Re: A surprise in Google Maps...
...the Earls Court one is new, about ten years old.
Really? Is it a working police telephone of some sort, or just a tourist attraction?
It is a genuine, used by the police, police box (though the design is a bit of an indulgence. And possibly an attempt by the police to re-establish their claim on the design after the earlier copyright dispute with the BBC... though that's mainly my speculation).
Its main purpose is as a backup access point for the emergency control room systems in the tube station itself, ISTR.
"Some days are better than others. They say that where I come from."
"Loudly, I imagine, on the day you left."
(Blake's 7 - Rumours of Death)
Last edited by diankra; August 14 2013 at 03:38 AM.
Reason: Sorted a quote slip-up, and added a bit more info.