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London, England

The Charterhouse Black Death Skeleton

This historic building displays the remains of a victim of the devastating 14th-century plague.
London, England

Tower Bridge’s Dead Man’s Hole

This unassuming alcove in London’s famous Tower Bridge once served to capture, store, and display dead bodies from the River Thames.
London, England

Michelin House

An ornate and disused early 20th-century building has been given new life as a fully operational structure, complete with offices, oyster bar, and a furniture retailer.
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
London, England

Dick Whittington’s Cat

A monument to the thrice mayor of London who according to lore made his fortune by selling his rat-chasing cat.
London, England

Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden

The ruins of a church destroyed by both the Great Fire of London and the Blitz, now turned into a peaceful garden.
London, England

Animals in War Memorial

A unique tribute to the millions of animals who served and died for the British military.
London, England

British Optical Association Museum

The world's oldest optical museum is an odd collection where the exhibits look at you.
London, England

Epstein's Medical Sculptures

A series of carved figures that scandalized British society.
Gerrards Cross, England

Chalfont Viaduct

Locals call it the "Give Peas a Chance" bridge because of its distinct graffiti.
London, England

Cecil Court

A charming 17th-century alley lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.
London, England

10 Adam Street

England's most famous front door has an accidental doppelganger.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Paolozzi Studio

A recreation of pop art pioneer Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi's London studio.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
London, England

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

This unassuming building produced some of the world's most famous bells.
London, England

Walbrook Skulls

It's a mystery why these remains were found with no traces of their bodies in sight.
London, England

The Aurochs Skull

The gigantic skull of a long-extinct species that once roamed the forests of England and Ireland.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
London, England

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
Salem, Massachusetts

Joshua Ward House

This home is steeped in history from, George Washington to George Corwin, High Sheriff during the Salem Witch Trials.
London, England

Aldwych Tube Station

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

The Tower of London Menagerie

These wire animal sculptures commemorate the exotic inhabitants that once called the Tower of London home.
London, England

Algerian Coffee Stores

Since 1887, this old-school shop has stacked its shelves with extraordinary coffees and teas.
Boston, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge Smoot Measurements

In 1958, an MIT fraternity pledge laid down on this bridge and instituted a new, unique unit of measurement.