Google Expeditions offers us a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace from our very own home...
It is now possible to tour Buckingham Palace without receiving an invite to a Coronation or Her Majesty’s annual Garden Party.
Thanks to Google Expeditions we have been taken inside the doors of the Palace via a 3D tour.
The Buckingham Palace Expedition was filmed using 16 ‘Google jump cameras’ that snapped photos individually to create the ultimate panoramic guide through the stately home.
The Master of the Household, Tony Johnstone-Burt, and a member of the Royal Collection Trust, Anna Reynolds, host the 10 minute long video that takes us through five decadent rooms at Queen Elizabeth’s London residence.
The tour begins by welcoming us through the double lacquered doors, across the Marble Hall and up the grand staircase studded with the most expensive item in the Palace – the gold ballista!
From here we are taken into the Green Drawing Room and then onto the theatrical Throne Room, Picture Gallery, Ballroom and White Drawing Room.
We are shown extensive collections of Dutch and Italian artwork, ornate furniture belonging to the Queen’s ancestors and even secret doors leading to hidden passages.
How very James Bond!
Google has filmed 150 Expeditions to extraordinary locations around the world including Mount Fiji, Borneo rainforests and even Mars in a quest to help educate children from York to Hong Kong who can’t visit the location on a school trip.
It was in fact children themselves from the UK, Canada, the USA and beyond who asked for the keys to Buckingham Palace and Google well and truly delivered.