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London, England

Goodwin's Court

An easily overlooked stretch of ornate window fronts and gaslight lamps that could be right from the pages of Dickens.
London, England

36 Blythe Road

Where Aleister Crowley attempted to seize the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in a mask and a kilt.
London, England

Chained Library at Chelsea Old Church

This small collection of rare books was uniquely locked up for safe keeping.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

St. Michael’s Church

This Transylvanian church has changed its denomination four times.
Bucharest, Romania

Palace of the Parliament

This communist behemoth is the heaviest building in the world and a legacy of a brutal regime.
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu's Houses with Eyes

Something's watching you.
Turda, Romania

Salina Turda

This massive underground salt mine now holds a sci-fi theme park in its depths.
Guildford, England

Guildford Lido

This public pool is one of the last remaining lidos of the countless built in the 1930's as public works projects in the United Kingdom.
Chichester, England

Weald and Downland Living Museum

This open-air heritage museum illuminates centuries of historic English life from a West Sussex village.
London, England

Difference Engine #2

Charles Babbage's proto-computer, painstakingly brought to life.
London, England

Kyoto Garden

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

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

On a site with a long military history, a 1980s shelter.
Chester, England

Minerva's Shrine

Western Europe's only representation of a Roman goddess still in its original location sits in an unassuming park.
Chester, England

Chester Town Hall Clock Tower

The west-facing wall was supposedly left blank to snub the Welsh.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

Mysteriously stacked storefront paths give this medieval British town an iconic style like none other.
Chester, England

Medieval Coffin of St John's

A rare wooden coffin set vertically into the Gothic arch of an ruined church.
Cheshire East, England

Giant Straw Sculptures of Snugburys Ice Cream Farm

Each year a new straw behemoth is born.
Weston, England

Hawkstone Park

Created hundreds of years ago, the magical follies and landscapes at this park were almost lost to time before being restored.
Poundbury, England

Poundbury

Before 1993, this historic-looking village—Prince Charles' pet project—didn’t exist at all.
Macclesfield, England

Orrery at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

One of the largest mechanical models of the solar system in the world.
Osmington, England

Osmington White Horse

Want to properly offend a king? Sculpt a giant hill figure in chalk of him riding out of town.
Dorset, England

Tout Quarry Sculpture Park

This former quarry is now a vibrant labyrinth of magical in situ sculptures.
Meriden, England

National Cyclists Memorial

The obelisk honors the cyclist troops who were killed during World War I.