London named ‘best perceived city’ in the world ahead of New York and Paris

A new poll has confirmed what Brits already knew, naming London the best perceived city on the planet.

The UK capital beat tough competition from the likes of Paris, which came second, and third-place New York, to take the crown as the city that most lives up to the overall perception of it.

Around 5,200 adults  - including “business decision makers” and “informed elites” from 16 countries - voted for London out of 30 global cities based on factors like culture, entertainment, infrastructure, health and general happiness.

Competition: New York came in third on the list (Getty)

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The report, published by consultancy firm PwC, states: “London registers as a dynamic city, scoring well across the board in 29 of 36 image attributes.

“It’s No 1 on attributes including having a well-developed infrastructure, being connected to the rest of the world, and having a well-developed legal framework.

“It’s in the top three in breadth of education for its population and for providing easy access to capital.”

Rankings: Lagos in Nigeria was in last place (Getty)

The study questioned equal numbers of and other general adults on 40 different topics to generate the rankings.

Amsterdam came in fourth on the list while Sydney finished in fifth place.

Lagos the capital of Nigeria came in last place on the ‘best perceived’ and ‘living up to those perceptions’ list.

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