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London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
London, England

Charing Cross Storm Tree

A living memorial to the trees London lost during the Great Storm of 1987.
London, England

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement—including chains and perches—lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
London, England

Seven Noses of Soho

Several plaster noses are hidden in plain sight around London's Soho neighborhood.
London, England

Tower of London Barbary Lion Skulls

The bones of two medieval royal lions were discovered at the historic fortress.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
London, England

Pink Floyd Plaque

This London marker celebrates the spot where the world-famous English band was founded.
London, England

Peter Pan Statue

A statue marks the exact spot where The Boy Who Never Grows Up made his first literary appearance.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
London, England

Tyburn Tree Marker

Never actually a tree at all, this spot was the site of London's public hangings for nearly 600 years.
London, England

Animals in War Memorial

A unique tribute to the millions of animals who served and died for the British military.
London, England

Speakers' Corner

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

Wellington Monument

This once-controversial and slightly confusing statue of Achilles was built out of captured cannons.
London, England

'Titania and Bottom'

This macabre painting of a Shakespearean scene looks like something out of a nightmare.
London, England

Container City

Putting the "mod" in "modular" since 2000.
London, England

Sir Ernest Shackleton's Crow's Nest

The barrel-made lookout from Shackleton's final ship is tucked away in the crypt of one of London's oldest churches.
London, England

Site of Execution Dock

Where condemned pirates met their grisly end at the gallows on the River Thames.
London, England

The London Stone

This legendary stone is of unknown origin, and throughout history has been a literal touchstone for British leaders.
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Rivendell

You may recognize this beautiful grove within Kaitoke Regional Park as location of the house of Elrond.
London, England

British Library Treasures Gallery

The library houses an incredible collection of some of the world's most impressive books and manuscripts.
London, England

Archie the Giant Squid

The monster at the center of the Darwin Center Spirit Collection.
London, England

Broad Street Cholera Pump

The John Snow Memorial marks the epicenter of London's 1854 cholera epidemic.
London, England

Finch and Co Antiques

English antique dealers with a taste for the unusual.
London, England

Lullaby Factory

Wedged between two buildings at the Great Ormond Street Hospital is this secret music installation.