The poll showed London as consistently stronger than other cities across key metrics including access to global talent, attractive hub for business, sustainability and quality of life.

The poll, conducted by FTI Consulting on behalf of the City of London Corporation engaged with 506 investors with assets under management of $1 trillion and was undertaken on 5-10 July.

72% respondents wanted to see a pandemic recurrence prevention plan, and said the city would look more favourable with one in place.

Policy chair of the City of London Corporation, Catherine McGuinness said: “It is testament to the fundamental strength, resilience and adaptability of the City that despite the Covid-19 crisis the Square Mile remains such an attractive long-term location for continued global investment and location of talent.

“There is no denying that we face testing times, but the City and London have always adapted to major challenges throughout history.

“We will continue to strengthen our attractiveness as we create the conditions for businesses of all shapes and sizes, as well as the real estate investors and developers who support those companies, to prosper over the coming decade.”