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Virgin Media is a large provider in The United Kingdom. We have seen speeds as high as 3385.49 Mbps from Virgin Media's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world speeds in the range of 38.56 to 143.91 Mbps. Virgin Media is available in several large cities, including Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, and Manchester. In these cities, its fastest speeds range from 31.22 to 113.66 Mbps. Of the smaller cities Virgin Media serves, such as Ringway, Frankley, Hexton, Birkin, and Addington, maximum speeds vary from 2.95 to 107.71 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 42.47 and 107.71 Mbps.

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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
1Bardney383.47 Mbps358.23—373.84 Mbps366 Mbps
2Steventon381.49 Mbps304.67—371.62 Mbps318.79 Mbps
3Saltburn, Marske and New Marske539.29 Mbps284.77—366.15 Mbps303.15 Mbps
4Binfield530.05 Mbps168.07—371.6 Mbps266.23 Mbps
5Sawbridgeworth381.51 Mbps214.7—216.68 Mbps215.47 Mbps

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

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Crymych55.74 Mbps0.97—8.62 Mbps1.78 Mbps
2Shinfield81.39 Mbps0.97—4.89 Mbps1.83 Mbps
3Keresley110.7 Mbps1.86—16.92 Mbps1.99 Mbps
4Ingleby Greenhow184.84 Mbps1.95—18.08 Mbps2.02 Mbps
5Bourton9.51 Mbps1—5.21 Mbps2.28 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, 47.13% were fast, 25.72% slow, and 27.15% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire28 Sep 2020 23:22:49215 mins109.42 Mbps110.1 Mbps
Bradford, Bradford28 Sep 2020 23:35:45230 secs7.12 Mbps27.7 MbpsImproved
Earley, Wokingham28 Sep 2020 23:05:13222 mins4.18 Mbps0.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Edinburgh, Edinburgh28 Sep 2020 23:13:2825 mins0.19 Mbps0.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Edinburgh, Edinburgh28 Sep 2020 23:14:25295 secs211.98 Mbps211.1 Mbps
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire28 Sep 2020 23:01:2526 mins31.36 Mbps26.66 MbpsNeeds help
Castle, Cardiff28 Sep 2020 23:00:10230 secs33.11 Mbps34.12 Mbps
Dorney, Buckinghamshire28 Sep 2020 22:57:13349 secs109.23 Mbps108.56 Mbps
Braunstone, Leicestershire28 Sep 2020 22:53:31334 secs47.44 Mbps71.74 MbpsImproved
Frankley, Worcestershire28 Sep 2020 22:45:372113 secs3.03 Mbps5.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea28 Sep 2020 22:42:3222 mins11.87 Mbps12.76 Mbps
Enfield Town, London28 Sep 2020 22:43:30265 secs107.76 Mbps109.48 Mbps
Waltham Forest, London28 Sep 2020 22:21:58419 mins2.3 Mbps5.34 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Belfast, Belfast28 Sep 2020 22:39:56254 secs6.71 Mbps89.87 MbpsImproved
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire28 Sep 2020 22:36:3923 mins0.99 Mbps1.12 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Boughton, Northamptonshire28 Sep 2020 22:36:24482 secs72.92 Mbps100.25 MbpsImproved
Gloucester, Gloucestershire28 Sep 2020 22:28:21215 secs31.28 Mbps68.51 MbpsImproved
Barnet, London28 Sep 2020 22:24:08353 secs323.71 Mbps374.27 MbpsImproved
Stevenage, Hertfordshire28 Sep 2020 22:18:4743 mins34.81 Mbps62.08 MbpsImproved
Warmsworth, Doncaster28 Sep 2020 21:38:01343 mins43.14 Mbps5.38 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Virgin Media in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Bradford739.98 Mbps37.43—138.24 Mbps
2Liverpool787.49 Mbps35.28—125.55 Mbps
3Edinburgh607.96 Mbps36.18—131.89 Mbps
4Bristol701.58 Mbps30.18—109.75 Mbps
5Barnet914.23 Mbps45.98—110.19 Mbps
6Croydon658.39 Mbps38.86—148.36 Mbps
7Coventry909.06 Mbps32.16—109.04 Mbps
8Leicester855.66 Mbps31.22—109.94 Mbps
9Forest Gate536.02 Mbps31.21—109.9 Mbps
10Wakefield597.15 Mbps32.21—109.57 Mbps
11Ealing548.36 Mbps79.42—217.22 Mbps
12Cheshire West and Chester528.48 Mbps26.54—105.84 Mbps
13Enfield Town548.47 Mbps37.57—145.27 Mbps
14Bromley569.85 Mbps35.69—148.25 Mbps
15Nottingham834.74 Mbps32.61—109.51 Mbps
16Brent548.81 Mbps41.24—155.99 Mbps
17Sandwell893.44 Mbps36.56—117.95 Mbps
18Wandsworth547.43 Mbps36.11—117.14 Mbps
19Wigan536.31 Mbps30.83—108.52 Mbps
20Lambeth542.83 Mbps41.42—192.01 Mbps
21Wirral539.14 Mbps34.54—127.27 Mbps
22Dudley929.11 Mbps34.27—109.96 Mbps
23Tower Hamlets589.5 Mbps38.06—156.98 Mbps
24Southwark873.05 Mbps39.27—111.54 Mbps
25Doncaster670.93 Mbps39.12—156.36 Mbps
26Hillingdon842.07 Mbps42.71—163.91 Mbps
27Redbridge784.12 Mbps36.14—119.91 Mbps
28Lewisham547.77 Mbps42.66—182.36 Mbps
29Newcastle upon Tyne536.78 Mbps30.83—108.98 Mbps
30Stockport932.13 Mbps40.63—155.29 Mbps
31Brighton548.76 Mbps36.76—138.54 Mbps
32Greenwich548.54 Mbps41.59—148.08 Mbps
33Bolton823.79 Mbps37.89—147.03 Mbps
34Walsall931.97 Mbps34.91—130.17 Mbps
35Hackney547.58 Mbps44.86—182.09 Mbps
36Gillingham547.98 Mbps39.83—171.03 Mbps
37Sunderland620.78 Mbps35.47—139.43 Mbps
38Waltham Forest784.76 Mbps38.01—141.17 Mbps
39Belfast506.13 Mbps40.62—136.59 Mbps
40Hounslow550.24 Mbps41.48—149.51 Mbps
41Haringey599.2 Mbps51.35—203.72 Mbps
42Rotherham558.89 Mbps39.06—147.46 Mbps
43Plymouth548.1 Mbps36.32—113.51 Mbps
44Camden548.53 Mbps53.88—208.4 Mbps
45Wolverhampton934.9 Mbps34.43—109.69 Mbps
46Romford549.72 Mbps42.16—195.52 Mbps
47Derby566.69 Mbps32.9—109.37 Mbps
48Stoke-on-Trent544.95 Mbps42.22—141.98 Mbps
49London3385.49 Mbps51.19—212 Mbps
50Salford681.12 Mbps33.43—108.98 Mbps
51Southampton931.07 Mbps31.49—109.83 Mbps
52Harrow549.8 Mbps38.36—120.78 Mbps
53Bexley548.72 Mbps46.12—159.91 Mbps
54Barnsley545.34 Mbps47.32—202.34 Mbps
55Islington906.36 Mbps44.06—179.89 Mbps
56Trafford932.39 Mbps38.83—148.8 Mbps
57Oldham545.2 Mbps36.36—109.89 Mbps
58Northampton2585.56 Mbps33.25—111.37 Mbps
59Rochdale546.63 Mbps37.6—113.89 Mbps
60Portsmouth887.8 Mbps42.02—140.47 Mbps
61Solihull918.9 Mbps27.49—106.61 Mbps
62Luton938.58 Mbps30.34—292.8 Mbps
63Dagenham897.58 Mbps35.94—113.33 Mbps
64York473.39 Mbps31.61—109.6 Mbps
65Warrington757.13 Mbps46.27—194.5 Mbps
66Mitcham550.26 Mbps44.66—200.92 Mbps
67Sutton548.87 Mbps40.14—110.96 Mbps
68Gateshead536.26 Mbps24.02—99.08 Mbps
69Peterborough549.71 Mbps37.49—117.16 Mbps
70Stockton-on-Tees533.48 Mbps37.47—152.58 Mbps
71Richmond730.41 Mbps63.87—210.64 Mbps
72Aberdeen421.03 Mbps89.75—104.32 Mbps
73Colchester545.92 Mbps50.52—208.58 Mbps
74Bath547.14 Mbps36.36—109 Mbps
75Bury541.27 Mbps36.5—100.23 Mbps
76Basildon789.45 Mbps45.65—170.67 Mbps
77Hammersmith930.28 Mbps87.64—228.69 Mbps
78Southend-on-Sea549.02 Mbps44.85—191.09 Mbps
79Chelmsford546.24 Mbps39.97—150.23 Mbps
80Basingstoke855.94 Mbps37.07—144.36 Mbps
81Kingston upon Thames551.42 Mbps41.8—188.89 Mbps
82High Wycombe799.61 Mbps16.78—81.81 Mbps
83Bedford548.39 Mbps59.55—206.54 Mbps
84Maidstone545.94 Mbps39.09—183.6 Mbps
85Bournemouth547.95 Mbps39.93—175.69 Mbps
86Reading937.07 Mbps55.39—217.51 Mbps
87Harrogate545.99 Mbps37.63—109.95 Mbps
88Kensington611.36 Mbps86.17—216.63 Mbps
89Oxford789.92 Mbps34.69—124 Mbps
90Maidenhead547.21 Mbps92.56—324.99 Mbps
91Poole654.54 Mbps39.2—174.13 Mbps
92Slough549.59 Mbps40.92—143.32 Mbps
93Huddersfield591.76 Mbps32.52—109.34 Mbps
94Blackburn379.07 Mbps35.86—111.76 Mbps
95Guildford933.36 Mbps46.5—117.32 Mbps
96Reigate542.92 Mbps56.9—108.26 Mbps
97Dundee538.02 Mbps36.09—108.77 Mbps
98St Albans545.47 Mbps45.13—124.78 Mbps
99Lancaster531.38 Mbps52.28—229.07 Mbps
100Horsham365.34 Mbps15.38—69.24 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Virgin Media

The fastest speed we've seen for Virgin Media is 3385.49 Mbps, and most people see download speeds in the range of 38.56—143.91 Mbps.
We have recorded Virgin Media speed tests in over 100 towns and cities, including Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Bristol, and Barnet.
Virgin Media is ranked as the 3rd fastest provider in The United Kingdom.
In The United Kingdom, Virgin Media is the 3rd most popular broadband provider.