See The Views From St Paul's Without Climbing The Stairs

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 27 months ago
See The Views From St Paul's Without Climbing The Stairs

Never quite made it into St Paul's Cathedral? Too overwhelmed to climb the stairs once you got inside? Now you can see the impressive sights without leaving your sofa.

The Google Cultural Institute has teamed up with St Paul's Cathedral to produce high resolution photos of the interior of Wren's masterpiece. Street View footage is also available, allowing armchair tourists worldwide to stroll the hallowed building.

Certain features from within the building have also been recorded in detail.

The Quire ceiling — the mosaic which covers the inside of the dome — has been photographed using Gigapixel technology, allowing the public to see it in far more detail than they could by craning their necks from ground level.

Another feature allows people to take a virtual stroll through the well-known Whispering Gallery, and perhaps best of all, Google Street View now extends to the skyline views from the dome, meaning that people unable to climb the stairs can take in the view. There really is no need to leave the house ever again.

Take a look at some of the features below, and head to the Google Cultural Institute website for the full virtual St Paul's experience.

See the view of the skyline from the dome, without having to climb the stairs.
Take a virtual stroll around the Whispering Gallery.

Last Updated 15 August 2016