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London Holiday Lets

Need a holiday let in London?

Fourteen-and-a-half million tourists visited London in 2010, ranking London the most visited of all European cities (yeah Paris, you can keep your Eiffel Tower). London came third internationally, this isn’t as good as it could have been though, in 2009 London won the top spot.

There’s a lot of staying and leaving London too: 1.3 million people are estimated to move into and out of London each year.

St Paul’s Cathedral makes an iconic silhouette on London’s skyline. So iconic in fact, there are strict planning regulations in place to ensure certain views of the Cathedral aren’t obscured by other buildings. This is partly why skyscrapers such as the Gherkin, the Shard, the Cheesegrater and the Walkie Talkie are oddly shaped - and why they’re slowly colonising London’s skyline.

Londoners live longer than their counterparts elsewhere in the UK. London men live 77.9 years and London women live and average 82.4 years. That’s, respectively, two months and six months longer than your average UK men and women - every moment counts, eh. Kensington and Chelsea-ites are the longest-living of all Londoners: Sloaney men live a whopping 83.7 years, while the area’s pashmina-clad women last 87.8 years.

Next time the tubes are running late, remember the London Underground is the oldest running subway in the world (any consolation?). It was also the longest network in the world by a few kilometres for some time, but in 2010 the Shanghai metro overtook it.