The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: "Last summer the palpable buzz of this great city was beamed across the globe. Since then London's draw has gone from strength to strength with billions of pounds of international investment and huge regeneration projects continuing apace.
"These fantastic tourism figures not only support new jobs and growth in London's economy but are yet another testament to the Olympic legacy."
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The 33 year-old victim was cycling to the shops when he was the victim of the unprovoked attack by three men.