London has been named as the preferred city for global professionals wanting to relocate for the the second year running, beating New York, Sydney and Dubai to the top spot.

The ‘Global Professionals on the Move’ report conducted by recruitment company Hydrogen Group found that the city’s popularity is down to the breadth of opportunities it offers and the fact that professionals are remunerated in a currency which remains strong in major exchange markets.

London is also viewed as being globally dominant in law, finance and technology, whilst the ease of movement for European professionals to London without the need for visas is also a plus.

However, whilst London is the city of first choice for many professionals, when the UK as a country is considered as a place people wish to relocate to, it falls to third behind the USA and Australia. Probably down to the weather!