Some cool facts about London…

London attracts more than

15 million of overseas visitors a year

11 million of domestic staying visitors;

and 285 million of day visits

 

London is both historic

and contemporary

London’s skyline is constantly changing,

with cutting edge architecture developing

alongside historic buildings

 

London is a diverse, multicultural city

Over 230 languages spoken

London’s villages have very diverse

communities – Southall, Hampstead, Brick Lane,

Soho, Hackney, Blackheath, Stratford, Highgate,

Lambeth, Wimbledon.. to name a few!

 

London caters for all tastes

and ages, whether you’re

coming for business or leisure

Some reasons to visit London
According to London Visitor Survey 2011

Theatre, Arts and Music Performances 59%

Museums and Galleries 76%

Pubs and Restaurants 67%

Shopping and Markets 63%

History and Heritage 78%

Parks and Gardens 52%

 

There is always something

new to see and do in London,

whether you are a first time

visitor or have visited a

several times

With over 250 free attractions, four

UNESCO World Heritage Sites,

147 parks including 8 Royal Parks,

and hundreds of cobbled streets,

winding alleys, new architecture

and hidden squares

 

London has options to suit

any budget, from free attractions

to luxury shopping

From Primark to Prada,

from the Freud Museum

to The British Museum,

from pub grub and street food

to Michelin Stars, fringe theatre

to blockbuster musicals

 

London is a connected

global city that offers

access to decision makers

Home to more European HQs than

any other city in Europe (London has

attracted three times more EHQ FDI

projects since 2003 than any other

European city)

 

London hosts world class sporting

and cultural major events

Iconic venues from Wembley Stadium

to Lord’s Cricket Ground, Wimbledon,

and The O2 Arena, the world’s most

popular entertainment venue

 
London is a global,

accessible city

With over 50 countries within a

3 hour flight time

5 international airports, high speed

rail link to Europe (Eurostar,

with Deutsche Bahn in 2015)

 

London attracts more

international students

than any other city and

provides access to the

best global talent

London is home to nearly

110,000 international students

and is the world’s No. 1 location

for international study

 

London has a first class

global talent pool

Skilled workforce with knowledge

and international experience;

40% of the London workforce

were born overseas

 

New infrastructure – Olympics Legacy

ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower

in the Olympic Park (Britain’s largest

piece of public art)

Emirates Cable Car (a 1km cable car line

from Greenwich to the Royal Docks)

The O2 Arena Roof Walkway

(a 200-foot high walkway suspended

from the distinctive yellow masts, up

to 90 people a time to walk across)

Westfield Stratford City (a £1.4bn

project, Europe’s largest urban mall

with cinemas, restaurants, a casino

and a footfall of 1 million visitors per week)

Stratford International Station. 200 direct

trains per hour, access to St. Pancras

International in 7 minutes