United Kingdom Greater London

Broadband Providers in Greater London

Broadband Providers available in Greater London include BT, Zen Internet, and Vodafone. Greater London's fastest provider is Box Broadband, with a median speed of 303 Mbps. The most popular provider in Greater London is BT. The average broadband speed in Greater London in 2022 is 87 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 46 Mbps.

 

Greater London Broadband Statistics

Greater London is among the top 100 for fibre access out of all major cities in the UK, and is among the top 100 best major cities in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 80% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 81% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 98% of Greater London's households.

Great broadband infrastructure results in very high speed test averages in Greater London postcodes like W2, W1U, W1K, W1F, and NW8. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 45.56 Mbps median internet speed in Greater London, which is 24% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Greater London increased access to Gigabit speeds by 65 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Ealing (gained 64 percentate points), Mitcham (gained 63 percentate points), and Lambeth (gained 63 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Greater London is marginally faster than Lambeth (18% slower) and Southwark (13% slower).

 
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Overall Performance
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
BT
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259,331 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
 
111,015 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
Above average
Average
 
93,500 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
70,154 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Community Fibre Logo
96 /100
9.70 /10
Community Fibre
Above average
Above Average
 
65,446 Speed Tests
16 reviews
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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
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Average
 
48,946 Speed Tests
1518 reviews
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G.Network Logo
100 /100
8.20 /10
G.Network
Above average
Above Average
 
40,058 Speed Tests
3 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
38,195 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.50 /10
Hyperoptic
Above average
Above Average
 
35,940 Speed Tests
48 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
19,612 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
18,671 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Greater London

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Greater London area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps
202179.81%81.49%97.77%
202014.43%77.77%97.55%
20197.13%76.42%97.75%
20187.01%69.99%98.21%
20174.00%56.29%96.50%
20160.00%2.74%92.26%

Map of Greater London's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

79.81%

of people living in Greater London can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds

81.49%

of Greater London residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

97.77%

availability in Greater London

Poor Broadband Speeds

1.99%

of Greater London is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Greater London Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Greater London

YearGreater London AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201837.19 Mbps26.27 Mbps41.57% Faster
201949.53 Mbps30.63 Mbps61.70% Faster
202097.43 Mbps80.31 Mbps21.32% Faster
202185.99 Mbps66.05 Mbps30.19% Faster

Greater London Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps26.82%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps29.04%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps19.67%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps8.77%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps12.19%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps3.53%3.60%

How Greater London Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 Mbps-
Birmingham2786.06 Mbps29.31—107.04 Mbps38.5 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.56—89.74 Mbps34.61 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.11—40.25 Mbps18.99 MbpsSlower
Sheffield934.82 Mbps23.76—68.87 Mbps32.08 MbpsSlower
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.38—109.93 Mbps42.32 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.63—71.33 Mbps32 MbpsSlower
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.47—99.31 Mbps37.03 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.51 Mbps38.06 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Greater London

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Kensington1622.61 Mbps50.18—179.5 Mbps65.6 Mbps25
2Camden3453.27 Mbps46.52—189.05 Mbps63.87 Mbps27
3Richmond941.64 Mbps39.91—187.07 Mbps57.42 Mbps25
4Mitcham947.74 Mbps41.84—129.22 Mbps56.16 Mbps20
5Enfield Town939.66 Mbps38.72—179.56 Mbps55.87 Mbps22
6Kingston upon Thames939.64 Mbps37.69—173.55 Mbps53.68 Mbps21
7Harrow939.68 Mbps37.71—125.84 Mbps53.62 Mbps20
8Islington1884.21 Mbps36.35—124.73 Mbps52.85 Mbps28
9Hammersmith1029.53 Mbps37.02—129.08 Mbps51.82 Mbps26
10Hounslow942.69 Mbps36.58—112.21 Mbps50.83 Mbps21
11Haringey943.48 Mbps36.92—142.09 Mbps49.89 Mbps25
12Hillingdon945.28 Mbps38.45—110.45 Mbps49.67 Mbps19
13Waltham Forest939.55 Mbps34.9—122.58 Mbps49.13 Mbps21
14Wandsworth3167.42 Mbps35.3—97.23 Mbps47.05 Mbps29
15Bexley937.39 Mbps34.35—115.99 Mbps46.58 Mbps19
16Bromley3332.46 Mbps32.72—111.13 Mbps45.96 Mbps21
17Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 Mbps60
18Romford937.84 Mbps32.21—108.26 Mbps44.67 Mbps17
19Dagenham938.42 Mbps32.6—110.73 Mbps44.45 Mbps15
20Sutton940.79 Mbps33.89—108.55 Mbps43.25 Mbps21
21Lewisham1302.22 Mbps30.85—110.12 Mbps42.97 Mbps22
22Ealing1713.11 Mbps31.96—84.63 Mbps42.95 Mbps23
23Forest Gate944.78 Mbps31.56—93.38 Mbps41.81 Mbps19
24Redbridge2368.75 Mbps29.01—111.39 Mbps41.53 Mbps22
25Croydon939.65 Mbps29.13—109.73 Mbps40.52 Mbps24
26Barnet2779.64 Mbps29.85—73.68 Mbps40.5 Mbps27
27Southwark945.94 Mbps28.82—108.6 Mbps40.21 Mbps22
28Lambeth1849.17 Mbps26.61—95.53 Mbps38.67 Mbps24
29Tower Hamlets3112.87 Mbps28.95—94.04 Mbps37.98 Mbps27
30Greenwich1842.04 Mbps27.22—74.3 Mbps36.45 Mbps21
31Brent946.36 Mbps27.91—69.07 Mbps36.33 Mbps23
32Hackney1052.14 Mbps24.06—66.21 Mbps33.83 Mbps27

Greater London Broadband Speeds Over Time

We class broadband speed distributions as follows: very slow under 10 Mbps; slow 10-30 Mbps; adequate 30-60 Mbps; good 60-80 Mbps; fast 80-300 Mbps; very fast over 300 Mbps.

How Greater London Compares for Internet Speed in Greater London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
15Bexley937.39 Mbps34.35—115.99 Mbps46.58 MbpsFaster
16Bromley3332.46 Mbps32.72—111.13 Mbps45.96 MbpsFaster
17Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 Mbps-
18Romford937.84 Mbps32.21—108.26 Mbps44.67 MbpsSlower
19Dagenham938.42 Mbps32.6—110.73 Mbps44.45 MbpsSlower

Greater London Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Greater London testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Greater London ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Greater London resident's final test is 10% faster than their starting download speed, we count that as a succesful and faster speed test result. We count an unsuccessful, slower result if the final result is 10% slower than the starting result; we'd hope their ISP contacts them ASAP! For broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Greater London's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.95% were fast, 31.5% slow, and 26.54% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Community Fibre20 Jan 2022 23:58:56228 secs135.42 Mbps141.47 Mbps
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 23:45:293108 secs1.01 Mbps1.35 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jan 2022 23:45:06488 secs1.29 Mbps3.32 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Community Fibre20 Jan 2022 23:42:35271 secs84.58 Mbps74.94 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:38:42219 secs10.59 Mbps10.95 Mbps
EE20 Jan 2022 23:32:30238 secs10.4 Mbps11.21 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 22:47:36228 mins19.52 Mbps18.04 Mbps
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 23:12:03235 secs59.28 Mbps68.12 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 22:51:06715 mins29.58 Mbps18.32 MbpsNeeds help
Community Fibre20 Jan 2022 22:55:54352 secs91.82 Mbps91.65 Mbps
Community Fibre20 Jan 2022 22:24:00418 mins145.29 Mbps45.03 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 22:21:26617 mins1.37 Mbps4.85 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Community Fibre20 Jan 2022 22:32:2476 mins38.13 Mbps5.66 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Zen Internet20 Jan 2022 22:32:0624 mins65.81 Mbps56.38 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 22:35:10237 secs59.85 Mbps59.55 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 21:56:28639 mins8.44 Mbps12.49 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 22:30:3324 mins40.03 Mbps23.82 MbpsNeeds help
Community Fibre20 Jan 2022 22:28:58442 secs1.18 Mbps48.34 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 21:56:52521 mins76.57 Mbps21.63 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 22:16:56237 secs55.44 Mbps55.52 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Greater London

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Box Broadband737.57 Mbps204.7—436.45 Mbps
2Trunk Networks503.41 Mbps141.61—431.7 Mbps
3G.Network948.8 Mbps109.35—459.27 Mbps
4Optimity860.2 Mbps75.27—403.02 Mbps
5Hyperoptic4523.71 Mbps92.44—295.75 Mbps
6Call Flow Solutions930.62 Mbps88.46—300.83 Mbps
7Gigaclear916.42 Mbps98.04—236.51 Mbps
8Community Fibre3096.92 Mbps73.61—222.42 Mbps
9FastNet935.04 Mbps53.53—303.17 Mbps
10Sure Guernsey526.84 Mbps12.58—377.55 Mbps
11Sky Broadband885.54 Mbps27.31—454.49 Mbps
12WightFibre928.5 Mbps51.69—201.49 Mbps
13Virgin Media5794.21 Mbps45.37—206.87 Mbps
14FibreNest515.7 Mbps60.67—182.73 Mbps
15TrueSpeed Communications855.78 Mbps53.68—197.3 Mbps
16Pure Fibre266.22 Mbps72.78—170.07 Mbps
17Cerberus Networks768.22 Mbps57.63—176.41 Mbps
18Internetty717.26 Mbps45.01—139.67 Mbps
19B4RN186.36 Mbps1.46—93.64 Mbps
20KCOM910.63 Mbps28.53—192.02 Mbps
21Zen Internet941.96 Mbps36.21—94.42 Mbps
22Unchained ISP551.14 Mbps14.87—51.21 Mbps
23Wessex Internet467.16 Mbps90.5—93.47 Mbps
24iDNET943.62 Mbps47.95—93.99 Mbps
25CIX938.1 Mbps22.92—91.34 Mbps
26Glide777.25 Mbps28.95—107.17 Mbps
27Airband895.11 Mbps35.5—136.67 Mbps
28Manx Telecom448.74 Mbps18.78—171.05 Mbps
29Spitfire946.4 Mbps59.52—93.32 Mbps
30Independent Fibre Networks372.62 Mbps39.14—136.15 Mbps
31Juice Broadband175.84 Mbps64.32—108.68 Mbps
32Vostron95.29 Mbps52.83—93.54 Mbps
33Surrey Hills Internet96.02 Mbps59—95.39 Mbps
34BT3512 Mbps31.46—73.69 Mbps
35telcom (Velocity Fibre)212.45 Mbps44.96—85.38 Mbps
36Gigastream88.26 Mbps23.97—81.06 Mbps
37CCS Leeds894.98 Mbps8.91—77.18 Mbps
38Aquiss72.27 Mbps6.99—70.5 Mbps
39Andrews & Arnold168.18 Mbps36.78—60.45 Mbps
40Vodafone939.15 Mbps25.23—58.14 Mbps
41Gradwell417.11 Mbps13.19—49 Mbps
42TalkTalk924.86 Mbps17.38—52.6 Mbps
43EE2665.14 Mbps15.52—57.79 Mbps
44NYnet85.48 Mbps17.99—48.17 Mbps
45Pure Broadband68.32 Mbps10.88—58.34 Mbps
46CloudScape Connect89.17 Mbps15.55—53.24 Mbps
47Wi-Manx86.42 Mbps2.28—33.49 Mbps
48Structured Communications115.53 Mbps21.12—28 Mbps
49Origin Broadband73.46 Mbps16.9—36.82 Mbps
50Plusnet74.82 Mbps12.01—42.1 Mbps
51Go Internet89.55 Mbps8.74—28.16 Mbps
52Exascale25.19 Mbps14.29—24.8 Mbps
53Internet Central94.5 Mbps9.44—17.56 Mbps
54Country Connect46.58 Mbps8.49—26.49 Mbps
55Boundless Networks414.77 Mbps13.03—24.17 Mbps
56Shell Energy74.79 Mbps6.25—29.7 Mbps
57O2 Broadband68.6 Mbps5.12—21.06 Mbps
58Velocity142.95 Mbps4.19—4.82 Mbps
59WiSpire31.57 Mbps4.28—9.5 Mbps
60uno2.12 Mbps0—2.05 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Greater London

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Belgravia34.031.98%7.68%14.31%51.54%7.13%
Charing Cross34.036.72%4.81%8.57%39.22%10.06%
Knightsbridge35.036.01%0.64%11.85%32.56%17.77%
Little Venice35.037.95%10.34%17.64%58.54%9.03%
Maida Hill33.036.43%11.63%19.49%64.20%6.35%
Marble Arch33.053.20%2.50%12.67%50.36%9.53%
Mayfair36.044.73%6.27%9.15%35.35%13.48%
Paddington33.050.31%2.41%12.80%51.75%10.15%
Pimlico37.040.65%12.50%11.09%54.00%6.47%
Soho36.044.73%6.27%9.15%35.35%13.48%
Victoria34.031.98%7.68%14.31%51.54%7.13%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Greater London

How many broadband providers in Greater London are there?

Greater London has 60 ISPs tested by its 255,324 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Greater London?

Box Broadband is the fastest broadband provider in Greater London with 737.57 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 204.7—436.45 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Greater London?

The best internet provider in Greater London is Box Broadband, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 204.7 to 436.45 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Greater London?

Users in Greater London see an average internet speed of 33.04 up to 565 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 5794.21 Mbps.

Is BT available in Greater London?

Broadband service from BT is available in Greater London, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 3512 Mbps.

Is Zen Internet available in Greater London?

Broadband service from Zen Internet is available in Greater London, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 941.96 Mbps.

Is Vodafone available in Greater London?

Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Greater London, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 939.15 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Greater London?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 653 of Greater London's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Greater London?

The broadband provider with the most users in Greater London is BT.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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