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Places visited in Portsmouth, England
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London, England

Kyoto Garden

A little slice of Japan and its aesthetics in London's Holland Park.
London, England

Museum of Brands

Collection dedicated to brands, packaging and advertising.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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

Cecil Court

A charming 17th-century alley lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
Worthing, England

Dome Cinema

It was once the longest continuously running cinema in the United Kingdom.
Portsmouth, England

Lumps Fort aka Southsea Rose Garden

A picturesque garden with a surprising past.
Helsinki, Finland

Fortress of Suomenlinna

This irregularly shaped sea fortress has defended not one but three different sovereign states.
Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church

A subterranean house of worship carved right out of the bedrock.
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
London, England

Wellcome Collection & Library

Curios of Pharmacist and Collector Henry Wellcome.
London, England

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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

Grant Museum of Zoology

The only university zoological museum in London houses extinct animals, bizarre natural history specimens, and a Micrarium of microscopic creatures.
London, England

'The Rocket' Locomotive

This innovative steam machine was no doubt the most famous of the pioneer locomotives.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
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

Pelicans of St James's Park

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

Minack Theatre

A open air theatre built on a cliff by an eccentric British woman.
Matlock Bath, England

Matlock Bath

A seaside town with no sea in sight.
Liphook, England

Hollycombe Steam in the Country

This incredible collection contains rare steam-powered engines, rides, and trains.
Ceredigion, Wales

Constitution Hill

A 19th-century funicular railway shuttles visitors up this surprising sea cliff to one of the world's largest camera obscuras.
Aberystwyth, Wales

University of Aberystwyth Old College

A real-life Professor Snape once taught in this Welsh university building, which students of course nicknamed “Hogwarts.”
Thursford, England

Thursford Collection

A large collection of steam engines, organs, and fairground attractions.
Southampton, England

Ruins of Holyrood Church

Now a memorial to merchant sailors and Titanic victims, this medieval church was destroyed by bombing raids in 1940.