have seen a massive increase in their popularity this summer.
The city's official promotional agency, London & Partners has announced today - major attractions across London saw a record number of visits this July. A total of 33 attractions were surveyed and the attendance seen was record-breaking with 4.47 million visits, showing an annual increase of 12.7%. A year on year rise of 8.6% was also noticed in June.
However there was a slight decline in visitor numbers in May, the actual reason was nice weather of the month which boosted number of visitors to outdoor attractions but conversely affected numbers of visits to indoor venues. As a result, visitor figures between May & July dropped down by 5.3% compared to that of 2010.
The CEO of London & Partners, Gordon Innes said: "The latest figures indicate an underlying strength in London's visitor economy over the summer period. We are pleased to see that London's attractions have thrived despite the cool and unsettled weather throughout June and July."
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: "London offers an incredible range of things to see and do for both Londoners and visitors alike. The variety of attractions on offer during summer has been fantastic with events like London Pride, Wimbledon, Chelsea Flower Show and a jubilant Notting Hill carnival all wowing the crowds in huge numbers. This weekend we saw 800,000 people gathering on the South Bank for the Thames Festival and with more exciting events coming up over the following months, we hope to continue to attract record number of visitors to this great city."
The survey was carried out with a set of 33 exclusive attractions including Churchill War Rooms
, British Museum
, Geffrye Museum, Hampton Court Palace
, Guildhall Art Gallery, HMS Belfast, Kensington Palace
, Imperial War Museum
, Kew Gardens
, London Eye
, London Dungeon
, Madame Tussauds
, Museum of Freemasonry, Museum in Docklands, Museum of London, National Army Museum, World Rugby Museum, National Gallery
, National Portrait Gallery
, National Maritime Museum, Old Royal Naval College, RAF Museum
, Queen's House, Science Museum
, St Pauls Cathedral
, Shakespeare's Globe
Exhibition & Tours, Tower Bridge
, V&A Blythe House, Tower of London
, V&A Museum
, Wellington Arch, V&A Museum of Childhood and Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.
The survey has only covered the attendance in 33 major London attractions and doesn't represent the full amount of attendance in all attractions in London.
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