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New VR App Lets You Time Travel in London

A new virtual reality app called Timelooper allows tourists to visit London like never before. Instead of just hearing about the city’s historical events and locations, those with the app and a Google Cardboard device can look around and see the places as they really were hundreds of years ago.

The location-based app unlocks each place’s experience–from learning about the Great Fire of 1666 to the Tower of London in 1255–at the actual location. “Nothing replaces the experience of being on site, but you don’t always know what the stories are about those sights,” Yigit Yigiter, cofounder of Timelooper, tells ABC News.