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London voted ‘best world travel destination’

A new survey by TripAdvisor has revealed the top world destinations for travellers, with London leading the ranking as 'best place to visit in world'. If you wa

A new survey by TripAdvisor has revealed the top world destinations for travellers, with London leading the ranking as ‘best place to visit in world'. If you want to travel around Britain, remember that renting a car is the cheapest way of doing it.

After London, the top ten ranking continues featuring New York City, Rome, Paris, San Francisco, Marrakech in Morocco, Istanbul, Barcelona, Siem Reap in Cambodia, and Berlin.

"For London to be crowned the world's best destination in the Olympic year is a tremendous honour. It's fantastic to see the capital recognised and rewarded by those that have really experienced the city – travellers themselves,” said Emma Shaw from TripAdvisor.

In addition, Gordon Innes, chief executive of tourism company London & Partners, said: "This accolade couldn't be better timed for the capital in this momentous year and we are delighted. It is a testament to the wonderful array of attractions, dining and accommodation that set London apart from all of these other destinations.”

Top travel destinations in the UK

The survey also revealed which UK destinations are most favoured by travellers. After London leading the list, Edinburgh came second, followed by Liverpool and Torquay in Devon.

Although the UK has many beautiful places to discover, many holidaymakers still decide to go abroad during their holidays.

When finances are tight, however, travelling around the UK is probably the best way of cutting on travel costs and enjoying outstanding landscapes and cities at the same time.

If you are thinking of doing so during the coming Bank Holiday weekends, remember that your travelling expenses could be reduced even more if you compare hire car insurance excess. Other ways of saving money when travelling around the UK include booking accommodation well in advance or, even better; paying a visit to friends and families from other regions around Britain.