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LONDON AS A TOURIST CITY
London is one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. According to respected Mastercard Global Cities Index report, London has been crowned the most popular tourist destination in the world ahead of Bangkok and Paris. London hosts almost 19 million international visitors in 2014. Global top five are London, Paris, Bangkok, Singapore, and Dubai.
In 2013, London greeted over 16 million visitors (The Office for National Statistics,ONS) showing significant increase in International Tourists. Tourists from around the globe flocked to the city in ever increasing numbers to attend world class exhibitions, visit amazing Museums, royal palaces, dine at Michelin starred restaurants, and watch world class sporting events.
Ann Cairns, President of International Markets, Mastercard said: “The recognition of this year’s top international destinations reinforces the continued importance of cities as business, cultural and economic hubs. For London in particular, being recognised once again for its place as the top destination will further boost this city’s ability to continue to be a global leader.. ”
London has huge attractions & things to see
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “With nearly nineteen million visitors this year London is the world’s favourite place to visit. Our city perfectly combines history, heritage, arts and culture, not to mention vast amounts of green space and major events that are the envy of the planet.”
London has huge attractions & things to see a few like London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Nelson’s Column, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds, ZSL London Zoo, London Dungeon, St Paul’s Cathedral, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the National Gallery etc etc. And importantly most of Museums & Landmarks are completely free. London enjoys the very best Public Transport System in this world. The total hotel bedrooms in London are more than 123,000.
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