Vitrual Tours in London

London might be on lock down but you can still explore some of the capitals greatest landmarks & attractions with a virtual tour. While it isn’t the same as visiting in person a virtual tour really is the next best thing. Below we’ve listed attractions who’ve digitally opened their doors with 360′ virtual tours.

Virtual Tours

Maison Benjamin Franklin

À propos de la maison Benjamin Franklin

36 Craven Street est la seule demeure de Benjamin Franklin, célèbre scientifique, diplomate et père fondateur des États-Unis. La maison elle-même date d'environ 1730 et est une représentation authentique du temps de Benjamin Franklin à Londres. Des visites de la maison Benjamin Franklin sont disponibles pour le public et il y a aussi une petite boutique et des toilettes sur place.

About their Virtual Tour

This virtual tour of Benjamin Franklin House lets you explore all four levels of the historic Georgian townhouse. The interior is decorated with light panelled walls & sash windows typical of houses in Georgian London.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, City of Westminster

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, City of Westminster

Buckingham Palace

About Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has been the home of the Monarch since the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. Originally built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham the house was purchased by King George III as a private residence for his wife, Queen Charlotte. The palace has seen numerous alterations including King George IV’s magnificent staterooms (designed by John Nash) & the fourth wing (designed by Edward Blore) commissioned by Queen Victoria to create extra space to house her growing family.

About their Virtual Tour

Buckingham Palace is filled with beautiful items from the Royal Collection including magnificent paintings & exquisite handmade furniture. Bucking Palace’s virtual tour lets you explore The Throne Room, The Grand Staircase & the White Drawing Room.

Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House, City of Westminster

Somserset House

Somerset House, City of Westminster

Somserset House

About the Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery is situated within Somerset House next to Waterloo Bridge. The gallery houses the Courtauld Institute of Art containing over 500 paintings & 26,000 drawings & prints. The Courtauld Gallery is currently closed for an extensive renovation & is due to re-open in 2021.

About their Virtual Tour

This tour showcases six rooms in the Courtauld Gallery as they were before the museum closed. Discover works of art including Vincent Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear or Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.

La galerie nationale

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Photo Credit: UlyssesThirtyOne on Flickr (Photo Licensed By Creative Commons, resized.)

Top: La galerie nationale | Bottom: The National Gallery, Photo Credit: UlyssesThirtyOne on Flickr (Photo Licensed By Creative Commons, resized.)

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Photo Credit: UlyssesThirtyOne on Flickr (Photo Licensed By Creative Commons, resized.)

Top: La galerie nationale | Bottom: The National Gallery, Photo Credit: UlyssesThirtyOne on Flickr (Photo Licensed By Creative Commons, resized.)

À propos de la Galerie nationale

La National Gallery a été fondée en 1824 et a ouvert au public le 10 mai de la même année. Au fur et à mesure que la collection grandissait, la galerie est passée d'un petit bâtiment au 100 Pall Mall au bâtiment actuel, une structure spécialement conçue par William Wilkins. Le bâtiment et la collection de la National Gallery se sont agrandis au fil des ans, Sir James Pennethorne, Sir Charles Barry et Sir John Taylor ont tous agrandi le bâtiment et plus de 2 600 peintures sont désormais hébergées dans la collection. Aujourd'hui, la National Gallery est libre de visiter et ils organisent une gamme d'expositions et d'événements présentant des œuvres de la collection. La galerie possède également un certain nombre de boutiques de cadeaux, une salle à manger et des cafés.

About their Virtual Tour

The National Gallery have three virtual tours on their website exploring more than seven rooms in the gallery. Just some of the artworks on display include Renaissance paintings by Titian, Veronese & Holbein

The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College, Arrondissement Royal de Greenwich

Top: The Lower Hall | Bottom: The West Wall, Upper Hall

Old Royal Naval College, Arrondissement Royal de Greenwich

Top: The Lower Hall | Bottom: The West Wall, Upper Hall

About the Old Royal Naval College

The Old Royal Naval College is Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece, built in the 17th Century as the Royal Hospital for Seamen on the site of the Tudor Palace of Placentia. The Old Royal Naval College boasts beautiful surroundings & some of the most magnificent interiors in London. The Painted Hall in King William Court is home to the largest painted ceiling in Europe, a Baroque masterpiece by Sir James Thornhill depicting over 300 years of English aristocracy & British Naval Power. The Chapel of St Peter & St Paul in Queen Mary Court has a beautiful interior designed by James ‘Athenian’ Stewart. Visitors to the Old Royal Naval College can enjoy tours of the Painted Hall & the grounds & visit the cafe & gift shop located in King William Court.

About their Virtual Tour

This highly detailed tour of the Painted Hall lets you explore the Lower Hall, Upper Hall & the Vestibule in incredible detail. The tour is available in English & British Sign Language and allows you to zoom into details on the 50 foot high ceiling & learn about the historical figures depicted in Sir James Thornhill’s Masterpiece.

Palace of Westminster (Chambres du Parlement)

Nouveau Palais de Westminster (Chambres du Parlement), Cité de Westminster

Top: The New Palace of Westminster | Bottom: St. Stephens Hall

Nouveau Palais de Westminster (Chambres du Parlement), Cité de Westminster

Top: The New Palace of Westminster | Bottom: St. Stephens Hall

About the Palace of Westminster

Known as the ‘Houses of Parliament’, the new palace was built between 1840-1870 after the original palace was damaged during a fire. The palace is the home of UK Parliament & the iconic Elizabeth Tower (known as Big Ben).

About their Virtual Tour

This virtual tour allows viewers to explore the corridors & rooms of one of the United Kingdom’s greatest Gothic buildings. Augustus Welby Pugin’s beautiful interiors combined with stunning artworks from the Parliamentary Collection make a tour of the Palace of Westminster a breathtaking experience, when in person or online.

10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street

About 10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street has been the residence & office of British Prime Ministers since 1735. The building’s iconic black door & brick facade symbolises British Government & the Prime Minister. Originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1684 Downing Street has been refurbished & modernised by numerous architects including William Kent (1735), Kenton Couse (1780) & Sir John Soane (1825).

About their Virtual Tour

This virtual tour lets you walk in the footsteps of the worlds most famous politician’s & world leaders. This tour includes five rooms at No 10 including the reception hall, William Kent’s 3-sided Grand Staircase, the Cabinet Room, the Prime Ministers Office & the Pillared Room. The building is decorated with beautiful carpets, elegant furniture & paintings & photos of previous Prime Ministers including Horace Walpole, Winston Churchill & Margaret Thatcher.

Churchill War Rooms

10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street

About Churchill War Rooms
About their Virtual Tour

Sir John Soanes Museum

Sir John Soane's Museum, Holborn

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sir John Soane's Museum, Holborn

Sir John Soane’s Museum

About Sir John Soane's Museum

Le musée Sir John Soane est situé dans la maison classée Grade I de l'architecte de la Régence Sir John Soane. Soane a commandé de nombreux bâtiments tout au long de sa carrière, notamment des maisons de campagne, la Banque d'Angleterre et la Dulwich Picture Gallery. Au cours de sa vie, Soane a amassé une vaste collection d'objets, notamment des livres, des manuscrits, des peintures, des modèles, des sculptures et le sarcophage en albâtre de Seti I. Soane a obtenu une loi du Parlement léguant sa maison au public britannique. Aujourd'hui, le musée de Sir John Soane est gratuit et reste pratiquement inchangé depuis sa mort en 1837. Des visites et des sentiers sont disponibles au musée pour guider les visiteurs à travers les salles et les collections conservées par Sir John Soane lui-même.

About their Virtual Tour

Sir John Soane’s home remains almost unchanged since his death in 1837. The John Soane Museum have been using 3D technology to digitise the museum & it’s contents. The Model Room & the Sepulchral Chamber are already complete & more rooms will be added to the model as they are completed. You can also take a close look at some of the artefacts in Sir John Soane’s collection & learn more about their history.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, City of Westminster

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, City of Westminster

Westminster Abbey

About Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey was built by King Edward (later to become St. Edward the Confessor) on the site of a Benedictine Monastery on Thorn Ey (Thorn Island) in Westminster. King Edward’s Abbey was consecrated on the 28th December 1065 however Edward was unable to attend the consecration due to illness, he died just days later sparking a succession crisis which intimately led to the Norman Conquest of England. William the Conqueror was coronated King William I on Christmas Day in 1066 & every coronation has taken place at Westminster Abbey since.

King Edward’s abbey stood for over two centuries until King Henry III started to rebuild the abbey in a Gothic style. Henry’s abbey was consecrated on the 13th October 1269 & still stands today. Westminster Abbey is the resting place of 17 monarchs & a number of poets, musicians, scientists and politicians.

About their Virtual Tour

This tour of Westminster Abbey allows you to explore the historic Abbey in great detail from Poet’s Corner to the Nave. The tour is also filled with information boxes explaining the Abbey’s history.