Culture And Heritage Of London

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Culture of London London is known as the capital and biggest city of the United Kingdom and known as a global city in a world-class league. Next to that, London is also the political, economical and cultural centre of the country. London has over 30 million visitors every year (Mayor of London, 2015). My question is, what makes London such a unique city? 80% of visitors say ‘culture & heritage’ are the reason for their visit. Next to some other international cities, London is known as the culture capital of the world. London’s culture concerns 857 art galleries, 349 live music venues, over 170 museums, 4 UNESCO world heritage sites and London has a record of 14.6 million theatre attendances (Mayor of London, 2015). As I mentioned earlier, most of the tourists visit London for its old and historical buildings, especially the four United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage sites: Tower of London, Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens and the Palace of Westminster including Houses of Parliament, The Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church (VisitLondon, 2015). According to World Heritage Convention, World Heritage is the designation for places on Earth that are of outstanding universal value to humanity and as such, have been inscribed on the World Heritage List to be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy (UNESCO. 2014). Next to its historical buildings London is particularly famous because of its theatre
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