The National Gallery was the second-most visited attraction in the UK, with 6.03 million people coming through its doors (up 14% on 2012).
The Natural History Museum came in third place (up 6.7% to 5.35 million).
And several other London attractions also saw big increases, including Kew Gardens (up 29%) London Zoo (up 26.4%) the Tower of London (up 18.4%) and the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich (up 27%).
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A man has died and two others have been injured in a stabbing outside Parsons Green Tube station.
Dany Cotton says referring to 'firemen' reinforces the stereotype that only men want to work in the fire service.
His heart completely stopped and one of his teammates performed CPR until paramedics arrived.