This is a partial list of the most popular branches in the country, based on a survey conducted by the BBC World Service.

    It has been adjusted to reflect the number of branches that are open, and has been published in English only.

    Branch Status: 1.

    The Garden is the most common branch in the north east, with more than a quarter of the UK population living within its reach.

    2.

    The National Gardens are the most fashionable branches in England and Wales, with many people visiting them on holiday.

    3.

    The Thames River branch is most popular amongst Londoners, with a record number of people visiting it each year.

    4.

    The St George’s branch is the second most popular branch in Scotland, with nearly three quarters of Scots living within half a mile of its entrance.

    5.

    The Westminster and St John’s branches are the only branches in Scotland to have a population of fewer than one million.

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    The Queen’s Park branch is more popular than the other two branches in London, with over half of Londoners saying they frequent it each month.

    7.

    The Kensington branch is second only to the National Theatre in popularity, with three quarters saying they visit it each day.

    8.

    The West End branch is third most popular with over one quarter of London residents saying they spend time there each month, while the Kensington Bridge is the only branch in London to have an average annual population of more than 2,000.

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    The City of London is the largest urban area in the world, with the city accounting for over half the world’s population, but is not the most visited branch.

    10.

    The capital is home to the most famous streets in the capital, with Victoria Bridge topping the list with nearly seven in 10 Londoners having visited it each night.

    11.

    The Royal Mile branch has become a popular stopover point in London and it has been ranked in the top five in every country surveyed.

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    The Shard is one of the busiest shopping streets in London with more people visiting the area each year than any other street in the United Kingdom.

    13.

    The Barbican is the busiest street in London for visitors from outside of the capital and it is ranked the third busiest in the EU. 14.

    The Palace of Westminster is the world-famous London landmark, and its popularity has been growing over the years.

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    The London Eye is the biggest commercial and cultural attraction in the British capital, and is the UK’s third largest financial centre.

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    The World Trade Centre is the tallest building in the west, and it was built in 2001, making it the tallest in the European Union.

    17.

    The Houses of Parliament is the oldest building in London in the form of the Palace of Parliament.

    18.

    The House of Commons is the third oldest building on the capital’s streets, after Parliament and City Hall.

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    The Tower of London has the most offices in the City of Westminster, with about a third of its offices being in the Tower of Glamorgan.

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    The iconic Tower of Britain is the longest building in England, measuring more than 23m (85ft) high and standing at 4,500m (13,800ft).

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    The city’s streetscape is one that is constantly changing and the iconic Tower Bridge, which was constructed in 1526, is one landmark that has stood the test of time.

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    The Metropolitan Police Service is the leading force for tackling crime in the whole of the country.

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    London has one of Europe’s highest unemployment rates, with one in three people aged between 16 and 64 unemployed.

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    The number of deaths per million people in the city increased by 1.3 per cent in the last year.

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