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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

York Water Gate

These ornate arches show how the course of the River Thames has changed.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Charles II Statue

Edinburgh's oldest statue hides within a parking lot behind the city's iconic cathedral.
Edinburgh, Scotland

James Braidwood Statue

Dedicated to the Father of the British Fire Service.
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Poison Garden

The sign at the garden gate reads: "These Plants Can Kill."
Lyme Regis, England

Lyme Regis Museum

A local museum honors the overlooked discoveries of Mary Anning, one of the first professional fossil hunters.
London, England

The Clockmakers' Museum

This museum inside a museum tells the story of London's timepieces.
Manchester, England

People’s History Museum

One of Manchester’s museums has gathered and preserved British political paraphernalia covering over 200 years.
Hove, England

Victorian Seaside Shelters

These seaside shelters once enjoyed by royalty remain a part of local history.
London, England

Paddington Real Time Clock

Look up from the busy streets to discover how time is kept!
London, England

Clock of the Long Now: Prototype 1

A clock designed to run with perfect accuracy for 10,000 years.
London, England

S.O.E. Monument

A bronze bust commemorates the heroism of the secret agents who led covert operations against the Nazis.
London , England

Captain Bligh's Grave

The breadfruit-adorned final resting place of the infamous Captain of the HMS Bounty.
London, England

Battersea Power Station

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

Hungerford Footbridge Skateboard Graveyard

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

Traffic Light Tree

A student driver's nightmare.
Royal Leamington Spa, England

Royal Pump Rooms

Preserved baths in a Victorian-era spa town frequented by the most famous people of its day.
Paracuellos de Jarama, Spain

Paracuellos Massacres Cross at the Madrid Airport

The mysterious large white cross visible from the runway is a memorial to a massacre during Spanish Civil War.
London, England

Quantum Cloud

Sculptor Antony Gormley used chaos theory and fractal growth to design his tallest creation.
London, England

Darwin Centre Spirit Collection

Repository for more than 22 million pickled specimens.
London, England

Archie the Giant Squid

The monster at the center of the Darwin Center Spirit Collection.
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."
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

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.