Get More Than You Bargained for in London This Summer; Research from the Travel Industry Suggests That More Brits Than Ever Are Planning to Holiday at Home This Summer and for People Planning to Visit the Capital There Has Never Been a Better Time

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2009 is a bumper year for incredible anniversaries from Henry VIII's accession to the throne, 250 years of Kew Gardens and 100 years of Selfridges department store.

Make sure you check out some of the hottest new attractions to hit the city including the British Music Experience at the O2, the world's only permanent fully interactive exhibition dedicated to music in Britain or the Wimbledon Centre Court Experience where visitors can get a panoramic view of one of the world's most famous tennis courts.

A trip to London wouldn't be complete without a visit to the West End and some of the new stores on Regent Street are a must including National Geographic's flagship store and Ferrari's first lifestyle store which is home to a full size formula 1 racing car.

Visit London's Sally Chatterjee commented on the diversity of the city. 'London is bursting with exciting attractions and amazing places to discover.

Make your visit to the city even more memorable by exploring some of the unique things that are Only in London.' Visit London has provided some handy hints to help make your day even more enjoyable: 1. TRAVEL IN STYLE Take advantage of London's river boat system, it's a great way to get around and gives you a new way to explore the city. …