Planning a trip to the England? Thanks to virtual reality (VR) technology, you can cross this destination off your list of sights to see (and unlike most tourist activities, this one is free.) London–based digital agency 1Turn has created a 360-degree VR tour of the entire Hampstead Hill Garden & Pergola, located in a less frequented section of London’s West Heath park. The garden was completed in 1906 with the help of renowned landscape architect Thomas Mawson on the former estate of soap industrialist William Lever, who used the grounds to host parties. Lever and his younger brother James Lever’s company merged with Margarine Unie in 1929 to form Unilever, a food, beverage, and cleaning product firm whose brands include Axe, Lipton, and Dove.
Assuming you’re not an owner of a VR headset such as the Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR, anyone using Google Chrome for Desktop or YouTube’s app for mobile can explore the garden. Instructions on how to take the tour can be found in the video’s description on YouTube.
Click here to read our article from January on the rise of VR and Augmented Reality technology in the industry.