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Google Street View offers virtual Breaking Bad, House of Cards set tours

Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey also lined up
Fri Aug 22 2014, 14:35
Google Street View now offers virtual Breaking Bad, House of Cards set tours

IF YOU'VE EVER FANCIED taking a tour of Los Pollos Hermanos in Albuquerque, New Mexico, or Freddy's BBQ Rib Joint in Washington, DC, you now can, thanks to Google Maps.

To mark this year's Emmy Awards, Google is offering virtual tours of the sets of some of the shows nominated, including Netflix exclusives Breaking Bad and House of Cards, on Street View.

"Whether yourre into DC intrigue or Khaleesi's conquests, chances are you're watching the Emmy Awards on Monday," Google said in a blog post. "To get ready for the show, relive your favorite moments from this year's nominees with Google Maps."

"While we can't get you a ticket to the awards, Google Maps can at least make you feel like an extra on the set of your favorite show. Happy (Street) viewing!"

Breaking Bad fans can visit places such as Twisters, the inspiration behind drug-peddling chicken shop Los Pollos Hermanos, while House of Cards viewers can visit Frank Underwood's favourite barbecue spot Freddy's BBQ Rib Joint, which actually exists on a street in Baltimore.

Those who are more into dragons than politics can take a tour of the desert land of Aït-Ben-Haddou, one of the cities conquered by Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen in season three of Game of Thrones.

You can also visit Highclere Castle in North Wessex Downs, where Downton Abbey is filmed, which likely will appeal to those fond of watching paint dry.

This isn't the first time that Google has pulled such a stunt, as it previously let users take a tour of Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter films.

You can go exploring by following this link. µ


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