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May 6
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I Goat
London, England

I Goat

Spitalfields' regal market goat is said to be a monument to the area's migrant population but most are pretty sure it's just a goat
51.5191, -0.0779
The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East
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
51.5097, -0.0827
Crow's nest from the Quest.
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
51.5094, -0.0794
Trench armour
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI
51.4960, -0.1084
London, England

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

A historic London cemetery now serves as a nature park incorporating gravestones & memorial statues
51.5233, -0.0273
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Safe House

A place to eat for on-the-run agents and espionage enthusiasts
43.0404, -87.9101
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum

This striking art museum holds an amazing series of curiosity cabinets
43.0385, -87.8975
Austin, Texas

Toy Joy

A store full of vintage and indie toys designed to bring out the kid in even the crustiest of adults
30.2654, -97.7479
London, England

Polly at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

The taxidermied remains of a once-great parrot
51.5143, -0.1072
Kelvedon Hatch, England

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

The biggest and deepest Cold War bunker open to the public in southeast England.
51.6721, 0.2617
Panel of shells
Margate, England

Margate Shell Grotto

Grotto replete with mystical designs laid out in glued shell mosaics
51.3879, 1.3894
Kryptonite-alike Jadarite
London, England

Kryptonite

Why Superman will never visit London's Natural History Museum
51.4966, -0.1769
Parkland Walk
London, England

Parkland Walk

Following the trail of an old metro line, this scenic path is haunted by a creepy spriggan statue
51.5742, -0.1245
The Burlington Arcade Beadles
London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

This luxury shopping lane has been protected by its own tiny police force for over a century
51.5090, -0.1402
The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street
London, England

The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street

The signs of a long buried road can still be found hidden beneath a London sewer grate
51.5138, -0.1297
London Necropolis Railway Station
London, England

London Necropolis Railway Station

A closed London rail station created to cart away the dead still bears the marks of attempts to make it less morbid
51.4993, -0.1135
Oxford, England

Pitt Rivers Museum

Ancient Egyptian wigs, South American feather headresses, a bounty of anthropological artifacts in Oxford.
51.7590, -1.2564
Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Home to the most complete dodo remains known - one head, and one foot
51.7587, -1.2555
Oxford, United Kingdom

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Used as an example in one of the first dictionary entries for "museum" in 1706
51.7553, -1.2601
Bletchley, England

National Museum of Computing

Museum celebrating the history of computers, especially their role in codebreaking
51.9985, -0.7439
View of part of the Village
Beaconsfield, England

Bekonscot Model Village

The world's oldest model village
51.6133, -0.6437
Mysterious skeleton carving in the cave.
Chislehurst, England

Chislehurst Caves

Shakespeare, David Bowie, Dr. Who, the Saxons, Druids and Romans are all claimed to have all made their mark on these massive man made tunnels
51.4106, 0.0575
Commodore James
London, England

Severndroog Castle

A monolithic monument in Greater London
51.4671, 0.0668
The original pumping station.
London, England

The Cathedral of Sewage

This elaborate Byzantine-style building was designed for a not-so-pretty purpose
51.5304, -0.0011