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London benefits from record UK tourists

The London Eye is one of London's top attractions. Photo: PA

The number of overseas visitors to the UK topped four million in July for the first time, official figures show.

The recent weakening of the pound against both the Euro and the US Dollar has made prices in the UK cheaper for travellers from abroad.

The top five attractions were all based in London with the British Museum coming out on top with over 6.4 million visitors.

Travellers to the UK spent £2.75bn on their visits, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, another record.

Natural History Museum Credit: PA

Top five visitor attractions in UK with annual visit numbers: British Museum - 6.4 million National Gallery -6.3 million Tate Modern - 5.8 million Natural History Museum - 4.6 million Southbank Centre - 3.9 million