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17 June 2013 | By: M@

Bits Of London That Look A Bit Sci-Fi

Bits Of London That Look A Bit Sci-Fi
The Gherkin rendered as Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet.
The Gherkin rendered as Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet.
Left: support struts from Whitechapel Station. Right, a Dalek, yesterday.
Left: support struts from Whitechapel Station. Right, a Dalek, yesterday.
An early design for the New Bus for London looks eerily like the Alien from Alien.
An early design for the New Bus for London looks eerily like the Alien from Alien.
Left: a Borg cube. Right: the new US Embassy to be built at Vauxhall.
Left: a Borg cube. Right: the new US Embassy to be built at Vauxhall.
The new King's Cross concourse looks a lot like the saucer section of the USS Enterprise D from Star Trek, here seen crash landing in the film Generations.
The new King's Cross concourse looks a lot like the saucer section of the USS Enterprise D from Star Trek, here seen crash landing in the film Generations.
The BT Tower was turned into a giant lightsaber to promote the release of the Star Wars saga on Blu-Ray. Londonist Flickr pool contributor MurphyZ was on hand to snap it.
The BT Tower was turned into a giant lightsaber to promote the release of the Star Wars saga on Blu-Ray. Londonist Flickr pool contributor MurphyZ was on hand to snap it.
Kew Gardens has its own Ewok Village, as depicted in this photo by Ian Visits.
Kew Gardens has its own Ewok Village, as depicted in this photo by Ian Visits.
Earl's Court already comes with its own TARDIS.
Earl's Court already comes with its own TARDIS.
Anybody remember The Boy From Space - an educational children's sci-fi show from the 1980s.
Anybody remember The Boy From Space - an educational children's sci-fi show from the 1980s.

With news that the next Star Wars film is to be shot in the UK, probably in one or more of the studios surrounding London, we thought it'd be fun to look at parts of the capital that might already be familiar to sci-fi fans.

Feel free to suggest further examples in the comments and we might add them to the picture gallery. We're saving locations that are more 'fantasy', such as Shard/Eye of Sauron, for a future piece.

Image of Ewok Village by Ian Visits and light sabre by MurphyZ, both in the Londonist Flickr pool.