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Hove, England

Waterloo Street Arch and Gardens

Tucked between a side street and a theater, this arch once led to a prestigious riding school, and now opens to a courtyard and community garden.
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.
Brighton, England

Madeira Lift

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

Old Time Amusements

A vintage penny arcade hidden in the back of a fun fair-themed bar.
Hove, England

Victorian Seaside Shelters

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

Banksy's 'Designated Graffiti Area'

Banksy gives himself artistic license with this piece of London street art.
London, England

Tower Bridge Chimney

An architectural oddity hides in plain sight on this iconic London bridge.
London, England

Tower Bridge’s Dead Man’s Hole

This unassuming alcove in London’s famous Tower Bridge once served to capture, store, and display dead bodies from the River Thames.
London, England

London Wall

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

Dirty Dick's

This pub boasts a curious history and may have inspired a Dickens character.
London, England

The Tower of London Menagerie

These wire animal sculptures commemorate the exotic inhabitants that once called the Tower of London home.
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

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

Temple of Mithras

Rebuilt remains of a temple to Roman god Mithras.
London, England

The Four Mother Goddesses

One of the figures in this Celtic sculpture continues to puzzle archaeologists.
London, England

Viking Tombstone

This Viking gravestone carved in a rare runic style was dug up from a London churchyard.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a Templar past.
London, England

Lincoln's Inn

This inn of the court provides a fascinating window into London’s legal and architectural history.
London, England

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

A hands-off space for graffiti artists to hone and display their skills.
London, England

Earl's Court Police Box

The Metropolitan Police refurbished the blue box (perhaps not coincidentally) the same year "Doctor Who" returned to TV screens.
London, England

The Mail Rail

Hidden beneath the streets of London is a secret subway that only carried mail.
London, England

Hoa Hakananai'a

The "lost friend” is the most famous of the six moai statues that were removed from Easter Island.
London, England

The Burney Relief

This bewitching Babylonian goddess haunts a hallway of the British Museum.
London, England

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries

This long-hidden space above Westminster Abbey now displays the battle gear of the legendary King Henry V.