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London, England

Richmond Park

This beautiful deer park was built so King Charles I and his court could go hunting while escaping a deadly plague outbreak.
London, England

The Dove

A glorious pub known for a spiteful printing feud and its famous typeface lost—then found—at the bottom of the Thames.
London, England

Container City

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

The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian

Thanks to modern navigational tools we now know that the true prime meridian runs through a park next door.
London, England

Public Standards of Length

19th-century scientists would make the pilgrimage here to verify the precision of their measuring sticks.
London, England

Horniman Aquarium

A wonderfully eclectic Victorian aquarium lies in the basement of the Horniman Museum.
London, England

One Tree Hill

A historic hill of tall tales, with one rather special tree.
London, England

Horniman Museum and Gardens

A Victorian natural history and ethnographic museum with wonderful turn-of-the-century, science-book-esque evolution displays.
London, England

Freud Museum London

The pioneer of psychoanalysis spent the final year of his life here, still seeing patients on that famous couch.
London, England

Brixton Windmill

A fully functional, 200-year-old remnant of the time when Brixton was mostly fields.
London, England

Museum of Brands

Collection dedicated to brands, packaging and advertising.
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 Churchill Arms

This pub was 238 years old when it decided to revamp its image: It started serving Thai food.
London, England

Kensington Roof Gardens

This hidden rooftop garden in downtown London offers a quiet respite from a bustling city.
London, England

Fetter Lane Moravian Burial Ground

Some of the earliest leaders of the Moravian congregation are buried here.
London, England

Electric Avenue

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

David Bowie Graffiti Mural

An artistic tribute to the famous singer, just around the corner from where he was born.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

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

Chi-Chi the Giant Panda

The beloved beast's taxidermy remains sit in the Natural History Museum's cafe.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

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

Difference Engine #2

Charles Babbage's proto-computer, painstakingly brought to life.
London, England

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History

This shop and gallery is a modern-day cabinet of curiosities, unassumingly positioned along an urban thoroughfare.
London, England

Chelsea Physic Garden

London's old-school healing garden.
London, England

Ernest Shackleton Statue

An effigy of the famous polar explorer stands outside the Royal Geographical Society's headquarters.