London at the BBC Television Centre. This was largely a result of the BBC being based there. Due to the order of filming it was Ghost Light, not Survival, that was the last story filmed in BBC Television Centre. Any future work done there was irregular. With the reinvention of the series in 2005, production was handed over to BBC Wales and moved to Cardiff, the Welsh capital.


Location information

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Though it's possible that a real world location doesn't exist in the same geographic space in the Doctor Who universe, such cases are few and far between. Thus, the map at right is probably a good indicator of the DWU location of London.


Other matters[[edit]]

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Shouldn't this "Earth-Skaro Timescale" be a valid source?

External links[[edit]]

Footnotes[[edit]]