The British tourist industry flourished this year despite a wet summer, VisitBritain has reported. Although 2005 saw the wettest summer since 1912, London saw a 16% increase in tourism revenue, while the North West saw its visitor spending up 11%. For the South West, the revenue was up 10%. Inclement weather outdoors meant that many visitors took advantage of roofed attractions, with free indoor activities, including the National Gallery, the biggest winners. Nearly 5 million people took to such venues, an increase of 14%. Museums and galleries overall also benefited, with their visitor numbers rising by 4%. English attractions saw a modest 1% visitor number growth. Blackpool Pleasure Beach drew 6.2 million people, making it the nations favourite tourist attraction, while 5 million headed to Liverpool’s Albert Dock. The National Gallery hosted 4.9 million visitors, while the British Museum saw 4.8 million. In terms of paid attractions, the British Airways London Eye and the Tower of London were the most popular, drawing 3.7 million and 2.1 million tourists respectively. Pleasureland Theme Park and Pleasure Beach, East weighed in next, at 2.1million and 1.5 million respectively.