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London Voted Best UK City (Again!)

London's south bank at dusk. Image by Peter Durant of

London was once again voted the favourite UK city in Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Travel Awards last night.

It’s the second year running that London has scooped the award.

London came top of the list of UK cities, beating Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bath and Oxford.

Our fair capital achieved high-performance scores for food and restaurants; nightlife and entertainment; and a range of accommodation.

London also boasted eight of the top 10 UK Business Hotels celebrated at the award ceremony, the No 1 spot being taken by Claridge’s.

The full list of top 10 award-winners for UK Business Hotels are as follows:

  1. Claridge’s, London
  2. The Soho Hotel, London
  3. The Dorchester, London
  4. InterContinental London Park Lane
  5. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
  6. The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire
  7. Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London
  8. Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf, London
  9. The Balmoral,  Edinburgh
  10. Andaz Liverpool Street, London

And congratulations to The Spa, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, which won the top spot in the UK Hotel Spas category at the awards.

Sarah Miller, Editor of Condé Nast Traveller says, “London has come top of our readers’ choice of favourite cities anywhere in the UK thanks to its glorious buildings and architecture, fabulous range of restaurants and cuisines, amazing choices of entertainment, world-class culture and its incredible selection of first-rate hotels – no fewer than 14 are shortlisted in this year’s awards.

“And this year many more of our overseas readers, particularly American and European, voted it their favourite city, adding that, thanks to the exchange rate, they found it better value for money than last year!  It’s a tribute to all the teams promoting London – from the Mayor’s office to Visit London – that they have succeeded in impressing our discerning readers for the second year in a row.”