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Magnificent seven are tops for tourists

PUBLISHED: 15:41 08 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:28 25 August 2010

A LIST of top tourist attractions for 2009 features seven locations from south east London.

A LIST of top tourist attractions for 2009 features seven locations from south east London.

William Morris' historic Red House in Bexleyheath and Charles Darwin's Down House both feature in the Only in London 100 list of attractions to visit this summer.

The marketing campaign launched by London Mayor Boris Johnson is hoped to rake in an extra £60,000 for the capital's tourist industry.

The Fan Museum, a the world's only dedicated museum of its kind, also features on the list along with the Meridian Line.

The list also features Greenwich's riverside Trafalgar Tavern, an old watering hole of Charles Dickens, and the Thames Barrier in Woolwich, and the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill.

The campaign cost the Mayor of London's office some £2 million, yet some entries including 'The most popular European City for business' are not actual locations.

Four entries are dedicated to the O2 in Greenwich Peninsula, including the Michael Jackson concerts in July and the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. For more information visit www.visitlondon.com.


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