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Nine Things In London That Look A Bit Like Stuff From Doctor Who

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By M@ Last edited 7 months ago
Nine Things In London That Look A Bit Like Stuff From Doctor Who
The BT Tower...surely modelled on the sonic screwdriver?
The BT Tower... surely modelled on the sonic screwdriver?
Left: Peter the Great statue in Deptford; right, Tom Baker in Timelord gear.
Left: Peter the Great statue in Deptford; right, Tom Baker in Timelord gear.
One of many Weeping Angels in London. This one's in Kensal Green cemetery by Wurzeltod in the Londonist Flickr pool.
One of many Weeping Angels in London. This one's in Kensal Green cemetery by Wurzeltod in the Londonist Flickr pool.
A police call box, looking ever so much like your actual Tardis.
A police call box, looking ever so much like your actual Tardis.
These old plans for Potter's Fields were nicknamed 'the Daleks'. The replacement scheme now being built is far more sensible, alas.
These old plans for Potter's Fields were nicknamed 'the Daleks'. The replacement scheme is far more sensible, alas.
The painted iron columns at Whitechapel station are surely recycled from old Dalek parts.
The painted iron columns at Whitechapel station are surely recycled from old Dalek parts.
Remind you of the Tardis? This is Charles Rowan House near Rosebery Avenue. It was designed by Gilbert Mackenzie Trench, who also designed the police phone box (and thus the Tardis). Local estate agents no doubt claim that the flats are bigger on the inside.
Remind you of the Tardis? This is Charles Rowan House near Rosebery Avenue. It was designed by Gilbert Mackenzie Trench, who also designed the police phone box (and thus the Tardis). Local estate agents no doubt claim that the flats are bigger on the inside.
One of the original masks from Tom Baker episode Robots of Death, held at Gunnersbury Park House museum.
One of the original masks from Tom Baker episode Robots of Death, held at Gunnersbury Park House museum (currently closed).
After their defeat, the Cybermen were put to use on the streets of London as cigarette stubby outy things. Image by Simon Webster under Creative Commons.
After their defeat, the Cybermen were put to use on the streets of London as cigarette stubby outy things. Image by Simon Webster under Creative Commons.

Readers might also care to visit the Doctor Who shop in Upton Park, or consult our map of London's Doctor Who locations.

All pics by M@ except the Angel by Wurzeltod (Londonist Flickr pool) and the cyber-stubber by Simon Webster (creative commons). Also, Charles Rowan House is nabbed from Google Street View and the Potter's Field image is a defunct image from whoever the architect was.

Last Updated 28 October 2016

Caroline Bottomley

I'm very impressed :)

Z. Sullivan

You did well there!

aquatulip

Top marks for this collection bro

Emma @ AdventuresofaLondonKiwi

Very good!

misela

The BT Tower actually played a major role in the William Hartnell story The War Machines, with the tower appearing as its newly completed self, and not just as an interesting location. Scenes took place both outside and inside, although the interiors were shot in the studio as they could not get permission to shoot on site.