It’s no surprise to us, but this week London was voted the best city in the world according to the Anholt-GFK City Brands Index, a bi-annual survey of city visitors, knocking Paris off the top spot. Visitors were questioned on various aspects of a city, including international standing, variety of things to do, and how nice it looks. London bagged the top spot, followed by Sydney, Paris, New York and Rome. Strangely enough, the very next day London took the top spot in Crap Towns Returns. Pfffft. Londoners can take solace from the fact that the world seems to love us, just as much as the rest of the UK loves to hate us. Colin Smith
Which is better Paris or London? Compare the cities in this head-to-head infographic.