London is full of some incredible places! From it’s more than 170 museums to it’s world-famous sights, there is never a dull moment in the Capital City.
With many of our students still studying remotely we have compiled the next best thing – Virtual tours of London! For a look inside some of these sights, we have compiled some virtual tours of our museums, galleries and even a peak inside the Houses of Parliament!
Ride the London Eye
London has one of the world’s most iconic skylines – from the modern spectacles of The Shard and the Gherkin buildings to the more traditional buildings bursting with the best of British history such as Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. The best view of these in London is taking a ride on the equally iconic London Eye – and now you can do just that from anywhere in the world!
Take a ride of the London Eye and see 55 of London’s best sights in just 30 minutes!
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. They use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today and care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years.
As one of the most popular destinations in London, NHM welcomes more than five million visitors annually.
Google Arts & Culture gives you access to 300,000 specimens within the Museum's collections, along with 14 digital exhibitions, virtual tours and an interactive gigapixel photo (so enormous you can zoom in on the tiniest detail) of Hintze Hall's gilded canopy. Check it out to get a taste of the incredible size and scale of this museums collections.
The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. In 2016, Google created a 360° tour of 8 of the rooms ni the gallery, allowing you to virtually Immerse yourself in Renaissance masterpieces from Northern Italy, the Netherlands and Germany, including works by Titian, Veronese, and Holbein.
British Museum – the Museum of the World
The first national public museum of the world, the British Museum was founded in 1753 and opened its doors in 1759. It was the first national museum to cover all fields of human knowledge, open to visitors from across the world. The Museum is driven by an insatiable curiosity for the world, a deep belief in objects as reliable witnesses and documents of human history, sound research, as well as the desire to expand and share knowledge.
To this end, the British Museum created a virtual experience allowing users to explore human history in a new way. The Museum of the World – an interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history.
National Portrait Gallery
Founded in 1856, the aim of the National Portrait Gallery, London is ‘to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and ... to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media’.
The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world and you can now experience it online using your computer, laptop or mobile and explore a selection of rooms
Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament, otherwise known as the Palace of Westminster, symbolises Great Britain. Its image adorns everything from souvenirs to sauce bottles. And the decisions made in its corridors of power have shaped Britain, past and present.