Posts Tagged ‘ National Gallery ’

Saturday snippets: 31st January 2015

Jan 31st, 2015 | By
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It is a week of museum news and the growth of British tourists to Mexico as well as horse racing on ice! Adrian rounds up the lesser-covered stories of the week.



We love London town!

Aug 20th, 2012 | By

Planning on returning to London town for the forthcoming Paralympic Games? We asked West End ambassador, Annalisa, for her recommendations on where to eat, shop and play after Stratford’s stadium lights go down



Britain’s Attractions in 2009

Mar 9th, 2010 | By

The figures for what we visited last year have been released by ALVA, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Between their 42 members, they are responsible for nearly 1,600 different attractions. But not every attraction is a member and not every member provides figures so there could be more popular places around.
Last year more of us visited their attractions than ever before. The figures were up by nearly 11% over 2009 which may not be that surprising given that 2009 was a year when more of us holidayed at home.
Rather obviously, those that didn’t make an entry charge filled the top 5 positions with the British Museum being the leading attraction in the country with over 5.5 million visits.



What Do Visitors Want to See in the UK?

Sep 18th, 2009 | By

Two recent surveys, one by Visit England and the other by the foreign exchange bureaux company, First Rate both claim to be able to reveal what visitors to our shores want to see. Unfortunately the two say different things. the findings from Visit England are based on visitor entry numbers and since places like Trafalgar Square and Tower Bridge are free to walk around (unless you want to go into Tower Bridge), visits aren’t counted.



Britain’s Biggest Tourist Attractions

Mar 9th, 2009 | By

Unlike my blog of Saturday about AOL, this list of the biggest UK tourist attractions is based on substance and fact. This is a list of those attractions who draw the biggest amount of visitors. So the voting panel is not one but millions. And to be fair, it includes only those places that are members of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. ( for the full list see www.alva.org.uk/visitor_statistics) So which place came first?The British Museum had nearly 6 million visitors, up 9.5% on
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