Exterminate: Daleks spotted near House of Commons

Daleks spotted on Westminster Bridge. Credit: Jenny Reeves

Of all the strange reasons for transport delays - freak snowstorms, the wrong kind of leaves, stray pets - a moving fleet of genetically modified robotic mechanical shells is not usually one of them.

But Transport for London tweeted today:

Tower Lifeboat, the RNLI station based on the Thames, tweeted: "We spotted these earlier - was a shock to see but thankfully we were safe down on the river from them!"

Today’s filming aim to recreate the Daleks' first invasion of earth, shot in 1964 – also early on a Sunday morning.

The BBC have released a video of the new dalek invasion:

There was speculation last week that all the surviving actors who played Doctor Who are to be brought together for the programme’s 50th anniversary special.