The whole city on your screen

The River Thames is on Google Street View now.

The group took pictures every 2.5 seconds along 30 miles of the river using a tricycle based camera last summer. The Thames is the first river in Europe to be mapped by this technology.

The view of popular attractions, such as the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and the London Eye, is available. Places more distant from the central area, as the Richmond Bridge, are also there.

The Maritime Journal says there are plans to map London’s canals.

Thames 3

Google had previously announced virtual visiting of other fascinating places:

  • Tate Britain: International modern and contemporary art and the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day.
  • Tate Modern: Britain’s gallery of international modern art.
  • The National Gallery: It houses one of the world’s greatest collections of Western European paintings; contains over 2,300 works.
  • The Gatwick Airport, the second largest and busiest airport of England, just behind Heathrow.
  • Paddington, Victoria, King’s Cross, St. Pancras, Charing Cross, Waterloo, London Bridge, Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street train stations.
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