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So the Louvre may have the Mona Lisa but our galleries are not too shabby either. There are 240 museums in London compared to just 153 in Paris - and the best part? A ticket to a museum in Paris will set you back between €5-15 but the best London attractions are free. (Getty Images)

So the Louvre may have the Mona Lisa but our galleries are not too shabby either. There are 240 museums in London compared to just 153 in Paris - and the best part? A ticket to a museum in Paris will set you back between €5-15 but the best London attractions are free. (Getty Images)

7 reasons why London is better than Paris

London attracted 4.9 million visitors last summer, making it the world's

most popular city for tourists. That didn't go down too well in Paris

with the city's deputy mayor, Anne Hidalgo. She launched a stinging

attack on the UK capital by claiming London 'is in some ways a suburb of

Paris.' Apart from the numbers, here are seven arguments against Hidalgo's thesis.