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London, England

Electric Avenue

"We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue, and then we'll take it higher..."
London, England

Get Stuffed

Taxidermied animals galore, by appointment only.
Greatstone, England

Greatstone Sound Mirrors

Huge concrete structures designed as an early warning system for Britain to detect enemy aircraft.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
North Yorkshire, England

Gaping Gill

The largest cave chamber in Britain—big enough to fit a whole cathedral inside.
London, England

Speakers' Corner

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

London Wall

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

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Glasgow Necropolis

"Respectful to the dead, safe and sanitary to the living, dedicated to the Genius of Memory..."
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.
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.