London welcomes more tourists than ever before

London welcomed a record 16.8 million visitors in 2013, that's well ahead of the previous record-breaking year in 2006.

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London celebrates most successful year for tourism

London celebrated its most successful year for tourism in 2013, as a total of 16.8 million overseas visitors came to the capital.

Trafalgar Square, one of London's tourist hotspots Credit: Press Association

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show the number of tourists heading to London has been increasing steadily over the last ten years, from 47.3% in 2003 to 51.2% in 2013.

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