London now ‘capital of the world’
11 July, 2012
Former international diplomat Christopher Meyer has confirmed what restaurant operators have known for some time—that London is a city apart from just about anywhere else in the world.
In an opinion piece for the Evening Standard, Meyer says London is at the head of a new pack of ‘city states’. Having compared six leading cities—including Los Angles, Rome, Mumbai, New York and Moscow—he concludes that London is a match for anywhere.
“It’s hard to be objective if, like me, you have lived here for half a century. But others… all bear witness to an optimistic city where anything is possible, where anyone with a good idea can make it, where the traditional networks of power sit alongside great engines of creativity, imagination and opportunity, attraction people from all over the globe.”
That kind of formula has to be good news for restaurant and pub operators in the capital—and Meyer thinks it is unrivalled. “Is it too arrogant to think London has become the capital of the world?”
Meyer’s travels were part of research into a new six-part series for Sky Atlantic, Networks of Power, that started yesterday. For more about the new series, click here.
For the full story, see Has London now become the capital of the world?