London one of the best places to visit, say TripAdvisor users

London is one of the best places in the world for people to tour, according to users of popular travel guide TripAdvisor. says the capital ranks a respectable third in a list naming the world’s favourite destinations to travel out to, with only Istanbul and Rome placing higher.

Millions of TripAdvisor users voted London as the best place to visit in Britain, allowing it to climb ahead of York, Bristol, Leeds and Birmingham.

According to the table, London is also a better destination than Paris and New York – the top two destinations from 2013 – which can be found at 7th and 12th respectively.

The Big Smoke’s successful hosting of key cultural events, as well as the birth of the Royal baby, provided key drivers for tourism last year. 

TripAdvisor spokesman James Kay told that while London’s recent track record in putting on big events may have endeared itself to travellers, the capital is more than capable of attracting visitors without the help of special occasions.

“There is no doubt the birth of the royal baby helped keep the eyes of the world on London in 2013, but the capital’s continued appeal among travellers around the world surpasses any one event,” he added.