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London Victorious: London is Officially the Most Popular Tourist Attraction in the World

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London has been cemented as the world capital for tourists. In 2013, it received a record breaking 16.8 million visitors – the most of any city in the world making it the world’s most popular city for tourists to visit.

And Londoners will appreciate that they’ve beaten Paris as the top city to visit in the world.

London’s previous record for most visitor was set in 2006 when it had 15.6 million visitors. Analysts believe that the massive increase in visitors was due to the Olympic ‘halo’ effect as people from all over the world saw London glowing on the world stage during the London 2012 games.

Well done, London.

I’m proud to say we (a family of four) were some of those visitors last year and we can’t wait to go back.

Author: jonathan

Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile who launched Anglotopia.net in 2007 to channel his passion for Britain. Londontopia is its sister publication dedicated to everything London.


  1. i am also part of that statistics as your family… but nothing had to do with the olympics am afraid i had loved london since all my life and most likely also in previous lifes 😀

  2. I avoided London during the Olympics but enjoyed watching the games a lot on TV, especially the last day marathon on a sunny Sunday morning. I made my 16th trip earlier this year during the winter storms and flooding, a new atmosphere for me. It is no surprise to see it be Number 1. Remember: If a man is tired of London he is tired of life…

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