In case it wasn't obvious from the numbers of people brandishing selfie sticks on Oxford Street or constantly standing on the wrong side of the tube escalators, there are a whole lot of tourists in this city. In fact, tourists love this city so much that the top ten visitor attractions in the country are all in London. Take that, Stonehenge.
According to new figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, 65 million people visited attractions in London in 2015, up from 64 million the year before. The British Museum scooped the top spot for the ninth year in a row with 6.82 million visitors, followed by the National Gallery with 5.9 million and the Natural History Museum with 5.2 million. The Tower of London, the V&A and the Southbank Centre also made the top ten list – but you can breathe a sigh of relief that M&M's World didn't make the cut.
Check out the full top ten list:
1. The British Museum: 6,820,686
2. The National Gallery: 5,908,254
3. Natural History Museum: 5,284,023
4. Southbank Centre: 5,102,883
5. Tate Modern: 4,712,581
6. Victoria and Albert Museum: 3,432,325
7. Science Museum: 3,356,212
8. Somerset House: 3,235,104
9. Tower of London: 2,785,249
10. National Portrait Gallery: 2,145,486
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