Alpha Holiday Lettings Compare Megacities in New London Versus Paris Infographic

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Travel experts at have released a new infographic comparing two of the world’s most iconic megacities: London and Paris.

London vs Paris - Infographics

London vs Paris - Infographics

The friendly rivalry between London and Paris always inspires debate and it’s really interesting to see the statistics visualised in such an accessible way.

Leading holiday rentals website introduces a new infographic comparing London and Paris – two mega city break destinations that boast some of the world’s greatest in art, culture, food and architecture.

Each year, London and Paris compete for the title of ‘most popular city in the world’ and so far, 2014 has seen London take the top spot following record-breaking wave of tourism (1), with Paris reclaiming the title two months later (2). French and English authorities can’t agree on the figures, so Alpha Holiday Lettings saw this as an opportunity to set the record straight, in a creative way.

The infographic compares key statistics about each city such as population, transport links, air travel, restaurants, shopping, museums, weather, top tourist attractions and other fun facts. It acts as an at-a-glance reference guide, shedding some light on key similarities and differences of the much-loved capitals.

While these cities attract a combined 30 million tourists per year, more and more people are opting for a more authentic city break experience and staying in apartments rather than hotels. Renting an apartment is more affordable and allows visitors to experience the cities like locals. The typical cost of staying in a 2 bedroom city centre apartment is £265 per night in London and £215 per night in Paris – a bargain compared to many centrally located hotels.

“The infographic is a fun way to highlight the best of what these two great cities have to offer,” says Tom Lei, marketing director of Alpha Holiday Lettings. “The friendly rivalry between London and Paris always inspires debate and it’s really interesting to see the statistics visualised in such an accessible way. We’ve had a great response so far and our design team is hard at work on our next project.”

Holiday makers looking for the latest city break offers in London or Paris are welcome to visit the Alpha Holiday Lettings website.

To view the full infographics and further facts about London vs Paris, visit:

(1) “London named the most popular city in the world,” The Telegraph, 17 January 2014.
(2) “Move over London - Paris named as the world's top tourist destination,” Mail Online, 11 March 2014.

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