London’s busiest underground stations will soon feature on Google Street View.
A camera placed in a backpack will capture 360-degree images from inside 30 Tube stations including Bank, King’s Cross St Pancras and Waterloo.
Google and Transport for London (TfL) hope the images will help people better plan their journeys, especially those with accessibility needs or those unfamiliar with travel in the capital.
The imagery will start being collected by Google in the next few weeks between 10am and 4pm to avoid peak hours.
Any faces captured by the cameras will be blurred before being published in 2024.
Sarah-Jayne Williams, global product partnerships director at Google Maps, said: “For the first time, users will be able to explore the capital’s busiest stations like never before and plan out their journeys.
We hope this will help everyone feel more comfortable during their travels, particularly those with accessibility needs.”
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Google Street View is a function that can be used within the Google Maps app to allow users to view a virtual representation of their surroundings.
TfL said it customers will be able to get a better sense of station layouts, as well as identifying facilities such as toilets and help points.
The full list of stations that are to be filmed include:
• Baker Street
• Bond Street
• Camden Town
• Canada Water
• Canary Wharf
• Canning Town
• Cannon Street
• Custom House
• Euston Square
• Green Park
• Highbury and Islington
• King’s Cross St Pancras
• Liverpool Street
• London Bridge
• Old Street
• Oxford Circus
• South Kensington
• Tottenham Court Road