Liverpool was a city, located on the north-west coast (TV: The Lie of the Land) of England. (TV: The Categories of Life) North-east of Liverpool was Manchester. (TV: The Lie of the Land)

The city was approximate to an area known as Merseyside. Local water came from Garside reservoir. (PROSE: The Hollow Men)


Liverpool's location. (TV: Army of Ghosts)

19th century[]

The Eighth Doctor visited Liverpool in 1893. (PROSE: Camera Obscura)

20th century[]

On 22 November 1948, Francis Cleary was born in Liverpool to Siobhan Cleary. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

In 1963, the Tenth Doctor took Martha Jones to a performance by The Beatles in Liverpool. (COMIC: Signs of Life)

The First Doctor, Steven Taylor and Sara Kingdom briefly visited Liverpool on 25 December 1965. (TV: The Dalek's Master Plan) Sara was under the impression that Liverpool was a planet. (AUDIO: The Anachronauts)

21st century[]

The Seventh Doctor visited Liverpool in the early 21st century and investigated chemicals being released into the city's water supply. (PROSE: The Hollow Men)

In 2005, Liverpool's football club, led by Steven Gerrard, won the European Cup for the fifth time in its history when they triumphed over A.C. Milan in the final despite being 3-0 down at half time, having scored three goals in the second half before going on to win the match. This win was recounted by the Eighth Doctor who used it to inspire himself and his companions to overcome the brain-worm and escape the Cube. (AUDIO: Something Inside)

During the ghost shift craze of 2007, ghosts, actually Cybermen from Pete's World, were forecast as appearing in Liverpool. (TV: Army of Ghosts)

During Miracle Day in 2011, an overflow camp was set up in or around Liverpool. (TV: The Categories of Life)

Riots occurred in the city in 2020. (AUDIO: Afterlife)

Bowie Base One's bulkheads were created in Liverpool in the 2050s. (TV: The Waters of Mars)

Later history[]

At some point in the future relative to 1965, Liverpool became host to The Beatles' Memorial Theatre, which Vicki Pallister once visited. (TV: The Chase)


Trevor Winstone frowned upon Liverpool was a place of "terrible housing, mass unemployment and rampant crime". He blamed the government for this. (PROSE: The Hollow Men)

Behind the scenes[]

  • Doctor Who actors Tom Baker, Paul McGann, Maureen O'Brien, and Elisabeth Sladen were all born in Liverpool.
  • Liverpool is the setting for a 1996 Vodafone advertisement which features one of Jon Pertwee's final performances. It follows an American government agent (played by Kyle MacLachlan) who travels to Liverpool to prevent the construction of a time machine. He leaves after determining that the device was just a karaoke machine, never realising that a genuine alien time traveller, the Third Doctor, was coincidentally working two doors down.