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Doctor Who thing: explore the TARDIS on Google Maps


In case there was any doubt that the fine folk of Google are enormous dorks…

Go check out Earl’s Court in Google Maps. There’s a police box there — an actual real London Metropolitan Police Box, as I’ve noted before.

Click on the white double arrows in front of the police box. This is where you end up:


Keep clicking! You can explore all of the console room, including getting close on the console


and walking around on the catwalk.


Alas, the rest of the TARDIS remains off limits. Probably can’t get a decent signal in the Google Street View camera car further in. Damn.

(Apparently this doesn’t work in the beta of the new Google Maps. If you’re using that, sign out and clear your cache to use the old version.)

Via Jalopnik.

Thanks to Ken, Carlie, and Dan for the heads-up.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)

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