It’s official – London is the most powerful city in the world beating New York, Paris & Tokyo for culture, education and thriving economy.

Personally I’ve never felt anything otherwise being the proud Londoner that I am, but according to this year’s Global Power Index, there’s no better place to work or live when you weigh up our economy and culture.

Global Power Index Infographic
Global Power Index Infographic

Annoyingly, the likes of New York and Paris aren’t far behind. The research, carried out by the Mori Memorial Foundation, ranks major cities of the world according to their ‘magnetism’, according to these main categories:

  • Economy
  • Research and Development
  • Cultural Interaction
  • Liveability
  • Environment and Accessibility

With a thriving economy, an unrivalled cultural scene, numerous top sporting venues, some of the best universities in the world, a low crime rate and much else besides, it is no wonder that London continues to outstrip other cities across the world. As London grows to record levels we are working hard to build the new homes and deliver the infrastructure that will ensure we remain a global powerhouse for decades to come.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London