London attractions win big at Group Leisure Awards

It's no secret that London is full of wonderful sites and attractions and offers something for everyone, but anyone who still needs convincing may be interested to hear that several of the city's major landmarks have been decorated at the recent Group Leisure Awards.

Voted for by readers of Group Leisure magazine as well as by travel industry experts and professionals working in a number of different fields, the awards represent the opinions of those in the know as well as the general public, and can therefore be considered an excellent indicator of what's hot and what's not.

Among the London-based sites to pick up awards was the British Museum, which as labelled best UK attraction for 2013. This is a fair reflection of the establishment's world-class displays and exhibits, with the recent collection of artefacts explaining the history of Pompeii having been a smash hit among tourists and Londoners alike.

Starting early next month, the British Museum will be hosting a brand new exhibition on the fabled city of El Dorado, featuring a staggering collection of pre-Hispanic gold, and is certainly one not to be missed.

Meanwhile, the West End musical The Bodyguard was crowned best theatre production for the year. Based on the popular film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, the show stars R&B superstar Beverly Knight and has been dazzling audiences and critics since opening at the Adelphi Theatre in 2012.

Anyone travelling to the capital with kids may want to take them to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – the Making of Harry Potter, after the Watford-based film set was voted best UK attraction for children.

Featuring the actual sets used in the making of the Harry Potter movies, is offers visitors the chance to step into the world created by JK Rowling and experience the magic first hand.

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