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Beer, England

Beer Quarry Caves

This Roman quarry once held secret masses and smuggler's contraband and is now home to rare species of bats.
Dorset, England

Tyneham Ghost Village

In 1943 the British military took control of this village, telling residents they had to leave temporarily. The villagers were never allowed to return.
London, England

Yeoman Warders Club

There's an exclusive Beefeaters pub hidden in the Tower of London.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

The Executioner's Ax

Tucked away in the Tower of London is the weapon once used to execute high-profile prisoners.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
London, England

Tower of London's Ceremony of the Keys

The ritual has been performed uninterrupted for nearly 700 years.
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

Beauchamp Tower

Graffiti from the 16th and 17th centuries cover the walls of this part of the Tower of London.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

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

Paddington Bear Statue

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

Wellcome Collection & Library

Curios of Pharmacist and Collector Henry Wellcome.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

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

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a Templar past.
London, England

The Hardy Tree

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

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
London, England

'Out of Order'

A domino effect created with Britain’s iconic telephone boxes.
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.
Englefield Green, England

The JFK Memorial at Runnymede

The patch of land below the memorial was gifted by the British to the United States.
East Molesey, England

The Great Vine

The world's largest grapevine has produced a delicious harvest at Hampton Court Palace for almost 250 years.
Wiltshire, England

Longleat Hedge Maze

The longest hedge maze in the world.