According to a survey carried out by Highland Titles, Americans reckon Londoners have one of the most attractive accents in the world. And it’s not the first time the London accent has been recognised for their manner of speaking. Only earlier this year, a study found that Londoners have the sexiest accent in the UK. We sound fit and my gosh, don’t we know it.
The UK as a whole fared pretty well in the survey actually, which was answered exclusively by Americans. While top spot was stolen by Australia, Scotland and London came in second and third place respectively. Irish, Welsh and even Brummie made it into the top eight, too.
The study drew a lot of conclusions about people’s perception of different accents around the globe. London was also voted the most intelligent accent, as well as the second most sophisticated accent in the world, after the Yorkshire accent and just ahead of the Brummie accent. New York’s accent was voted least attractive, with Boston and American Midwestern following close behind.
In the same survey, respondents were also asked about their favourite accents on screen – and 33% of people said they enjoyed Hackney boy Idris Elba’s accent the most. Another win for London, I’d say.
You can see the full results of the survey over on the Highland Titles’ website.
Also published on Medium.