- London, 18.7 million
- Bangkok, 18.37 million
- Paris, 15.57 million visitors
- Singapore, 12.47 million visitors
- Dubai, 11.95 million visitors
London mayor, Boris Johnson said: "With nearly nineteen million visitors this year London is the world's favourite place to visit. Our city perfectly combines history, heritage, arts and culture, not to mention vast amounts of green space and major events that are the envy of the planet."
London has beaten Bangkok to become the most popular tourist destination in the world. The Global Cities Index says 18.7m visitors are expected to visit London during 2014. The Thai capital was the top destination in 2013.