Google has been up to some awesome easter egg geekery with its maps service again. You may recall that last time they revealed that Google Maps now enables us to explore the magical wonders of Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter universe. This time they’ve devised some wonderfully “wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.”
When you navigate to a certain location along Earl’s Court Road on the London map, the street view shows a police box on a nearby sidewalk. Look carefully and you’ll notice a pair of chevrons on the street pointing towards the callbox. Click on those and suddenly you’ll be transported… wait for it… inside a magnificently detailed TARDIS! There you’ll be able to explore a 360-degree view of the beautifully rendered interior of our favourite time machine.
In fact, rather than simply being able to look around from a fixed point, you can actually explore the interior of the TARDIS by walking up steps and viewing the entire chamber from its balcony area. All the while, the location description on the upper left hand corner of the Google Maps display will continue to read, simply, “Police Box, England, United Kingdom.”