Paris, once the world’s most visited city, has recently been dethroned by London. According to VisitLondon, the British capital welcomed a record-breaking 16 million tourists in 2013.
Particularly after the Olympics of 2012, many overseas visitors swarmed to London to experience first-hand popular and iconic attractions such as the British Museum (the most visited attraction in London), Tate Modern, the London Eye, Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster and Portobello road.
Visitor numbers across the UK likewise increased by 8%.
Paris is currently the second most visited city. Regardless of the slight drop in visits, the French metropolis will never lose its reputation as the artistic capital of Europe and the most romantic place in the world.
Bangkok is the third most visited city in the world, followed by New York.