34 bridges over the Thames, including the iconic Tower Bridge. The newest is the formerly wobbly but now extremely rigid Millennium Bridge, which spans the river between St Paul’s and Tate Modern. Waterloo Bridge arguably has the best views, while Albert Bridge has the best lights.
10 branches of the all-conquering women’s fashion chain Topshop, including the Oxford Circus branch, the largest single retail space in Europe, which alone attracts around 30,000 customers a day. Kate Moss designs regular collections.
82 miles of the Capital Ring. Take a walk around London (literally) on this specially signposted and surprisingly green route, which is divided into 15 easy-to-handle sections. Major landmarks along the way include Eltham Palace, the Thames Barrier and Richmond Old Deer Park.
10 theatrical knights and dames still treading the boards. Take a bow, Antony Sher, Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Diana Rigg, Eileen Atkins, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.
2 royal bachelors. Hoping to meet a handsome prince? We’ve got two. Try looking in Mahiki, Boujis, Whisky Mist or the Embassy Club.
120 stalls at Borough Market, London’s oldest food market and a mecca for the capital’s foodies. Go at the end of the day for the unofficial cut-price sell-off.
14 Vietnamese restaurants on Kingsland Road, Hackney. One example of the huge variety of international cuisine on offer in the capital. Other foodie streets include Brick Lane (Indian), Edgware Road (Middle Eastern), Gerrard Street (Chinese) and Green Lanes (Turkish).
13 stripes on the zebra crossing outside Abbey Road studios (although it’s moved slightly since The Beatles immortalised it 40 years ago on the cover of the eponymous album). Try not to hold the traffic up too long while you’re having your picture taken.
32 capsules on the London Eye. Europe’s biggest Ferris wheel also happens to be the UK’s most popular paid-for attraction. It’s a great way to see the city’s panorama and you can enjoy a glass of bubbly too.
17 major museums and galleries with free entrance. To enter the British Museum? No charge. To enter the National Gallery? No charge. To enter the V&A? No charge. And to enter our personal favourite, the wonderfully quirky Sir John Soane's Museum? No charge.