At the end of Twice upon a Time, we saw

the new Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) falling

over what appears to be an aerial shot of a small city. Is it a real city on earth, and if so, what city is it?

City from end of Twice upon a Time

(Screenshot cropped to remove spoilers)

Here's the uncropped video (Spoilers):

  • Well, this shot was followed by the text "To be continued", so I'm afraid you'll just have to wait. Are you even sure it's Earth?
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 18:09
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    Do you have an uncropped screen shot for those of us who already know whats going on?
    – amflare
    Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 18:31
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    Based on the rebooted Doctor's history, this city is quite possibly somewhere in the UK, modern day. Try using Google Earth in night mode (I think it has it), maybe you'll find a match
    – doomista
    Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 18:32
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    The scene is on Youtube: youtu.be/yJqsPBWbtjk?t=4m44s (uncropped)
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 18:42
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    IIRC it's empty land that got cropped. London was my first guess, but based on maps and imagery, I don't think that's the case (eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/78000/78674/…) it's something much smaller. Interesting is that ultra light spot (big square or lot of interconnected squares). Also, this city does not have a road ring around it. London has it
    – doomista
    Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 18:49

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It's probably Sheffield UK.

The first episode of Season 11 is set in Sheffield, which is also the place where the Doctor falls. Since she is already outside the Tardis and falling when we see the city, she probably could not have traveled (to, somehow, fall elsewhere). So the aerial shot is probably Sheffield.

Here's a picture (from google earth) of Sheffield by day, it does not look exactly like the night image, but all other nearby cities look almost nothing like the night image.

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