Most influential people in London according to the Evening Standard


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


24      Joanna Lumley, Actress

25      Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader