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Volume 10 No. 25
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Top London Tourist Spots Impacted By Olympics

London’s prime tourist attractions "suffered a sharp drop in visitor numbers" over the summer after a rainy start to the season was compounded by the disruption of the Olympics, according to James Pickford of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey were some of the city’s staple tourist spots affected, with visitor numbers down by 20.3% between May and August compared with the year before. Association of Leading Visitor Attractions CEO Bernard Donoghue said that the figures made “sobering reading.” London visitor numbers fell overall by 15% from May to August compared with the same months in '11 (FINANCIAL TIMES, 10/9).