London been named as the best city to visit
in the prestigious Times, Sunday Times and Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards.
It’s the fourth year in a row that London has scooped Best City, ranking ahead
of New York, Venice, Paris, Sydney, Las Vegas and Dubai.
Julie Chappell, Chief Digital Officer at
London & Partners, who accepted the award during a ceremony at the Wynn
Hotel in Las Vegas, said: “To have won this reader nominated award for the
fourth time shows that people really do love this multicultural city which
offers a unique visitor experience few other places on earth can match.”
Jane Knight, Times Travel Editor, said;
"Despite stiff competition from the likes of Paris, Barcelona, Venice and
New York, London came out on top. It just goes to show how much the capital has
to offer and how it continues to regenerate itself and create a buzz - from the
new Tate Modern to the bustling stalls selling artisan products at nearby
Borough Market and the hip bars, restaurants and vintage cloth shops of
Shoreditch. Cool new hotels mean there are more interesting places to stay, and
room rates are kept competitive. With exciting new productions in the West End
and art exhibitions, there's always another reason to visit."
Although the summer season is now coming to
an end, London continues to offer a jam packed autumn season of culture. Major
exhibitions include the highly anticipated; You say you want a Revolution at
the V&A, Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement, at the Courtauld Gallery
and South Africa: The Art of a Nation at the British Museum.
Record numbers of tourists continue to
travel to London each year to sample the capital’s world-class attractions. The
city received 31.5 million visits from all over the world in 2015 including
12.9 million tourists from Great Britain. A recent survey by London &
Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional company found that 90 per cent of
American visitors (and 80 per cent of UK visitors), who’d travelled to the
capital in the last two years, rated London’s cultural attractions as the best
in the world.