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Virgin Media is a large provider in The United Kingdom. We have seen speeds as high as 5284.34 Mbps from Virgin Media's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world speeds in the range of 45.68 to 183.03 Mbps. Virgin Media is available in several large cities, including Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, and Manchester. In these cities, its fastest speeds range from 36.7 to 162.8 Mbps. Of the smaller cities Virgin Media serves, such as Ringway, Frankley, Hexton, Birkin, and Addington, maximum speeds vary from 4.31 to 110.51 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 44.71 and 110.51 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 Mbps359.39—373.89 Mbps366.72 Mbps
2Binfield530.05 Mbps295.44—372.31 Mbps342.55 Mbps
3Steventon381.49 Mbps304.13—370.6 Mbps318.79 Mbps
4Saltburn, Marske and New Marske424.31 Mbps274.88—363.75 Mbps298.26 Mbps
5Luton701.59 Mbps247.65—316.42 Mbps273.97 Mbps

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

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Bourton9.43 Mbps0.96—5.03 Mbps1 Mbps
2Shinfield24.45 Mbps0.74—4.67 Mbps1.02 Mbps
3Crymych55.74 Mbps0.83—8 Mbps1.21 Mbps
4Keresley110.7 Mbps1.86—16.92 Mbps1.99 Mbps
5Healey449.08 Mbps1.7—8.72 Mbps2.37 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, 46.68% were fast, 26.3% slow, and 27.02% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sunderland, Sunderland17 Jan 2021 23:27:2039 mins3.88 Mbps1.54 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Ballynagard, Derry City and Strabane17 Jan 2021 23:07:24424 mins26.52 Mbps42.3 MbpsImproved
Bangor, Ards and North Down17 Jan 2021 23:08:19230 secs10.29 Mbps9.41 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Giffnock, East Renfrewshire17 Jan 2021 23:02:45229 secs91.77 Mbps91.5 Mbps
Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees17 Jan 2021 22:57:39254 secs5.56 Mbps4.84 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Cadzow, South Lanarkshire17 Jan 2021 22:50:2424 mins164.91 Mbps151.63 Mbps
Brighton, Brighton and Hove17 Jan 2021 22:21:03327 mins0.96 Mbps10.63 MbpsImproved
Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire17 Jan 2021 22:26:32215 mins278.23 Mbps359.21 MbpsImproved
Northampton, Northamptonshire17 Jan 2021 22:40:092109 secs0.55 Mbps0.06 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Lambeth, London17 Jan 2021 22:33:3226 mins16.66 Mbps36.03 MbpsImproved
Leslie, Fife17 Jan 2021 22:30:23227 secs16.82 Mbps10.67 MbpsNeeds help
Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire17 Jan 2021 22:13:50214 mins50.01 Mbps75.37 MbpsImproved
Wellington, Telford and Wrekin17 Jan 2021 22:21:28252 secs5.44 Mbps5.89 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Gorgie, Edinburgh17 Jan 2021 21:42:05225 mins100.05 Mbps109.29 Mbps
Larkfield, Inverclyde17 Jan 2021 22:05:54239 secs11.57 Mbps7.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Northampton, Northamptonshire17 Jan 2021 21:39:53311 mins5.89 Mbps54.84 MbpsImproved
Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne17 Jan 2021 21:38:1822 mins6.6 Mbps25.27 MbpsImproved
Southwark, London17 Jan 2021 21:33:1122 mins0.06 Mbps0 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Hounslow, London17 Jan 2021 21:09:43222 mins44.58 Mbps11 MbpsNeeds help
Derby, Derby17 Jan 2021 21:18:0322 mins17.62 Mbps42.97 MbpsImproved

Virgin Media in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Bradford901.94 Mbps43.89—194.07 Mbps
2Liverpool787.49 Mbps41.02—161.62 Mbps
3Edinburgh652.15 Mbps42.77—176.7 Mbps
4Bristol651.32 Mbps36.52—118.51 Mbps
5Barnet925.86 Mbps53.47—135.35 Mbps
6Croydon868.01 Mbps47.04—188.97 Mbps
7Coventry909.06 Mbps35.69—109.84 Mbps
8Leicester855.66 Mbps37.88—116.53 Mbps
9Forest Gate772.45 Mbps32.64—110.81 Mbps
10Wakefield538.38 Mbps37.13—133.89 Mbps
11Ealing548.36 Mbps92.17—217.81 Mbps
12Cheshire West and Chester606.64 Mbps32.89—107.64 Mbps
13Enfield Town897.04 Mbps46.2—205.45 Mbps
14Bromley925.91 Mbps38.86—158.42 Mbps
15Nottingham832.35 Mbps35.06—111.04 Mbps
16Brent909.05 Mbps45.78—157.18 Mbps
17Sandwell893.44 Mbps39.76—150.53 Mbps
18Wandsworth635.38 Mbps38.68—114.6 Mbps
19Wigan645.41 Mbps34.49—120.76 Mbps
20Lambeth881.84 Mbps51.07—204.18 Mbps
21Wirral636.45 Mbps41.01—164 Mbps
22Dudley929.11 Mbps37.7—119.79 Mbps
23Tower Hamlets549.87 Mbps45.12—210.23 Mbps
24Southwark674.52 Mbps45.75—163.78 Mbps
25Doncaster670.93 Mbps45.21—199.07 Mbps
26Hillingdon928.19 Mbps50.64—193.41 Mbps
27Redbridge784.12 Mbps42.14—159.51 Mbps
28Lewisham901.76 Mbps52.84—199.39 Mbps
29Newcastle upon Tyne538.46 Mbps38.68—132.27 Mbps
30Stockport932.13 Mbps48.9—197.13 Mbps
31Brighton653.76 Mbps43.92—193.51 Mbps
32Greenwich908.09 Mbps48.01—188.6 Mbps
33Bolton823.79 Mbps46.59—187.92 Mbps
34Walsall931.97 Mbps38.03—169.89 Mbps
35Hackney547.58 Mbps55.73—191.74 Mbps
36Gillingham547.98 Mbps45.31—202.99 Mbps
37Sunderland643.89 Mbps43.17—198.34 Mbps
38Waltham Forest929.39 Mbps42.37—170.32 Mbps
39Belfast656.99 Mbps53.82—201.25 Mbps
40Hounslow908.97 Mbps50.31—193.35 Mbps
41Haringey922.91 Mbps65.05—211.37 Mbps
42Rotherham558.89 Mbps43.58—186.61 Mbps
43Plymouth603.31 Mbps44.91—176.74 Mbps
44Camden671.08 Mbps66.64—216.88 Mbps
45Wolverhampton934.9 Mbps36.4—110.45 Mbps
46Romford933.39 Mbps47.06—210.3 Mbps
47Derby638.63 Mbps36.46—124.08 Mbps
48Stoke-on-Trent544.95 Mbps48.84—189.72 Mbps
49London5284.34 Mbps59.99—214.75 Mbps
50Salford824.03 Mbps37.71—110.32 Mbps
51Southampton931.07 Mbps36.69—111.54 Mbps
52Harrow927.42 Mbps48.63—179.73 Mbps
53Bexley931.43 Mbps55.99—184.69 Mbps
54Barnsley650.32 Mbps57.82—215.25 Mbps
55Islington902.39 Mbps53.15—193.96 Mbps
56Trafford933.55 Mbps43.18—168.36 Mbps
57Oldham545.2 Mbps38.16—125.36 Mbps
58Northampton2585.56 Mbps35.98—124.94 Mbps
59Rochdale540.83 Mbps38.51—123.17 Mbps
60Portsmouth887.8 Mbps50.86—169.44 Mbps
61Solihull918.9 Mbps29.07—107.37 Mbps
62Luton701.59 Mbps247.65—316.42 Mbps
63Dagenham929.97 Mbps38.81—131.5 Mbps
64York473.08 Mbps34.08—110.47 Mbps
65Warrington757.13 Mbps57.33—209.37 Mbps
66Mitcham550.26 Mbps54.52—207.86 Mbps
67Sutton723.24 Mbps47.44—157.72 Mbps
68Gateshead536.26 Mbps25.61—104.88 Mbps
69Peterborough549.71 Mbps40.16—141.98 Mbps
70Stockton-on-Tees567.19 Mbps42.49—176.99 Mbps
71Richmond913.52 Mbps84.85—216.97 Mbps
72Aberdeen421.03 Mbps89.75—104.32 Mbps
73Colchester618.1 Mbps67.01—212.14 Mbps
74Bath546.54 Mbps33.53—108.17 Mbps
75Bury541.27 Mbps34.3—104.94 Mbps
76Basildon789.45 Mbps66.67—206.82 Mbps
77Hammersmith930.28 Mbps104.91—272.12 Mbps
78Southend-on-Sea2786.35 Mbps53.28—215.02 Mbps
79Chelmsford546.24 Mbps52.73—189.57 Mbps
80Basingstoke897.94 Mbps42.51—175.3 Mbps
81Kingston upon Thames904.7 Mbps49.21—212.82 Mbps
82High Wycombe799.61 Mbps16.78—79.97 Mbps
83Bedford548.39 Mbps72.44—210.9 Mbps
84Maidstone550.73 Mbps44.17—209.08 Mbps
85Bournemouth547.95 Mbps51.55—204 Mbps
86Reading937.07 Mbps70.85—301.85 Mbps
87Harrogate545.99 Mbps45—133.35 Mbps
88Kensington611.36 Mbps92.24—217.87 Mbps
89Oxford547.24 Mbps42.12—181.72 Mbps
90Maidenhead547.21 Mbps110.47—336.47 Mbps
91Poole654.54 Mbps49—195.91 Mbps
92Slough549.59 Mbps42.96—165.05 Mbps
93Huddersfield545.81 Mbps37.34—111.33 Mbps
94Blackburn537.02 Mbps39.11—135.67 Mbps
95Guildford933.36 Mbps58.06—170.5 Mbps
96Reigate547.81 Mbps81.5—208.32 Mbps
97Dundee538.02 Mbps42.84—154.73 Mbps
98St Albans659.19 Mbps49.08—111.05 Mbps
99Lancaster535.61 Mbps53.76—228.89 Mbps
100Horsham365.34 Mbps14.16—79.13 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Virgin Media

The fastest speed we've seen for Virgin Media is 5284.34 Mbps, and most people see download speeds in the range of 45.68—183.03 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 2nd fastest provider in The United Kingdom.
In The United Kingdom, Virgin Media is the 1st most popular broadband provider.