London Has Been Crowned ‘Best Destination In The World’ For 2019

London has just topped the charts for this year’s best-rated destination in the world in TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards.

The winners were decided based on an algorithm that scanned reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and experiences over a twelve month period. And — duh! — London came out on top. Paris came in second, with Rome, Crete and Bali following closely behind.

The top three attractions in London that TripAdvisor warns visitors not to miss are Sir John Soane’s Museum, God’s Own Junkyard and St. Dunstan in the East. All solid contestants, to be fair.

Gods Own Junkyard (Photo: @melbocks)

The last time London hit the number one spot was three years ago. Hayley Coleman, a spokesperson for TripAdvisor, told the Evening Standard that she thought the royal wedding might have had an impact on this year’s result: “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. With the couple’s new Royal baby due imminently, London may continue to reap the rewards of the Harry and Meghan effect into 2020.”

London also topped the list of Europe’s top-rated destinations, as well as the top-rated destinations in the UK and Channel Islands (followed by Edinburgh, Liverpool, Glasgow and Belfast). So we’re doing alright, aren’t we?

Tell you what though, we didn’t top the list of the most stressed out cities, which is frankly a big surprise.

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