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London, England

Magic Circle Museum

This collection of illusory paraphernalia has been culled from the history of London's premier magician's club.
Emley, England

Emley Moor Transmitter Tower

The tallest freestanding structure in the United Kingdom.
London, England

The Ferryman's Seat

The last remaining example of the boatmen's perches that once dotted the south bank of the Thames.
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
London, England

The Cathedral of Sewage

This elaborate Byzantine-style building was designed for a not-so-pretty purpose.
London, England

Postman's Park: Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice

A quiet memorial to those who died saving others in the heart of the City of London.
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

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
London, England

The London Stone

This legendary stone is of unknown origin, and throughout history has been a literal touchstone for British leaders.
London, England

Guildhall's Underground Roman Amphitheater

A 2000-year-old Roman amphitheater lies just below Guildhall Yard.
London, England

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

A historic London cemetery now serves as a nature park incorporating gravestones & memorial statues.
London, England

Temple of Mithras

Rebuilt remains of a temple to Roman god Mithras.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
London, England

Kensal Green Cemetery and Catacombs

Winding paths and ramshackle mausoleums in the oldest "park cemetery" in London.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
London, England

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

An small and easily overlooked archaeology museum chock full of Egyptian artifacts.
London, England

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
London, England

Public Standards of Length

19th-century scientists would make the pilgrimage here to verify the precision of their measuring sticks.
Cardiff, Wales

Ianto's Shrine

An impromptu shrine appeared shortly after beloved "Torchwood" character Ianto Jones was killed off the show.
Castleton, England

Peak Cavern's Rope Factory

Some of England's last cave dwellers lived and worked within this huge cave.
London, England

The Mail Rail

Hidden beneath the streets of London is a secret subway that only carried mail.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wojtek the Soldier Bear Memorial

A statue in the heart of Edinburgh honors a bear that served in the Polish military during World War II.
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Poison Garden

The sign at the garden gate reads: "These Plants Can Kill."
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Castle

This iconic 1,000-year-old medieval castle is a favorite of the film industry, most notably as the location for Hogwarts in Harry Potter.