London has been on a surprisingly strong run of form over the last week. A few days before The Connaught Bar scooped the prize as the World’s Best Cocktail Bar, the city picked up another accolade – An annual ranking of the best cities in the world was just unveiled with London taking the number one spot. International consultant group Resonance released the list on October 29, continuing an annual tradition. It bases the ranking on a multitude of factors, including but not limited to product (a city’s key institutions, attractions and infrastructure), programming (arts, culture, entertainment and culinary scene in a city), people (the immigration rate and diversity of a city), and prosperity (a city’s employment and corporate head offices, including the sub-categories of Fortune 500 Companies and Household Income as well as Employment Rate and Income Equality). Finance and innovation score highest on this list, but a city which can marry that to great culture and nightlife is likely to soar highly on the list.
London came out on top of their rankings for a sixth year running – in fact, in this particular metric of the world’s best cities, London has never been anything except number one. Despite what the group charitably described as the “uncharted terrain of a post-Brexit world”, we scored highly for number of global Fortune 500 companies, GDP per capita, and low unemployment. There was an alarming wealth gap between rich and poor which threatened our standing on the list (and, to be sure, needs serious addressing in the months and years to come), but running up the score with the quality of outdoor experiences and wealth of green spaces helped secure top spot.
Article source: Secret London