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Buxton, England

The Crescent

A historic Georgian building and warm springs.
Buxton, England

Solomon's Temple

This landmark Victorian folly rewards visitors with spectacular views over the Peak District.
Warrington, England

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

In Warrington’s Golden Square, it's always tea time.
Urmston, England

Hulmes Ferry

A free ferry service has run between these two English villages since 1885.
Hereford, England

Hereford Mappa Mundi

The largest known medieval map of the world.
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
Beijing, China

Great Wall of China Slide

Why walk on this historical site when you can zoom down instead?
Worcestershire, England

Harvington Hall

Built by the patron saint of illusionists this Elizabethan manor house is riddled with secret cubbies for hiding priests.
Rushock, England

John Bonham's Grave

The grave of the legendary "Bonzo" can often be seen covered in cymbals and drumsticks.
Buxton, England

The Devonshire Dome

Once the largest unsupported dome in the world, beating out the Pantheon and St Peters in Rome.
Samara, Russia

Stalin's Bunker

Stalin's secret bunker.
Great Yarmouth, England

Wellesley Road Grandstand

These grandstands are among the oldest continuously used stands in the world.
London, England

The Albert Bridge

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

Pudding Lane

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

The Troubadour

A 1950s beatnik coffee house, turned 60s counterculture hotspot, turned modern music venue.
London, England

The Blind Beggar

This East End pub gained notoriety as the site where gangster Ronnie Kray publicly shot a rival.
London, England

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Historic cuisine meets fine dining in a hotel-restaurant overlooking Hyde Park.
London, England

The Churchill Arms

This pub was 238 years old when it decided to revamp its image: It started serving Thai food.
London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

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

Lock & Co.

Claiming to be the oldest hat store in the world, this historic haberdashery had a hand (and a head) in the creation of the Bowler.
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.
London, England

Brompton Cemetery

The sixth of London's "Magnificent Seven" cemeteries, and a source of unlikely inspiration to Beatrix Potter.
London, England

Chelsea Physic Garden

London's old-school healing garden.
London, England

Freddie Mercury's Former Home and Studio

A makeshift shrine to the late rock star is still kept up on the nondescript façade outside 1 Logan Place.