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London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.
London, England

Ziggy Stardust Plaque

This London plaque marks the spot where David Bowie's famous alien made his debut.
London, England

David Bowie Graffiti Mural

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

The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian

Thanks to modern navigational tools we now know that the true prime meridian runs through a park next door.
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of antiquities and curiosities.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

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

The Old Curiosity Shop

The quaint little store that is said to have inspired a famous Dickens novel was only given its name after the book was released.
London, England

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

A 1,215-foot tunnel transports pedestrians beneath the River Thames.
London, England

The Churchill War Rooms

The perfectly preserved underground rooms where Churchill plotted the war against Germany.
Venice, Italy

Giant Hands of Venice’s Grand Canal

A new sculpture calls attention to climate change in the centuries-old city it threatens.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
Cambridge, England

Mathematical Bridge

Local legend says Isaac Newton built this footbridge without any screws, bolts, or nails.
North Yorkshire, England

Buttertubs Pass

A steep and winding road in the Yorkshire Dales passes by these deep natural potholes.
Buxton, England

Solomon's Temple

This landmark Victorian folly rewards visitors with spectacular views over the Peak District.
Nottingham, England

Wollaton Hall

A striking 500-year-old mansion provides an unexpectedly sublime home for live deer and a menagerie of exotic stuffed animals.
Nottingham, England

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.
Chester, England

Chester Town Hall Clock Tower

The western face was supposedly left clock-less to snub the Welsh.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

Mysteriously stacked storefront paths give this medieval British town an iconic style like none other.
Conwy, Wales

Quay House, The Smallest House in Great Britain

A former fisherman's hut deemed too small for habitation is now a delightful tourist draw.
Gwynedd, Wales

Gelert's Grave

A tiny village in Wales claims the name of a noble medieval hound slain for a crime he didn't commit.
Llanberis, Wales

Dolbadarn Castle Ruins

The stately remains of Llywelyn the Great's mighty fortress.
Gwynedd, Wales

Snowdon

The highest peak in Wales is said to be the final resting place of a giant killed by King Arthur.