London voted favourite UK city for the fourth year running

DATE:
TUESDAY 02 SEPTEMBER 2014

London voted favourite UK
city for the fourth year running

London
continues to receive accolades as the best place on earth to visit, with the
capital winning a top destination award overnight.

Last night at the
2014 Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Travel Awards, London was awarded Favourite
UK City for the fourth year running. The capital took out 14 of the 15 best UK
Business Hotels awards, and the Corinthia Hotel’sESPA
Life spa
was named the best UK Hotel Spa.  These
awards follow the respected Mastercard Global Cities Index report in July, where
London was crowned the most popular tourist destination in the world with
international visitor projections for 2014 at 18.7 million. The record-breaking
trend in international visitor numbers to the capital continued in the first
three months of 2014, with over 3.6 million overseas visits resulting in the
best ever first quarter tourism numbers in the city’s history*.

Julie
Chappell, Director of VisitLondon.com said: “We are delighted that London has,
for the fourth consecutive year, been voted by Condé Nast Traveller Readers as
their favourite UK destination. The unique offer that the capital boasts
including its rich cultural calendar, sporting and major events, and world
famous attractions means that visitors from all over the world can experience
the vibrancy and ever-changing nature each time they come.”

Visitors
are coming to London in ever increasing numbers to attend the capital’s calendar
of world-class exhibitions, visit the city’s famous landmarks, enjoy its diverse
culture, and watch major sporting events including Tour de France which saw one
million people take to the capital’s streets.
Culture
remains the leading driver for tourists, with eight out of ten citing it as the
main reason they visit the capital.

The blockbuster autumn season**
includes the largest exhibition of British First World War art for almost 100
years at the Imperial War Museum; a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore
the passion and innovation of Rembrandt’s influential late works at the National
Gallery; and a major exhibition offering a new interpretation of one of
Britain’s best-loved artists, John Constable, at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Summer
events also expected to entice visitors to the capital include the Totally
Thames River Festival, the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival which will see 50
historic vessels sail down The Thames, the Royal Childhood exhibition during the
Buckingham Palace summer opening and the landmark annual event, The Proms at the
Royal Albert Hall.

For
more information on London
visitlondon.com

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