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Halifax, England

Piece Hall

This Georgian architectural masterpiece is the only cloth hall left in Britain.
Manchester, England

The Great Hall within the Royal Exchange

Once called "the biggest room in the world," this Victorian-era hall is so large that it contains a smaller 1970s heptagonal theatre.
Manchester, England

Afflecks

Over 70 independent businesses have set up shop in this former Victorian department store.
Oxford, England

The Bear Inn

This centuries-old pub boasts a collection of more than 4,500 snippets of neckties from around the world.
Brighton, England

The Booth Museum of Natural History

The natural history museum displaying the British bird collections and dioramas of Edward Booth, free of charge.
Brighton, England

West Pier

The rotting skeleton of a shoreside fun fair that was destroyed by fire and storms still haunts the Brighton ocean view.
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

'Monument for a Dead Parrot'

The sculpture of the deceased cockatoo flops atop its personal plinth.
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

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Plaque

This plaque in one of London's oldest public hospitals commemorates the first meeting of two of Britain's most famous literary heroes: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
London, England

Lincoln's Inn

This inn of the court provides a fascinating window into London’s legal and architectural history.
London, England

Sotheby's Sekhmet

Heralded as the oldest statue in London.
London, England

Fitzrovia Chapel

Designed by the architect who also had a hand in crafting the Westminster Abbey and Bristol Cathedral.
London, England

Remains of the Old London Bridge

Only a few pieces remain of the structure that carried people and goods across the Thames for some 600 years.
London, England

Alcove From Old London Bridge

Before becoming a poet John Keats studied here to become a surgeon.
London, England

'The Seven Ages of Man'

A totem pole of heads to represent the different stages of life.
London, England

Edmond Halley Memorial

It holds a fabulously designed tribute to astronomer Edmond Halley.
London, England

Cittie of Yorke

This pub has roots dating back to 1430.
London, England

'The Wisdom of Solomon' Stone Pyramid

This mysterious pyramid is said to be part of a complex web of occult and Freemason symbols.
London, England

The Hitchcock Gallery

Several colorful mosaic panels depict the life and creative genius of the Master of Suspense.
London, England

Baltic Exchange Memorial Glass

These stained-glass windows are all that remains of a building that was the target of one of the biggest explosions in London after World War II.
London, England

Square the Block

A jumble of concrete on the corner of one of London’s terraced buildings is actually a work of art.
London, England

Paddington Real Time Clock

Look up from the busy streets to discover how time is kept!
Leeds, England

The Black Prince

This sculpture of Edward of Woodstock is surrounded by eight Victorian lamp bearers.