National Gallery 'second most visited'

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).

More than six million people visited the National Gallery last year. Credit: John Stillwell/PA

The Natural History Museum came in third place (up 6.7% to 5.35 million).

The Natural History Museum was the UK's third most-visited attraction. Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA

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%).

Advertisement

British Museum in London is UK's top attraction

The British Museum was the UK's most-visited attraction in 2013, with 6.7 million people coming through its doors.