London Kings' Cross station is not only a traffic hub, but also a place, from which Harry Potter and his friends were departing to Hogwarts. So people come here in search of Platform 9 3/4. And they find it! Here is a trolley half-stuck in the wall, and you can take a photo with Griffindor (or any other school) scarf. There is also a nice souvenir shop nearby, where you can buy tickets to Horwarts Express, wands and school uniform.
This is Guangzhou metro in China. Every station exit has this umbrella renting device – you can put there a money pledge and keep yourselves dry even if you forgot your umbrella at home. Then you can return it at any other station.
Incheon airport in Seoul offers a service of warm clothes storage for the travelers flying to locations with a warmer weather for a small per day fee (<$1).
Photo credit http://korea-blog.livejournal.com/
The Falkirk Wheel in central Scotland is a boat lift that connects two river channels on the different heights. There are special short boat trips allowing you to experience this miracle of engineering. Totally crazy!
The museum shop of the Music Boxes Museum in Ein Hod, near Haifa, Israel offers a do-it-yourself kit that allows your to assemble a working music box. Two-in-one: a memorable souvenir and a quality time with your child.
Outdoor signs for shops, cafes, restaurants and places of interest are necessary for the businesses to attract customers and to survive, especially if your shop is not located on the main promenade. But usually every sign is different, and all together they create "visual garbage".
The city of Dubrovnik found a great solution for this – stylish maroon panels on every corner, listing the businesses and museums located within the block. They are informative and even add charm to the old buildings.