Direct Travel Insurance Reveals Surprising Facts and Stats for London

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Britain's great capital city is the world's top tourist destination and this fascinating infographic from travel insurance experts Direct Travel is full of amazing facts and figures about London: from visitors to St Paul's Cathedral to our good weather and our 4,000 Olympic trees. Direct Travel Insurance offers UK travel insurance for day trips and longer stays.

What's more popular, St Paul's Cathedral or the British Museum? And which do millions of visitors prefer, the V&A or the Tower of London? The surprising answers are to be found in a new at-a-glance guide to the world's favourite city, compiled by the travel insurance experts at Direct Travel Insurance.

The British Museum is actually three times more popular than St Paul's and the V&A gets more visitors than the Tower, the fascinating infographic shows. On a global scale, London tops the table with UK and international tourists, taking the number 1 spot ahead of New York, Paris and Rome.

The handy guide from DTI is bursting with amazing statistics and unexpected facts. Despite the sodden start to the summer, for example, London has a drier summer than Paris on average and is an appealing 5C warmer than New York in winter.

The capital has so much to offer that every year 11.5 million Brits visit London, compared to 1.7 million heading to Blackpool. Here are some more interesting stats: the British Museum welcomes 5.8 million visitors and the V&A 2.6 million; 2.4 million go to the Tower and 1.9 million see St Paul's.

Direct Travel’s easy-to-read Everybody Loves London infographic reveals that 4,000 trees have been planted for London 2012.

Everybody Loves London has plenty more fascinating facts and figures to inform and entertain London's legion of fans. For visitors planning a day trip or a longer stay, UK travel insurance* can provide protection for cancellations, delays and personal belongings.

*Such as provided by Direct Travel Insurance.

Notes for Editors

Established in late 1992 and trading since 1993, Direct Travel Insurance specialises in travel insurance for individual travellers, couples and families up to the age of 75. Direct Travel Insurance offers a range of cover options and added benefits including cover for over 100 sports and activities enabling customers to tailor their policies for single trip, annual multi trip, backpacking and winter sports.

All travel insurance policies are underwritten by Chartis Europe Limited. Direct Travel Insurance is a trading name of UNAT Direct Insurance Management Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA Number 312350). Chartis Europe Limited is also authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA Number 202628).

This information can be checked by visiting the FSA website.

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