Flights to London could become more popular with overseas travellers after the city was voted the most exciting in Europe, according to a TripAdvisor poll.
The website’s third annual European Cities Survey, which questioned more than 3,000 European travellers, also revealed that the capital is still viewed as the most expensive place on the continent, followed by Paris and Venice.
At the other end of the scale, the Portuguese city of Lisbon was voted the best-value city in Europe, ahead of Prague.
London emerged as the easiest city in Europe to travel around, however it was also voted as the worst for food for the second year running.
"Europe’s cities all have their highs and lows, but it’s great that London has been crowned the most exciting,” said Emma O’Boyle, a spokesperson for the site.
"With the London Olympics only two years away it’s encouraging to see the fundamental issues of safety and transport already scoring highly with visitors."
Latest BAA figures show that 7.5 million passengers passed through its London region airports in June – although that represents a drop on last year, it is believed Heathrow would have seen more passengers last month had it not been for industrial action.