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London, England

Topolski's 'Memoir of the Century'

Tucked inside a South Bank bar is an epic expressionist chronicle of the 20th century.
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

Tower Bridge Chimney

An architectural oddity hides in plain sight on this iconic London bridge.
London, England

Horniman Aquarium

A wonderfully eclectic Victorian aquarium lies in the basement of the Horniman Museum.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

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

Museum of Brands

Collection dedicated to brands, packaging and advertising.
Merseyside, England

The Dream

Giant statue of a disembodied head.
Lynford, England

Grime's Graves

A strange and ancient landscape hides the dark, cavernous remains of a 5,000-year-old flint mine.
Durham, England

Finchale Priory

The former "holiday home" for monks at the Durham Cathedral.
Winchester, England

The Great West Window

This cathedral's stained-glass patchwork of psychedelic colors and shapes was put in place long before the swinging 60s.
Cambridge, England

Kettle's Yard

Students can borrow artwork from this gallery to display in their own residences.
Prague, Czechia

Proudy

This automated sculpture of two men peeing will spell out text messages with their micturition.
Montreal, Québec

‘La Leçon’ (‘The Lesson’)

Immortalized in bronze, this frazzled student will be glued to his screen for centuries.
London, England

The Mousetrap at St. Martin's Theatre

The world's longest continuously running show has played at this small West End theater since 1974.
London, England

Wellington Arch

Once designed as the entrance to Buckingham Palace, this structure was later relocated and stands as a victory arch.
London, England

The Wrong Abbey Road

Tourists who rely on a transit map to find the iconic Beatles location often end up in a far-off neighborhood.
London, England

Hoover Building

A masterpiece of Art Deco architecture hidden in plain sight in West London.
London, England

'The World Turned Upside Down'

Soon after its unveiling, this giant inverted globe sparked controversy and was vandalized.
London, England

Beigel Bake

Order a salt beef-loaded beigel at any hour of the day or night at this East End institution.
London, England

Ye Olde Mitre

Down a pint of ale where the Bishop of Ely's servants slept in 1546.
London, England

St. Sepulchre's Execution Bell

On the eve of a condemned prisoner's death, this bell rang 12 times outside their cell.
London, England

Charlton House

The grounds of this Jacobean estate contain one of the oldest mulberry trees in England.
London, England

Millennium Bridge Tiny Chewing Gum Art

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

Scenes from the Frost Fair

Murals of the wild parties once held on the frozen River Thames.