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Places visited in Southampton, England
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Southampton, England

Marine Air Terminal Ruins

The rusting relics of Southampton's former luxurious flying boat industry.
Southampton, England

The Wool House

This 700-year-old storehouse was a POW jail, aviation workshop, and Titanic memorial before becoming a brewpub.
Southampton, England

Southampton Walls

A half-mile-long stretch of medieval forts built after a devastating pirate attack persists amid the modern port city.
Southampton, England

Ruins of Holyrood Church

Now a memorial to merchant sailors and Titanic victims, this medieval church was destroyed by bombing raids in 1940.
London, England

Coade Stone Caryatids

A measuring mishap led to these artificial stone ladies losing their stomachs.
London, England

Peace Garden at Tavistock Square

A quiet, semi-secret square with statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Virginia Woolf, and a conscientious objectors stone.
London, England

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Children's hospital in London that operates on royalties received from Peter Pan, which J.M. Barrie signed over in 1929.
London, England

Temple Bar Memorial Dragon

The fierce beast perches atop a pedestal marking where the historic City of London gates once stood.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
London, England

The Mayflower Pub

The London pub overlooks where the Mayflower was moored before setting sail for the New World.
London, England

Quantum Cloud

Sculptor Antony Gormley used chaos theory and fractal growth to design his tallest creation.
London, England

Barbican Conservatory

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

The Albert Bridge

Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.
York, England

National Railway Museum York

The National Railway Museum in York is the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year.
York, England

The Snickelways of York

This network of narrow, medieval passages has the most delightful name.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
York, England

Cat Statues of York

A century-old tradition has culminated in a small but singular collection of feline effigies.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
Windsor, England

The Queen's Swans at Windsor

All unmarked mute swans on the Thames are owned by the Queen per a tradition that began in the 12th century.
Cambridge, England

Mathematical Bridge

Local legend says Isaac Newton built this footbridge without any screws, bolts, or nails.
Cambridge, England

Corpus Clock & Chronophage

Numberless clock creates a meal of time for the dreaded, insectile Chronophage.
London, England

Millennium Bridge Tiny Chewing Gum Art

The bridge is a secret gallery of discarded gum that has been transformed into miniature masterpieces.
Sheffield, England

Women of Steel

A tribute to the women who quietly kept the local steelworks alive during both world wars.