Tourism figures for outer London

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Dee Doocey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you provide monthly visitor data for attractions in London, split into inner and outer London, for the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (to date)?


Answer for Tourism figures for outer London

Answer for Tourism figures for outer London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Visit London have provided visitor data on individual attractions for the calendar years 2005, 2006, 2007. This is the only data currently available. Data for 2008 would be made available in July 2009. It is supplied voluntarily, so individual attractions do not always contribute in every year. For the sake of this question inner/outer London has been defined using the as it is in the London Plan: The following boroughs are therefore considered Inner London; Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, City of Westminster, Camden, Islington, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Wandsworth, Southwark. Whilst Outer London is defined as; Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, Waltham Forest

Attendance at Outer London attractions was reported as: 2005 - 3,106,990 2006 - 2,849,805 2007 - 2,997,431

Using this definition there are only four attractions in outer London receiving over 100,000 visitors per year, namely Kew Gardens, Hampton Court, the RAF Museum in Barnet and London Wetland Centre in Barnes. Attendance at Inner London attractions was reported as: 2005 - 42,259,210 2006 - 42,355,731 2007 - 43,720,468

The top four attractions in inner London each receive over 3 million visitors per year. These are the British Museum, Tate Modern, the National Gallery and the Natural History Museum.