AP PHOTOS: Windmill, Laundromat among weird UK polling stops

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AP PHOTOS: Windmill, Laundromat among weird UK polling stops
People play bowls by a polling station sign at Birchington Bowls Club in Birchington, south east England, Thursday, May 7, 2015. Polls have opened in Britain's national election, a contest that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Nuns leave after voting at a polling station at St John's Church in Paddington, London, as Britain goes to the ballot box today in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner.
A caravan which is being used as a polling station on Grange Farm in Garthorpe, as Britain goes to the ballot box today in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner.
Voters in Ironbridge, Shropshire, arrive to cast their vote at The Iron Bridge Tollhouse, as Britain goes to the ballot box today in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner.
Election Official smile as they operate a polling station inside a launderette in Oxford, England Thursday, May 7, 2015. Polls have opened in Britain's national election, a contest that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
People walk from a polling station in part of Herne Windmill in Herne Bay, south east England, Thursday, May 7, 2015. Britain's national election is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
People walk to a polling station in part of Herne Windmill in Herne Bay, south east England, Thursday, May 7, 2015. Britain's national election is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
People cast their votes as a man uses a punch bag in the East Hull Boxing Academy, Hull, as Britain goes to the ballot box today in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner.
People arrive to vote at Ush Hair studio in Hull which is being used as a polling station, as Britain goes to the ballot box in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner.
Patrons sit outside a pub which is also serving as a polling station in the borough of Kensington, London, Thursday, May 7, 2015. Polls opened in Britain's national election, a contest that is expected to produce an inconclusive result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching. (AP Photo/David Azia)
A member of the public leaves the Bank View Cafe, doubling for the day as a polling station, in Langsett in the Peak District of England, Thursday May 7, 2015. Britain's most unpredictable general election in decades gets under way Thursday with polls showing the two biggest parties Labour and the Conservatives running in a virtual dead heat. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
A member of the public arrives at the Bank View Cafe, doubling for the day as a polling station, in Langsett in the Peak District of England, Thursday May 7, 2015. Britain's most unpredictable general election in decades gets under way Thursday with polls showing the two biggest parties Labour and the Conservatives running in a virtual dead heat. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Children play with hurling sticks outside a polling station in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, Thursday, May 7, 2015. Britain's most unpredictable general election in decades gets under way Thursday with polls showing the two biggest parties Labour and the Conservatives running in a virtual dead heat. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
People play bowls by a polling station sign at Birchington Bowls Club in Birchington, south east England, Thursday, May 7, 2015. Polls have opened in Britain's national election, a contest that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Landlord Clive Franklyn puts a polling station sign back up after being told it had fallen down at a polling station in the Crown Inn in the village of Sarre, south east England, Thursday, May 7, 2015. Polls have opened in Britain's national election, a contest that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Voters leave a polling station in the Clonard area of West Belfast, Northern Ireland, Thursday, May 7, 2015. Britain's most unpredictable general election in decades gets underway Thursday, with polls showing the two biggest parties Labour and the Conservatives running in a virtual dead heat. The election could decide issues such as whether Britain will remain a member of the European Union, whether it will close its doors to immigrants and whether it will continue with austerity programs. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
A polling station at the Royal Artillery Museum in Woolwich, east London, on the day of the General Election.
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LONDON (AP) - A windmill, a Laundromat, and a boxing academy were just some of the weird and wonderful venues used as polling stations in Britain's general election Thursday.

While most voters up and down the country head to unremarkable locations - churches, schools, town halls - to cast their vote, some get to make their voices heard in quirkier venues.

In London's Kensington district, voters could grab a pint at the pub serving as a polling station for the day. In Oxford, Britons could presume there was no dirty politics at a station situated inside a Laundromat. And in Hull, a boxer practicing his moves at a punch bag at a boxing academy looked on as people cast their votes nearby.

Other locations are more picturesque. In Herne Bay, southeast England, part of a windmill was used as a polling stop.


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