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London, England

Seven Noses of Soho

Several plaster noses are hidden in plain sight around London's Soho neighborhood.
London, England

Algerian Coffee Stores

Since 1887, this old-school shop has stacked its shelves with extraordinary coffees and teas.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The commemorative stone column conceals a secret laboratory.
London, England

Clock of the Long Now: Prototype 1

A clock designed to run with perfect accuracy for 10,000 years.
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.
London, England

The Sherlock Holmes Museum

This London pub hides a peculiar secret: a recreation of the rooms shared at 221b Baker Street by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Accra, Ghana

Black Star Square

An enormous public square and parade ground built to celebrate Ghana's independence.
Coventry, England

‘Sir Guy and the Dun Cow’

This oft-overlooked public artwork depicts another Warwickshire legend.
Birmingham, England

Kings Norton Stop Lock

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

Aston Hall

This ornate English estates "Prodigy House" still bears the cannonball marks of civil war.
Birmingham, England

Black Sabbath Bridge

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

Birmingham Back to Backs

A collection of historic buildings in central Birmingham blend seamlessly into the cityscape but have an interesting story to tell.
Birmingham, England

Library of Birmingham

The largest public library in the United Kingdom was designed to reflect the industrial and artistic history of the city where it stands.
Birmingham, England

'A Life in the Year of the Chinchillas'

The ceiling of this shopping arcade is adorned with six trompe-l’œil artworks, including a grim funeral scene.
Birmingham, England

Ozzy the Bull

A gigantic mechanical bull rages over unsuspecting passengers at Birmingham’s central station.
London, England

Croham Hurst Woods

Late Mesolithic settlements and Bronze Age burials have been excavated at this ancient woodland on the top of a hill.
Wheatley, England

Wheatley Lock-Up

Over 100 years ago this pyramidal holding cell was reserved for rowdy drunks but now only offers five minute sentences.
Witney, England

The Devil's Quoits

A renovated henge and stone circle just south of Stanton Harcourt village.
Stow-on-the-Wold, England

St Edward's Church

This medieval sanctuary's tree-framed door looks like a portal to a mythical realm.
Moreton-in-Marsh, England

Four Shire Stone

The centuries-old obelisk may have inspired J. R. R. Tolkien.
Oxfordshire, England

'Lands of Exiles'

In pastoral England, a plaque marks where an imaginary community addressed the problem of combat mortality.
Chipping Norton, England

Rollright Stones

This trio of neolithic stone monuments are fabled to be a king and his knights that were petrified by a witch.
Warwickshire, England

Dick's Lane Bridge

A great example of the inventive canal bridges that were deliberately split down the middle.
Hatton, England

The Hatton Flight

Known as the "Stairway to Heaven," this historic canal dates back to the 1700s.