Google launches indoor maps for Android devices in the UK, locations listed

Google launches indoor maps for Android devices in the UK, locations listed

Google has updated Google Maps for Android, with the service now offering floor plans for various indoor locations in the UK.

Google launches indoor maps for Android devices in the UK, locations listed

The feature provides indoor walking directions for more than 40 locations in the UK,  including the National Theatre, Harrods, Wembley stadium and various museums, train stations, airports and shopping centres, with any building owner being able to  upload their floor plans  to be included in the future.

Here’s how their blog post describes the service:

Just open Google Maps on your Android mobile phone, zoom in to the location you’re in and the indoor floor plan magically appears. And for buildings where the information is available, we’ll even show you where you are on the map with a familiar blue dot if you’ve enabled the My Location feature.

Next, search for the location you’d like to get to (Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station or Peter Jones in Sloane Square) and we’ll provide directions to help you get there – even if you’re on a completely different floor.

See below for a full listing of available locations in the UK:

United Kingdom

  • British Museum
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Harrods
  • National Theater
  • Victoria Albert Museum
  • Museum of London
  • Natural History Museum
  • Courtauld Gallery
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Victoria Station
  • Euston Station
  • Kings Cross Station
  • Waterloo Station
  • London Bridge Station
  • Fenchurch Street Station
  • Cannon Street Station
  • Paddington Station
  • Charing Cross Station
  • O2 Arena
  • Wembley Stadium
  • BFI Southbank
  • Barbican
  • Ricoh Arena
  • Somerset House
  • John Lewis*
  • Debenhams*
  • Selfridges*
  • House of Fraser*
  • One New Change Shopping Mall
  • Calbot Circus Shopping Center
  • Liverpool Street Station
  • St Pancras International
  • Peter Jones – Sloan Sq.
  • Airports:
    • London City airport
    • London Stansted airport
    • London Luton Airport
    • Manchester
    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
    • Birmingham