It is now official, London is the most popular tourists destination in the world!

Official figures revealed today that the number of tourists visiting London last summer surged by 20 per cent with 4.9 million visitors between July and September. London has now reached the record number of 16 millions of visitors and has knocked Paris off the top spot.

Many events including Prince Georges of Cambridge’s birth and the Olympic games along with nice and hot weather highly contributed to this success.

Many major attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral or the National Gallery said visitor numbers literally exploded.

Tourism experts hope that this year will be equally successful with the opening of many new major exhibitions.