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London ‘World’s Top Holiday Destination’

If you’re looking for somewhere for a short break, you could do a lot worse than heading to the UK’s capital city, after it was named as the best rated destination in the world for 2019 in the latest TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Pack your hipster messenger bags with everything you need for a short break, and don’t forget your camera to grab some snaps of some of London’s most striking landmarks.

London has climbed from second place in the list last year to be in the number one spot in 2019, based on the reviews of TripAdvisor users.

Hayley Coleman, spokesperson for TripAdvisor, suggested that the royal wedding between Harry and Meghan played a part in helping London climb the ranks. With their baby also due this year, it’s likely that the city could continue to receive a boost thanks to the couple’s popularity.

“The global fascination with Harry and Meghan clearly has a powerful effect as this is the first time since 2016 that London has topped the world rankings,” Ms Coleman stated.

Two London museums featured in the list of the 25 top museums in the world too. This category within the TripAdvisor awards saw the British Museum take the fourth spot, with the National Gallery just missing the top ten and taking 11th place.

If you enjoy photography, you’ll find there are many places to grab a great shot in the UK’s capital, with plenty of recognisable landmarks on the skyline. Capturing new and quirky images of the likes of the London Eye, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral could be a fun challenge during your time exploring the city.