London topped Mastercard’s 2014 Global Destination Cities Index, and there’s a reason why the capital of England has attracted over 16 million visitors in 2013. With the city finishing ahead of Dubai, Singapore, Bangkok and Paris here are just a few reasons why the world is flocking to London.
The area around Old Street roundabout is constantly referred to as the “Silicon Roundabout” and for good reason – it’s the third largest concentration of technology start-up companies in the world and only third to New York and San Francisco. The biggest companies in this area are Google and Facebook.
London is one of the most notable global cities and amongst New York and Tokyo it’s also a leader in the financial sectors. The industries in London have orientated around services since World War II and the city has businesses concentrated around finance, insurance and legal services.
Boasting one of the most multicultural populations in the world London is home to people from all over the globe. With over 300 languages spoken within the city, the only realistic competitor to the title of “most multicultural city in the world” is New York. London has a host of festivities and events when it comes to national and community festivals with, for example, the celebration of Chinese New Year being the biggest outside of China.
Relocations to London are very popular with over 200,000 people relocating to the capital every year. One of the biggest attributes about living in London is the transport system. London underground and overground system covers almost every area of the city and is perfect for people who don’t know London very well. Cycling is also quickly becoming the choice by many commuters with hundreds of cycle docks dotted all over the city.
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