London tourism chiefs have welcomed new figures showing around 2.5million people visited the capital in November, a 3% increase on the same month in 2009.
A survey of attractions in London suggests mild weather and a bank holiday in Europe saw visitor numbers for the quarter jump 7.1% compared to the previous year.
Visit London says the figures show paid-for attractions “heavily” out-performed free venues “for the first time in many months.”
Visit London CEO Sally Chatterjee said the figures were “very positive news for London’s tourism industry.
“2010 was a very exciting year for the capital’s attractions with a range of incredible exhibitions and events to enjoy and 2011 is already gearing up to be another bumper year of must-see attractions.”