VISITOR numbers to London in the second quarter of 2011 were up over 12 per cent year on year, figures have shown.
Figures from the International Passenger Survey revealed London welcomed 4.03m visitors from April to June with visits from the capital's biggest inbound market, North America, up by 8.6 per cent and from Europe 10.4 per cent.
CEO of London and Partners Gordon Innes said: We had lots to celebrate in London during this quarter, notably key one off events such as the Royal Wedding, and UEFA Champions League which both attracted hundreds of thousands visitors to the capital. Wimbledon, Chelsea Flower Show and other annual events can also be attributed to this impressive upturn. We look forward to seeing this upward trend continue for the rest of the year.