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Allies by Lawrence Holofcener. (Wikimedia Commons)
London, England

Allies Sculpture

Bronze sculpture celebrating the relationship between Churchill and Roosevelt
51.5121, -0.1443
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch
40.7527, -73.9772
The Great Bed of Ware
London, England

The Great Bed of Ware

This intricately carved and hilariously huge bed was such a famous symbol both Shakespeare and Byron used it in their writing.
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The left-hand property (No. 22) is inhabited, but the right-hand one (No. 23) is only a façade.
London, England

Leinster Gardens False Facades

You'd never know the houses at 23-24 Leinster Gardens were fakes—until you see the train tracks on the other side.
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The Burlington Arcade Beadles
London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

This luxury shopping lane has been protected by its own tiny police force for over a century
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Golden Hinde in London
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship
51.5069, -0.0904
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy
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Leighton House Museum
London, England

Leighton House Museum

This artist's home turned gallery/museum preserves the creator's love of "Eastern" influences
51.4987, -0.2030
The Difference Engine #2 at London Science Museum
London, England

Difference Engine #2

Babbage's proto-computer, painstakingly brought to life
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Taxidermy animals and a whale skeleton
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

70 million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home
51.4966, -0.1765
Trench armour
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI
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The long view of Cooper's Row
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall
51.5108, -0.0766
London's smallest police station.
London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth
51.5078, -0.1288
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of ethnographic items
51.5168, -0.1176
Inside the dome of St. Paul's
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome
51.5138, -0.1004
The Churchill War Rooms
London, England

The Churchill War Rooms

The perfectly preserved underground rooms where Churchill plotted the war against Germany
51.5021, -0.1290
One of the many gruesome dioramas.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
51.5025, -0.1188
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a sordid past
51.5131, -0.1103
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series
51.5322, -0.1240
The vaulted gallery of plaster models.
Possagno, Italy

Museo Canova

The home of a neoclassical master is now a shrine to his chosen art style
45.8519, 11.8750
Scrovegni Chapel
Padua, Italy

Scrovegni Chapel

Built to repay the sins of the father, this church is home to one of the most valuable works of Western art
45.4117, 11.8791
Campo de Fiori
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe
41.8956, 12.4722
Florence, Italy

Ospedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents)

Renaissance hospital featuring a rotating door into which unwanted babies were dropped.
43.7763, 11.2612
Tempietto at San Pietro in Montorio
Rome, Italy

Tempietto at San Pietro in Montorio

More sculpture than building, this architecturally significant temple was built on the spot of Saint Peter's crucifixion
41.8886, 12.4665