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New York, New York

IFC Center Peephole

The best way to get a sneak peek at the movies.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
London, England

The Bremer Car

Likely the first car with an internal combustion engine constructed in the United Kingdom.
London, England

Wandsworth Roundabout Underpass

This underpass became an unlikely piece of cinematic history after its appearance in 'A Clockwork Orange.'
London, England

The Coronation Stone

Legend has it that seven Anglo-Saxon kings were coronated on this stone, located in the appropriately-named town of Kingston.
London, England

Benedict Arnold's London Residence

A commemorative plaque at the door pays tribute to an "American Patriot" known for his betrayal.
London, England

Du Cane Court

Legends say that this Art Deco apartment building almost became Hitler's British headquarters.
London, England

The Mount

The remains of a historic football stadium that once hosted 50,000 spectators.
London, England

York Water Gate

These ornate arches show how the course of the River Thames has changed.
London, England

The Ferryman's Seat

The last remaining example of the boatmen's perches that once dotted the south bank of the Thames.
London, England

Aldgate Pump

This pump on the bad side of Victorian London betrayed a horrifying revelation about the water supply.
London, England

Rolling Bridge

This unique bridge curls up like a caterpillar to let boats pass and then unfurls again to span a small canal.
London, England

St. Nicholas Church Memento Mori

These morbid carvings remind churchgoers of the inevitability of death.
London, England

Crystal Palace Subway

A relic of Victorian grandeur hides beneath a busy South London road.
London, England

Admiral's House

An eccentric 18th century naval officer built a ship's quarterdeck on his roof, the inspiration for Mary Poppins's "Admiral Boom."
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.
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

Brompton Cemetery

The sixth of London's "Magnificent Seven" cemeteries, and a source of unlikely inspiration to Beatrix Potter.
London, England

The Morpeth Arms

A historic London pub with prison cells in the cellar and a "spy room" on the second floor.
England

Dennis Severs' House

A historic house left in "dramatic still life."
London, England

Banksy's 'Designated Graffiti Area'

Banksy gives himself artistic license with this piece of London street art.
London, England

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy.
London, England

London's Stretcher Railings

The fences outside some of South London's estates are made from recycled World War II stretchers.
London, England

Trellick Tower

This iconic high-rise residential block was one of the last to be built in the Brutalist style.