LONDON – Evening Standard’s panel of editors, critics and experts compiled the annual line-up of the most influential people in London, celebrating progress and innovation.
The first place went to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, the son of an immigrant bus driver, who perfectly embodies the nature of London as the city of opportunity. The top 25 of the most influential people in London can be found below
1 Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.
2 Theresa May, Prime Minister.
3 The Royal Family.
4 Mo Farah, Athlete.
5 Adele, Musician.
6 Demis Hassabis Founder, Google DeepMind
7 Sir Nicholas Serota Director, Tate
8 Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice president, EMEA, Facebook
9 Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary
10 Sonia Friedman, Producer
11 Amber Rudd, Home Secretary
12 Major Tim Peake, Astronaut
13 Mark Carney Governor, Bank of England
14 Sir David Attenborough, Environmentalist
15 Zadie Smith, Author
16 Lord Hall, Director-general, BBC
17 Philip Hammond, Chancellor
18 Mike Brown Commissioner, Transport for London
19 Laura Kuenssberg, Political Editor, BBC
20 Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
21 Alexandra Shulman, Editor, British Vogue
22 Richard Chartres, Bishop of London
23 CITY OF LONDON
24 Joanna Lumley, Actress
25 Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader