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  • 8 April 2014, 21:06

Top Locations Named But How Does London Fare?

Paris, New York and Prague are among the glamour capitals pipped to the post by London as a favourite traveller destination.

The UK capital is placed third in the global rankings compiled by TripAdvisor from millions of reviews, with only Istanbul and Rome edging ahead.

On people's favourite world city, London beat the top two destinations from 2013 - Paris and New York - which fell to 7th and 12th places respectively.

Fourth in the world list was Beijing, with Prague fifth and Marrakech in Morocco sixth.

Meanwhile, the traditional seaside resort of Torquay in Devon, came behind only London and Edinburgh as the best destination within the UK.

It saw off competition from the likes of York, Bristol, Leeds and Birmingham.

Manchester, Glasgow and Blackpool all dropped out of the top 10.

TripAdvisor spokesman James Kay said: "These awards are based on millions of reviews and ratings by those that really matter - travellers themselves.

"There is no doubt the birth of the royal baby helped keep the eyes of the world on London in 2013, but the capital's continued appeal among travellers around the world surpasses any one event."