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Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Police Museum

This hidden gem reveals the history of Britain's first police force.
Greater Manchester, England

Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives

This 19th century police station now puts the history of the Manchester City Police on display.
Lytham Saint Annes, England

Old Lifeboat House

This former lifeboat house now used by a funeral service was the site of a 19th-century boating tragedy.
Lancashire, England

Lytham Mussel Tanks

Once upon a time these giant concrete tanks were used by local fishermen to clean their wild-caught mussels.
Southport, United Kingdom

British Lawnmower Museum

This unique collection of lawnmowers includes vintage blueprints and automatic robot mowers.
Merseyside, England

Southport Pier

The second-longest pier in the UK stretches a whole kilometer into the ocean.
London, England

Giro the Dog's Grave

The final resting place of a German diplomat's beloved companion.
London, England

Victoria and Albert Museum WWII Battle Scars

The pockmarks across the building's facade are remnants of the Blitz.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

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

Whitechapel Fatberg Manhole Cover

It celebrates a very stinky task and salutes London's fatberg-vanquishing team.
London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.
London, England

Supper Club Tube

A decommissioned tube carriage within a London museum hosts a regular pop-up supper club.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The commemorative stone column conceals a secret laboratory.
London, England

Richmond Park

This beautiful deer park was built so King Charles I and his court could go hunting while escaping a deadly plague outbreak.
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

Animals in War Memorial

A unique tribute to the millions of animals who served and died for the British military.
London, England

York Water Gate

These ornate arches show how the course of the River Thames has changed.
London, England

Cabmen’s Shelter in Russell Square

Originally built for London’s cab drivers, this bright green hut now serves anyone a hot drink or meal.
London, England

The London Library

More than a million titles fill the labyrinthine shelves of this prestigious private library.
London, England

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
London, England

Queen Mary's Garden

The rose garden in Regent's Park where Pongo and Perdita met for the first time in Disney's "101 Dalmatians."
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

The Cockpit

A friendly pub with a sordid past in cock fighting.
London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

This luxury shopping lane has been protected by its own tiny police force for over a century.