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London, England

'The Wisdom of Solomon' Stone Pyramid

This mysterious pyramid is said to be part of a complex web of occult and Freemason symbols.
London, England

Square the Block

A jumble of concrete on the corner of one of London’s terraced buildings is actually a work of art.
London, England

The Hitchcock Gallery

Several colorful mosaic panels depict the life and creative genius of the Master of Suspense.
London, England

Tomb of Mary Wollstonecraft

Visit the grave of a famous feminist author and the mother of Mary Shelley.
London, England

Baltic Exchange Memorial Glass

These stained-glass windows are all that remains of a building that was the target of one of the biggest explosions in London after World War II.
Birmingham, England

Curzon Street Station

This historic abandoned train station looks like a stop for ghost trains.
Birmingham, England

Aston Hall

This ornate English estates "Prodigy House" still bears the cannonball marks of civil war.
Birmingham, England

Library of Birmingham

The largest public library in the United Kingdom was designed to reflect the industrial and artistic history of the city where it stands.
Birmingham, England

Black Sabbath Bridge

A bench and a bridge pay tribute to Birmingham's favorite heavy metal band.
Winchester, England

Curle’s Passage Riddle

Four hundred years ago, this turned-about message was carved into one of Winchester Cathedral's exterior walls.
Winchester, England

The Winchester Mizmaze

A rare labyrinth-style path carved into a historic hill.
Micheldever Station, England

Micheldever Station Red Wheel

Commemorating the first recorded car journey in the United Kingdom, a 56-mile trip that defied the speed limit the whole way.
Liverpool, England

'Penelope' Sculpture

This whimsical public art installation is a unique homage to Liverpool's industrial heritage.
Liverpool, England

Superlambanana

Created as a punny statement about genetic engineering this monstrous hybrid statue has become a beloved icon.
Liverpool, England

Western Approaches Museum

The grand complex of buildings that comprise Liverpool's Exchange Flags includes a vast World War II bunker that has been frozen in time.
Liverpool, England

Martins Bank Building

Most of Britain's gold reserve was secretly stashed here after the start of World War II.
Liverpool, England

Sanctuary Stone

This stone once marked the boundaries of Liverpool's medieval markets.
Liverpool, England

Eleanor Rigby Statue

This bronze statue was dedicated to a 1966 Beatles hit.
Maldon, England

Statue of Byrhtnoth

This statue commemorates one of medieval England’s most courageous heroes.
Ipswich, England

The Ogre of Eagle Street

This monstrous face has watched over passersby for centuries.
Ipswich, England

The Famous Giles Family

These iconic characters honor Carl Giles, who brought humor to newspaper readers for almost 50 years.
Ipswich, England

Cardinal Wolsey Statue

A surprisingly approachable statue of the man who dominated King Henry VIII's government.
Manchester, England

The Haçienda Apartments

This building's name and a plaque are all that's left of what was probably the most important nightclub of the Madchester music scene.
Portsmouth, England

The Micronations of Baffins Pond

Three tiny islands in a Portsmouth pond are at the center of disputed land claims from a number of competing micronations.