The streets of London may be emptier than ever before, but did you know that you can still visit many of the city’s iconic attractions and famous galleries?
The doors of the British Museum and St Paul’s Cathedral may be shut for the foreseeable future, but you can now experience them from the comfort of your home with the help of immersive walkthroughs available online.
What are you waiting for? Skip to the front of the line on your very own private virtual tour today.
1. Stonehenge & Windsor
Have you ever wanted to visit Stonehenge or Windsor Castle? Well, now you can with the help of our very own new interactive experience!
Accompany your group and expert tour guide on one of our coach tours from London, starting with the drive up to Stonehenge. Once you’re there, take a walk alongside the giant Sarsen stones of the famous Stone Circle before heading off to explore Windsor Castle.
Walk through the grounds of this famous castle – a favoured residence of the Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world – with your expert tour guide before heading back to London in time for those all-important dinner reservations.
Who knows, maybe you’ll learn some interesting facts along the way!
2. The National Portrait Gallery
London’s national portrait gallery contains the most extensive portrait collection in the world. Lining its walls are around 1,400 portraits of influential and famous figures that have shaped British history, from Henry VIII to Margaret Thatcher. The earliest portrait in its collection dates all the way back to 1505, while the earliest one is barely bigger than a stamp. Check it out for yourself below.
3. The British Museum
The British Museum is the world’s oldest national public museum, having opened its doors all the way back in 1759. Explore over 2 million of human history in its priceless collection which, in 2015, set a world record as the largest indoor space on Google Street View. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself.
4. The Royal Academy of Arts
Founded in 1768, the Royal Academy of Arts is Britain’s longest-established art school. Famous architects from around the world have taken over the galleries as part of the gigantic Sensing Spaces exhibition. Explore giant exhibits the size of houses and gain a new perspective and understanding of space in architecture.
5. Buckingham Palace
The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are only open to visitors during the Summer months, so only a select few get to experience the grandeur of the palace for themselves in person. Can’t make it? Don’t worry – you can still take a virtual guided tour of iconic rooms such as the Throne Room and White Drawing Room.
6. York Minster
Not only is York Minster is Northern Europe’s biggest Gothic Cathedral, but it’s also one of the largest in the world. Its Lantern Tower – built between 1407 and 1433 -stands at an impressive 230 feet, while the cathedral itself is over 1,300 years old. Explore its impressive history and incredible architecture for yourself on a virtual tour.
7. St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral is undoubtedly one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Built in the 17th century by esteemed architect Sir Christopher Wren, its impressive dome is the 2nd largest in the world after St Peter’s in Rome. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore the understated beauty of Wren’s mangum opus for yourself.
8. The Houses of Parliament
Step inside the Houses of Parliament at The Palaces of Westminster; seat of the British government and home of the iconic clock tower, ‘Big Ben’. Head inside the chambers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, as well as the Prince’s Chamber and many other rooms and corridors inside this palatial icon of London.
9. The Tower of London
This unique audio-guided tour is the perfect way to explore the history of one of London’s best-known landmarks. Enjoy panoramic views of the battlements, shots of the priceless Crown Jewels collection and gain an insight into the torture inside the tower, plus so much more.
10. The Churchill War Rooms
During the Second World War, a group of unassuming basement offices in Whitehall served as the nerve centre of Britain’s war effort. It was here, in the claustrophobic maze of corridors and smoke-filled rooms, that Churchill and his cabinet orchestrated Britain’s war effort. Take a unique, 3D tour around the bunker and gain an insight into what life was like for those who lived and worked here.
As impressive as some of these virtual tours are, nothing beats the real experience.
Plan your visit to the UK in advance by booking one of our amazing London tours or day tours from London.
From London’s most historic landmarks to the mysterious site at Stonehenge and the ancient Roman Baths, let us take you on an unforgettable journey of discovery into Britain’s rich cultural and historical heritage on a full or half-day tour.