'The Evening Standard Progress 1000' London Most Influential People 2016 Party at the Science Museum

by Hannibal Reitano

Sadiq Khan was  named the most influential person in London as the new Mayor topped the Evening Standard’s list celebrating progress and innovators. 

Our panel of editors, critics and experts compiling the annual line-up judged that Mr Khan, the son of an immigrant bus driver, was the perfect symbol of London as the global capital of opportunity.

Astronaut Major Tim Peake, who returned to earth from his inspiring space mission in June, and author Zadie Smith, who publishes her keenly awaited fifth novel Swing Time this autumn, feature as first-time entries in the top 25 most influential Londoners.

The tenth annual edition of The Progress 1000 celebrates “progress makers” - the people who are helping to shape the city for the future. 

The Science Museum

The Party

Laurent-Perrier Champagne

Elizabeth Pierson Sainty

Evgeny Lebedev

Richard Chartres Bishop of London

Rachel Johnson

Sadiq Khan and Hannibal Reitano