Top 10 virtual tours around Kent and London

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As the second May Bank Holiday approaches, you may have envisaged an enjoyable excursion over the three-day weekend. But, as we continue social distancing and many popular destinations remain closed, your plans are probably on hold for now.

But have no fear! We’ve put together a list of our 10 best virtual tours based in Kent and London, for you to enjoy a spot of culture and sightseeing from the comfort of your sofa.

1. Canterbury Cathedral

From the Crypt to the Trinity Chapel, this interactive virtual tour lets you explore what Canterbury Cathedral has to offer – including a fantastic view of Canterbury from the Bell Harry Tower!

2. Sissinghurst Castle gardens

With the added effect of birdsong, a tour around Sissinghurst Castle’s beautiful rose gardens, makes you feel like you’re really there. Check out the courtyard and library too.

3. National Gallery

Treating you to not one but three virtual tours, London’s National Gallery allows you to step inside and explore one of the greatest collections of paintings.

4. National Garden Scheme

Delve into a treasure trove of beautiful gardens across the UK and Wales, including the surroundings of Hever Castle, with the National Garden Scheme.

5. Houses of Parliament

Ever wondered what the inside of the Houses of Parliament looks like? Wonder no more with several virtual tours (including the House of Lords Chamber) on offer.

6. Dover Castle

A great one for history-buffs, English Heritage hosts a virtual tour exploring a building at Dover Castle, which played a vital role in WWI.

7. Tower of London

Take a tour around one of London’s most iconic attractions and learn all about its fascinating history with the audio feature.

8. Leeds Castle

Watch this YouTube video and enjoy a first-person walking tour all around lovely Leeds Castle – both inside and out.

9. British Museum 

As the world’s largest indoor space on Google Street View, and offering virtual visits to more than 60 galleries, the British Museum is perfect for a spot of home entertainment.

And finally, …

10. Our own Kent campuses!

Yet to see all the University has to offer? Visit the Hospitality webpage and explore both the Canterbury and Medway campuses with these fantastic virtual tours!

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