This publication presents an in-depth examination of what makes all types of London real estate so investable globally. It identifies and examines some of the key components driving both occupier and investor demand in London: economy, fame, education, tourism, governance, built environment, retail activity, home buying, and investability. The sheer diversity of all the factors, which help make London such a successful city, have led us to dub it the ‘polymath city’ (see Working Well).
It has been particularly gratifying to analyse and write about the density of London in this issue, as well as all the forces and factors at work to make London THE premier world city, alongside New York. Gratifying because the results of our analysis may well surprise some people and even debunk a few myths.
In our findings on, density, prominence and success, we discovered that, despite lacking some super-dense core central neighbourhoods found in a few other world cities, London has above average population densities at the metro area level.