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London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
Wiltshire, England

Longleat Hedge Maze

The longest hedge maze in the world.
London, England

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

A 1,215-foot tunnel transports pedestrians beneath the River Thames.
London, England

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz, this destroyed church has become an enchanting public garden.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
Brighton, England

Clayton Tunnel North Portal

This tunnel entrance is built to resemble a grand castle but no one is quite sure why.
Brighton and Hove, England

Everest's Grave

An unassuming churchyard is the resting place of a pioneering surveyor and reluctant namesake of a mountain.
Big Sur, California

Keyhole Arch at Pfeiffer Beach

Centuries of crashing waves carved out this small hole in the rock, which lights up at certain parts of the year.
Minstead, England

The Rufus Stone

A stone, covered in metal, commemorating an event that happened somewhere else a thousand years ago.
London, England

Aldwych Tube Station

This Underground station has been a popular filming location for decades, even before it closed.
Rome, Italy

Ludus Magnus

The ruins of the largest gladiatorial school in Rome are largely hidden under modern streets.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury Tor

This hill and tower are steeped in legend, from King Arthur to the Holy Grail.
London, England

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
Bath and North East Somerset, England

Solsbury Hill

An Iron Age hillfort rooted in Arthurian legend was made famous by musician Peter Gabriel.
Barcelona, Spain

Tramvia Blau

Barcelona's only remaining tram system takes riders to the Tibidabo funicular.
København, Denmark

CopenHill

The world's first combination ski slope and power plant.
York, England

Yorkshire Air Museum

This aircraft museum is home to one of just three Halifax bombers in the world.
Whitby, England

Clarence the Crocodile

The much-beloved mascot of a local museum.
Barcelona, Spain

Bellesguard

One of Antoni Gaudí's least-visited works, an homage to Catalan patrimony that mixes neo-Gothic with Modernista forms.
Barcelona, Spain

Monasterio de Pedralbes

Occupied for six centuries by Franciscan Order nuns, this monastery is an amazing ode to Catalán Gothic architecture.
Peach Springs, Arizona

Caverns Grotto

In a 345-million-year-old cave that's 200 feet underground, dinner awaits.
Oxford, England

Folly Bridge

The spot where Oxford garnered its name was also home to a medieval philosopher and includes a house covered in statues.
London, England

The Troubadour

A 1950s beatnik coffee house, turned 60s counterculture hotspot, turned modern music venue.