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London, England

Postman's Park: Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice

A quiet memorial to those who died saving others in the heart of the City of London.
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Museum Speelklok
Utrecht, Netherlands

Museum Speelklok

This Netherlands museum holds a gloriously mechanical collection of ornate musical automata.
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Orator at Speakers' Corner at 1974
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
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Shoreditch Town Hall Facade
London, England

Shoreditch Town Hall

A recently restored Shoreditch landmark with ties to Jack the Ripper.
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London, England

Hackney City Farm

A flourishing garden with pigs, donkeys, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, and sheep.
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London, England

Houseboats of Regents Canal

A community of artists and entrepreneurs seeks a simpler life on London's waterways.
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London, England

Michael Faraday Memorial

Shiny Brutalist box commemorates a pioneer of electricity and houses a railway transformer.
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The Museum
London, England

V&A Museum of Childhood

A museum wholly devoted to juvenescence.
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London, England

Polly at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

The taxidermied remains of a once-great parrot.
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London, England

Columbia Road Shops and Flower Market

The Columbia Road Flower Market is now open every Sunday, rain or shine.
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Golden Hinde in London
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
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1870 drawing room
London, England

Geffrye Museum

Explore nearly 400 years of English middle-class home life.
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The Burlington Arcade Beadles
London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

This luxury shopping lane has been protected by its own tiny police force for over a century.
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Stompie the Mandela Way T-34 Tank
London, England

Stompie: The Mandela Way T-34 Tank

An abandoned tank sits in an empty London lot as a symbolic middle finger to local city planners.
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London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
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Leighton House Museum
London, England

Leighton House Museum

This artist's home turned gallery/museum preserves the creator's love of "Eastern" influences.
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Battersea Power Staion
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.
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London's first public drinking fountain, set into railings of St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate
London, England

The First Public Drinking Fountain

Public access to clean drinking water was an instant hit among the masses.
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Trench armour
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.
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Allies by Lawrence Holofcener. (Wikimedia Commons)
London, England

Allies Sculpture

Bronze sculpture celebrating the relationship between Churchill and Roosevelt.
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The Difference Engine #2 at London Science Museum
London, England

Difference Engine #2

Charles Babbage's proto-computer, painstakingly brought to life.
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Twinings tea shop on the Strand.
London, England

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
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Taxidermy animals and a whale skeleton
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

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

Pelicans of St James's Park

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