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Reykjavik, Iceland

EVE Online Monument

This monument to one of the largest science fiction games of all time bears the names of hundreds of thousands of players.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

Iceland's tribute to its thankless civil servants.
London, England

Houseboats of Regents Canal

A community of artists and entrepreneurs seeks a simpler life on London's waterways.
London, England

Ragged School Museum

A Victorian school for poverty stricken waifs has been preserved as a museum to their donated education.
London, England

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

A historic London cemetery now serves as a nature park incorporating gravestones & memorial statues.
London, England

Nomadic Community Gardens

This secret garden has bloomed into London's most unique hub of urban creativity.
London, England

Village Underground

Artists and musicians now rule over this former rail station.
London, England

Banksy's 'Designated Graffiti Area'

Banksy gives himself artistic license with this piece of London street art.
London, England

Columbia Road Shops and Flower Market

The Columbia Road Flower Market is now open every Sunday, rain or shine.
London, England

Angela Landers Perfumer

A boutique perfumery fashioned to look like a Victorian-era shop.
London, England

Hackney City Farm

A flourishing garden with pigs, donkeys, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, and sheep.
London, England

Extreme Bike Course in Haggerston Park

Visit on a Sunday morning to see some killer tricks.
London, England

David Bowie's Childhood Home

The childhood home of Earth's alien chameleon is a humble Brixton flat.
London, England

Brixton Windmill

A fully functional, 200-year-old remnant of the time when Brixton was mostly fields.
Richmond, England

Marianne North Gallery at Kew Gardens

A gallery specifically dedicated to the botanical illustrations of a remarkable traveling lady.
London, England

Traffic Light Tree

A student driver's nightmare.
London, England

Word on the Water

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

Coade Stone Caryatids

A measuring mishap led to these artificial stone ladies losing their stomachs.
London, England

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Children's hospital in London that operates on royalties received from Peter Pan, which J.M. Barrie signed over in 1929.
London, England

Novelty Automation

A tongue-in-cheek arcade where the games are based on everyday life.
London, England

The Hardy Tree

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

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

An small and easily overlooked archaeology museum chock full of Egyptian artifacts.
London, England

Cabmen’s Shelter in Russell Square

Originally built for London’s cab drivers, this bright green hut now serves anyone a hot drink or meal.
London, England

Hoa Hakananai'a

The "lost friend” is the most famous of the six moai statues that were removed from Easter Island.