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London’s Roman Amphitheatre

Central London
The remains of a Roman amphitheatre built nearly 2000 years ago are hiding under the Guildhall Art Gallery in London. With a capacity of 6000, this arena played host to gladiator fights, wild animal fights, and public executions. (more…)
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London Mithraeum

Central London
Underneath the European headquarters of financial company Bloomberg, lies a temple dedicated to the Roman god Mithras. Built in the mid 3rd century, initiates of the Mithras cult would meet here for secret ceremonies and feasts. (more…)
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HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

Central London
HMS Belfast, docked in London, is a second world war warship that is now a museum ship. An important part of the Allied forces in WWII and beyond, HMS Belfast has a wealth of stories to tell, and plenty of places to explore over several decks. (more…)
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Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park

Buckinghamshire
Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes was essential to the war effort in World War Two, but the public only found out about it's role in the 1970s. Codebreakers and mathematicians were posted here to help crack enemy coded messages that were vital to intelligence. (more…)
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Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey

Bedfordshire
Originally a medieval monastery, Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford since the 1620s. There have been a few interesting characters that have lived here, including the 'Flying Duchess' and the executed Lord William Russell. (more…)
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Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms

Central London
The Churchill War Rooms in central London is a time capsule from World War II. During air raids, Winston Churchill's Cabinet would meet here, but for 24 hours a day for 7 years it was a hive of activity. (more…)
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Greenham Common Airbase

Greenham Common Airbase

Berkshire
Greenham Common Airbase is most well known as the location of 96 cruise missiles during the 1980s, and the protests that accompanied them. On this massive site, you can explore the control tower, see the fire plane, stroll around the fenced missile bunkers, and visit the Greenham Peace Garden. The places of interest are quite well spread out, so you may want to drive to the different carparks nearer each one. Go to the control tower first, and ask the advice of the volunteers. (more…)
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Hughenden Manor

Hughenden Manor

Buckinghamshire
Hughenden Manor was the home of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in the Victorian times. It was also a secret war effort location during World War II. (more…)
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Grime’s Graves

Grime’s Graves

Norfolk
This prehistoric flint mine near Thetford dates back 4,500 years, when deep shafts were dug to get at the 'floorstone' up to 13 metres underground. (more…)
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