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Place Bishop’s Stortford

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Atlas Obscura 2021
56.64km
Dorich House Museum

Discover Dorich House Museum in London, England: This Art Deco house is home to the world's largest collection of Dora Gordine's paintings, drawings, and sculptures.

Atlas Obscura 2020
42.16km
Myddelton Passage Police Graffiti

Discover Myddelton Passage Police Graffiti in London, England: These marks in Myddelton Passage aren't your run-of-the-mill vandalism, and they weren't made by your typical vandal.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.56km
10 Adam Street

Discover 10 Adam Street in London, England: England's most famous front door has an accidental doppelganger.

Audio Guide
61.62km
Audio Guide
Surbiton Stories
en
Atlas Obscura 2017
44.26km
London’s 400-year-old Mulberry Tree

It's planted within the grounds of the Charlton House, a Jacobean mansion.

Atlas Obscura 2017
36.98km
The Pub Where Francis Crick Announced He Had Discovered the DNA Double-Helix

The Cambridge pub serves an ale called DNA to commemorate this pivotal moment in science.

Audio Guide
44.26km
Audio Guide
The Blitz
en
Brutalism 1969
45.42km
Perronet House
Atlas Obscura 2021
43.48km
Silver Jubilee Crystal Crown

Discover Silver Jubilee Crystal Crown in London, England: A discarded movie prop that was the original monolith for "2001: A Space Odyssey.".

Atlas Obscura 2017
57.65km
‘The Naked Ladies’

Discover 'The Naked Ladies' in Twickenham, England: No one knows who created the statues or if they are arranged properly—let alone the artwork's real name.

Brutalism
44.97km
Annex “Old Vic” Theater
Atlas Obscura 2018
41.88km
Isokon Flats

Discover Isokon Flats in London, England: An exercise in radical design and social living that became the epicenter of Soviet spy networks in London.

Atlas Obscura 2017
44.58km
Goodwin’s Court

Discover Goodwin's Court in London, England: An easily overlooked stretch of ornate window fronts and gaslight lamps that could be right from the pages of Dickens.

Atlas Obscura 2019
46.03km
Smith Square World War II Ghost Sign

Discover Smith Square World War II Ghost Sign in London, England: A faded reminder of what was once a common sight in London during the Blitz.

Atlas Obscura 2022
39.16km
The Wrong Abbey Road

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

Atlas Obscura 2017
45.58km
Paddington Bear Can Still Be Found at His London Train Station

A note attached to his coat reads “Please look after this bear. Thank you.”

Audio Guide 2016
56.16km
Audio Guide
Merton in WW2: Mitcham
en
Atlas Obscura 2018
43.77km
Whitefriars Crypt

Discover Whitefriars Crypt in London, England: Buried for centuries, this hidden cellar is all that remains of London's medieval Whitefriars Monastery.

Brutalism 1960
45.36km
Economist Cluster
Atlas Obscura 2019
47.02km
Ernest Shackleton Statue

Discover Ernest Shackleton Statue in London, England: An effigy of the famous polar explorer stands outside the Royal Geographical Society's headquarters.

Atlas Obscura 2021
42.53km
RAF Tempsford Memorial Barn

Discover RAF Tempsford Memorial Barn in Everton, England: Set amid the remains of a secret WWII airfield, this barn was preserved as a memorial to Allied agents who parachuted into Europe.

Atlas Obscura 2019
50.33km
‘Tapestry of Life’ Mural

Discover 'Tapestry of Life' Mural in London, England: This peeling mural of Adam and Eve was inspired by the greenhouses at Kew Gardens.

Audio Guide
44.3km
Audio Guide
London’s anaesthetic history
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Atlas Obscura 2019
51.53km
WWT London Wetland Centre

Discover WWT London Wetland Centre in London, England: London's marvelous wildfowl reserve along the Thames.

Atlas Obscura 2021
37.27km
Newton’s Apple Tree, Trinity College

Discover Newton's Apple Tree, Trinity College in Cambridge, England: This tree was grafted from the actual tree that led Isaac Newton to ponder the theory of gravity.

Atlas Obscura 2018
43.32km
Panyer Boy

Discover Panyer Boy in London, England: A mysterious carving from 17th-century London seemingly depicts a young boy sitting on a bread basket.

Atlas Obscura 2019
53.6km
Kew Gardens Underground Aquarium

Discover Kew Gardens Underground Aquarium in London, England: A marine aquarium with an astounding variety of fish hides in the basement beneath the famous Palm House.

Atlas Obscura 2019
50.17km
Horniman Aquarium

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

Atlas Obscura 2017
43.31km
The Hidden Cells of London’s Notorious Newgate Prison

Remnants from the most feared London prison may lie in the basement of a rare Victorian Gin Palace.

Audio Guide
41.92km
Audio Guide
London: Jack the Ripper
en
Atlas Obscura 2019
44.66km
Sherling Backstage Walkway

Discover Sherling Backstage Walkway in London, England: A hidden path at the National Theatre lets you look behind the scenes of the latest productions.

Atlas Obscura 2019
45.3km
Memorial to the Women of World War II

Discover Memorial to the Women of World War II in London, England: The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.

Atlas Obscura 2021
37.13km
‘Teleport-o-Matic’

Discover 'Teleport-o-Matic' in Cambridge, England: One of several Lilliputian portals that are ready to transport passengers to other dimensions, if they can find them.

Audio Guide
41.91km
Audio Guide
Urbirun London – Thames & more
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Audio Guide 2016
55.85km
Audio Guide
April Curator Tour
en
Atlas Obscura 2018
42.03km
London’s Floating Bookstore

At Word on the Water, it's all books on deck.

Atlas Obscura 2021
44.77km
The Wallace Collection Armory

Discover The Wallace Collection Armory in London, England: An eccentric Victorian aristocrat's enormous collection of medieval armor and weapons from around the world.

Atlas Obscura 2017
32.49km
London’s Pet Cemetery for Military Animals

The final resting place of 13 recipients of the Dickin Medal, a war medal for animals established during WWII.

Brutalism 1968
42.84km
Salter’s Hall
Brutalism 1971
44.04km
St. Giles Hotel
Atlas Obscura 2021
47.63km
Michelin House

Discover Michelin

Atlas Obscura 2019
42.32km
Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Discover Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, England: This unassuming building produced some of the world's most famous bells.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.04km
The Mysterious Case of the Walbrook Skulls

These enigmatic Roman remains are displayed in the Museum of London.

Brutalism 1968
52.54km
269 Leigham Court Road
Audio Guide
45.55km
Audio Guide
London: Westminster and Parliament
en
Audio Guide
43.19km
Audio Guide
Pub crawling in London.
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Brutalism
49.18km
World’s End Estate
Atlas Obscura 2019
42.4km
The Labyrinths of the London Underground

Discover London Underground Labyrinths in London, England: A labyrinth hides in plain sight at each of the city's 270 Tube stations.

Audio Guide
42.79km
Audio Guide
urbirun London – Canary Wharf & Greenwich
en fr
Atlas Obscura 2017
44.49km
Metropolitan Police Coat Hook

Discover Metropolitan Police Coat Hook in London, England: Installed at a chaotic intersection, this gave London traffic cops a place to hang their heavy woolen coats.

Atlas Obscura 2018
47.96km
Kyoto Garden

Discover Kyoto Garden in London, England: A little slice of Japan and its aesthetics in London's Holland Park.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.61km
Booksellers’ Row

This charming 17th-century alley is lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.

Atlas Obscura 2018
43.22km
Peace Garden at Tavistock Square

Discover Peace Garden at Tavistock Square in London, England: A quiet, semi-secret square with statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Virginia Woolf, and a conscientious objectors stone.

Atlas Obscura 2018
44.3km
Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

Discover Anaesthesia Heritage Centre in London, England: This knockout museum lies in a sleepy corner of London.

Audio Guide 2016
56km
Audio Guide
Wimbledon Votes for Women Part Two
en
Atlas Obscura 2020
44.49km
Rules

Discover Rules in London, England: Classic game cookery takes center stage at what's widely considered London's oldest restaurant.

Atlas Obscura 2018
43.53km
Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

Discover Billingsgate Roman House and Baths in London, England: A Roman spa buried deep beneath the City of London.

Brutalism
46.66km
Hyde Park Barracks
Atlas Obscura 2019
44.17km
The Attendant, Fitzrovia

Discover The Attendant, Fitzrovia in London, England: Drink your espresso at a Victorian-era urinal in this underground-restroom-turned-coffee-bar.

Audio Guide 2016
47.73km
Audio Guide
St.Mary’s Churchyard Lewisham and the Lady Well
en
Atlas Obscura 2021
44.79km
Benedict Arnold’s London Residence

Discover Benedict Arnold's London Residence in London, England: A commemorative plaque at the door pays tribute to an "American Patriot" known for his betrayal.

Brutalism
DEMOLISHED
44.25km
Sampson House
Atlas Obscura 2018
43.53km
The Secret Beefeaters Pub Inside the Tower of London

The exclusive club of the Yeoman Warders is tucked within the tower's southern wall.

Audio Guide 2014
44.97km
Audio Guide
The London of Bridget Jones
en
Audio Guide
44.26km
Audio Guide
London Greenwich
en
Atlas Obscura 2019
42.75km
The Charterhouse Black Death Skeleton

Discover The Charterhouse Black Death Skeleton in London, England: This historic building displays the remains of a victim of the devastating 14th-century plague.

Atlas Obscura 2020
23.15km
William Kempe Memorial Tablet

Discover William Kempe Memorial Tablet in Finchingfield, England: Through seven years of burglary, bereavement, and bad luck, a gentleman kept his word by saying none.

Brutalism 1963
40.41km
Acland Burghley School
Brutalism
45.98km
Trellick Tower
Atlas Obscura 2019
41.76km
The Blind Beggar

Discover The Blind Beggar in London, England: This East End pub gained notoriety as the site where gangster Ronnie Kray publicly shot a rival.

Brutalism 1966
DEMOLISHED
41.85km
Robin Hood Gardens
Atlas Obscura 2017
43.4km
London’s Tiny Mice Sculpture

A mysterious pair of mice eating a piece of cheese is the city's smallest public sculpture.

Atlas Obscura 2018
41.73km
Nomadic Community Gardens

Discover Nomadic Community Gardens in London, England: This secret garden has bloomed into London's most unique hub of urban creativity.

Brutalism
43.65km
Alexandra and Ainsworth Road Estate
Atlas Obscura 2021
44.3km
The Champion

Discover The Champion in London, England: This 19th-century pub features stained-glass windows celebrating Victorian-era "champions.".

Audio Guide
44.97km
Audio Guide
Interrail Europe
en
Audio Guide
43.35km
Audio Guide
Forbidden Fruit: Gay Hidden Heritage
en
Atlas Obscura 2018
45.85km
Churchill’s Secret Tube Station

The secret wartime bunker built on the platforms of an abandoned Underground station.

Atlas Obscura 2017
44.31km
The London Statue That Imitates Passersby

The Monument to the Unknown Artist seems like any other bronze statue until it strikes the same pose as someone in its vicinity.

World Heritage Site 1997
44.81km
Maritime Greenwich

The ensemble of buildings at Greenwich, an outlying district of London, and the park in which they are set, symbolize English artistic and scientific endeavour in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Queen’s House (by Inigo Jones) was the first Palladian bu…

Atlas Obscura 2019
47.5km
V&A Dog Memorials

Discover V&A Dog Memorials in London, England: Hidden in the courtyard of the Victoria and Albert Museum is a little-known tribute to two celebrity pooches.

Atlas Obscura 2019
46.01km
Wellington Monument

Discover Wellington Monument in London, England: This once-controversial and slightly confusing statue of Achilles was built out of captured cannons.

Audio Guide
44.98km
Audio Guide
Mapping health in19th and 21th century London
en
Atlas Obscura 2019
43.73km
Shield of Parade

Discover Shield of Parade in London, England: This magnificently macabre shield shows the power of chivalrous love in medieval times.

Atlas Obscura 2017
43.2km
The Golden Boy at Pye Corner

Discover The Golden Boy at Pye Corner in London, England: A portly statue of a golden boy commemorates an unusual cause of the Great Fire of London: the sin of gluttony.

Atlas Obscura 2020
46.46km
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Discover Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London, England: Historic cuisine meets fine dining in a hotel-restaurant overlooking Hyde Park.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.73km
The Lewis Chessmen Are a Priceless Viking Treasure

The mysterious pieces spent centuries hidden on a remote Scottish island.

World Heritage Site 2003
53.25km
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

This historic landscape garden features elements that illustrate significant periods of the art of gardens from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The gardens house botanic collections (conserved plants, living plants and documents) that have been consider…

Atlas Obscura 2021
45.5km
Mount Street Gardens

Discover Mount Street Gardens in London, England: Tucked away behind the mansions of Mayfair, this picturesque garden is a hidden London treasure with a spooky past.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.04km
The Aurochs Skull

Discover The Aurochs Skull in London, England: The gigantic skull of a long-extinct species that once roamed the forests of England and Ireland.

Atlas Obscura 2017
39.86km
Where the Man Behind the Hit Record ‘Telstar’ Lived and Died

Discover Meeksville Sound Plaque in London, England: The home studio one of Britain's first independent record producers is also the site of a murder-suicide.

Atlas Obscura 2020
45.55km
William Blake Mosaics

Discover William Blake Mosaics in London, England: This open-air mosaic gallery honoring an English artist took hundreds of volunteers more than seven years to create.

Audio Guide
38.07km
Audio Guide
Thames View to Barking Riverside – Finding a way back to the river
en
Atlas Obscura 2020
47.8km
The College of Psychic Studies

Discover The College of Psychic Studies in London, England: This educational institution and reference library specialize in the psychic arts and mediumship.

Atlas Obscura 2019
47.41km
Victoria and Albert Museum WWII Battle Scars

Discover Victoria and Albert Museum WWII Battle Scars in London, England: The pockmarks across the building's facade are remnants of the Blitz.

Brutalism
41.2km
Showroom Hille (Furniture Hille)
Brutalism 1964
45.66km
Lambeth Towers
Atlas Obscura 2020
48.81km
The Troubadour

Discover The Troubadour in London, England: A 1950s beatnik coffee house, turned 60s counterculture hotspot, turned modern music venue.

Atlas Obscura 2022
41.41km
Shepherdess Walk Mosaics

Discover Shepherdess Walk Mosaics in London, England: A display of everyday life in the area that was unveiled during the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Atlas Obscura 2017
45.14km
The Original Prototype of London’s Iconic Telephone Box

The wooden model phone booth is tucked away in Piccadilly Circus in the same spot it was originally placed.

Brutalism 1961
44.72km
Hayward Gallery
Atlas Obscura 2017
44.51km
Think Modern Dentists Are Scary?

Their tools have nothing on the pain-inducing tools displayed at the British Dental Museum.

Atlas Obscura 2022
44.88km
This London Statue is Part King, Part Goddess

A monument to Alfred the Great was built on the legs of a much older statue of the goddess Minerva.

Atlas Obscura 2017
41.68km
London’s Shipping Container City

Recycled shipping containers on London's wharf put the "mod" in "modular."

Atlas Obscura 2020
44.14km
Aldwych Tube Station

Discover Aldwych Tube Station in London, England: This Underground station has been a popular filming location for decades, even before it closed.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.89km
‘Monument for a Dead Parrot’

Discover 'Monument for a Dead Parrot' in London, England: The sculpture of the deceased cockatoo flops atop its personal plinth.

Atlas Obscura 2019
62.17km
Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court Palace

Discover Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court Palace in East Molesey, England: In 2013, historians discovered a hidden room devoted to the art of making royals' hot chocolate.

Audio Guide
42.05km
Audio Guide
Regent’s Canal History Audio Walk
en
Atlas Obscura 2019
44.63km
Epstein’s Medical Sculptures

Discover Epstein's Medical Sculptures in London, England: A series of carved figures that scandalized British society.

Audio Guide
38.31km
Audio Guide
Platform 10 (wear headphones for full effect)
en
Atlas Obscura 2018
43.86km
Camera Museum

Discover Camera Museum in London, England: This museum tucked below a charming cafe gives a brief snapshot of photographic history.

Atlas Obscura 2021
42.3km
Spitalfields Charnel House

Discover Spitalfields Charnel House in London, England: Preserved behind glass, the ruins of a medieval building used to store human remains.

Wikipedia Landmark
45.36km
10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street in London, also known colloquially in the United Kingdom as Number 10, is the official residence and executive office of the First Lord of the Treasury, usually also the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Along with the adjoining Ca…

Atlas Obscura 2021
43.3km
Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden

Discover Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden in London, England: The ruins of a church destroyed by both the Great Fire of London and the Blitz, now turned into a peaceful garden.

Atlas Obscura 2021
42.35km
Museum of London Docklands

Discover Museum of London Docklands in London, England: A museum that chronicles the interesting and often dark history of the London docklands, once one of the major trading ports of the world.

Atlas Obscura 2019
46.61km
Torso in Metal from Rock Drill

Discover Torso in Metal from Rock Drill in London, England: This haunting sculpture was created as a statement on the mechanized warfare of the First World War.

Brutalism 1965
42.78km
Barbican Estate
Audio Guide
43.35km
Audio Guide
The complete London Audio Guide. Part I
en
Atlas Obscura 2018
43.05km
Coade Stone Caryatids

Discover Coade Stone Caryatids in London, England: A measuring mishap led to these artificial stone ladies losing their stomachs.

Atlas Obscura 2020
60.55km
The Coronation Stone

Discover The Coronation Stone in London, England: Seven English kings were crowned on this unassuming and largely ignored stone.

Atlas Obscura 2017
62.16km
A Rare Reminder Of Anne Boleyn At Hampton Court

Carved initials which are nearly 500 years old preserve the deposed Queen's presence at the palace.

Atlas Obscura 2019
46.61km
‘Merry-Go-Round’ Painting

Discover 'Merry-Go-Round' Painting in London, England: A haunting painting meant to capture the calamity of World War I.

Atlas Obscura 2021
44.29km
Odeon Covent Garden

Discover Odeon Covent Garden in London, England: Formerly known as Saville Theatre, this mid-20th-century entertainment hub includes an ornate frieze.

Atlas Obscura 2020
37.2km
Garret Hostel Bridge

Discover Garret Hostel Bridge in Cambridge, England: Named after a lodging site that existed nearby, a bridge has existed at this location since 1455.

Audio Guide
43.69km
Audio Guide
Public Museums of London – a detailed story
en
Atlas Obscura 2019
45.06km
St. Nicholas Church Memento Mori

Discover St. Nicholas Church Memento Mori in London, England: These morbid carvings remind churchgoers of the inevitability of death.

Brutalism
43.55km
Tower Hotel
Atlas Obscura 2019
44.63km
Cleopatra’s Needle Shrapnel Scars

Discover Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars in London, England: This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.

Post 2019
44.79km
I Found My Mother With This London Tube Map From 1977
Atlas Obscura 2020
44.82km
Tulip Stairs

Discover Tulip Stairs in London, England: The first geometric self-supporting spiral stairs in Britain are a truly beautiful sight.

Atlas Obscura 2019
49.18km
Electric Avenue

Discover Electric Avenue in London, England: "We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue, and then we'll take it higher…".

Atlas Obscura 2018
54.96km
Norbury Hall Park

Discover Norbury Hall Park in London, England: This peaceful park with centuries of history hides in an overlooked section of South London.

Audio Guide
43.07km
Audio Guide
Bloomsbury Tour for Students
en
Audio Guide
42.21km
Audio Guide
The ultimate festival experience
en
Atlas Obscura 2017
44.7km
Sake Dean Mahomed Plaque

Discover Sake Dean Mahomed Plaque in London, England: The "shampooer of kings" who opened London's first curry cafe was a celebrity in the 19th century, but is all but forgotten now.

Atlas Obscura 2018
39.63km
London’s Controversial George Michael Shrine

A guerrilla memorial that sprung up outside the late singer's home by Highgate Cemetery is causing a stir.

Atlas Obscura 2018
47.54km
Mary Anning’s Plesiosaur

Discover Mary Anning's Plesiosaur in London, England: This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.

Atlas Obscura 2017
41.69km
The Ship-Shaped House That Inspired Mary Poppins

An eccentric 18th century naval officer added a ship's quarterdeck to his roof, including canons from which he fired occasional salutes.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.84km
These Fences Are Actually World War II-Era Stretchers

The fences outside some of South London's estates are made from recycled medical equipment.

Audio Guide 2016
57.31km
Audio Guide
Merton in WW2: Merton and Morden
en
Atlas Obscura 2018
55.85km
Richmond Park

Discover Richmond Park in London, England: This beautiful deer park was built so King Charles I and his court could go hunting while escaping a deadly plague outbreak.

Atlas Obscura 2017
50.68km
London Transport Museum Depot

Discover London Transport Museum Depot in London, England: The majority of the museum's large collection is held in a storage space open to the public a few times a year.

Post 2020
42.54km
Cyclist draws festive reindeer on map of London
Atlas Obscura 2022
43.23km
The Oldest Tree in London (Maybe)

A 70-foot-tall plane tree in Cheapside has survived fires, bombings, and estate agents.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.61km
Site of Execution Dock

Discover Site of Execution Dock in London, England: Where condemned pirates met their grisly end at the gallows on the River Thames.

Brutalism
44.79km
Welbeck Street Car Park
Atlas Obscura 2022
45.61km
Memento Mori Pendant

Discover Memento Mori Pendant in London, England: The Ranger’s House exhibits fine mementos collected by Sir Julius Werner during the course of his life, including this infamous pendant.

Brutalism
44.6km
National Theatre
Atlas Obscura 2019
45.76km
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries

Discover Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries in London, England: This long-hidden space above Westminster Abbey now displays the battle gear of the legendary King Henry V.

Atlas Obscura 2022
51.41km
Leg o’ Mutton Reservoir and Park

Discover Leg o' Mutton Reservoir and Park in London, England: This unusually-named reservoir found a second life as a nature preserve.

Audio Guide 2016
56.56km
Audio Guide
Wimbledon Votes for Women Part One
en
Atlas Obscura 2019
45.99km
Trellick Tower

Discover Trellick Tower in London, England: This iconic high-rise residential block was one of the last to be built in the Brutalist style.

Audio Guide 2016
55.95km
Audio Guide
Old Palace Lane Walking Tour
en
Atlas Obscura 2019
43.73km
The Spectacular Mold Gold Cape

Discover Mold Gold Cape in London, England: This intriguing Bronze Age artifact spent centuries hidden within a Welsh faerie hill.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.04km
The Four Mother Goddesses

Discover The Four Mother Goddesses in London, England: One of the figures in this Celtic sculpture continues to puzzle archaeologists.

Audio Guide 2017
38.15km
Audio Guide
EastCast’s East London
en
Place
37.11km
Cambridge
Atlas Obscura 2019
44.82km
Remembering Potoooooooo, the Racehorse with the Best Name Ever

You say potato, we say Pot-8-Os.

Audio Guide 2016
55.97km
Audio Guide
Mammoths, Mansions and Medals
en
Brutalism 1964
43.99km
Civil Aviation Authority Building
Atlas Obscura 2020
46.77km
Elfin Oak

Discover Elfin Oak in London, England: This ancient oak plays host to carvings of magical elves, gnomes, witches, and other creatures prominent in local folklore.

Atlas Obscura 2020
42.34km
Chequer Street Wooden Paving

Discover Chequer Street Wooden Paving in London, England: This may be the last of London's wooden pavements, which were once a common sight in the city.

Atlas Obscura 2018
39.44km
Dick Whittington’s Cat

Discover Dick Whittington’s Cat in London, England: A monument to the thrice mayor of London who according to lore made his fortune by selling his rat-chasing cat.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.74km
York Water Gate

Discover York Water Gate in London, England: These ornate arches show how the course of the River Thames has changed.

Atlas Obscura 2022
33.95km
The Ancient House

Discover The Ancient House in London, England: One of London's oldest houses contains a mixture of both old and modern features.

Place
44.96km
London
Atlas Obscura 2019
38.53km
Ascension Parish Burial Ground

Discover Ascension Parish Burial Ground in Cambridge, England: The graveyard with the highest IQ in Britain.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.54km
Tower of London’s Ceremony of the Keys

Discover Tower of London's Ceremony of the Keys in London, England: The ritual has been performed uninterrupted for nearly 700 years.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.73km
Tower Bridge Chimney

Discover Tower Bridge Chimney in London, England: An architectural oddity hides in plain sight on this iconic London bridge.

Atlas Obscura 2022
34.45km
Walthamstow Market

Discover Walthamstow Market in London, England: Though it's not the largest, this one-kilometer outdoor market is reportedly the longest in Europe.

Audio Guide
47.11km
Audio Guide
London, free audio tour from iAudioguide.com
de en fr it
Atlas Obscura 2021
34.03km
The Bremer Car

Discover The Bremer Car in London, England: Likely the first car with an internal combustion engine constructed in the United Kingdom.

Atlas Obscura 2019
52.58km
Statue of Guy the Gorilla

Discover Statue of Guy the Gorilla in London, England: A sculpture of a famous ape who was once a beloved household name in London.

Atlas Obscura 2017
43.72km
The Rose Garden Where Pongo and Perdita Met in “101 Dalmatians”

The Queen Mary's Rose Garden is a favorite oasis of busy Londoners

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.47km
Pink Floyd Plaque

Discover Pink Floyd Plaque in London, England: This London marker celebrates the spot where the world-famous English band was founded.

Atlas Obscura 2017
43.97km
The Last Ferryman’s Seat in London

Discover The Ferryman's Seat in London, England: The last remaining example of the boatmen's perches that once dotted the south bank of the Thames.

Atlas Obscura 2017
44.77km
Gravestone of the Original Pearly King

A life-size statue of a London legend is hidden under a church.

Atlas Obscura 2018
45.39km
Tyburn Tree Marker

Discover Tyburn Tree Marker in London, England: Never actually a tree at all, this spot was the site of London's public hangings for nearly 600 years.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.51km
The Secret Laboratory at the Monument to the Great Fire of London

The hidden underground room is part of the column's purpose as a scientific instrument.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.18km
Strand Lane ‘Roman Baths’

Discover Strand Lane 'Roman Baths' in London, England: Victorian-era Londoners really wanted to believe this 17th-century cistern was actually an ancient artifact.

Atlas Obscura 2017
43.59km
The Mayflower Pub

It overlooks where the Mayflower was originally moored.

Atlas Obscura 2021
43.54km
The Wiener Holocaust Library

Discover The

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.75km
Charing Cross Storm Tree

Discover Charing Cross Storm Tree in London, England: A living memorial to the trees London lost during the Great Storm of 1987.

Post 2019
55.97km
A map of London’s fried chicken obsession
Atlas Obscura 2020
19.3km
The Felsted Hag

Discover The Felsted Hag in Felsted, England: This 400-year-old house tells a tale of witchcraft and woodwork.

Atlas Obscura 2017
28.61km
Ruins of Minsden Chapel

Discover Ruins of

Atlas Obscura 2021
43.16km
Goldsmith’s Garden

Discover Goldsmith's Garden in London, England: A secluded green oasis amidst the towering skyscrapers, bears an unusual moniker that reflects one of the city's oldest guilds.

Brutalism
DEMOLISHED
39.97km
Marquess Road Estate
Atlas Obscura 2019
46.13km
The ‘Scribble’

Discover The 'Scribble' in London, England: A giant scrawl on the skyline of south London.

Audio Guide
41.94km
Audio Guide
The fate of London’s post-war neighborhoods: Lansbury Estate and the plans for Barking Riverside
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Brutalism
41.22km
Brian Housden House
Atlas Obscura 2019
45.17km
The Map that Changed the World

Created by "father of English geology," this iconic map is hidden behind a curtain in the Geological Society building.

Atlas Obscura 2020
49.15km
575 Wandsworth Road

Discover 575 Wandsworth Road in London, England: What started as a way to address damp basement walls turned into a house filled with intricate hand-carved designs.

Atlas Obscura 2017
39.65km
The ‘Official’ Church of London’s Clowns

Three small rooms dedicated to the gift of laughter.

Atlas Obscura 2018
46.61km
‘Titania and Bottom’

Discover 'Titania and Bottom' in London, England: This macabre painting of a Shakespearean scene looks like something out of a nightmare.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.63km
The Jean Cocteau Murals at the Church of Notre Dame de France

His colorful artwork hides within a peaceful London sanctuary.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.52km
London’s Sewer-Fed Streetlight

The pretty iron lamp is a reminder of the architecture underneath the city's streets.

Brutalism
43.48km
Library, SOAS University
Brutalism
36.31km
Grantchester Road Residential Building
Audio Guide 2016
55.66km
Audio Guide
Celebrating 800 Years of St. Mary Magdalene at the Heart of Richmond
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Atlas Obscura 2020
48.66km
The Albert Bridge

Discover The Albert Bridge in London, England: Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.

Audio Guide
54.91km
Audio Guide
In the footsteps of Wimbledon
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Atlas Obscura 2017
33.94km
London’s Kaleidoscopic Warehouse of Handmade Neon Signs

God's Own Junkyard is curated by a third-generation neon artisan.

Atlas Obscura 2019
45.67km
Queen Caroline’s Bath

Discover Queen Caroline's Bath in London, England: The plunge pool is a surviving relic of a rowdy royal residence.

Atlas Obscura 2020
60.55km
The Coronation Stone

Discover The Coronation Stone in London, England: Legend has it that seven Anglo-Saxon kings were coronated on this stone, located in the appropriately-named town of Kingston.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.42km
Genius Treasure Museum

Discover Genius Treasure Museum in London, England: This informal museum is a magical trove of anonymous art collected from car boots and flea markets.

Atlas Obscura 2016
43.4km
Novelty Automation

Discover Novelty Automation in London, England: A tongue-in-cheek arcade where the games are based on everyday life.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.36km
Kirkaldy Testing Museum

Discover Kirkaldy Testing Museum in London, England: A collection of machines designed to break things for science.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.71km
The World’s Oldest Family-Run Magic Shop

Davenports Magic Shop is hidden beneath a bustling London thoroughfare.

Atlas Obscura 2019
45.18km
Fleet Air Arm Memorial

Discover Fleet Air Arm Memorial in London, England: A haunting monument dedicated to the Royal Naval Air Service and the Fleet Air Arm.

Atlas Obscura 2016
43.5km
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Discover Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, England: An small and easily overlooked archaeology museum chock full of Egyptian artifacts.

Atlas Obscura 2018
38.92km
Still Life

Discover Still Life in London, England: Hackney's newest private museum and natural curiosity shop.

Atlas Obscura 2018
43.85km
Temple Bar Memorial Dragon

Discover Temple Bar Memorial Dragon in London, England: The fierce beast perches atop a pedestal marking where the historic City of London gates once stood.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.77km
‘A Conversation With Oscar Wilde’

Discover 'A Conversation With Oscar Wilde' in London, England: An unusual ode to the late Irish playwright, complete with a squiggly bust and coffin-shaped bench.

Audio Guide
43.52km
Audio Guide
London Churches
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Atlas Obscura 2018
44.3km
The Strange Hut in Soho Square

Discover The Soho Square Hut in London, England: The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.

Audio Guide 2016
55.46km
Audio Guide
The Nelson Trail
en
Atlas Obscura 2019
46.16km
London’s Rose-Ringed Parakeets

Discover London's Rose-Ringed Parakeets in London, England: Legend says these colorful, invasive residents are the descendants of birds released by Jimi Hendrix.

Atlas Obscura 2020
35.43km
The Nickey Line

Discover The Nickey Line in Hertfordshire, England: Cycle, walk, or run up and down on an old historic railway path.

Atlas Obscura 2017
42.99km
The Notorious East London Aldgate Pump

The water from its wolf-shaped spigot was found to contain sewage and human remains.

Atlas Obscura 2019
46.93km
Vauxhall Bridge’s Miniature St. Paul’s Cathedral

Discover Vauxhall Bridge's Miniature St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England: A tiny replica of the iconic London landmark hides on the side of the steel structure.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.8km
Charing Cross Mural

Discover Charing Cross Mural in London, England: The medieval woodcut-style artwork chronicles life in medieval London.

Atlas Obscura 2018
43.49km
London’s Secret Shelters

These bright green huts give cabbies a place to rest and hunker down with a hot meal.

Brutalism 1965
36.6km
Dining Hall, Darwin College
Brutalism 1957
36.81km
Harvey Court (Gonville & Caius College)
Atlas Obscura 2018
50.25km
Brixton Windmill

Discover Brixton Windmill in London, England: A fully functional, 200-year-old remnant of the time when Brixton was mostly fields.

Atlas Obscura 2018
45.22km
The London Library

Discover The London Library in London, England: More than a million titles fill the labyrinthine shelves of this prestigious private library.

Audio Guide
43.79km
Audio Guide
Shakespeare’s Riverside London
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Audio Guide
46.74km
Audio Guide
London: Pirates, princes, pelicans & pigs!
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Atlas Obscura 2017
44.02km
Memorial to a Mohegan Chief Outside Southwark Cathedral

He died in London while petitioning the king for justice for his tribe.

Audio Guide 2016
55.97km
Audio Guide
Merton In WW2: Wimbledon
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Atlas Obscura 2019
44.33km
London Transport Museum

Discover London Transport Museum in London, England: Its collection includes a broad array of social, geographic, graphic design, and political history.

Atlas Obscura 2019
45.17km
The Beaumont Hotel

Discover The Beaumont Hotel in London, England: This five-star hotel was originally a swanky parking garage.

Atlas Obscura 2018
43.48km
Beauchamp Tower

Discover Beauchamp Tower in London, England: Graffiti from the 16th and 17th centuries cover the walls of this part of the Tower of London.

Post 2019
52.92km
Photos of a Desolate and Deserted London from 1977
Audio Guide
41.93km
Audio Guide
I Am Human – a walking tour of The Royal London Hospital
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Atlas Obscura 2019
45.38km
The London Bridge That Curls Up Like a Caterpillar

It unfurls to let passengers cross a small canal.

Atlas Obscura 2019
34.54km
Barnet Museum

Discover Barnet Museum in London, England: At this small museum, visitors can view artifacts from the only battlefield in London during the War of the Roses.

Atlas Obscura 2017
43.11km
London’s Only Public Statue of Henry VIII

This tribute to the much-married monarch is easy to miss if you are not looking. 

Atlas Obscura 2019
47.54km
Chi-Chi the Giant Panda

Discover Chi-Chi the Giant Panda in London, England: The beloved beast's taxidermy remains sit in the Natural History Museum's cafe.

Audio Guide
44.32km
Audio Guide
Rock’n’London
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Atlas Obscura 2017
42.63km
Freud Museum London

Discover Freud Museum London in London, England: The pioneer of psychoanalysis spent the final year of his life here, still seeing patients on that famous couch.

Atlas Obscura 2017
44.84km
British Optical Museum

Discover British Optical Association Museum in London, England: The world's oldest optical museum is an odd collection where the exhibits look at you.

Atlas Obscura 2022
50.69km
St Antholins Spire

Discover St Antholins Spire in London, England: This stone spire holds a unique place in the region's history.

Atlas Obscura 2021
41.3km
Southmere Lake

Discover Southmere Lake in London, England: This artificial lake surrounded by Brutalist architecture served as a stand-in for futuristic Britain in Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange.'.

Audio Guide
45.65km
Audio Guide
Visit London with MP3 City Guides
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Atlas Obscura 2019
42.37km
Quantum Cloud

Discover Quantum Cloud in London, England: Sculptor Antony Gormley used chaos theory and fractal growth to design his tallest creation.

Atlas Obscura 2018
44.86km
Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

Discover Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements in London, England: These official units of measurement—including chains and perches—lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.

Brutalism 1959
37.98km
Churchill College
Atlas Obscura 2018
45.68km
London’s KGB Lamp Post

Discover Audley Square Spy Lamp Post in London, England: This overlooked street light once served as a KGB dead letter box.

Atlas Obscura 2021
51.21km
Wandsworth Roundabout Underpass

Discover Wandsworth Roundabout Underpass in London, England: This underpass became an unlikely piece of cinematic history after its appearance in 'A Clockwork Orange.'.

Audio Guide
47.07km
Audio Guide
Urbirun London – Notting Hill and Regent’s Canal
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Atlas Obscura 2021
45.86km
Deptford Anchor

Discover Deptford Anchor in London, England: A much-loved local landmark pays tribute to the shipbuilding past of this area.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.69km
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Vectors of Disease Frieze

Discover London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Vectors of Disease Frieze in London, England: The Art Deco artwork depicts gilded carriers of deadly illnesses.

Atlas Obscura 2018
48.22km
Alfred Hitchcock’s London Flat

Discover Alfred Hitchcock's London Flat in London, England: One of the greatest movie directors of all time lived and worked in this London flat from 1926 to 1939.

Atlas Obscura 2021
43.66km
Lincoln’s Inn

Discover Lincoln's Inn in London, England: This inn of the court provides a fascinating window into London’s legal and architectural history.

Atlas Obscura 2019
26.81km
The Gilwell Oak

Discover The Gilwell Oak in Essex, England: The history of this famed tree ranges from an 18th-century highway robber, to the Scout Association.

Atlas Obscura 2020
36.74km
Reality Checkpoint

Discover Reality Checkpoint in Cambridge, England: An ordinary lamppost situated in the middle of Cambridge has an unusual moniker and history.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.96km
Handel & Hendrix in London

Discover Handel & Hendrix in London in London, England: The next-door homes of two very different musicians, George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix.

Atlas Obscura 2017
47.44km
The Surviving Relic From One of London’s Worst Slums

The bottle kiln is in a place once called "Potteries and Piggeries."

Atlas Obscura 2017
44.76km
A Trace of London’s ‘Lost River’ Tyburn

A plaque marks the underground site of one of the city's ancient rivers.

Audio Guide
44.25km
Audio Guide
Georgian London
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Post 2019
44.92km
Wonderful Kodachrome Photos of London in 1949
Atlas Obscura 2017
43.56km
Traitors’ Gate

Discover Traitors' Gate in London, England: The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.

Atlas Obscura 2020
24.71km
The Witch Stone of Great Leighs

Discover The Witch Stone of Great Leighs in Great Leighs, England: Near this allegedly haunted pub, you can find strong spirits on the rocks.

Atlas Obscura 2019
45.19km
Rubens Ceiling at the Banqueting House

Discover Rubens Ceiling at the Banqueting House in London, England: The sumptuous ceiling was one of the last things Charles I saw before his execution.

Audio Guide
44.9km
Audio Guide
Canada in London
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Atlas Obscura 2019
42.93km
The Gardener Statue

Discover The Gardener Statue in London, England: A tribute to all the green-thumbed workers who tend London’s public parks and gardens.

Atlas Obscura 2018
39.65km
The Clown Egg Register

Discover Clown Egg Register in London, England: An archive of ceramic eggs painted to record clowns' personal makeup designs.

Atlas Obscura 2018
43.69km
Hoa Hakananai’a

Discover Hoa Hakananai'a in London, England: The "lost friend” is the most famous of the six moai statues that were removed from Easter Island.

Atlas Obscura 2016
43.07km
William Wallace Memorial

Discover William Wallace Memorial in London, England: A plaque hangs near the execution place of the Scottish Independence leader famously depicted in "Braveheart.".

Atlas Obscura 2020
38.59km
World Trade Center Artwork

Discover World Trade Center Artwork in London, England: This sculpture, residing in a quiet corner of a London park, honors the victims of 9/11.

Atlas Obscura 2017
28.37km
Medieval Graffiti Lines the Walls of This English Church

“The Archdeacon is an ass.”

Brutalism
48.89km
Eros House
Brutalism 1964
49.64km
Dawson’s Heights
Brutalism
36.35km
Cambridge School of Architecture
Atlas Obscura 2020
60.11km
‘Out of Order’

Discover 'Out of Order' in London, England: A domino effect created with Britain’s iconic telephone boxes.

Atlas Obscura 2017
62.29km
The Great Vine

Discover The Great Vine in East Molesey, England: The world's largest grapevine has produced a delicious harvest at Hampton Court Palace for almost 250 years.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.82km
‘The Ambassadors’

Discover 'The Ambassadors' in London, England: A mysterious shape catches the eye in this 16th-century painting.

Atlas Obscura 2019
27.31km
The ‘Gants’ of Braintree

Discover The 'Gants' of Braintree in Essex, England: You won't find these curiously named passageways anywhere else in England.

Brutalism
41.2km
20th Century Building on South Hill Park, NW3
Post 2019
52.92km
Reading the Story of London’s Hindus Through Temple Architecture
Post 2019
44.79km
BATH, England—One of the best collections of historical and contemporary dresses can be found…
Brutalism 1971
49.02km
Brixton Recreation Centre
Brutalism 1966
43.41km
Imperial Hotel
Brutalism 1965
46.08km
Wates Blocks
Atlas Obscura 2019
36.79km
Mathematical Bridge

Discover Mathematical Bridge in Cambridge, England: Local legend says Isaac Newton built this footbridge without any screws, bolts, or nails.

Atlas Obscura 2016
42.26km
The Ten Bells Pub

Discover The Ten Bells Pub in London, England: Mary Kelly was last seen here before she was murdered by Jack the Ripper.

Audio Guide
44.61km
Audio Guide
London: Soho, Theatreland and Chinatown
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Atlas Obscura 2019
45.16km
PsychoBarn

Discover PsychoBarn in London, England: A traditional American farmhouse plopped in the middle of a Piccadilly courtyard.

Brutalism 1967
43.09km
Brunswick Centre (Fonding Estate)
Atlas Obscura 2018
41.29km
Hampstead Pergola

Discover Hampstead Pergola in London, England: This secluded walkway overlooks a magnificently wild London green space.

Brutalism
41.93km
Coralline Walk
Audio Guide
44.26km
Audio Guide
London: The Covent Garden
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Atlas Obscura 2017
59.49km
The ‘Heroine of Dunkirk’

The civilian ship rescued over 7,000 Allied troops during the historic World War II evacuation.

Atlas Obscura 2017
46.37km
London’s Peter Pan Statue

Discover Peter Pan Statue in London, England: A statue marks the exact spot where The Boy Who Never Grows Up made his first literary appearance.

Audio Guide
57.34km
Audio Guide
Wandle Trail: Mitcham and Ravensbury Park
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Brutalism
47.12km
Peckham Car Park (today: Peckham Levels)
Atlas Obscura 2019
46km
S.O.E. Monument

Discover S.O.E. Monument in London, England: A bronze bust commemorates the heroism of the secret agents who led covert operations against the Nazis.

Atlas Obscura 2019
47.41km
Victoria & Albert Museum Dining Rooms

Discover Victoria & Albert Museum Dining Rooms in London, England: Revel in the Victorian splendor of the world's oldest eating establishment inside a museum.

Brutalism 1959
45.55km
St James’s Place
Atlas Obscura 2019
41.98km
A Manhole Cover Saluting London’s Fatberg-Vanquishing Team

It celebrates a very stinky task.

Atlas Obscura 2018
45.52km
Animals in War Memorial

Discover Animals in War Memorial in London, England: A unique tribute to the millions of animals who served and died for the British military.

Atlas Obscura 2019
53.6km
Water Dragons of Kew Gardens

Discover Water Dragons of Kew Gardens in London, England: These docile dragons are ideal inhabitants for the conservatory greenhouses.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.73km
Wolf-God of Woodeaton

Discover Wolf-God of Woodeaton in London, England: A gruesome and mysterious ancient sculpture of a pagan deity from the Roman occupation of Celtic Britain.

Atlas Obscura 2020
43.49km
Pudding Lane

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

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.77km
Urine Deflectors of Fleet Street

Discover Urine Deflectors of Fleet Street in London, England: One of the few remaining examples of 19th-century London’s attempt to clean up its reputation.

Atlas Obscura 2020
45.1km
The Fan Museum

Discover The Fan Museum in London, England: This museum is dedicated solely to this millennia-old handheld cooling device.

Atlas Obscura 2018
43.17km
Euston’s Lost Tunnels

Discover Euston's Lost Tunnels in London, England: A network of concealed passageways lies within a busy London Underground station.

Atlas Obscura 2019
50.26km
Blenheim Gardens Estate

Discover Blenheim Gardens Estate in London, England: A wonderfully preserved example of London's 1960s-style high-density, low-rise public housing.

Audio Guide
60.6km
Audio Guide
Environment&Protest Audio Walk
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Atlas Obscura 2017
42.69km
London’s Hidden Green Gem

The vast conservatory atop the Barbican Center can be visited only at select times.

Atlas Obscura 2018
45.12km
Public Standards of Length

Discover Public Standards of Length in London, England: 19th-century scientists would make the pilgrimage here to verify the precision of their measuring sticks.

Brutalism
36.69km
Lyttelton House
Audio Guide
60.21km
Audio Guide
Environment Audiowalk
en
Atlas Obscura 2019
44.54km
Algerian Coffee Stores

Discover Algerian Coffee Stores in London, England: Since 1887, this old-school shop has stacked its shelves with extraordinary coffees and teas.

Place
40.21km
Basildon
Audio Guide
45.12km
Audio Guide
Let’s visit Britain!
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Audio Guide
41.06km
Audio Guide
Home-City Stories
en
Atlas Obscura 2019
44.93km
Evelyn’s Mulberry

Discover Evelyn’s Mulberry in London, England: Legend has it this gnarled old tree was planted by Tsar Peter the Great during his visit to London.

Atlas Obscura 2020
43.51km
The Tower of London Menagerie

Discover The Tower of London Menagerie in London, England: These wire animal sculptures commemorate the exotic inhabitants that once called the Tower of London home.

Audio Guide 2016
56.01km
Audio Guide
Merton at War: Wimbledon
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World Heritage Site 1988
43.47km
Tower of London

The massive White Tower is a typical example of Norman military architecture, whose influence was felt throughout the kingdom. It was built on the Thames by William the Conqueror to protect London and assert his power. The Tower of London – an imp…

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.86km
Topolski’s ‘Memoir of the Century’

Discover Topolski's 'Memoir of the Century' in London, England: Tucked inside a South Bank bar is an epic expressionist chronicle of the 20th century.

Audio Guide
44.31km
Audio Guide
The London of Sherlock
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Atlas Obscura 2018
46.61km
The Ghost of a Flea

Discover The Ghost of a Flea in London, England: William Blake claimed to have painted this gothic masterpiece after encountering this nightmarish being in a vision.

Atlas Obscura 2019
46.61km
‘An Allegory of Man’

Discover 'An Allegory of Man' in London, England: This mysterious and unique painting is filled with symbolism.

Audio Guide
47.29km
Audio Guide
BRITISH UNIVERSITIES
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Brutalism
DEMOLISHED
47.22km
Pimlico Academy
Atlas Obscura 2018
43.46km
The Executioner’s Ax

Discover The Executioner's Ax in London, England: Tucked away in the Tower of London is the weapon once used to execute high-profile prisoners.

Brutalism
40.73km
Keeling House
Atlas Obscura 2019
47.9km
Francis Bacon’s Studio and Home

Discover Francis Bacon's Studio and Home in London, England: A plaque pays tribute to the artist's longtime London home.

Atlas Obscura 2018
43.6km
Roman Wharf Timber

Discover Roman Wharf Timber in London, England: The 2,000-year-old beam is tucked within the pedestrian entrance to the old London Bridge.

Atlas Obscura 2022
49.23km
The Tomb Of Hannah Courtoy

Discover The Tomb Of Hannah Courtoy in London, England: According to legend, this tomb holds the secrets to time travel.

Atlas Obscura 2021
43.15km
The Cornhill Devils

Discover The Cornhill Devils in London, England: These Victorian era devil sculptures were designed to spite a local vicar.

Atlas Obscura 2019
35.76km
Barnet Physic Well

Discover Barnet Physic Well in London, England: A mineral spring that became all the rage in 17th-century England.

Atlas Obscura 2018
45.55km
The Largest Dog Library in London

The Kennel Club Library is packed with a plethora of canine-themed books.

Atlas Obscura 2019
45.71km
Parliamentary Division Bells

Discover Parliamentary Division Bells in London, England: A network of bells in the pubs and restaurants around Westminster alerts politicians when it's time to cast their votes.

Atlas Obscura 2019
49.8km
The Resting Place of Pocahontas

Discover The Resting Place of Pocahontas in Kent, England: The last resting place of the famous Native American princess is marked by a haunting monument.

Audio Guide 2016
55.66km
Audio Guide
Poverty Exhibition Walking Tour
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Atlas Obscura 2017
43.52km
Two Princes Staircase

Discover Two Princes Staircase in London, England: Richard III supposedly disposed of his nephews' bodies here in an effort to seal his claim to the throne.

Brutalism
46.89km
Czechoslovakian Embassy
Atlas Obscura 2021
44.77km
Café in the Crypt

Discover Café in the Crypt in London, England: This coffee shop hides beneath a historic church.

Atlas Obscura 2019
47.54km
Alfred Russel Wallace Statue

Discover Alfred Russel Wallace Statue in London, England: A tribute to an explorer and naturalist often overlooked by history.

Atlas Obscura 2019
58.82km
Rochester Castle

Discover Rochester Castle in Medway, England: This foreboding medieval castle was twice besieged by barons rebelling against the English king.

Brutalism
DEMOLISHED
45.54km
Heygate Estate
Atlas Obscura 2020
55.39km
Osterley Bookshop

Discover Osterley Bookshop in Osterley, England: Above an abandoned Underground station, this charming bookstore is home to strange antiquities and literary works.

Atlas Obscura 2018
45.12km
Brown Hart Gardens

Discover Brown Hart Gardens in London, England: It is still illegal to "quarrel" at this unlikely urban oasis built on top of an electrical substation.

Atlas Obscura 2017
43.27km
The Last of London’s Extravagant Street Signs

Just four remain.

World Heritage Site 1987
45.76km
Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church

Westminster Palace, rebuilt from the year 1840 on the site of important medieval remains, is a fine example of neo-Gothic architecture. The site – which also comprises the small medieval Church of Saint Margaret, built in Perpendicular Gothic styl…

Atlas Obscura 2018
43.41km
The Tower of London Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the tower to prevent the fall of the Crown.

Atlas Obscura 2018
42.35km
The World’s Largest Magazine Archive

Born from a single shelf in a teen’s bedroom, the collection now contains more than 120,000 individual issues.

Atlas Obscura 2018
47.38km
The Clockmakers’ Museum

Discover The Clockmakers' Museum in London, England: This museum inside a museum tells the story of London's timepieces.

Brutalism 1962
43.13km
Casson Pavilion, London Zoo
Atlas Obscura 2017
44.96km
William Blake’s Last Surviving London Home

The London townhouse where the poet created some of his most influential work has been preserved in tribute.

Atlas Obscura 2021
4.67km
Mountfitchet Castle

Discover Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted, England: This reconstructed Norman castle is the world's most accurate, from location to livestock.

Atlas Obscura 2017
48.54km
Tardis Police Box at Earl’s Court

Discover Earl's Court Police Box in London, England: The Metropolitan Police refurbished the blue box (perhaps not coincidentally) the same year "Doctor Who" returned to TV screens.

Atlas Obscura 2021
55.25km
King’s Observatory

Discover King’s Observatory in London, England: Built by George III to observe the transit of Venus, this Georgian gem is a unique survivor in the Arcadian landscape of Richmond upon Thames.

Brutalism
43.39km
Workshops & Housing, Loudoun Road
Atlas Obscura 2019
47.41km
The Luck of Edenhall

Discover The Luck of Edenhall in England: At over 600 years old, this enchanting glass has a long history, and its name, the Luck of Edenhall, reflects just how enchanted it just might be.

Brutalism 1959
54.31km
Allbrook House and Roehampton Library
Audio Guide
45.25km
Audio Guide
The complete London Audio Guide. Part II
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Brutalism
40.41km
Cranbrook Estate
Atlas Obscura 2019
45.24km
Giro the Dog’s Grave

Discover Giro the Dog's Grave in London, England: The final resting place of a German diplomat's beloved companion.

Audio Guide
44.18km
Audio Guide
The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones
en ru
Atlas Obscura 2018
42.73km
The Black Cats of London’s Old Egyptian Revival Factory

Two feline statues guard the temple-like former cigarette company.

Atlas Obscura 2019
47.54km
Tower of London Barbary Lion Skulls

Discover Tower of London Barbary Lion Skulls in London, England: The bones of two medieval royal lions were discovered at the historic fortress.

Atlas Obscura 2019
45.47km
Remembering Boadicea, the Fierce Celtic Warrior Queen

A statue of the queen stands in one of the cities she once destroyed.

Atlas Obscura 2018
44.28km
The Deadhouse

Discover The Deadhouse in London, England: Tombstones and enigmatic inscriptions hide within a vault beneath a popular London arts venue.

Atlas Obscura 2021
42.53km
Dirty Dick’s

Discover Dirty Dick's in England: This pub boasts a curious history and ties to Charles Dickens.

Post 2019
44.31km
Hidden London: New Book Explores the City’s Forgotten Underground
Brutalism 1961
46.85km
Lillington Gardens
Brutalism
39.34km
Gascoyne Estate, Bentham Road
Atlas Obscura 2019
37.76km
Kettle’s Yard

Discover Kettle's Yard in Cambridge, England: Students can borrow artwork from this gallery to display in their own residences.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.51km
London Silver Vaults

Discover London Silver Vaults in London, England: Behind one of the world's most impenetrable vaults is a massive collection of retail silver.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.91km
Millennium Bridge Tiny Chewing Gum Art

Discover Millennium Bridge Tiny Chewing Gum Art in London, England: The bridge is a secret gallery of discarded gum that has been transformed into miniature masterpieces.

Atlas Obscura 2017
43.27km
London’s Masterful Public Square That Never Was

The amazing modernist design for Mansion House Square never saw the light of day.

Atlas Obscura 2020
36.97km
Xu Zhimo Memorial

Discover Xu Zhimo Memorial in Cambridge, England: A monument to one of the most famous modernist Chinese poems and its poet.

Atlas Obscura 2020
50.34km
Horizon Insects

Discover Horizon Insects in London, England: London's first edible insect farm offers facility tours and cooking classes.

Atlas Obscura 2019
46.51km
The Lioness and the Lesser Kudu

Discover The Lioness and the Lesser Kudu in London, England: This striking statue brings a scene from the African savannah into central London.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.28km
St. Sepulchre’s Execution Bell

Discover St. Sepulchre's Execution Bell in London, England: On the eve of a condemned prisoner's death, this bell rang 12 times outside their cell.

Atlas Obscura 2017
46.82km
A London Pub With Underground Prison Cells and a Spy Room

The pub was once a deportation holding centre for convicts being shipped off to Australia.

Atlas Obscura 2017
48.83km
Fetter Lane Moravian Burial Ground

Discover Fetter Lane Moravian Burial Ground in London, England: Some of the earliest leaders of the Moravian congregation are buried here.

Atlas Obscura 2017
45.18km
Michael Faraday’s Laboratory

Discover Michael Faraday's Laboratory in London, England: The lab where the scientist made his groundbreaking discoveries is preserved on the basement floor of the Faraday Museum.

Brutalism
54.4km
Alton Estate West
Atlas Obscura 2019
42.7km
British Library Treasures Gallery

Discover British Library Treasures Gallery in London, England: The library houses an incredible collection of some of the world's most impressive books and manuscripts.

Atlas Obscura 2018
42.1km
This Unassuming Park Is a Pilgrimage Site for Clowns

Visit the grave of Joseph Grimaldi, the father of modern clowning.

Atlas Obscura 2018
48.91km
Tilbury Fort

Discover Tilbury Fort in Tilbury, England: This star-shaped artillery fort protected the mouth of the Thames from the 16th century to the Second World War.

Atlas Obscura 2018
48.91km
The Oak of Honor on One Tree Hill

Discover One Tree Hill in London, England: A historic hill of tall tales, with one rather special tree.

Brutalism
43.67km
Royal College of Physicians
Atlas Obscura 2019
52.51km
Crystal Palace Subway

Discover Crystal Palace Subway in London, England: A relic of Victorian grandeur hides beneath a busy South London road.

Atlas Obscura 2017
39.71km
World’s Largest Potted Plant

Discover World's Largest Potted Plant in London, England: The cedar tree in Highgate Cemetery earned its title by accident.

Atlas Obscura 2021
43.73km
Tower Bridge’s Dead Man’s Hole

Discover Tower Bridge’s Dead Man’s Hole in London, England: This unassuming alcove in London’s famous Tower Bridge once served to capture, store, and display dead bodies from the River Thames.

Audio Guide 2016
54.56km
Audio Guide
Merton Mills
en
Atlas Obscura 2021
42.94km
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station

Discover Wapping Hydraulic Power Station in London, England: This hydraulic power system in London was, at one time, seen as a rival to electricity and the last of its kind to shut down.

Atlas Obscura 2019
52.85km
The Manor in Hemingford Grey

Discover The Manor in Hemingford Grey in Hemingford Grey, England: This 12th-century house is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain.

Brutalism
58.3km
Langham House Close (Ham Common)
Atlas Obscura 2019
43.04km
Viking Tombstone

Discover Viking Tombstone in London, England: This Viking gravestone carved in a rare runic style was dug up from a London churchyard.

Atlas Obscura 2019
44.27km
Dutch Cottage

Discover Dutch Cottage in Essex, England: This octagonal cottage is the smallest and the oldest council house in the United Kingdom.

Audio Guide 2016
55.85km
Audio Guide
VE Day Tour
en
Atlas Obscura 2018
28.66km
Fourwentways Bronze Age Cemetery

Discover Fourwentways Bronze Age Cemetery in Cambridge, England: A 4,000-year-old burial site hides behind a roadside Burger King.

Atlas Obscura 2019
48.66km
The Mount

Discover The Mount in London, England: The remains of a historic football stadium that once housed 50,000 spectators.

Brutalism 1972
44.22km
Macadam Building, King’s College London
Brutalism 1963
41.43km
Balfron Tower
Atlas Obscura 2020
27.48km
Old Harkilees

Discover Old Harkilees in Essex, England: This wooden effigy believed to be King Charles I hung for centuries outside an inn and was mistaken for a deity.

Atlas Obscura 2020
17.2km
The Tomb of Maid Marian

Discover The Tomb of Maid Marian in Little Dunmow, England: It's believed Matilda Fitzwalter's life was the basis for the famed literary figure.

Brutalism 1958
38.15km
New Hall (today: Murray Edwards College)
Audio Guide
34.86km
Audio Guide
20th Century Council Housing in London
en
Atlas Obscura 2018
50.9km
West London Mosaic House

This home on a quiet suburban street is completely covered with vibrant mosaics.

Atlas Obscura 2019
43.69km
The Burney Relief

Discover The Burney Relief in London, England: This bewitching Babylonian goddess haunts a hallway of the British Museum.

Brutalism
45.94km
Ministry of Justice
Atlas Obscura 2017
44.61km
Sir John Franklin Expedition Memorial

Discover Sir John Franklin Expedition Memorial in London, England: A tribute to the intrepid explorer and his crew who perished in terrible conditions on an ill-fated expedition to the Arctic.

Atlas Obscura 2020
47.19km
The Churchill Arms

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

Post 2019
42.17km
A 1980s Grocery Store Is London’s Latest Protected Building
Brutalism
47.76km
Wolfson Institute, Hammersmith Hospital
Atlas Obscura 2020
35.31km
Supper Club Tube

Discover Supper Club Tube in London, England: A decommissioned tube carriage within a London museum hosts a regular pop-up supper club.