London Free Tour
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We may not have the nicest weather or the most affordable rent, but it turns out that none of it matters! London has been named Europe’s best city for 2023. The UK capital was crowned the best city in Europe by Resonance Consultancy, which ranked us higher than Paris, Barcelona, and Zurich.

The organization looked at the top 100 cities in Europe to visit or reside in in 2023, taking into account a variety of variables. Attractions, diversity, the environment, employment levels, and even Instagram hashtags and TripAdvisor ratings were considered.

We were recognized for our world-class cultural offerings, food, nightlife, and shopping, as well as our varied population and expanding presence of thriving technological companies such as Google and TikTok.

London was praised for overcoming “perilous terrain” such as “crippling” Covid lockdowns, Brexit, “economic devastation,” and European conflict.

‘London is back,’ stated the Best Cities website, adding that despite the economic downturn, we had generated a number of events and news stories that had drawn the attention of the globe. ‘The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Royal Ascot, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Wimbledon, Boris’ resignation, and, in the worst possible way, the Queen’s death and weeks of sorrow. The fall brought wild drama to 10 Downing Street, which finally settled down with Rishi Sunak becoming prime minister in late October,’ according to the paper.

We also have TfL to thank for London topping the list, as Resonance praised our unrivaled transportation infrastructure, citing the recent Elizabeth Line launch.

The London Underground Night Tube reopened last summer, while the city’s other lines were essentially operational as before Covid. ‘As part of the transformational Elizabeth line buildout, there are even new metro stops, with trains now operating directly from Reading and Heathrow to Abbey Wood, and from Shenfield to Paddington,’ the corporation noted on its website.

The report also observed that over the past year, London has attracted the most investment, luxury properties, and wealthy’multi-millionaire’ people.

While we’re not sure if a flood of new millionaires and luxury apartments is the best thing for the city, it’s always nice to win something.