Google has tucked a neat little Easter egg away in their Google Maps product – the TARDIS. For those not familiar with the TARDIS, it is a combination time machine and space craft used primarily by the main character in Doctor Who. The TARDIS is in the form of a 1960′s era London police call box, which is frequently noted as being “bigger on the inside” when characters first step in. Google shows a blue police call box located approximately at 238 Earl’s Court Rd, London SW5 9AA, UK. When in Street View, users can use their up arrow if using the new interface or find the double-arrows in the old interface to enter the TARDIS.
Once inside, you can move around and zoom in using the familiar Street View tools. The interior is limited to the control room though. No taking off down the labyrinths of hallways to check out something like the Eye of Harmony. That may be for the best, as Whovians may never leave their computers if they could take off on a never-ending virtual tour through the TARDIS.
If you want to check it out, use the source link below to open Google Maps on Earl’s Court. Look for the double arrows if you are using the old interface or hit your UP arrow on your keyboard if using the old Google Maps interface and you will find yourself in the control room. You can use the same method to exit the TARDIS when you are done exploring.
source: Google Maps – Earl’s Court Rd.