Dalek invades London… and takes the Tube

A hostile alien posed as an ordinary Londoner while taking the underground yesterday

A Dalek has invaded central London. With only two days to go until series nine of Doctor Who materialises on BBC1, the Time Lord’s age-old adversary was spotted in Westminster yesterday.


Of course this isn’t the first time the Daleks have run amok in Great Britain’s capital city. Back in 1964 (or 2164 in Doctor Who years), Dalek invaders ruled the Earth with the aid of humans converted into zombie-like Robomen. These dramatic events were chronicled in the episode The Daleks Invasion of Earth. 

This time round the Dalek in question (pictured below) appeared to be going it alone. What’s more, it refrained from employing force, instead patiently waiting for the barriers to open like a normal punter.

Nor was step-free access required when descending the escalator…

Understandably, fellow passengers appeared to be keeping their distance.

The next sighting was only moments later at a bus stop outside Westminster tube. Experts can only surmise what happened: did the Dalek meet his match on the Tube and decide the bus was a safer option?

Unfortunately there was no sign of the Time Lord or his Tardis…

Watch what happened the first time the Daleks invaded London:


Doctor Who series 9 begins on Saturday 19th September at 7.40pm on BBC1