London crowned best city in Europe to do business

London has been named the best city in Europe to work, rest and play in the 2017 edition of the Ipsos Top Cities Index.

People in 26 countries worldwide were asked which, from a list of 60 global cities, they felt were best to live in, do business in, and visit.

The scores from the three questions were then added together to create the Ipsos Cities Index.

The Capital was ranked third in the world behind New York in first place and Abu Dhabi in second place.

Paris was ranked fourth in the global index whilst Tokyo rose from seventh in 2013 to complete the top five global cities.

Simon Atkinson, chief knowledge officer at Ipsos, said: “Again we see the power of the New York brand with its appeal to people across the world, young and old. 

“In the wake of Brexit, London will be pleased to remain Europe’s pre-eminent city, ahead of its arch-rival Paris.

“But the rise of Abu Dhabi and the weakness of Sydney among younger people remind us that no city can afford to rest on its laurels.”

The remaining top ten positions this year are occupied by Zurich, Sydney, Rome, Amsterdam and Los Angeles.

The bottom three cities in the list of sixty are Lagos, Nairobi, and Tehran.