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You might think London has pretty much everything you can possibly imagine (plus a lot of stuff you can’t), and you’d be right. Within a few square miles of south-east London, for example, you can find a taxidermied walrus stuffed to twice the size it should be, a park full of wildly anatomically incorrect fantasy dinosaurs, and a statue of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. But really, the capital is just the tip of a big old iceberg of weird.
Venture out to the rest of the country and you’ll find a museum devoted to pencils, an eight-ton straw rabbit and a mystifying network of tunnels under Liverpool that no one has properly explored. Suddenly puts that ‘really weird’ thing you thought you saw on the night bus last Friday into perspective. This summer, because Virgin Trains has removed its Friday afternoon peak restrictions, why not skip out of the office a couple of hours early, go forth and spontaneously embrace the odd?