You can find guidelines on how to use this tour further down the page.
Leith Hill tower was built by a man who wanted to show off his wealth and be able to admire it from afar. When the tower was built in 1726, it was one of the highest buildings around. Spiralling 72 steps up, the view from the top of Leith Hill tower is amazing. Use the telescope to zoom in on London to the north, or try to see a sailing boat through Shoreham Gap to the south.
View on a laptop or desktop
You can explore with your mouse, the control buttons on your keyboard or the control icons on-screen.
Using a mouse: Click and drag the cursor on-screen in the direction you want to look. If your mouse has a roller button, use it to zoom in/out.
Using on-screen icons: Click and hold the screen icons to navigate. The + (plus) and - (minus) buttons allow you to zoom in/out.
Using keyboard arrow keys: Press the arrow keys to navigate. The + (plus) and - (minus) keys allow you to zoom in/out.
Using keyboard tab keys: Tab through the on-screen buttons and hold down the space bar to navigate. Shift + tab will tab back to the previous on-screen button.
We suggest you don't use full-screen view while tabbing - depending on your browser, it can prevent tab buttons from working within the panorama.
View on a touchscreen device
For touchscreen devices, touch-drag your finger on the screen to explore and interact.
To start from the beginning again, click on the 'default view' icon.
You can turn the real location sound effects on and off by touch-clicking the 'sound effects' icon. You can toggle the 'auto rotate' icon on/off in the same way.
To hide the toolbar to display a larger screen image, touch-click the 'hide & show' button.