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London, England

10 Adam Street

England's most famous front door has an accidental doppelganger.
London, England

The Soho Square Hut

The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.
London, England

Michael Faraday Memorial

Shiny Brutalist box commemorates a pioneer of electricity and houses a railway transformer.
London, England

Charing Cross Mural

The medieval woodcut-style artwork chronicles life in medieval London.
London, England

Horniman Museum and Gardens

A Victorian natural history and ethnographic museum with wonderful turn-of-the-century, science-book-esque evolution displays.
London, England

'A Conversation With Oscar Wilde'

An unusual ode to the late Irish playwright, complete with a squiggly bust and coffin-shaped bench.
London, England

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

A hands-off space for graffiti artists to hone and display their skills.
London, England

'The Ambassadors'

A mysterious shape catches the eye in this 16th-century painting.
London, England

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

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

Ruined Victorian Folly

Remnants of a Victorian garden feature sitting in public woodland.
London, England

London's Rose-Ringed Parakeets

Legend says these colorful, invasive residents are the descendants of birds released by Jimi Hendrix.
London, England

Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

Abstract dinosaur models in London.
London, England

Trellick Tower

This iconic high-rise residential block was one of the last to be built in the Brutalist style.
London, England

Electric Avenue

"We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue, and then we'll take it higher..."
London, England

David Bowie Graffiti Mural

An artistic tribute to the famous singer, just around the corner from where he was born.
London, England

West Norwood Cemetery

A Victorian park cemetery, standing on the site of what was once the Great North Wood.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

Brixton Windmill

A fully functional, 200-year-old remnant of the time when Brixton was mostly fields.
Chaldon, England

Ladder of Salvation of the Human Soul

Angels, demons, and tortured souls on a giant wall mural in a little church.
London, England

Richmond Park

This beautiful deer park was built so King Charles I and his court could go hunting while escaping a deadly plague outbreak.
Surrey, England

'The Martian'

An enormous alien invades Woking, England, as an homage to the H.G. Wells classic "The War of the Worlds."