A diverse and regenerating Cultural spine runs right through the Centre of London on both sides of the Thames.
In 2015, 6 of the top 10 most visited tourist attractions in the UK were in the Centre of London, according to AVLA statistics. The total number of visitors amounted to circa 28 million, brilliantly showcasing the thriving Midtown and South Bank areas, at the very Centre of London.
The Centre of London spine that runs from King's Cross station, across the river and into the South Bank, is built up of a variety of 'hotspot' destinations, including some of the most acclaimed Educational Centres and Cultural Attractions in the World. Activating the ground floor of buildings, providing inspiring public realm and continually surprising and delighting the millions of visitors is the challenge to the Property market.
The 6 destinations that placed in the UK's top 10 tourist attractions for 2015 were:
1st British Museum (6,820,686)
2nd The National Gallery (5,908,254)
4th Southbank Centre (5,102,883)
5th Tate Modern (4,712,581)
8th Somerset House (3,235,104)
10th National Portrait Gallery (2,145,486)
Somerset House: Summer Series tickets on sale - today!
Somerset House offers everything - galleries, restaurants, bars, skating, film, fountains to run through. A year round, vibrant, cultural hub overlooking the River Thames. <strong>Summer Series at Somerset House</strong> returns with an impressive line-up of headline acts alongside emerging artists hotly tipped for success in 2016.
Tate Modern: It is now less than 3 months until the newly extended Tate Modern opens its doors!
On 17 June 2016, the Tate Modern will open a new ten-storey building built behind the original power station to display a greater variety of artworks, showcasing artists from around the world, with new public realm stitching the gallery into the wider Bankside area.