Following Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.K. economy was expected to shrink. And it did. However, major investment firms haven't given up on London.

For example, Andreessen Horowitz picked London as its international base. “This is a win for us,” said London & Partners' head of fintech and cyber David Butcher.

"The strengths of London remain unaltered, whether we are a part of the European Union or not," he added. "Our talent pool remains robust, and we continue to serve as a global financial hub, ideally situated in terms of geography and time zones for conducting business in Europe."

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