London is the capital of England and the hosts the largest population in the country, with 8.8 million residents. It is a metropolitan city with world-class facilities and institutions. There are 40 universities and hundreds of international corporate headquarters located in London, attracting a large global talent pool and investments into this city.
The city has established itself as a major financial hub – being home to one of the most important stock exchanges worldwide and Bank of England, the second oldest bank in the world. It also ranks among the best cities in the world for transport and connectivity, boasting 5 airports and direct railway connections to major cities in the region.
Housing more unicorns than any other European cities, London is the leading startup hub in Europe and third largest tech hub in the world.
It has the third largest airport in the UK and is ranked seventh globally for connectivity. Manchester is known as one of the UK’s main university towns, home to three major universities and the biggest single-site university campus in the UK with a student population of over 100,000. The city has also attracted global companies such as BBC, ITV, and Ericsson to set up their offices in Media City.