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Terracotta Triumph

By Londonist Last edited 109 months ago
Terracotta Triumph
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A list of London's

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popular attractions

in the last year have been named.

The British Museum took first place with almost 5.5 million visitors thanks to the help of a motionless army. Museum heads attributed the 12% spike in visitors to the First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army, the British Museum's most popular attraction since King Tut's goods were on display in 1972. If you want to go toe-to-toe with an army that won't fight back, you've got until April.

In addition to the museums, the top 20 destinations in London include a few churches, the pretty flowers of Kew Gardens and those cuddly critters at London Zoo thrown in for variety. The Science Museum came in at number 5 and the at number 8; since when does science beat out jewels and torture?

By Amanda Farah

Image courtesy of Peter Morgan.

Last Updated 26 February 2008