“Last year was another record-breaking year for international tourism to London, with 17.4 million overseas visits. The Tower of London’s spectacular poppy installation - Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red – captivated the world and was one of the key cultural attractions drawing visitors to the capital, with more than five million attending the stunning display” said Gordon Innes, CEO London & Partners.
The Tower of London has been named as the best rated landmark in the UK and eleventh in Europe in the Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks, announced by TripAdvisor.
This year, London wins big in the Travellers’ Choice Awards for Landmarks with six of the UK’s top ten; Tower of London, Big Ben, House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace taking first, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth place respectively. Edinburgh follows behind London as the second biggest winning city in the UK with two of the UK’s top three landmarks, Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia, taking second and third place.
When looking at which nation’s travellers rate UK attractions the highest in their reviews, Russia came out on top, giving the winning UK attractions an average rating of 4.8 out of five. While US and Brazilian travellers were found to be the most frequent reviewers of UK attractions after Brits.