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Image for Oldest- Surving Post Windmill  Pitstone- Bucksview gallery

NWNW3.9 km

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SuperlativesOldest- Surving Post Windmill Pitstone- Bucks

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On the plaque this states believed to be the OLDEST post Windmill in The British Isles dated 1627.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 7/3/2008

last visited: never

Image for ONLY - Edwardian brick bridge on the M25 - Gerrards Cross - Buckinghamshire, UKview gallery

SS25.3 km

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SuperlativesONLY - Edwardian brick bridge on the M25 - Gerrards Cross - Buckinghamshire, UK

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For drivers on the M25, they know they're between J16 & 17 in Buckinghamshire when they spot the message "GIVE PEAS A CHANCE" on a motorway bridge. The Chalfont viaduct is unique as it is the only Edwardian brick bridge on the M25.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/15/2018

last visited: never

Image for LARGEST - Thatched Roof in Hertfordshireview gallery

EE25.7 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Thatched Roof in Hertfordshire

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The grade 2 listed Node Court at Driver’s End has the largest thatched roof in Hertfordshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/21/2010

last visited: never

Image for First  - Church to be rebuilt in England in Reformed Norman Styleview gallery

NWNW33 km

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SuperlativesFirst - Church to be rebuilt in England in Reformed Norman Style

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This church is an Architectural Treasure being the first in England if not Europe to be built in the "Reformed Norman" style. At Old Wolverton, Bucks.United Kingdom

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 2/2/2008

last visited: 8/14/2012

Image for LARGEST - UK Capacity Sports Stadium - Wembley Stadium, London, UKview gallery

SESE35.1 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST - UK Capacity Sports Stadium - Wembley Stadium, London, UK

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Wembley Stadium opened in 2007 and was built on the site of the 1923 Wembley Stadium. It is the home of the English football team and has the largest stadium capacity (90000) in the UK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: 4/29/2017

Image for LARGEST -- inhabited castle in the World, Windsor, UKview gallery

SS35.9 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- inhabited castle in the World, Windsor, UK

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Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and the longest-occupied palace in Europe, but it also remains a functioning royal home.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/3/2013

last visited: 3/5/2017

Image for SHORTEST--Street in Britianview gallery

SS36 km

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SuperlativesSHORTEST--Street in Britian

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This is the SHORTEST street in England, and is marked by a round blue plaque.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/15/2014

last visited: 1/17/2017

Image for HIGHEST - Point in London - Whitestone Pond, London, UKview gallery

SESE39.4 km

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SuperlativesHIGHEST - Point in London - Whitestone Pond, London, UK

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Whitestone Pond is located on the southern limits of Hampstead Heath. It is located on the west side of Heath Street with West Heath Road along its southern edge. The pond is the highest point in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/7/2016

last visited: never

Image for DEEPEST - London Underground Platform - Hampstead Underground Station - Hampstead, London, UKview gallery

SESE39.9 km

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SuperlativesDEEPEST - London Underground Platform - Hampstead Underground Station - Hampstead, London, UK

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Hampstead is built on a hill and is served by the Northern Line on the London Underground network. To enable the underground to pass though Hampstead the platforms had to be constructed deep underground at 58.5m below street level.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/15/2014

last visited: 7/23/2016

Image for SHORTEST - Lived Peerage - Holland Park Road, London, UKview gallery

SESE43.6 km

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SuperlativesSHORTEST - Lived Peerage - Holland Park Road, London, UK

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This London County Council blue plaque indicates that Lord Leighton, a painter, "lived and died here". The plaque is attached to the Leighton House Museum on the north west side of Holland Park Road. Leighton was bearer of the shortest-lived peerage.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/19/2016

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - House in Mayfair - Stanhope Row, London, UKview gallery

SESE45.4 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST - House in Mayfair - Stanhope Row, London, UK

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This Westminster City Council green plaque marks the site where "Mayfair's Oldest House" used to stand. The plaque is located over an archway on the north east side of Stanhope Row with the arch leading through to Shepher Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/30/2015

last visited: never

Image for London's longest escalator - Angel Underground Station, Islington, UK.view gallery

SESE45.4 km

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SuperlativesLondon's longest escalator - Angel Underground Station, Islington, UK.

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The London's longest escalator takes about a minute and a quarter to ride from bottom to top. A return journey would take 2 and a half minutes.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/10/2011

last visited: 2/4/2012

Image for LARGEST -- Bronze Sculpture in Europeview gallery

SESE45.5 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Bronze Sculpture in Europe

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The Wellington Arch in London, England, has a bronze quadrica (a chariot drawn by four horses) statue on top. The quadriga was placed in honor of Edward VII and is the largest bronze sculpture in Europe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/20/2012

last visited: 3/3/2019

Image for LONGEST - Running Show - Cranbourn Street, London, UKview gallery

SESE45.9 km

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SuperlativesLONGEST - Running Show - Cranbourn Street, London, UK

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The Agatha Christie memorial, that also serves as the 60th Anniversary of "The Mousetrap", takes the form of a book with a bust of Agatha Christie at its centre. When unveiled in November 2012 there had been 25000 performances of the show.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/19/2014

last visited: 7/15/2015

Image for TALLEST - Victoria Memorial - City of Westminster, London, UKview gallery

SESE46 km

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SuperlativesTALLEST - Victoria Memorial - City of Westminster, London, UK

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Monumental London's Victoria Memorial, devoted to the Queen Victoria, is with height 25 metres (82 ft) he tallest monument to a King or Queen in England.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/1/2016

last visited: 3/3/2019

Image for LONGEST - Surviving Sporting Challenge, Fulham, London, UKview gallery

SESE46 km

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SuperlativesLONGEST - Surviving Sporting Challenge, Fulham, London, UK

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This mosaic, dedicated to the annual boat race between Oxford and Cambridge universities, is at Riverside Walk on the north side of the River Thames at Fulham. It tells us that the boat race is "The World's Longest Surviving Sporting Challenge".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/13/2014

last visited: 4/26/2014

Image for LARGEST - Theatre in London - The London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, UKview gallery

SESE46 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Theatre in London - The London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, UK

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Located in St Martin's Lane, the London Coliseum is the largest theatre in London and is home to the English National Opera. It was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1904.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/22/2015

last visited: 7/17/2016

Image for LONGEST - Continuously Occupied Diplomatic Mission in the UK - Australia House, Strand, UKview gallery

SESE46.3 km

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SuperlativesLONGEST - Continuously Occupied Diplomatic Mission in the UK - Australia House, Strand, UK

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The Australian High Commission is located in Australia House that stands at the eastern junction of Strand and Aldwych in London. It is both Australia's first diplomatic mission and the longest continuously occupied diplomatic mission in the UK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/29/2015

last visited: 7/23/2016

Image for OLDEST - Twinings Shop - Strand, London, UKview gallery

SESE46.5 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Twinings Shop - Strand, London, UK

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In depicted house, located at London's Strand, You can find amazing Twinings' shop and museum of tea. It holds several interesting records: OLDEST commercial logo worldwide, OLDEST shop in Westminster, LONGEST London's standing rate-payer...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/29/2016

last visited: 10/16/2015

Image for LARGEST -- Coach Station in Britain, Victoria Coach Station, Westminster, London, UKview gallery

SESE46.5 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Coach Station in Britain, Victoria Coach Station, Westminster, London, UK

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The Victoria Coach Station, largest bus station in Britain

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: 10/29/2016

Image for LARGEST - Roman Catholic Church in England - Westminster Cathedral, Victoria Street, London, UKview gallery

SESE46.5 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Roman Catholic Church in England - Westminster Cathedral, Victoria Street, London, UK

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Westminster Cathedral is located in a plaza on the south east side of Victoria Street in London. The cathedral is close to Victoria railway station and a short walk to the Houses of Parliament. It is the largest catholic church in England and Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/25/2016

last visited: 4/22/2019

Image for Tallest Ferris Wheel in Europe  -  London, England, UKview gallery

SESE47 km

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SuperlativesTallest Ferris Wheel in Europe - London, England, UK

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When built in 2000, the London Eye was the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world...it is still the tallest in Europe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/14/2012

last visited: 2/8/2019

Image for LARGEST - Solar Bridge - Blackfriars Railway Bridge, London, UKview gallery

SESE47.2 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Solar Bridge - Blackfriars Railway Bridge, London, UK

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This bridge, Blackfriars Railway Bridge, connects Blackfriars station, on the north side of the River Thames, with the south side of the Thames. The bridge incorporates the station's platforms and is covered with solar panels being used in the roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/19/2014

last visited: 4/6/2019

Image for LARGEST -- brick building in Europe - Battersea Power Station (London, UK)view gallery

SESE47.5 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- brick building in Europe - Battersea Power Station (London, UK)

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The iconic Art-Deco Battersea Power Station, located at the River Thames riverside in western part of London, is the largest brick building in Europe...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/31/2014

last visited: 10/30/2016

Image for FIRST - City Terminus of London Underground - Monument Street, London, UKview gallery

SESE48 km

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SuperlativesFIRST - City Terminus of London Underground - Monument Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque is on the south side of Monument Street close to the Monument. The plaque is in Monument Street with King William Street being about 20m to the west. The station was the first deep tube terminus in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/25/2016

last visited: never

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