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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Oersoep

A Dutch passageway's artistic, aquatic-themed makeover pays tribute to the capital city's famed waterways.
London, England

Dirty Dick's

This pub boasts a curious history and may have inspired a Dickens character.
London, England

The Fourth Plinth

Originally meant to hold a statue of King William IV, this support sat empty for years. Today, it hosts a rotating cast of public artwork.
London, England

Beigel Bake

Order a salt beef-loaded beigel at any hour of the day or night at this East End institution.
London, England

Black Cats of Carreras Cigarette Factory

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

Bunhill Fields

A famous burial ground with a history both grim and literary.
Nottingham, England

The Flying Horse

A 15th-century former coaching inn forms the implausibly grand entrance to a 1980s shopping mall.
Nottingham, England

The Exchange Murals

These 90-year-old murals of local kings, Vikings, and outlaws hide in plain sight in a beautifully baroque shopping arcade.
Birmingham, England

Kings Norton Stop Lock

This ingenious engineering solution was built to stop the "theft" of canal water.
Chester, England

Chester Shot Tower

A 168-foot tower, part of the abandoned Chester Leadworks facility.
Chester, England

Bridge Of Sighs

Once the last route taken by condemned prisoners.
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

Medieval Coffin of St John's

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

The Cobweb Picture

Chester Cathedral is home to a unique painting crafted on a canvas of cobwebs.
Chester, England

Chester Imp

A mysterious demonic figure peers down from its perch within the gorgeous Chester Cathedral.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

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

Chester Town Hall Clock Tower

The western face was supposedly left clock-less to snub the Welsh.
Birmingham, England

Nanette Stocker's Grave

This 19th-century performer's gravestone identifies her as "the smallest woman ever in this Kingdom."
Birmingham, England

Black Sabbath Bridge

A bench and a bridge pay tribute to Birmingham's favorite heavy metal band.
Tallinn, Estonia

Haunted Guest House

Spend your honeymoon where the Devil had his wedding.
Tallinn, Estonia

Seaplane Harbour

Disused seaplane hangar gets a second life as the jaw-dropping home of Estonia's museum of maritime history.
London, England

Aldgate Pump

This pump on the bad side of Victorian London betrayed a horrifying revelation about the water supply.
Oslo, Norway

Neseblod Records

This record shop and unofficial black metal museum is an ode to Oslo's heaviest musical export.
Madrid, Spain

'Witches' Sabbath (The Great He-Goat)'

This macabre masterpiece of a mural is one of Francisco Goya's "Black Paintings."