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The Tea Building
London, England

Tea Building

A building that survived WWII, possibly on the virtue of its name alone.
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John Snow Memorial Pump and the John Snow Pub
London, England

Broad Street Cholera Pump

The John Snow Memorial marks the epicenter of London's 1854 cholera epidemic.
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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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How Mansion House Square might have looked
London, England

Mansion House Square

London's amazing modernist public square that never was.
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London, England

Ruins of the Crystal Palace

The remains of Crystal Palace Great Exhibition of 1851.
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Iguanodon. The horns on the nose are actually thumbs. (Wikimedia Commons)
London, England

Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

Abstract dinosaur models in London.
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East Sussex, England

Beachy Head

England's most notorious suicide spot.
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Seven Sisters Cliffs
East Sussex, England

Seven Sisters Cliffs

These stark white cliffs were spat up by the sea and are slowly being retaken by it.
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Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six ton wedding gift to King of the Scots.
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Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
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Edinburgh's oldest purpose built visitor attraction, The Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile
Edinburgh, Scotland

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

360° views of the city plus five floors of optical illusions and hands-on science.
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A street in the close.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
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Ironbridge, England

The Iron Bridge

This bridge is the first to be made entirely from iron, but designed like it was still made of wood.
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Rear of the station
Birmingham, England

Curzon Street Station

This historic abandoned train station looks like a stop for ghost trains.
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Some of the 11 million bricks
Sussex, England

Ouse Valley Viaduct Bridge

The elegant structure of this 19th century railroad bridge creates an illusion of infinity.
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Brighton Beach Flint Sculpture Garden
Brighton, England

Brighton Beach Flint Grotto

One fisherman has used his love of pebbles and shore to create a crazy garden of rocky art.
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Train heading south into the Clayton Tunnel
Brighton, England

Clayton Tunnel North Portal

This tunnel entrance is built to resemble a grand castle but no one is quite sure why.
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The suburb of Patcham in the distance.
Brighton, England

The Chattri

This memorial to the thousands of Indian dead during WWI was callously used for target practice during WWII.
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West Pier
Brighton, England

West Pier

The rotting skeleton of a shoreside fun fair that was destroyed by fire and storms still haunts the Brighton ocean view.
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Brighton, England

Madeira Lift

Decrepit Victorian public lift is a white-knuckle ride.
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The Banqueting Room
Brighton, England

The Royal Pavilion

Regency-era excess on the English Coast.
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