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East Molesey, England

Anne Boleyn's Gateway

Carved initials which are nearly 500 years old preserve the deposed Queen's presence at Hampton Court Palace.
East Molesey, England

The Great Vine

The world's largest grapevine has produced a delicious harvest at Hampton Court Palace for almost 250 years.
East Molesey, England

Hampton Court Maze

England's oldest surviving hedge maze has been confusing visitors for over 300 years.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

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

Parliamentary Division Bells

A network of bells in the pubs and restaurants around Westminster alerts politicians when it's time to cast their votes.
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

Leinster Gardens False Facades

You'd never know the houses at 23-24 Leinster Gardens were fakes—until you see the train tracks on the other side.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
London, England

Black Cats of Carreras Cigarette Factory

Black cat statues guard this temple-like Egyptian revival factory.
London, England

British Library Treasures Gallery

The library houses an incredible collection of some of the world's most impressive books and manuscripts.
London, England

Peace Garden at Tavistock Square

A quiet, semi-secret square with statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Virginia Woolf, and a conscientious objectors stone.
London, England

The Lost River Fleet

The largest of London's subterranean rivers and once a mad, bad center of London life.
London, England

St Olave Hart Street

A hidden treasure in London with a rich medieval history, and the resting place of many luminaries.
London, England

The Executioner's Ax

Tucked away in the Tower of London is the weapon once used to execute high-profile prisoners.
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
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

Temple Bar Memorial Dragon

The fierce beast perches atop a pedestal marking where the historic City of London gates once stood.
London, England

Hungerford Footbridge Skateboard Graveyard

The broken skateboards that became a poignant memorial to a murdered skater.
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

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

Goodwin's Court

An easily overlooked stretch of ornate window fronts and gaslight lamps that could be right from the pages of Dickens.
London, England

Cecil Court

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

The London Beer Flood

On October 17, 1814, a 15-ft. wave of beer ran rampant through the streets of London.