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London 'is the world's best destination'

Tourists from across the globe have named London the world's best travel destination.

The capital beat cities like New York, Rome and Paris in a survey by travel company TripAdvisor.

Gordon Innes, chief executive of tourism organisation London & Partners, said: "This accolade couldn't be better timed for the capital in this momentous year and we are delighted.

"It is a testament to the wonderful array of attractions, dining and accommodation that set London apart from all of these other destinations."