Tourists from Britain and abroad say that the new 24-hour London Underground service will encourage them to visit more evening events and exhibitions. That’s according to a survey, which took place before the service began last week.
The research was undertaken on behalf of London Mayor Sadiq Khan. It also found that touring famous film locations is a big pull for visitors, especially those from the USA. King’s Cross station, where Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express departed, locations used in the James Bond Skyfall movie and Hugh Grant’s Notting Hill were popular places for movie buffs to see.
The research company claims that London’s tourism trade will continue post-Brexit and that two-thirds of Americans who have visited in the last two years say they will definitely return, because of the more favourable exchange rate.
80% of British visitors who have travelled to the city in the past two years believe that London is the best in the world for culture.