Welcome aboard the VR Tour Bus – the 360º virtual tour guide to London!
We are very excited to announce the launch of the VR Tour Bus – London!
The VR Tour Bus is an official Transport for London (TfL) licensed product, that has been inspired by Google Cardboard VR technology, and created by award-winning photographer and 360º content creator Rod Edwards.
Experience some of London’s top visitor attractions and famous city views, in this amazing 24k resolution, 360º virtual tour of London. Explore the sights and sounds of this magnificent and historic city, with real location sound recordings, educational text, inspirational photographs and classical artworks.
The VR Tour Bus is the perfect online guide to London, for anyone who’s planning a holiday in the UK or a vacation in this fabulous and cosmopolitan city. If you’re wondering what to do and where to go, take a ride on the VR Tour Bus London! From the soaring towers of the financial districts, to the world-famous museums and relaxing riverside views, there’s something to delight people of all ages.
The VR Tour Bus 360º online virtual tour, works with desktop computers, laptops, iPads, Tablets and smartphones. The online demo can be viewed for free by clicking here! The full London tour can be unlocked via secure online payments for just £9.99.
Alternatively, and for an even more immersive virtual reality experience, you can buy the official VR Tour Bus viewer from Amazon UK. The viewer and app, work with your Apple and Android smartphone, to give a breathtaking, 360º virtual reality experience and all for just £19.99!
The VR Tour Bus smartphone apps are also available separately from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Keep a little bit of London in your pocket, or try the app in your Google Cardboard VR viewer and you can be whisked away to this wondrous city, without leaving your living room! The full tour can be unlocked via in-app purchase for just £9.99.
The VR Tour Bus offers a unique, novel and affordable way to explore our world-famous capital city. The 360º virtual tour gives you the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of thirty-six iconic London locations, including the Buckingham Palace, Millennium Bridge, Covent Garden, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, the British Museum and many more.
Whatever the weather or travel situation, the VR Tour Bus can transport you to this wondrous and cosmopolitan city, all within the comfort of your own home!
Rod Edwards, CEO and Director of VR Tour Bus said: “I am delighted to have collaborated with Transport for London in creating the VR Tour Bus. 360º virtual tour technology is incredible, and it opens up opportunities to experience and share London with a global audience of armchair travellers. Virtual visitors will be able to see and hear London’s popular sights, whilst also learning more about its rich history, diverse culture and influential heritage. The VR Tour Bus online experience brings London to your living room, and the VR Tour Bus viewers are the perfect gift or souvenir for anyone who loves London.”
Ellen Sankey, Brand Licensing Manager at TfL said: “London has so much to offer to so many, and thousands of people travel to London to see the city from tour buses to get a glimpse of the capital’s vast culture and history. While nothing can beat exploring London by bus in real life, we’re delighted to be partnering with VR Tour Bus as it gives people across the world a new, innovative way to experience the city and virtually enjoy some of the wonderful places London has to offer.”
The VR Tour Bus online 360º virtual tour uses a standard web browser and works with most desktop and laptop computers, iPads, tablets and mobile smartphones. The VR Tour Bus streams data, so an internet connection speed of 10 Mb/s or faster is recommended.
VR Mode is best experienced with the Apple & Android smartphone VR apps, and the official VR Tour Bus viewer. The Apple VR app works with iPhone 6 or later running iOS 12.4 or later. The Android VR app works with most Android phones running Android 5 or later. Please check that your Android smartphone has the built in gyroscope sensor that’s required for VR mode.
Rod Edwards pioneered 360º imagery and virtual tours to the likes of Visit Britain, National Trust, Dezeen, Coca-Cola, US National Parks and many more. His inspirational photography has been commissioned and published by HM The Queen, Argos, Barclays, B&Q, BBC, Campbells, English Heritage, Fuji Film, Getty Images, Google, Habitat, Hoseasons, John Lewis, M&S, Orange, Ordnance Survey, RNLI, Sainsburys, Visit England and many more.
The VR Tour Bus is an official Transport for London (TfL) licensed product, that’s inspired by Google Cardboard VR technology. VR Tour Bus ® is the registered trademark of Rod Edwards Ltd. Google Cardboard is a trademark of Google LLC. is a trademark of Transport for London and registered in the UK and other countries. All rights reserved.
Ding ding … Next stop … London town !