Queen's Guard

A record 31.5 million people visited London in 2015, a roughly 4.7 percent increase from a year ago, according to London & Partners, the official promotional company for London. It marked the first time the number of visitors to London eclipsed the 30 million mark.

More than 5.2 million people visited London between July and September 2015, a 5.9 percent increase over the same period in 2014, according to data from the Office for National Statistics International Passenger Survey (IPS). According to London & Partners, London has seen a 22.5 percent increase in the number of international trips to the city between 2009…