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Gallery: UK tech sites on Google Street View

Google unveils Google Street View for the UK which has users looking for any excuse to surf through the sights.

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Google has launched its Street View service in the UK, giving street-level photography of 25 of the largest cities in the country.

Here silicon.com has rounded up a selection of the top UK tech sites seen through Street View's lens - starting with Google's own HQ in London: Belgrave House, Buckingham Palace Road in Victoria.

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Not all roads in the selected cities have been mapped - Google relied on a fleet of camera-packing vans to take images, and coverage 'blackspots' are easy to find.

Apple's Regent Street Store appears to have missed out on a direct Google drive-by but the Apple flag is visible in the image above, down the street on the right hand side, along with plenty of shoppers - not all of whom appear to have been facially blurred by Google's algorithm.

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Rising above the rooftops of London's West End is the BT Tower - a 1960s icon and now a Grade II listed building.

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Another tech mecca - the Science Museum on South Kensington's Exhibition Road.

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Way out west at the edge of Street View's coverage area in London is the unimposing low-rise building pictured in the middle of this photograph: Heathrow Airport's newest addition and tech mega-project, Terminal 5.

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Also sitting in a Street View blackspot is the CBS Interactive offices - aka Silicon Towers. The entrance to the offices on Lavington Street is further along this road.

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Also with headquarters in Southwark is the Symbian Foundation, on Boundary Row - tucked away down the side street pictured here, off a leafy-looking Blackfriars Road.

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Rather more imposing to look at is the BBC's White City building, in Shepherd's Bush.

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And just up the road from White City is the home of BBC Television Centre.

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Tech heritage can also be tracked down via Google Street View: here is St James's Square, Mayfair - where a blue plaque commemorates the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace.

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And here is the plaque on the former home of Charles Babbage, on Dorset Street, Marylebone (the beige house in the center) - the man who invented the machine Lovelace wrote programs for.

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Tech sites can be spied on outside the capital too. Pictured here is Microsoft's Cambridge research lab - just at the edge of Street View's coverage area.

The sloping roof of the research facility is just visible across this cricket ground - between the two trees on the right-hand side.

Image credit: Google Street View

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