London voted best city in the world in 2023 and Dublin in the top 20
Dublin is in the top 20.
London has been named the best city in the world for 2023. Dublin, meanwhile, is ranked 19th in the 50 cities list, beating cities like Toronto, Milan and Sydney.
The English capital is at the top of the charts of the The best cities in the world ranking, beating Paris and New York to second and third place respectively.
In particular, the city of 11 million has been hailed for its incredible restaurants, being a hit on social media as the “capital of the world” and having a huge amount of luxury properties that attract the mega-rich.
The site said London was “nearly back to pre-pandemic capacity” and took advantage of the pound’s poor performance to “attract investment and, of course, previously overpriced tourists”.
They added: “An astonishing 61 luxury properties in London – each worth $11.5million or more – were sold in the first six months of 2022, which was the highest number in a decade.”
The rankings, which are compiled by real estate and tourism consultancy Resonance, look at six different categories: place, product, programming, people, prosperity and promotion.
They focus more on financial and business factors, such as the number of major tech companies in a given city, than other more vacation-focused rankings.
And it looks like ordinary Londoners themselves are playing their own part in promoting the city to the rest of the world, posting content on social media and reporting on the great things the capital has to offer.
London tops the Promotions category, with its residents and visitors producing the most Insta hashtags, Facebook check-ins and TripAdvisor reviews.
The city’s incredible restaurants are at the forefront of its rise, it seems.
“If all these newcomers can’t cook at home, they’ve come to the right place, especially these days when the culinary industry is reborn after dozens of the city’s most iconic restaurants closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. pandemic,” says the ranking. .
“The city with the fourth best restaurants on the planet is once again buzzing with openings from big names like Dubai-based izakaya-style restaurant Kinoya at Harrods.
“Hundreds more venues will soon join this increasingly daring culinary destination to once again serve and welcome the world.”
After Paris and New York, the top 5 is completed by Tokyo and Dubai, fourth and fifth respectively.
Barcelona, Rome, Madrid, Singapore and Amsterdam make up the rest of the top ten.
There wasn’t another UK city in the top 50 – not even Edinburgh, which recently overtook The best cities in the world according to Time Out magazine in 2022 listing.
In this list, London was 17th, Birmingham 22nd.
The Worlds Best Cities writes about Dublin:
“Safe, gregarious and increasingly wealthy, the Celtic Tiger has never been so fierce, ranking 16th in GDP per capita while ranking 27th in income equality. The magnetism is evident in places like its Docklands region, known as Silicon Docks, which is home to big tech and digital players like Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, Apple and Airbnb.They come for some of the corporate taxes the lowest in the world and stick around for local economic development initiatives like Ireland’s Local Enterprise Office, which supports international businesses with mentoring, And it’s not just the big names that are setting up shop in Ireland’s capital The site of several internationally renowned universities (Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and Dublin City University), the city continues to attract smaller start-ups who choose it over cities of si traditional social eges like London and New York. It helps to be able to offer eager young employees something to do outside w ork, whose famous Dublin pub-centric nightlife (ranked #15 globally) easily takes care of Dublin, as well as a abundance of concerts, shows and events (Culture ranks #19). Of course, being among the safest cities on the planet helps too.”