London named world’s most popular destination

Voted by TripAdvisor users, the city took the top spot in the Best of the Best awards

The Ritz London
The Ritz London

The capital city of London has been voted by TripAdvisor users as the world’s most popular destination.

In this year’s Travellers Choice Best of the Best 2020 awards, London retained its position from 2019 when looking at its reviews and rating from users on the travel site. TripAdvisor has highlighted 7,969 things to do in London, more than both Paris and Crete which are number two and three on the list.

TripAdvisor’s description of the city is as follows: “From Shoreditch’s swaggering style to Camden’s punky vibe and chic Portobello Road, London is many worlds in one. The city’s energy means that no two days are the same. Explore royal or historic sites, tick off landmarks from your bucket list, eat and drink in exclusive Michelin-starred restaurants, enjoy a pint in a traditional pub, or get lost down winding cobbled streets and see what you stumble across – when it comes to London, the possibilities are endless.”

Dubai took the 12th spot on the list, slightly down from last year’s list where it was number 10. TripAdvisor has highlighted 2,655 things to do in the emirate, emphasising Kite Beach, Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple.

TripAdvisor explained: “Dubai is a destination that mixes modern culture with history, adventure with world-class shopping and entertainment. Catch a show at the Dubai Opera, see downtown from atop the Burj Khalifa and spend an afternoon along Dubai Creek exploring the gold, textile and spice souks. If you’re looking for thrills, you can float above the desert dunes in a hot air balloon, climb aboard a high-speed ride at IMG Worlds of Adventure or skydive over the Palm Jumeirah.”

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