Forget making America great again, it seems US residents are more interested in visiting Britain’s capital city, new research from Censuswide suggests.
The study, commissioned by the Coca-Cola London Eye, reveals London as the favourite city in the world to visit among more than half of US visitors, beating the Big Apple.
Over three in five US holiday-goers surveyed confessed they consider London as the most exciting city in the world to explore, above New York City and destinations such as Tokyo, Sydney and Dubai.
London can expect to continue welcoming tourists from the USA as they travel across the pond to experience the city’s most impressive offerings – with breath-taking historical monuments, amazing modern buildings and iconic landmarks some of the top reasons the capital is so popular with Americans.
London’s famous structures are what appeal to US guests most, with over half identifying monuments and landmarks as the things most attracting them to the city.
You would be likely to find American travellers either taking selfies at Buckingham Palace or potentially taking in the views at the London Eye and Tower Bridge which were all rated among their top must-do London attractions.
“With our famous skyline and remarkable landmarks, London is giving NYC a run for its money,” says Sunny Jouhal, general manager at the Coca-Cola London Eye.
“It’s great to see that American tourists are looking to visit our city over some of the world’s most popular destinations.
“The fact that 50 per cent of our US visitors feel the London Eye is the best place to experience beautiful views of the capital is something we’re very proud of.”