Soaring over the Palace of Westminster and down the Thames towards the majestic dome of St Paul’s used to be a sight-seeing journey reserved for air ambulance crew and a few lucky private helicopter passengers.
Soon we’ll all be able to explore the London skyline as Google unveils its latest technology – an accurate 3D maps service.
Using 45-degree aerial imagery, Google has recreated the capital’s landscape, landmarks and terrains in stunning 3D.
Every building in London is included, appearing in realistic detail when users zoom in on existing services Google Maps and Google Earth.
Once zoomed in users will be able to pan, tilt and rotate to explore their chosen London location.
Google Maps users will be able to explore London’s famous landmarks in amazing detail
The view across the Thames and the Houses of Parliament
You won’t even have to leave your living room to take a tourist trip around the capital