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London's Top 10 Google Searches of 2017

London's Top 10 Google Searches of 2017

Picture of Claire Lancaster
Tech & Entrepreneurship Editor
Updated: 22 December 2017

Another 365 days of Googling have come and gone. As we say goodbye to 2017, we look back on the UK capital’s top Google searches of the year. 

It was a year of President Trump and heated Brexit negotiations, but new tech was at the front of Londoner’s minds in 2017. Apple’s iPhone 8 came in as the number one most searched term according to Google, while the iPhone X took the number three spot.

iPhone X | © Apple

iPhone X | © Apple | © Apple

Sandwiched between the new iPhones were searches for pop icon George Michael, who died on Christmas day 2016. Read our story on how the man behind London’s number two most searched term of the year changed lives in Kenya with his generosity.

George Michael was well-known for his generosity | © Petr David Josek / AP / REX / Shutterstock

George Michael was well-known for his generosity | © Petr David Josek / AP / REX / Shutterstock

The fire at Grenfell Tower, which tragically left 71 people dead, came in as the fourth most Googled term of the year.

In fifth was the fidget spinner, the spinning toy which captivated adults and school kids alike. Next up was Jordan Peele’s social commentary and horror film ‘Get Out’, which addressed issues of race with social savvy. Read why our film editor called the hit a ‘must-see’, and see where it placed on our selection of the 20 best movies of the year.

Allison Williams as Rose Armitage and Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington © Universal

Allison Williams as Rose Armitage and Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington © Universal

Another film, Christopher Nolan’s war story ‘Dunkirk’, took the number seven spot by capturing audiences hearts with its depiction of the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II. Read our film editor’s take on the film, and find out if it made the cut in our top 20 films roundup.

Still from Dunkirk

Following a few steps behind the iPhone, but coming in as the number eight most searched term in London was the Samsung Galaxy S8, the year’s most searched for Android flagship. Spot it on our editor’s gift guide for tech lovers.

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Galaxy S8 |  © Samsung

The number nine spot was dedicated to shopping deals, with the search term ‘Black Friday 2017′ making its way into the year’s top 10.

Finally, Supernatural horror film ‘It’ rounded up the top 10 list. Somehow, the image of an evil clown that emerges from the sewer seems to fit with the year now safety in our rear-view mirror. See ya later, 2017!

President Trump | © Gage Skidmore / Flickr

© Gage Skidmore / Flickr