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Places visited in Sandgate, England
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Liverpool, England

Church of St. Luke, Liverpool

Gutted during the Liverpool Blitz, this architectural husk has been left destroyed in honor of the dead.
London, England

Hungerford Footbridge Skateboard Graveyard

The broken skateboards that became a poignant memorial to a murdered skater.
London, England

Hampstead Pergola

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

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

Two Princes Staircase

Richard III supposedly disposed of his nephews' bodies here in an effort to seal his claim to the throne.
London, England

William Wallace Memorial

A plaque hangs near the execution place of the Scottish Independence leader famously depicted in "Braveheart."
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.
Bourton-on-the-Water, England

Dragonfly Maze

Puzzles within puzzles hide a golden treasure in this hedge maze.
Folkestone, England

Zigzag Path

A winding cave grotto walkway built to provide employment for veterans after World War I.
Sandgate, England

House of H.G. Wells

In a small Kentish seaside stands the former home of one of the greatest science-fiction writers.
London, England

Barbican Conservatory

This hidden green space is the city's second largest conservatory.
London, England

Parkland Walk

Following the trail of an old metro line, this scenic path is haunted by a creepy spriggan statue.
London, England

David Bowie Graffiti Mural

An artistic tribute to the famous singer, just around the corner from where he was born.
London, England

The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian

Thanks to modern navigational tools we now know that the true prime meridian runs through a park next door.
Cornwall, England

The Eden Project: The World’s Largest Greenhouse

Over one million types of plants in southwest England.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

The world's only shop catering to the needs of things that go bump in the night also helps kids become writers.
Wiltshire, England

Longleat Hedge Maze

The longest hedge maze in the world.
London, England

The London Dungeon

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

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Re:START Mall

After the devastating 2011 earthquake, historic Christchurch begins to recover, starting with the pop-up Re:START mall.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Airport Runway

High winds and a short landing strip make this one of the scariest runways in the world.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Basilica

The ruins of New Zealand's largest classical-style church.
Wellington, New Zealand

Colossal Squid

The world's only complete colossal squid specimen is on display at the Te Papa Museum.