Visitors from anywhere in the world can now experience one of the UK’s most important political buildings, on Google Arts and Culture. No. 10 Downing Street halls is the office of the Prime Minister, and not very often open to the public. Although still in beta stage, the experience is still the best you will get without physically visiting No. 10.
Walk through historic rooms and hallways and get up-close looks at more than 50 photographs and works of art. Take a peek into the cabinet room, where the Prime Minister has held weekly cabinet meetings since 1735, or look around Margaret Thatcher’s office. Stroll down the grand main staircase, stopping to study the carefully ordered portraits of the house’s previous residents. Once you’re ready for some fresh air, you can wander through the gardens, where Winston Churchill liked to nap.
And if you want the full immersive experience, be sure to try it out using a Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer, complete with the built-in audio tour, with the Google Arts and Culture app on Android and iOS.