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London crowned world's most popular tourist destination

London looks set to have welcomed more than 16 million visitors in 2013, surpassing Paris's 2012 record of 15.9 million visitors.

Tourists outside Buckingham Palace Credit: Press Association

Figures just released from the ONS showed that 4.9 million tourists visited last summer - well up on the 4 million who visited the city in the same period in the Olympic year.

The capital accounted for nearly half of all visits to the UK last summer topping the UK league table.

Tourist takes photo through the gates of Buckingham Palace Credit: Press Association

Visits to the UK July - September 2013:

  • London - 4,877,000
  • Rest of England - 4,479,000
  • Scotland - 996,000
  • Wales - 357,000

Total visits to all UK regions: 9,852,000

Top 10 nationalities of tourists to the UK in Summer 2013:

  • Germany
  • USA
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Holland
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Belgium

Source: ONS

Here are some of the films from VisitLondon.com encouraging tourists to come to the capital.