London was picked over various other cities worldwide such as New York
which took second and third places. Shaw said “For London
to be crowned the world’s best destination in the Olympic
year is a tremendous honour”. Gordon Innes, chief executive of tourism company London & Partners, said “ London’s wonderful array of attractions, dining and accommodation sets it apart from the rest”.
In the survey, Cambodia’s
Siem Reap was the only place in Asia to make it into the top ten. The list of top British destinations also features Edinburgh
in second, Liverpool
third and Torquay
fourth. Perhaps it could be time to consider a London city break when you wish to get away from it all!