Broadband Statistics for Kensington, London
Broadband Providers25
Fastest Speed1294.05 Mbps
Median Speed67.46 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in Kensington

Kensington is the second fastest major town in London with an average broadband speed of 104.7 Mbps in 2021. This is 58.52% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps, but a drop from 2020's position of first fastest, when Kensington's average internet download speed was 122.25 Mbps.

Residents in Kensington have run speed tests on 25 broadband providers. This number is 313.91% above the United Kingdom average of 6.04 internet service providers. ISPs available in Kensington include BT, Virgin Media, and Hyperoptic. The most common broadband provider in Kensington is BT, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 943.49 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 47.29—73.75 Mbps.

Kensington's fastest provider is Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 1294.05 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Kensington is 67.46 Mbps, which is 81.78% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37.11 Mbps, and 44.45% above the average of 46.7 Mbps in London.

Internet speeds in Kensington are typically faster than Camden. Nearby locations include Hammersmith with speeds 39.2—113.69 Mbps, London with speeds 35.01—93.99 Mbps, and Wandsworth with speeds 36.1—94.35 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Community Fibre in Kensington
    9 Reviews
    117.18 Mbps
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    Community Fibre's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 80.84 to 238.31 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 937.68 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 3,081 speed tests on Community Fibre Broadband.

  • G.Network in Kensington
    Not enough reviews
    114.01 Mbps

    G.Network's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 80.24 to 324.6 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 934 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 301 speed tests on G.Network Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Kensington
    656 Reviews
    111.42 Mbps
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    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 95.23 to 286.18 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 1,294.05 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 78,825 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Kensington
    26 Reviews
    108.64 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 93.82 to 298.95 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 938.18 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 47,693 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Vostron in Kensington
    Not enough reviews
    94.65 Mbps

    Vostron's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 93.03 to 576.69 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 854.5 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 91 speed tests on Vostron Broadband.

  • FastNet in Kensington
    Not enough reviews
    93 Mbps

    FastNet's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 92.06 to 94.56 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 278.63 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 35 speed tests on FastNet Broadband.

  • Gigaclear in Kensington
    5 Reviews
    62.87 Mbps

    Gigaclear's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 47.36 to 181.36 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 280.93 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 44 speed tests on Gigaclear Broadband.

  • Glide in Kensington
    4 Reviews
    61.36 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 40.16 to 127.42 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 329.91 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 88 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • Spitfire in Kensington
    Not enough reviews
    57.06 Mbps

    Spitfire's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 55.82 to 64.34 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 909.38 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 3,979 speed tests on Spitfire Broadband.

  • BT in Kensington
    307 Reviews
    55.24 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 47.29 to 73.75 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 943.49 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 79,779 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Kensington
    34 Reviews
    52.12 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 45.23 to 62.33 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 921.13 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 8,760 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • CCS Leeds
    Not enough reviews
    47.27 Mbps

    CCS Leeds's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 47.27 to 90.91 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 91.04 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 3 speed tests on CCS Leeds Broadband.

  • Structured Communications in Kensington
    1 Review
    37.12 Mbps

    Structured Communications's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 20.02 to 73.81 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 307.48 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 280 speed tests on Structured Communications Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Kensington
    407 Reviews
    36.92 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 30.16 to 71.28 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 148.96 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 24,011 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • iDNET in Kensington
    1 Review
    36.91 Mbps

    iDNET's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 26.55 to 142.63 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 916.05 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 138 speed tests on iDNET Broadband.

  • EE in Kensington
    165 Reviews
    35.38 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 27.08 to 66.91 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 882.47 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 4,714 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Kensington
    109 Reviews
    31.85 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 27.02 to 57.9 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 937.33 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 11,129 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • CIX in Kensington
    1 Review
    18.37 Mbps

    CIX's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 13.18 to 65.49 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 600.25 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 299 speed tests on CIX Broadband.

  • Cerberus Networks in Kensington
    Not enough reviews
    16.94 Mbps

    Cerberus Networks's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 14.65 to 93.74 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 302.99 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 36 speed tests on Cerberus Networks Broadband.

  • Andrews & Arnold in Kensington
    4 Reviews
    13.62 Mbps

    Andrews & Arnold's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 11.76 to 50.57 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 217.42 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 96 speed tests on Andrews & Arnold Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Kensington
    174 Reviews
    12.2 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 8.55 to 16.32 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 573.72 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 1,379 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • O2 Broadband
    35 Reviews
    11.45 Mbps

    O2 Broadband's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 11.37 to 33.07 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 68.17 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 10 speed tests on O2 Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Kensington
    209 Reviews
    10.75 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 10.56 to 40.67 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.73 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 3,565 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Kensington
    26 Reviews
    6.2 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Kensington is 5.41 to 17.6 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.45 Mbps. Kensington residents have performed 123 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

Broadband in Kensington

1st

Best speed range city in London

1294.05 Mbps

Kensington's fastest speed

52.77—187.95 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Kensington residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Kensington

YearKensington AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201876.43 Mbps26.27 Mbps190.94% Faster
201991.59 Mbps30.63 Mbps199.02% Faster
2020122.25 Mbps80.31 Mbps52.22% Faster
2021104.7 Mbps66.05 Mbps58.52% Faster

Kensington Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeKensingtonLondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps15.48%28.50%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps16.57%24.14%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps17.05%19.58%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps16.56%9.52%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps27.41%15.24%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps6.93%3.02%2.33%

How Kensington Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Kensington1294.05 Mbps52.77—187.95 Mbps67.46 Mbps-
London5284.34 Mbps35.01—93.99 Mbps47.52 MbpsSlower
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.86—102.5 Mbps37.31 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.21—89.77 Mbps33.08 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps24.08—53.35 Mbps28.55 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.23—67.21 Mbps31.52 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps30.03—109.67 Mbps41.79 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps18.67—70.25 Mbps30.07 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.58—93.5 Mbps36.28 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps32.92—109.07 Mbps42.3 MbpsSlower

Kensington 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 Kensington Compares for Internet Speed in London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Kensington1294.05 Mbps52.77—187.95 Mbps67.46 Mbps-
2Camden3453.27 Mbps50.96—202.82 Mbps67.34 MbpsSlower
3Richmond938.88 Mbps43.36—193.37 Mbps59.86 MbpsSlower

Kensington Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Kensington testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Kensington ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Kensington 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 Kensington's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 44.81% were fast, 26.6% slow, and 28.59% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 22:45:137974 mins365.17 Mbps299.57 MbpsNeeds help
Hyperoptic17 Sep 2021 23:56:32227 secs227.96 Mbps230.66 Mbps
BT17 Sep 2021 23:32:34451 secs56.19 Mbps21.87 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 23:11:44212 mins514.3 Mbps302.59 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 23:13:072106 secs56.33 Mbps111.68 MbpsImproved
Hyperoptic17 Sep 2021 22:28:442101 secs28.24 Mbps37.33 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 20:31:192498 mins209.53 Mbps201.01 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 22:07:40255 secs32.07 Mbps29.23 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 21:05:521353 mins43.48 Mbps163.01 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 21:47:4429 mins529.01 Mbps545.67 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 21:45:23372 secs55.45 Mbps74.53 MbpsImproved
Hyperoptic17 Sep 2021 21:06:35222 mins22.03 Mbps24.1 Mbps
Zen Internet17 Sep 2021 21:26:083120 secs42.19 Mbps28.18 MbpsNeeds help
BT17 Sep 2021 20:23:27263 secs54.11 Mbps72.63 MbpsImproved
Hyperoptic17 Sep 2021 20:22:02267 secs46.43 Mbps23.12 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 19:10:51664 mins108.08 Mbps526.74 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 19:16:22723 mins365.52 Mbps372.15 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 19:34:1824 mins0.1 Mbps5.62 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Sep 2021 19:04:16329 mins4.47 Mbps19.58 MbpsImproved
Hyperoptic17 Sep 2021 18:42:38523 mins52.53 Mbps35.38 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Kensington

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Vostron854.5 Mbps93.03—576.69 Mbps
2G.Network934 Mbps80.24—324.6 Mbps
3Hyperoptic938.18 Mbps93.82—298.95 Mbps
4Virgin Media1294.05 Mbps95.23—286.18 Mbps
5Community Fibre937.68 Mbps80.84—238.31 Mbps
6FastNet278.63 Mbps92.06—94.56 Mbps
7Gigaclear280.93 Mbps47.36—181.36 Mbps
8Glide329.91 Mbps40.16—127.42 Mbps
9CCS Leeds91.04 Mbps47.27—90.91 Mbps
10iDNET916.05 Mbps26.55—142.63 Mbps
11Cerberus Networks302.99 Mbps14.65—93.74 Mbps
12BT943.49 Mbps47.29—73.75 Mbps
13Zen Internet921.13 Mbps45.23—62.33 Mbps
14Spitfire909.38 Mbps55.82—64.34 Mbps
15Structured Communications307.48 Mbps20.02—73.81 Mbps
16EE882.47 Mbps27.08—66.91 Mbps
17Sky Broadband148.96 Mbps30.16—71.28 Mbps
18Vodafone937.33 Mbps27.02—57.9 Mbps
19CIX600.25 Mbps13.18—65.49 Mbps
20Andrews & Arnold217.42 Mbps11.76—50.57 Mbps
21Plusnet74.73 Mbps10.56—40.67 Mbps
22O2 Broadband68.17 Mbps11.37—33.07 Mbps
23KCOM72.84 Mbps8.8—28.26 Mbps
24TalkTalk573.72 Mbps8.55—16.32 Mbps
25Shell Energy74.45 Mbps5.41—17.6 Mbps

Kensington Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Kensington

How many broadband providers in Kensington are there?
Kensington has 25 ISPs tested by its 156,197 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Kensington?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Kensington with 1294.05 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 95.23—286.18 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Kensington?
The best internet provider in Kensington is Vostron, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 93.03 to 576.69 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Kensington?
Users in Kensington see an average internet speed of 52.77 up to 142 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 1294.05 Mbps.
Is BT available in Kensington?
Broadband service from BT is available in Kensington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 943.49 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Kensington?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Kensington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 1294.05 Mbps.
Is Hyperoptic available in Kensington?
Broadband service from Hyperoptic is available in Kensington, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 938.18 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Kensington?
Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 59 of Kensington's postcodes.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Kensington?
The broadband provider with the most users in Kensington is BT.

Last updated: 17 Sep 2021