Earls Court Police Box Tours
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In the 1960s, the popular science fiction series, Doctor Who, decided to use a police box as the time machine that features heavily in the show. Police boxes were introduced in Britain during the late 1800s as a way for police officers to communicate back to the police station. They functioned as a mini police station with a direct phone line and allowed officers a place to handle paperwork and temporarily hold prisoners until transport arrived.
Known as a TARDIS, which stands for Time And Relative Dimension In Space, the police box time machine is one of the most iconic symbols from the show. The TARDIS is larger on the inside than it is on the outside, and it has chameleon-like qualities that allow it to change to blend in better when it lands in another time and place. However, it often malfunctions and still looks like the old police box. In real life, due to more modern forms of communication, most boxes have been removed or are in a state of disrepair. However, one remaining police box, located on Earl's Court Road, attracts fans of Doctor Who from around the world.
The TARDIS Police Box is located outside the eastern entrance to the Earl's Court tube station in London.
Address: 236 Earls Court Road, Kensington, London, England
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Discover the London locations used to film hit TV show ‘Doctor Who’ on a private tour of sites associated with the eccentric time lord. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise around England’s cultural capital in an iconic black cab and see settings used for the program since 1963. Listen to insider gossip about ‘Doctor Who’ characters and hear entertaining anecdote of Daleks and a whole host of other destructive archenemies of the doctor.
On this unique, pop culture-lovers private tour, you’ll head to the filming locations of a handful of classic and contemporary cult TV shows set in London. Get a first-hand peek at the offices of James Bond, pose for photos outside Tardis police box sign, see where Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock calls home, and enjoy an exterior visit of the world’s oldest television corporation, the BBC.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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