In pictures: Some of the UK's quirkiest General Election polling stations

As voters from across the UK go to the polls in today's General Election, we take a look at some of the country's quirkier polling stations.

Churches, schools, and a whole host of other public buildings are carefully picked to provide "accessible, identifiable and private" spaces for voters.

But with 50,000 of these stations needed across the UK, some venues can seem a little odd.

In Hull, East Yorkshire, people may have to dodge sparring boxers and gym equipment on their way to the voting booth in at East Hull Boxing academy.

A man gets a bit of training in as others cast their vote at a boxing gym in Hull. Credit: PA

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Elsewhere in a rural part of the East Riding, Penny Rigby opens up her home in Routh on polling day so that locals can elect their MPs.

In May last year, Lord Hannah of Pilcot opened his Grade II listed house in Hampshire as a space for parishioners to vote. Unsurprisingly, he was one of the first people in the constituency to cast his vote.

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St John's Church in Paddington, London, is just one of many religious buildings that double up as polling stations during elections.

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If you prefer less holy ground on which to mark your 'x', you can head to the 'Pub With No Name' in Priors Dean, East Hampshire for your dose of participatory democracy - providing that you're registered there, of course.

The White Horse Inn is one of several public houses that open their doors to act as a local polling station on General Elections.

'Would you like a pint with your democracy, pet?' Credit: PA

The constituency of East Dulwich in London also commandeers a local drinking establishment for service on Election Day.

In London again, voters at the Greenwich Heritage Centre will find themselves staring down the barrel of a tank when they cast their vote today.

But constituents need not to be worried about a military coup - the armoured vehicle is not armed and only acts as a historical ornament.

Local Lori Smith tweeted this picture.

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