Google Street View London: The Odd Bits

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Google Street View London: The Odd Bits
Here's what happens if you don't buy a ticket. You get snapped by Google and published to the world.
Here's what happens if you don't buy a ticket. You get snapped by Google and published to the world.
A warm greeting off the Commercial Road
A warm greeting off the Commercial Road
First celeb spot on Street View? Comedian and Londonist Flickrpool member Dave Gorman found himself on Bethnal Green Road thanks to his gaudy tie.
First celeb spot on Street View? Comedian and Londonist Flickrpool member Dave Gorman found himself on Bethnal Green Road thanks to his gaudy tie.
Privacy invasion. We found many examples of clear number plates. The driver of S425 CPC, for example, was heading westbound on Holborn at around 3.50 (from nearby clock) on 21 July 2008 (from nearby news headline).
Privacy invasion. We found many examples of clear number plates. The driver of S425 CPC, for example, was heading westbound on Holborn at around 3.50 (from nearby clock) on 21 July 2008 (from nearby news headline).
More easily read number plates, this time in Hanover Square.
More easily read number plates, this time in Hanover Square.
Looks like the police took issue with one Google car snooping around the Victoria area. Meanwhile, an unblurred bystander looks on.
Looks like the police took issue with one Google car snooping around the Victoria area. Meanwhile, an unblurred bystander looks on.
Redecorating Curtain Road. This image was removed from Street View after only a few hours, but lives on around the internet.
Redecorating Curtain Road. This image was removed from Street View after only a few hours, but lives on around the internet.

Looks like nobody got any work done yesterday. The new UK Street View implementation from Google is the most alluring diversion since Lady Godiva invented Tetris. As well as checking out your home and place of work, Street View is also the perfect waste of time for those of us who enjoy random wanders around town. The digital flaneur can now roam the streets of London from his or her armchair. And in a place like London, you're bound to find a few unsavoury situations captured on film. Click through the gallery, to find the good, the bad and the ugly of Google Street View. Thanks to everyone posting to the Twitter #streetview tag for leads.

Last Updated 20 March 2009

johnnyangel

Check out Chiswick Mall on Streetview. Not only is it lovely, but there a pair of old man with their shirts off and their moobs out
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RachelH

And Wally has been found at 77 Putney High Street.

jamesup

This lovely moment was captured at Finsbury leisure centre

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