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.

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Sunny 2013 boosted tourism

A large increase in visitors at tourist attractions across the capital is being put down to last year's fine summer.

Figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) show a 12% increase in 2013 - double the rise seen across the rest of the UK.

The British Museum was named the most popular visitor attraction in the country for the seventh year running. It had its most successful year on record, with a 20% increase in its visitor numbers to £6.7 million.

A spokesman for ALVA said: "Exhibitions such as 'Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum' undoubtedly had an impact on numbers, as did the success of 'Ice Age Art: arrival of the modern mind' and 'Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese Art'.",

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