London voted the world's best holiday destination 2012
London has been voted the world's best holiday destination for 2012 by millions of travellers on Tripadvisor.
The 2012 Travellers Choice Destination Awards consisted of three categories - best in the world, best in Britain, and best in Europe - and London came top of all three lists.
In the world list it beat New York into second place, Rome in third and Paris fourth.
The European category saw Rome take up the second spot and Paris jump in at number three, while the only other UK city to rank in the list was Edinburgh at 13.
In the UK, Edinburgh and Liverpool were named the second and third must-visit spots, followed by Torquay and Glasgow.
Emma Shaw, TripAdvisor spokesperson, said: "To be crowned the world's best destination in the Olympic year by millions of travellers is a tremendous honour for London. It's fantastic to see the capital recognised and rewarded by those that have really experienced the city – travellers themselves."
Gordon Innes, CEO, London & Partners added: "This accolade couldn't be better timed for the capital in this momentous year and we are delighted that millions of travellers have voted London as the number one destination in the world, Europe and the UK.
"These three awards are testament to the wonderful array of attractions, dining and accommodation that set London apart from all of these other destinations."
The top ten destinations in the world are:
2 New York
5 San Francisco
9 Siem Reap
For the full list of the 2012 Travellers Choice Destination Awards winners visit tripadvisor.co.uk