London is not one of the world’s top 50 most liveable cities, a new study has found.
The capital came 53rd in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2016 Global Liveability Report.
Melbourne in Australia was named the number one most liveable city in the world.
Austrian capital Vienna came second followed by three Canadian cities; Vancouver, Toronto and then Calgary.
The report’s editor, John Copestake, said: “London is actually a very liveable city. Its score puts it in the very top tier of liveability and even though it ranks lower than Manchester the differences are small.
“London’s vibrancy and diversity make it a great destination but these are also factors that can weigh on liveability.
“Cities that have a big city buzz and attract lots of people tend to also have greater congestion as well as higher crime rates. In London’s case, as we have seen in the past, it also makes the city a target for terrorism. In many ways factors that weigh on London’ liveability score reflect that it is a victim of its own success.”