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Hampshire, England

Farnborough Airship Hangar Frame

The lasting remains of the Balloon Section of the British Armed Forces.
London, England

The Fortnum & Mason Clock

At the top of the hour, figures of the London department store's two co-founders emerge and bow to each other.
Stockport, England

Where The Mersey Rises

The river that gave its name to a 1960s musical movement has a rather inauspicious starting point in town outside of Manchester.
London, England

Giants of St. Dunstan-in-the-West

A pair of club-wielding guardians stand watch over London's first public clock to feature a minute hand.
Odiham, England

Birthplace of the British Tommy

According to the Soldiers Account Book, the village of Odiham is home to Thomas Atkins, whose name became shorthand for all British soldiers.
London, England

Word on the Water

This 1920s Dutch barge is now a floating bookstore.
London, England

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy.
London, England

The Fourth Plinth

Originally meant to hold a statue of King William IV, this support sat empty for years. Today, it hosts a rotating cast of public artwork.
Suffolk, England

Bures Dragon

A hill carving of the legendary dragon that terrorized the village of Bures in the Middle Ages.
Manningtree, England

A House for Essex

This surreal art house looks like a geometric version of a small chapel.
Bradwell-on-Sea, England

Chapel of St. Peter on the Wall

Constructed during the 7th century this is one of the oldest largely intact Christian churches in England.
Winchester, England

The Great West Window

This cathedral's stained-glass patchwork of psychedelic colors and shapes was put in place long before the swinging 60s.
London, England

Of Alley and the Duke’s Streets

An agreement meant to honor the Duke of Buckingham led to this unusually-named passageway near Charing Cross.
Micheldever Station, England

Micheldever Station Red Wheel

Commemorating the first recorded car journey in the United Kingdom, a 56-mile trip that defied the speed limit the whole way.
Woking, England

The Sandpit on Horsell Common

This peaceful park saw the beginning of an extraterrestrial invasion in H.G. Wells's 'The War of the Worlds.'
Farnham, England

Blind Bishops Steps

These steps were uniquely crafted so Bishop Richard Fox could travel between his home and town.
Southampton, England

Marine Air Terminal Ruins

The rusting relics of Southampton's former luxurious flying boat industry.
Southampton, England

The Wool House

This 700-year-old storehouse was a POW jail, aviation workshop, and Titanic memorial before becoming a brewpub.
Southampton, England

Southampton Walls

A half-mile-long stretch of medieval forts built after a devastating pirate attack persists amid the modern port city.
London, England

Sotheby's Sekhmet

Heralded as the oldest statue in London.
Guildford, England

Guildford Medieval Synagogue

The remains of the oldest synagogue in Britain lay forgotten for seven centuries, hidden under a humble shop.
London, England

Tyburn Tree Marker

Never actually a tree at all, this spot was the site of London's public hangings for nearly 600 years.
London, England

Myddelton Passage Police Graffiti

These marks in Myddelton Passage aren't your run-of-the-mill vandalism, and they weren't made by your typical vandal.
London, England

Audley Square Spy Lamp Post

This overlooked street light once served as a KGB dead letter box.