This is a first for the Matt Smith era. Since Steven Moffat took over everything has been shot down in Cardiff or the surrounding area, unlike during Russell T Davies time in charge, when trips to London for Rose Tyler’s housing estate, or to use The Globe Theatre were a regular highlight of a season.
In fact the recent series seven episode The Power Of Three - correct me if I’m wrong - was the first story to have scenes set in London, though a Welsh castle stood in for the Tower Of London.
But finally, after two and a half series - the TARDIS has landed!
Look away now if you don’t want to see what's been going on.
It would appear three main locations were used.
This is a pedestrian area on the edge of the Thames, between Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges.
It’s is where the TARDIS touched down.
WESTMINSTER and WATERLOO BRIDGES
Some passengers on a passing London bus probably couldn’t believe their eyes!
It looks like the purple frock coat is around for a bit more than one episode.
He is also wearing yet another new bow tie. At this rate we'll be able to do a full tie index, like on my Tennant Suit blog!
The new boots are also worn with the new frock coat, colour co-ordinated to match.
The only thing that seems to have been carried over from the Pond era are the G-Star RAW black jeans.
The filming garnered a number of press reports.
Here is a selection.
Matt Smith falls off motorbike as
Doctor Who stunt goes wrong
Matt Smith Takes A Ride As Dr. Who
The Daily Mail
Matt Smith shatters illusion as he rides though the open TARDIS doors
Doctor Who Series 7: New On-Set Pics
Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman film new Doctor Who scenes
Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman have a spill as they film scenes in central London
Matt Smith And Jenna-Louise Coleman get to work on the Doctor Who set
Matt Smith Jenna-Louise Coleman
filming Doctor Who
Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman filming Doctor Who on a motorbike