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London most reviewed city in the world, says TripAdvisor

Travel reviews website TripAdvisor has revealed that London was its most reviewed city in the world in 2014, gaining 565,742 reviews throughout the year. 

As well as being the most reviewed city in the world, London is also home to the UK’s most reviewed restaurant of 2014, the Aqua Shard restaurant at the top of the Shard building, which attracted more than 1,339 reviews during the year.

Julie Chappell, director of VisitLondon.com, said: “London continues to welcome many millions of visitors each year who come to experience the capital’s unparalleled blend of rich history and heritage, culture, and world famous attractions.

“London has experienced a post-Olympic 2012 tourism boost and in 2013, the city welcomed a record 16.8 million international visitors. It is fantastic news that visitors to our city are so engaged in sharing their experiences on TripAdvisor during their time here, that we have retained our position as the most reviewed city in the world.”

In addition to revealing the most reviewed destinations of 2014, TripAdvisor has also named its most prolific contributors in the UK for 2014.

Leslie Cawthorne has been named as TripAdvisor’s most prolific poster, with 7,644 posts. During 2014 she wrote 44 reviews in total – 12 on hotels, 19 on restaurants and 13 on attractions. Steve Jackson, who started using TripAdvisor in 2008, was also named the UK’s top contributor of photos, having submitted 1,587 in 2014.

Image courtesy of VisitEngland/Diana Jarvis

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