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Virgin Media is a large provider in The United Kingdom. We have seen speeds as high as 938.58 Mbps from Virgin Media's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world speeds in the range of 27.94 to 103.15 Mbps. Virgin Media is available in several large cities, including Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, and Manchester. In these cities, its fastest speeds range from 18.75 to 102.36 Mbps. Of the smaller cities Virgin Media serves, such as Ringway, Frankley, Hexton, Addington, and Toot Baldon, maximum speeds vary from 1.89 to 88.93 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 23.55 and 88.93 Mbps.

Virgin Media's Rankings Across The United Kingdom: Large Providers in 2019


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Virgin Media Speeds Over Time

Virgin Media's Fastest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Bardney378.85 Mbps355.14—373.92 Mbps364.15 Mbps
2Steventon380.1 Mbps311.23—370.92 Mbps313.26 Mbps
3Sawbridgeworth381.51 Mbps94.09—216.91 Mbps212.97 Mbps
4Caterham Valley379.62 Mbps101.93—336.82 Mbps198.73 Mbps
5Wendover293.81 Mbps149.42—247.18 Mbps194.56 Mbps

Virgin Media's Slowest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Exton156.75 Mbps0.89—8.01 Mbps0.95 Mbps
2Thame34.77 Mbps0.91—5.09 Mbps0.99 Mbps
3Alvanley114.13 Mbps0.63—12.67 Mbps1.33 Mbps
4Bourton31.71 Mbps0.99—5.14 Mbps1.63 Mbps
5Ingleby Greenhow184.84 Mbps1.78—4.55 Mbps1.87 Mbps

Virgin Media Growth and Performance History: Towns and Cities

Virgin Media in Regions and Counties

Virgin Media Speed Test Results

We analysed users testing Virgin Media multiple times, each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, Virgin Media customers ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the download speed of a Virgin Media user'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 consider this a customer Virgin Media should speak to as soon as possible. For speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Virgin Media's customer base, of the speed tests we measured, 46.63% were fast, 26.06% slow, and 27.31% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Haringey, London10 Feb 2020 23:56:5822 mins14.78 Mbps11.31 MbpsNeeds help
Birmingham, Birmingham10 Feb 2020 23:59:03242 secs58.24 Mbps13.41 MbpsNeeds help
Wallsend, North Tyneside10 Feb 2020 23:41:02317 mins69.69 Mbps41.74 MbpsNeeds help
Waltham Forest, London10 Feb 2020 23:56:42281 secs367.83 Mbps377.24 Mbps
Norwich, Norfolk10 Feb 2020 23:51:2135 mins1.51 Mbps0.82 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Rochdale, Rochdale10 Feb 2020 23:27:48626 mins50.5 Mbps35.39 MbpsNeeds help
Manchester, Manchester10 Feb 2020 23:33:11421 mins32.97 Mbps25.92 MbpsNeeds help
Kings Park, Glasgow City10 Feb 2020 23:53:54232 secs168.49 Mbps178.09 Mbps
Solihull, Solihull10 Feb 2020 23:53:49230 secs44.76 Mbps55.7 MbpsImproved
Lewisham, London10 Feb 2020 23:52:47255 secs0.26 Mbps2.39 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Colchester, Essex10 Feb 2020 23:50:5122 mins0.82 Mbps0.75 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Dorney, Buckinghamshire10 Feb 2020 23:30:12421 mins9.02 Mbps9.21 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Rochdale, Rochdale10 Feb 2020 23:47:1324 mins294.29 Mbps368.75 MbpsImproved
Poole, Poole10 Feb 2020 23:47:5823 mins37.18 Mbps41.07 MbpsImproved
Leeds, Leeds10 Feb 2020 23:50:28247 secs59.91 Mbps46.62 MbpsNeeds help
Saltash, Cornwall10 Feb 2020 23:48:17299 secs27.17 Mbps13.98 MbpsNeeds help
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire10 Feb 2020 23:46:41267 secs0.36 Mbps0.99 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Nottingham, Nottingham10 Feb 2020 23:34:08413 mins35.75 Mbps8.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Rugby, Warwickshire10 Feb 2020 23:45:0752 mins38.31 Mbps83.56 MbpsImproved
Derby, Derby10 Feb 2020 23:46:27258 secs33.98 Mbps96.49 MbpsImproved

Large Towns and Cities Testing Virgin Media

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Bradford792.44 Mbps29.22—98.53 Mbps
2Liverpool533.19 Mbps25.26—84.5 Mbps
3Edinburgh467.31 Mbps25.91—91.67 Mbps
4Bristol701.58 Mbps20.77—88.5 Mbps
5Barnet883.41 Mbps43.23—92.14 Mbps
6Croydon666.61 Mbps31.63—109.09 Mbps
7Coventry846.94 Mbps26.43—95.68 Mbps
8Leicester753.39 Mbps20.64—92.94 Mbps
9Forest Gate756.74 Mbps28.02—100.52 Mbps
10Wakefield597.15 Mbps48.75—92.97 Mbps
11Ealing547.28 Mbps71.71—209.79 Mbps
12Cheshire West and Chester410.74 Mbps17.84—84.63 Mbps
13Enfield Town548.44 Mbps24.31—100.79 Mbps
14Bromley547.09 Mbps34.33—151.83 Mbps
15Nottingham834.74 Mbps24.8—93.9 Mbps
16Brent544.92 Mbps39.16—128.4 Mbps
17Sandwell537.06 Mbps26.31—97.13 Mbps
18Wandsworth547.43 Mbps32.26—118.57 Mbps
19Wigan535.95 Mbps23.29—85.22 Mbps
20Lambeth533.53 Mbps33.03—154.19 Mbps
21Wirral535.96 Mbps31.81—105.44 Mbps
22Dudley537.35 Mbps27.26—92.46 Mbps
23Tower Hamlets589.5 Mbps24.85—98.37 Mbps
24Southwark873.05 Mbps30.45—104.22 Mbps
25Doncaster544.45 Mbps30.48—102.64 Mbps
26Hillingdon546.49 Mbps34.56—103.28 Mbps
27Redbridge784.12 Mbps27.46—102.89 Mbps
28Lewisham536.71 Mbps27.26—110.1 Mbps
29Newcastle upon Tyne417.6 Mbps21.99—86.95 Mbps
30Stockport929.15 Mbps30.71—106 Mbps
31Brighton546.47 Mbps25.81—99.01 Mbps
32Greenwich566.39 Mbps30.16—108.84 Mbps
33Bolton639.94 Mbps26.03—89.88 Mbps
34Walsall543.08 Mbps27.54—94.9 Mbps
35Hackney539.88 Mbps19.23—105.78 Mbps
36Gillingham547.55 Mbps22.99—102.38 Mbps
37Sunderland620.78 Mbps26.54—90.45 Mbps
38Waltham Forest784.76 Mbps27.91—107.64 Mbps
39Hounslow597.77 Mbps35.23—104.76 Mbps
40Haringey599.2 Mbps31.58—141.34 Mbps
41Rotherham544.67 Mbps30.9—101.25 Mbps
42Plymouth548.1 Mbps26.61—99.98 Mbps
43Camden538.75 Mbps53.09—171.97 Mbps
44Wolverhampton546.57 Mbps27.47—99.39 Mbps
45Romford548.84 Mbps32.73—112.9 Mbps
46Derby774.82 Mbps24.75—95.64 Mbps
47Stoke-on-Trent542.16 Mbps30.92—106.46 Mbps
48London746.99 Mbps49.47—203.77 Mbps
49Salford551.05 Mbps25.02—95.32 Mbps
50Southampton923.23 Mbps26.23—98.97 Mbps
51Harrow544.76 Mbps30.72—105.23 Mbps
52Bexley548.52 Mbps31.37—107.49 Mbps
53Barnsley545.34 Mbps29.58—106.27 Mbps
54Islington906.36 Mbps34.27—111.58 Mbps
55Trafford855.58 Mbps28.36—98.7 Mbps
56Oldham502.75 Mbps31.61—99.44 Mbps
57Northampton635.27 Mbps29.48—102.85 Mbps
58Rochdale546.63 Mbps33.24—101.33 Mbps
59Portsmouth887.8 Mbps27.2—102.52 Mbps
60Solihull536.32 Mbps25.98—93.9 Mbps
61Luton938.58 Mbps5.07—192.89 Mbps
62Dagenham539.7 Mbps28.05—103.14 Mbps
63York473.39 Mbps24.61—95.62 Mbps
64Warrington662.76 Mbps32.5—124.68 Mbps
65Mitcham550.26 Mbps37.47—191.96 Mbps
66Sutton548.87 Mbps31.29—107.53 Mbps
67Gateshead536.26 Mbps24.57—79.03 Mbps
68Peterborough540.75 Mbps29.04—101.82 Mbps
69Stockton-on-Tees376.71 Mbps27.26—96.99 Mbps
70Richmond730.41 Mbps45.56—155.66 Mbps
71Aberdeen230 Mbps89.75—95.04 Mbps
72Colchester545.92 Mbps28.11—106.54 Mbps
73Bath547.14 Mbps38.82—103.6 Mbps
74Bury352.31 Mbps28.99—83.93 Mbps
75Basildon705.4 Mbps28.73—109.85 Mbps
76Hammersmith808.33 Mbps78.78—207.39 Mbps
77Southend-on-Sea548.47 Mbps29.07—109.66 Mbps
78Chelmsford542.56 Mbps33.25—116.84 Mbps
79Basingstoke547.89 Mbps65.06—201.15 Mbps
80Kingston upon Thames551.42 Mbps35.11—153.09 Mbps
81High Wycombe799.61 Mbps13.09—83.89 Mbps
82Bedford384.8 Mbps34.15—98.67 Mbps
83Maidstone545.94 Mbps33.41—163.97 Mbps
84Bournemouth538.36 Mbps26.21—109.32 Mbps
85Reading914.09 Mbps35.77—137.54 Mbps
86Harrogate544.19 Mbps22.92—96.36 Mbps
87Kensington611.36 Mbps82.77—208.13 Mbps
88Oxford789.92 Mbps25.93—97.9 Mbps
89Maidenhead501.94 Mbps23.85—107.64 Mbps
90Poole541.11 Mbps26.37—102.19 Mbps
91Slough547.68 Mbps53.66—108.7 Mbps
92Huddersfield591.76 Mbps27.14—96.06 Mbps
93Blackburn378.28 Mbps26.87—96.55 Mbps
94Guildford786.96 Mbps26.43—92.57 Mbps
95Reigate383.88 Mbps31.57—100.74 Mbps
96Dundee535.49 Mbps22.35—90.62 Mbps
97St Albans463.89 Mbps37.28—118.31 Mbps
98Lancaster531.38 Mbps30.09—110.86 Mbps
99Horsham91.08 Mbps10.5—44.93 Mbps
100Preston536.43 Mbps25.25—79.59 Mbps