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Exploring London by walking is the best way to find the hidden delights. The doors of London tell their own tale, from street art to important sites of British heritage. Step inside and be inspired by these gateways to London, both from the past and present.
Alfred Waterhouse’s Romanesque structure of the Natural History Museum has stood as a beacon for natural history since 1881. Its towering doorway features a relatively modest set of wooden doors, but the carvings of a veritable zoo of exotic creatures immediately demonstrates that this is no ordinary building. Kangaroos and monkeys peek around every corner, while lions, tigers and bears peer at the visitors approaching from below. Through this playfulness, the doorway manages to avoid being terribly imposing.