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London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

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

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

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

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
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.
London, England

'Out of Order'

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

Wellcome Collection & Library

Curios of Pharmacist and Collector Henry Wellcome.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wojtek the Soldier Bear Memorial

A statue in the heart of Edinburgh honors a bear that served in the Polish military during World War II.
London, England

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

A hands-off space for graffiti artists to hone and display their skills.
London, England

'Titania and Bottom'

This macabre painting of a Shakespearean scene looks like something out of a nightmare.
London, England

Torso in Metal from Rock Drill

This haunting sculpture was created as a statement on the mechanized warfare of the First World War.
London, England

The Ghost of a Flea

William Blake claimed to have painted this gothic masterpiece after encountering this nightmarish being in a vision.
London, England

Kyoto Garden

A little slice of Japan and its aesthetics in London's Holland Park.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

360° views of the city plus five floors of optical illusions and hands-on science.
London, England

Chi-Chi the Giant Panda

The beloved beast's taxidermy remains sit in the Natural History Museum's cafe.
London, England

Clock of the Long Now: Prototype 1

A clock designed to run with perfect accuracy for 10,000 years.
London, England

The Clockmakers' Museum

This museum inside a museum tells the story of London's timepieces.
Bovington, England

Clouds Hill

This historic home of the author of Lawrence of Arabia, has a history of literary celebrities and monogrammed sleeping bags.
Dorset, England

Bovington Tank Range

A popular day's outing in Bovington consists of watching military tank driving practice.
Osmington, England

Osmington White Horse

Want to properly offend a king? Sculpt a giant hill figure in chalk of him riding out of town.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Golfer's Land

A British plaque explains that a house was built using the spoils of the first international golf bet.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Tweeddale Court

This 16th-century close preserves an unusual piece of Edinburgh's transportation history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witches' Well

The fountain marks the area where hundreds of accused witches were burned at the stake.
Edinburgh, Scotland

David Hume's Statue

Touching this 18th-century Scottish philosopher’s toe allegedly conjures good fortune.