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London, England

The Tower of London Menagerie

These wire animal sculptures commemorate the exotic inhabitants that once called the Tower of London home.
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

Yeoman Warders Club

There's an exclusive Beefeaters pub hidden in the Tower of London.
Wellington, New Zealand

Mrs. Chippy Monument

A bronze kitty adorns the grave of the polar explorer who brought the original feline to the Antarctic.
Huntly, New Zealand

DEKA Sign

This faded sign to nowhere is a beloved icon in New Zealand.
Pembrokeshire, Wales

St. Govan's Chapel

A hermit's tiny cell built into the cliffside that saved him in South Pembrokeshire.
Shoreham-by-Sea, England

Houseboats of Shoreham

A motley, fantastical agglomeration of unlikely houseboats along the Shoreham-by-Sea riverbank.
Hove, England

Armada Beacon

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

The Albert Bridge

Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.
Tirau, New Zealand

Big Dog and Sheep

These two delightful animal-shaped buildings host a visitor center and wool shop.
Pohuehue, New Zealand

Mahurangi Harbour

A drowned river valley that was important to the Maori and European settlers.
Buxton, England

Chee Dale Stepping Stones

These unique stepping stones hug a river's edge to take hikers on a journey through a limestone gorge.
Birmingham, England

Curzon Street Station

This historic abandoned train station looks like a stop for ghost trains.
Birmingham, England

Birmingham Walk of Stars

The star-studded street honors the city's most notable Brummies.
Leek, England

The Queen's Chair

This stone throne invites adventurers to observe breathtaking views of the Peak District.
Staffordshire, England

Doxey Pool

This tiny little pool is said to be home to a malicious mermaid named Jenny Greenteeth.
Derbyshire, England

Winnats Pass

A magnificent winding road through a steep valley, with deep natural caverns at the bottom
London, England

Longplayer

A musical composition 1000 years in length plays at the Trinity Buoy Wharf in London.
London, England

V&A Dog Memorials

Hidden in the courtyard of the Victoria and Albert Museum is a little-known tribute to two celebrity pooches.
Surrey, England

Leith Hill Tower

Gothic tower where Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote the poem "The Sleeping Beauty."
London, England

WWT London Wetland Centre

London's marvelous wildfowl reserve along the Thames.
London, England

Marc Bolan's Rock Shrine

A roadside shrine to a late rock god only remains thanks to the unyielding efforts of his fans.
Cheltenham, England

The Doughnut

Britain's answer to the NSA is based out of this deliciously-named circular headquarters.
Nevada City, California

Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

"You don't need a rocket scientist to build a steam engine, but we've got one." -Museum docent on the credentials of a restoration volunteer.