The London Map
An interactive map of London in England. You can use the drop-down near the top right of this London map to select a London street / road map view, a terrain view, satellite view or a hybrid with the road map overlaid on satellite view of London. Controls on the left of the London Google map allow you to zoom in and out as you explore the area.
Pins on the map indicate the full-screen virtual tour, 360° panoramas that have been taken in various locations in and around London. Clicking on the map pin will load the virtual tour selected in the area above the map of London. These virtual tours show some of the sights, attractions and other places of interest around London. Where available, there are also virtual tours of some of the London hotels, restaurants, museums etc.
Add Your Virtual Tours to the London MapThe 360° virtual tours shown on this London map are contributed by various photographers. If you would like to add your own virtual tours to this map then please see the FAQ and the For Photographers pages. Our hosting services are free for non-commercial locations. Commercial locations such as hotels, attractions and restaurants etc should refer to our virtual tour hosting pages for further information and costs.
Embed this London Map on Your SiteAdding this London map to your own site / blog is a fantastic way of providing interactive and immersive content for your visitors. The various options for embedding both individual virtual tour panoramas or entire 'Regional Tours' (showing both the interactive London map and panoramas) can be found on the embed a tour page.
Regents Park - Boating Lake - Description
Regents Park (officially called 'The Regents Park') covers 487 acres of central London. In the park is a Boating Lake where you can hire a rowing boat and relax on the waters among the swans, ducks and geese. The Boathouse Restaurant near to Hanover Gate, and the Garden Café in the Queen Mary Gardens both provide refreshments.
A walkway runs around the southern side of the Boating Lake, and people often feed the birds from here. It is not uncommon to find people surrounded by all kinds of birds trying to get their share of the bread. The north-east section of the lake is fenced off and contains some of the 90 species of ornamental waterfowl (ducks and the like) that can be found in Regents Park. Since the 1980s, all the waterfowl for the other Royal Parks are bread at The Regents Park and a Nature Study Centre has been established. There are currently some 650 birds on the lake including about 260 pairs of ducks from the Breeding Centre in Regents Park.
Herons are common in this part of Regents Park, especially in the early evening, or standing in rows along the edge of the lake in the morning. Whilst this puts pressure on the aquatic life within the park, the herons are a welcome spectacle. Later on in the evening, especially in the summer, it is possible to catch sight of bats flying about the lights at dusk as they chase their own prey.
Regents Park and the boating lake are close to the Sherlock Holmes Museum, and Madam Tussauds. If you are visiting London then passing through Regents Park and the Boating Lake is the best way to get to London Zoo. Access to both the Sherlock Holmes Museum and the London Zoo is free with the London Pass holders.