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Places visited in Oxford, England
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Somerset, England

Vicars' Close

The oldest residential street in Europe also features an optical illusion.
Somerset, England

Wells Cathedral Clock

This astronomical clock is the second oldest in England.
Headington, England

The Narnia Window

Beside the pew where C.S. Lewis often sat while attending church, a window filled with characters from his beloved stories.
Oxford, England

The Headington Shark

A 26-foot shark sculpture—a statement about bombs—set off a municipal battle royale.
Oxford, England

Annora's Tomb

The weathered grave of a medieval anchoress who walled herself up in a cell attached to a church.
Oxford, England

St Catherine's College

This slice of 1960s Danish modernism does not conform to the Oxford college stereotypes.
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

C.S. Lewis's Grave

The beloved fantasy novelist is buried near a church containing a whimsical etched glass window full of Narnia favorites.
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.
London, England

The Wrong Abbey Road

Tourists who rely on a transit map to find the iconic Beatles location often end up in a far-off neighborhood.
London, England

Queen Mary's Garden

The rose garden in Regent's Park where Pongo and Perdita met for the first time in Disney's "101 Dalmatians."
Oxford, England

Sir James Murray's Post Box

A letterbox installed specifically for the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Oxfordshire, England

Godstow Abbey Ruins

These ancient ruins were the final resting place of King Henry II's mistress.
Oxford, England

J.R.R. Tolkien's Grave

The names Lúthien and Beren can be found inscribed on the shared grave of the famous writer and his beloved wife and muse.
Oxford, England

Rewley Road Swing Bridge

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

Site of the Rewley Road Rail Station

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

The Cornhill Devils

These Victorian era devil sculptures were designed to spite a local vicar.
London, England

London's Original and All-Inspiring Coffee House

The site of London's first coffee house has been serving refreshments of one kind or another for 360 years.
London, England

Ernest Shackleton Statue

The famous polar explorer stands outside the Royal Geographical Society's headquarters.
London, England

Queen Caroline's Bath

The plunge pool is a surviving relic of a rowdy royal residence.
London, England

Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon

The remains of the great moral philosopher reside in a university in London.
London, England

Eltham Palace

Art Deco and “Wrenaissance” mash-up, this recently restored royal residence has been home to kings and comes with secret monkey passages included.
London, England

Tyburn Tree Marker

Never actually a tree at all, this spot was the site of London's public hangings for nearly 600 years.
London, England

London Underground Labyrinths

A labyrinth hides in plain sight at each of the city's 270 Tube stations.