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28/10/2013 06:52 GMT

Google 'Street View' Maps The Thames (PICTURES)

London's River Thames has become the latest addition to Google's Street View maps.

You can now peruse 360-degree waterside panoramas of the capital's most iconic landmarks without even leaving the house.

Google UK attached its Trekker camera to a Port of London Authority boat which cruised 30 miles of the waterway snapping a picture every 2.5 seconds.

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The Thames joins such visual joys as the Galapagos Islands, the Grand Canyon and even the Large Hadron Collider.

Ed Parsons, Geospatial technologist at Google UK, said: "The Thames is the central tributary that Londoners like myself and tourists like to navigate by, reports the Telegraph.

He added: "The river also offers some of the most scenic and iconic views of London from arguably the best vantage points the city has to offer, and we are thrilled to be able to work with the PLA so that users from around the world can experience the Thames through Street View."

It is undoubtedly a pretty cool feature for the ever-expanding Google Maps but we have one suggestion for you.

Get out there and do it for real - it only costs a few quid and is a great way to spend an afternoon.