Leading paid visitor attractions in England 2018

The Tower of London was the most visited paid attraction in England in 2018, with around 2.86 million visitors. Chester Zoo in Cheshire ranked second for top paid attractions, eight places higher than ZSL London Zoo. Overall, just over half of the top ten paid attractions were based within the capital, London.

Most visited paid attractions in England in 2018

Number of visits in millions
Tower of London2.86
Chester Zoo1.97
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens1.86
St Paul's Cathedral*1.66
Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness1.63
Royal Academy of Arts1.59
Westminster Abbey1.55
Roman Baths and Pump Room1.3
ZSL London Zoo1.13
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Release date

August 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period


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