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London, England

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
Hove, England

Armada Beacon

This large torch on the Hove coastline helped Sir Francis Drake defend England from the Spanish fleet.
Hove, England

Victorian Seaside Shelters

These seaside shelters once enjoyed by royalty remain a part of local history.
Margate, England

'The Shell Lady of Margate'

Overlooking the seaside town of Margate stands a tribute to an artist's lover.
Herne Bay, England

Amy Johnson Statue

A statue paying homage to a world-record-setting aviator who disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
London, England

Deptford Anchor

A much-loved local landmark pays tribute to the shipbuilding past of this area.
London, England

The Hardy Tree

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

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz, this destroyed church has become an enchanting public garden.
Twickenham, England

'The Naked Ladies'

No one knows who created the statues or if they are arranged properly—let alone the artwork's real name.
London, England

The Albert Bridge

Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.
London, England

Quantum Cloud

Sculptor Antony Gormley used chaos theory and fractal growth to design his tallest creation.
London, England

Queen Caroline's Bath

The plunge pool is a surviving relic of a rowdy royal residence.
Hertfordshire, England

Old Gorhambury House

These ruins of Francis Bacon's once-magnificent manor are hidden in the English countryside.
Brighton, England

Brighton Beach Flint Grotto

One fisherman has used his love of pebbles and shore to create a crazy garden of rocky art.
London, England

Hoa Hakananai'a

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

Coade Stone Caryatids

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

'Titania and Bottom'

This macabre painting of a Shakespearean scene looks like something out of a nightmare.
London, England

Richmond Park

This beautiful deer park was built so King Charles I and his court could go hunting while escaping a deadly plague outbreak.
London, England

The Soho Square Hut

The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.
London, England

Hampstead Pergola

This secluded walkway overlooks a magnificently wild London green space.
London, England

Kyoto Garden

A little slice of Japan and its aesthetics in London's Holland Park.
London, England

The Golden Boy at Pye Corner

A portly statue of a golden boy commemorates an unusual cause of the Great Fire of London: the sin of gluttony.
London, England

Black Cats of Carreras Cigarette Factory

Black cat statues guard this temple-like Egyptian revival factory.
London, England

Queen Mary's Garden

The rose garden in Regent's Park where Pongo and Perdita met for the first time in Disney's "101 Dalmatians."