London has been named the ‘best city in the world’ for 2023

It's official – London has been named the best city in the world for 2023, beating Paris and New York into second and third place respectively.

England’s capital city topped the charts of World's Best Cities rankings, which looked at six categories such a population, the place itself and life for those who live there, reports the Mirror.

London, with its population of 11million, was particularly praised for its amazing restaurants, being a hit on social media as the 'hashtag capital of the world', and having a huge amount of luxury properties that attract the mega-rich.

The research explained: "If all those newcomers can’t cook at home, they came to the right place, especially these days, when the culinary industry is being reborn after dozens of the city’s most iconic restaurants shuttered over the pandemic.

"The city with the fourth-best restaurants on the planet is buzzing again with big-name openings like Dubai-based izakaya-style restaurant Kinoya in Harrods.

"There are hundreds of other rooms soon joining this increasingly daring culinary destination serving—and welcoming the world once more."

As much as the fortunes of the City and the ultra-wealthy aren't a daily concern for most residents, both are doing well for themselves in London, according to the rankings.

"Despite much-warranted hand-wringing about the flight of talent and capital due to the pall of Brexit (and the follow-up specter of an airborne pandemic), London is hanging in just fine, relying on a dipping currency to attract investment and, of course, previously priced-out tourists," it argues.

"And new residents. New wealthy residents who can now afford to check off a big item on the multi-millionaire bucket list: property in the best city on the planet.

"An astonishing 61 luxury London properties—each worth $11.5 million (£9.5m) or more—were sold in the first six months of 2022, which was the highest number in a decade."

It wasn't just London that impressed in the rankings – you can see the top 10 below:

  1. London
  2. Paris
  3. New York
  4. Tokyo
  5. Dubai
  6. Barcelona
  7. Rome
  8. Madrid
  9. Singapore
  10. Amsterdam

Sadly for the rest of the UK, London was the only city to make it into the top 50.


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