Armchair Tourism | The Best Virtual Tours Of London

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There are many different ways to travel- backpacking, solo travel, exploration, camping; but one of the newer ways to explore a location is through a virtual tour.

Maybe you missed something during your trip and simply have to experience it in any way possible, maybe you’re preparing yourself and making sure you are well oriented in a new city, or maybe your tour got rained off at the last minute.

Well, luckily for you, you can now enjoy some of London’s tours from the comfort of your room in the Bayswater Inn Hotel London. It’s one of the city’s finest hotels with some of the best special offers London can muster; and it’s one of the best London hotels with breakfast included!

Let’s take a look at the best London tours you can enjoy from the comfort of your armchair.

The British Museum

The British Museum is one of the world’s most famous museums, housing over 8 million works of art and historical artefacts.

The virtual tour of the museum allows you to explore the galleries and exhibits at your own pace, and can be a great way to find the exhibits that most interest you. You can browse through the museum’s collection of Egyptian mummies, Greek sculptures, and more.

Brush up on your history to impress your friends and family! The tour is available on the museum’s website for free.

The National Gallery

The National Gallery is another of London’s iconic museums, and is arguably one of the best collections of art on earth.

The virtual tour of the museum allows you to explore the gallery’s collection of Western European paintings, including works by famous artists like Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and Rembrandt.

The tour can be found on the museum’s website for free.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is a historic castle located on the banks of the River Thames, and one of the most historic and fascinating buildings in the city.

The virtual tour of the Tower of London allows you to explore the castle’s history, including the Crown Jewels and the famous black ravens that live on the castle grounds.

The tour is available on the Historic Royal Palaces website for a fee, and is a great replacement, if you couldn’t make it to the real thing.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a historic structure located in the heart of London, and is one of the most beautiful examples of mediaeval gothic architecture anywhere in the world.

The virtual tour of Westminster Abbey allows you to explore the church’s history, and the tombs of famous British monarchs and poets laid to rest here.

You can find the tour on the Abbey’s website for a small fee that is well worth it if you haven’t seen the building’s interior.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British Monarchy- and has been since the mid 1800s.

The virtual tour of the lavish Buckingham Palace allows you to explore the palace’s State Rooms, which are usually open to the public during the summer months only.

The tour is available on the Royal Collection Trust website for a fee, and can be enjoyed all year round.

Virtual London

Whatever your reasons, using technology and virtual experiences to explore a new place is a great way to get your bearings, refresh yourself on the area’s history, or make up for missed opportunities.

Make the most of the amazing London accommodation offers at The Park Avenue Bayswater Inn, and enjoy the city from the comfort of your stunning room.