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London, England

Peter Pan Statue

A statue marks the exact spot where The Boy Who Never Grows Up made his first literary appearance.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
Sheffield, England

Enchanted Chairs

A collection of throne-inspired sculptures dot the landscape of Wincobank.
Sheffield, England

The Giant Hands and Giant Feet of Wincobank

In this quiet English suburb, giant steel hands and feet dot the landscape.
Southwell, England

The Archbishop's Palace

Once a palace for the Archbishop of York, these 15th-century ruins now serve as a haunt for history buffs.
Colne, England

Wallace Hartley's Gravestone

The violinist who played on as the Titanic sank is buried in this quiet English cemetery.
Southwell, England

The Workhouse

In the U.K., a historic workhouse shines a light on the early, harsh treatment of the poor.
Merseyside, England

The Dream

Giant statue of a disembodied head.
Bristol, England

Vale Street

England's steepest street has such a drastic incline that locals tie their parked cars to lampposts when it gets icy.
Shildon, England

Winston Churchill's Funeral Train

The train that took the prime minister on his final journey now rests in a British museum.
York, England

The Snickelways of York

This network of narrow, medieval passages has the most delightful name.
Nottingham, England

The Caves of Nottingham

A labyrinthine underworld of tunnels and caverns hides beneath the city.
Northumberland, England

Holy Island Boat Sheds

These upturned herring boats make nifty storage sheds for fishing goods.
London, England

'An Allegory of Man'

This mysterious and unique painting is filled with symbolism.
Portsmouth, England

Spinnaker Tower

This striking observation tower shaped like a spinnaker sail is the newest icon in historic Portsmouth.
Blackpool, England

Comedy Carpet

A typographic tribute to the many comedic greats who make Great Britain laugh.
Somerset, England

Willow Man

Wicker sculpture that towers over the M5 motorway.
London, England

The Executioner's Ax

Tucked away in the Tower of London is the weapon once used to execute high-profile prisoners.
Isle of Wight, England

Blackgang Chine

The UKs oldest theme park slowly slips away.
Northumberland, England

Pilgrims Way to Holy Island

Twice a day this ancient path disappears with the tides, leaving the Holy Island of Lindisfarne out to sea.
Dorset, England

Old Harry Rocks

65 million-year-old chalk outcroppings mark the end of the Jurassic Coast.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

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

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
London, England

The Monty Python Foot

The television series' iconic giant foot was borrowed from this classical painting.