A few weeks ago we started a new series taking you on a virtual trip to global cities and showcasing their digital tourism kicking off with Florence, Italy and then Berlin, Germany. This week, I am digitally going home to England and taking a look around London.
London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. It’s home to over 8 million people making it the third most populous city in Europe.
London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement in Greenwich where the Royal Observatory, Greenwich defines the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time.
Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and The Shard. London has numerous museums, galleries, libraries and sporting events. These include the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and West End theatres.
The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.
Let’s take a look at some of the London attractions you can visit digitally:
The British Museum
The British Museum is one of the biggest museums in the world and houses some of the most important exhibits associated with the worlds history. some even controversial. It’s part of the Virtual Museum tours with Google Street View too.
Head over to the British Museum here to view all of their interactive offerings.
The Royal Opera & Ballet
The Royal Opera & Ballet are offering free streams every Friday, as part of their #OurHouseToYourHouse series. This Friday catch the Online premiere of Richard Eyre’s stunning naturalistic production of La Traviata (8 May 2020 – at 7pm BST, 2pm EST).
For more details on how to watch and information on other free performances from the ROH – head to www.roh.org.uk/streaming
The Stay at Home Festival
The likes of Jo Brand, Russell Kane and Professor Brian Cox are putting on live podcasts and comedy during The Stay at Home Festival – the shows are free but tips are welcome! Check the website or facebook page for more info.
Seven Dials has some of the coolest shops in the world, and they are now offering free online tutorials, from hair and beauty to cooking and jewellery, as part of Seven Dials @ Home.
Definitely one to check out as you can find all the stores here too and shop online!
Leake Street Arches
Pretend you’re in Leake Street Arches as you watch exclusive music performances and join graffiti tutorials via #LeakeStreetLive.
Thursdays at www.leakestreetarches.london/leakestreetlive
For more amazing things to do in London at least digitally for now, head to – www.visitlondon.com/virtually-london