London visitor record numbers

A record 7.9 million tourists visited London in the first six months of 2013, the best ever first half year tourism numbers in history.

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Record number of London tourists

New figures show a record number of visitors to London so far this year. 7.9 million flocked to the capital in the first six months of 2013, a 7.7% boost on the same period last year.

The figures from the latest International Passenger Survey also reveal 12 times as many tourists visited London as the next most popular UK city, Edinburgh.

The capital's skyline Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

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