Welcome to London

Maria Miller

In 2012, the global spotlight turned on the capital for Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Games – and what a year it was. For all those who visited, it created memories to last a lifetime.

But it was also an opportunity  to promote the amazing cultural scene in this country – and particularly in our capital – to encourage people to keep coming back to Britain, whether it’s for a short weekend break or a much longer leisurely stay. And, 2013 didn’t disappoint, either.

We have already seen the official opening of the Shard with its impressive views across the city; redefining the London skyline – it stands as the tallest building  in Western Europe. I’m sure it will be a huge sucess for tourists and Londoners alike and over time will prove to be just as popular as other landmarks such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, the National Gallery and Tate Modern.  Theatre, exhibitions  and performances  abound and it’s difficult  to choose what to see first, whether it be something  at the Globe or something  at the Royal Academy.

There is so much going on in London, a city that has something for everyone – I hope you make the most of your stay.

Maria Miller MP Secretary of State for Culture,
Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities


It went fabulously, approx 22,000 visitors to date. Maybe all down to the ad in This is London? We've extended by a week.

David Noton Photography