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London, England

The Mail Rail

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

Folly Bridge

The spot where Oxford garnered its name was also home to a medieval philosopher and includes a house covered in statues.
Oxford, England

James Sadler Plaque

Site of the first hot air balloon flight conducted by the first English balloonist.
Oxford, England

Morris Garage

This nondescript building was the birthplace of Morris cars.
Oxford, England

Alice's Shop

The shop where the girl who inspired the beloved character once bought sweets is now a book-themed commercial curiosity.
Oxford, England

The Bear Inn

This centuries-old pub boasts a collection of more than 4,500 snippets of neckties from around the world.
Oxford, England

Oak Beams, New College Oxford

The beams of the New College, Oxford dining hall come with an amazing story.
Oxford, England

Jane Burden's Birthplace

A plaque marks the humble origins of an artistic muse who embodied the ideals of Pre-Raphaelite beauty.
Oxford, England

The Norrington Room

Once one of the largest rooms full of books in the world, this bookstore basement is still a treat for bibliophiles.
Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of the History of Science

An extraordinary collection of scientific instruments - and Einstein's chalkboard - inside the world's oldest purpose built museum building.
Oxford, England

Another Time II

Hidden in plain sight, this creepy sculpture watches from above.
Oxford, England

Martyr's Mark

The spot where three Protestant clergymen were burned at the stake during the reign of "Bloody Mary."
Oxford, England

The Saxon Tower at St. Michael at the North Gate

This 11th century tower is said to be the oldest building in Oxford.
Oxford, England

Beaumont Palace Marker

A hidden plaque is the only reminder of the lost palace where two storied English kings were born.
Oxford, England

Site of the Rewley Road Rail Station

A plaque is all that remains of a lost Oxford transport hub.
Oxford, England

Rewley Road Swing Bridge

The remnants of this unusual bridge await an uncertain fate.
Watford, England

The Watford Hornet

Flying high, this unusual hornet statue celebrates the local soccer team formerly owned by Elton John.
London, England

Floating Coffin of Pinner

One man's attempt to stay one step ahead of the church.
London, England

Fitzroy House

This historic London residence was once the womb of Scientology.
London, England

Camera Museum

This museum tucked below a charming cafe gives a brief snapshot of photographic history.
London, England

Fitzrovia Chapel

Designed by the architect who also had a hand in crafting the Westminster Abbey and Bristol Cathedral.
London, England

St. Sepulchre's Execution Bell

On the eve of a condemned prisoner's death, this bell rang 12 times outside their cell.
Hertfordshire, England

Snook's Grave

The eternal resting place of the last highwayman hanged in England.
Hertfordshire, England

St Mary's Church

Home to one of the tallest church spires in Europe, this historic church once played host to King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.