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London, England

Darwin Centre Spirit Collection

Repository for more than 22 million pickled specimens.
London, England

Barbican Conservatory

This hidden green space is the city's second largest conservatory.
London, England

Shield of Parade

This magnificently macabre shield shows the power of chivalrous love in medieval times.
London, England

Charing Cross Mural

The medieval woodcut-style artwork chronicles life in medieval London.
London, England

Mold Gold Cape

This intriguing Bronze Age artifact spent centuries hidden within a Welsh faerie hill.
London, England

Wolf-God of Woodeaton

A gruesome and mysterious ancient sculpture of a pagan deity from the Roman occupation of Celtic Britain.
London, England

Tower of London Barbary Lion Skulls

The bones of two medieval royal lions were discovered at the historic fortress.
London, England

The Charterhouse Black Death Skeleton

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

The Lewis Chessmen

These mysterious Viking chess pieces spent centuries hidden on a remote Scottish island.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
London, England

The Attendant, Fitzrovia

Drink your espresso at a Victorian-era urinal in this underground-restroom-turned-coffee-bar.
London, England

British Library Treasures Gallery

The library houses an incredible collection of some of the world's most impressive books and manuscripts.
London, England

Hoa Hakananai'a

The "lost friend” is the most famous of the six moai statues that were removed from Easter Island.
London, England

Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon

The remains of the great moral philosopher reside in a university in London.
London, England

Broad Street Cholera Pump

The John Snow Memorial marks the epicenter of London's 1854 cholera epidemic.
London, England

Archie the Giant Squid

The monster at the center of the Darwin Center Spirit Collection.
London, England

Lindow Man

A naturally mummified 2,000-year-old man.
London, England

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

An small and easily overlooked archaeology museum chock full of Egyptian artifacts.
London, England

Dennis Severs' House

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

Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

In this cobwebbed old operating theater, you can practically hear the screams of the unanesthetized patients.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

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

Wellcome Collection & Library

Curios of Pharmacist and Collector Henry Wellcome.
London, England

Grant Museum of Zoology

The only university zoological museum in London houses extinct animals, bizarre natural history specimens, and a Micrarium of microscopic creatures.
London, England

Goodwin's Court

An easily overlooked stretch of ornate window fronts and gaslight lamps that could be right from the pages of Dickens.