We’re delighted to announce the launch of London Revolution – a website showcasing high definition London virtual tours linked geographically via a map.
There are already more than 70 London virtual tours on the site, with more being added each week. We’re not only documenting famous London landmarks like the Gherkin, the Guildhall or Centre Point, but also some of London’s hidden treasures like the church established by Danes expelled by the City of London, a glazed bridge which opens like a corkscrew to let boats through, or the 1681 Girdlers’ Hall nestled amongst the steel and glass City high-rises. So we are creating an historical record of London in the early part of the 21st century, where you can see some of the City of London highwalks which may well be demolished in the near future or Centre Point before the fountains are removed for the Crossrail project.
Accompanying each virtual tour are details about the location – a little history, often including some odd or unusual facts. There’s also a blog focusing on stories about London, whether that’s about landmarks, news or strange history (like stonemason’s holding a dinner party on top of Nelson’s Column – really!), and you can sign up to the RSS feed and get genned up on London. So if you want to discover more about London, or you’re a tourist planning a visit, or simple killing a little time and nosing about, then visit London Revolution and explore London.