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Virgin Media is a large provider in The United Kingdom. We have seen speeds as high as 2585.56 Mbps from Virgin Media's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world speeds in the range of 34.11 to 113.91 Mbps. Virgin Media is available in several large cities, including Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, and Manchester. In these cities, its fastest speeds range from 28.57 to 110.78 Mbps. Of the smaller cities Virgin Media serves, such as Ringway, Frankley, Hexton, Birkin, and Addington, maximum speeds vary from 2.39 to 103.04 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 41.74 and 103.04 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
1Bardney383.47 Mbps358.29—373.85 Mbps365.88 Mbps
2Steventon381.49 Mbps306.52—373.02 Mbps317.4 Mbps
3Sawbridgeworth381.51 Mbps214.48—216.73 Mbps215.33 Mbps
4St Stephen523.87 Mbps173.7—297.77 Mbps197.63 Mbps
5Wendover300.37 Mbps187.81—224.95 Mbps197.39 Mbps

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

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Bourton28.72 Mbps0.98—5.19 Mbps1.67 Mbps
2Ingleby Greenhow184.84 Mbps1.88—51.34 Mbps2.02 Mbps
3Shinfield81.39 Mbps1.03—5.09 Mbps2.26 Mbps
4Crymych55.74 Mbps1.39—8.56 Mbps2.44 Mbps
5Healey449.08 Mbps1.71—9 Mbps2.46 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, 48.09% were fast, 26.99% slow, and 24.92% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Gedling, Nottinghamshire09 Jul 2020 22:14:22299 secs208.96 Mbps38.84 MbpsNeeds help
Harrow, London09 Jul 2020 22:14:08223 secs39.41 Mbps46.37 MbpsImproved
Gedling, Nottinghamshire09 Jul 2020 21:09:34663 mins13.98 Mbps27.78 MbpsImproved
Barnet, London09 Jul 2020 21:15:42757 mins2.29 Mbps106.77 MbpsImproved
Collingtree, Northamptonshire09 Jul 2020 21:45:00225 mins36.99 Mbps50.42 MbpsImproved
Kirkton of Auchterhouse, Angus09 Jul 2020 22:08:45384 secs42.6 Mbps42.4 Mbps
Bexley, London09 Jul 2020 22:03:4654 mins30.88 Mbps109.66 MbpsImproved
Leeds, Leeds09 Jul 2020 22:07:49237 secs103.23 Mbps100.24 Mbps
Burnham, Buckinghamshire09 Jul 2020 22:08:1023 secs181.3 Mbps195.48 Mbps
Forest Gate, London09 Jul 2020 22:06:44212 secs216.91 Mbps218.92 Mbps
Sutton, London09 Jul 2020 22:03:5222 mins208.57 Mbps209.93 Mbps
Wellington, Telford and Wrekin09 Jul 2020 22:05:25336 secs1.38 Mbps12.05 MbpsImproved
Barnet, London09 Jul 2020 22:05:10239 secs64.63 Mbps40.75 MbpsNeeds help
St Albans, Hertfordshire09 Jul 2020 21:29:41634 mins46.76 Mbps35.17 MbpsNeeds help
Richmond, London09 Jul 2020 22:03:42350 secs78.33 Mbps109.27 MbpsImproved
Esher, Surrey09 Jul 2020 21:55:1458 mins109.7 Mbps66.44 MbpsNeeds help
Wigan, Wigan09 Jul 2020 21:41:37422 mins46.4 Mbps189.38 MbpsImproved
Watford, Hertfordshire09 Jul 2020 22:02:34245 secs11.18 Mbps13.04 MbpsImproved
Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea09 Jul 2020 21:33:24229 mins77.94 Mbps51.18 MbpsNeeds help
Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire09 Jul 2020 21:50:39211 mins0.76 Mbps16.21 MbpsImproved

Virgin Media in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Bradford792.44 Mbps33.64—110.01 Mbps
2Liverpool787.49 Mbps31.66—107.69 Mbps
3Edinburgh531.83 Mbps30.93—109.09 Mbps
4Bristol701.58 Mbps26.94—107.37 Mbps
5Barnet914.23 Mbps42.66—107.63 Mbps
6Croydon666.61 Mbps34.33—124.04 Mbps
7Coventry909.06 Mbps30.29—107.72 Mbps
8Leicester753.39 Mbps26.98—107.98 Mbps
9Forest Gate536.02 Mbps30.76—108.86 Mbps
10Wakefield597.15 Mbps29.44—108.27 Mbps
11Ealing548.36 Mbps69.44—216.12 Mbps
12Cheshire West and Chester446.8 Mbps23.53—99.61 Mbps
13Enfield Town548.44 Mbps32.27—111.09 Mbps
14Bromley547.75 Mbps33.25—132.71 Mbps
15Nottingham834.74 Mbps30.9—108.17 Mbps
16Brent548.81 Mbps39.57—137.58 Mbps
17Sandwell849.18 Mbps33.68—109.58 Mbps
18Wandsworth547.43 Mbps33.09—111.37 Mbps
19Wigan536.31 Mbps28.21—105.8 Mbps
20Lambeth542.83 Mbps34.94—171.3 Mbps
21Wirral539.14 Mbps32.62—120.82 Mbps
22Dudley897.51 Mbps31.67—107.91 Mbps
23Tower Hamlets589.5 Mbps31.86—109.98 Mbps
24Southwark873.05 Mbps34.88—109.65 Mbps
25Doncaster670.93 Mbps34.76—117.26 Mbps
26Hillingdon550.37 Mbps39.43—133.99 Mbps
27Redbridge784.12 Mbps33.13—110.86 Mbps
28Lewisham547.77 Mbps35.93—151.76 Mbps
29Newcastle upon Tyne536.78 Mbps27.73—107.33 Mbps
30Stockport932.13 Mbps36.34—124.47 Mbps
31Brighton548.15 Mbps32.22—110.54 Mbps
32Greenwich548.54 Mbps37.37—113.17 Mbps
33Bolton823.79 Mbps33.97—115.68 Mbps
34Walsall931.97 Mbps32.45—110.18 Mbps
35Hackney547.58 Mbps34.73—170.09 Mbps
36Gillingham547.98 Mbps33.26—131.85 Mbps
37Sunderland620.78 Mbps32.41—109.67 Mbps
38Waltham Forest784.76 Mbps34.87—125.14 Mbps
39Hounslow550.24 Mbps36.36—127.76 Mbps
40Haringey599.2 Mbps41.7—187.33 Mbps
41Rotherham558.89 Mbps35.34—112.3 Mbps
42Plymouth548.1 Mbps33.1—109.81 Mbps
43Camden548.53 Mbps48.91—188.62 Mbps
44Wolverhampton934.9 Mbps31.93—108.66 Mbps
45Romford548.88 Mbps37.06—168.45 Mbps
46Derby774.82 Mbps29.73—107.68 Mbps
47Stoke-on-Trent544.95 Mbps38.12—116.93 Mbps
48London770.65 Mbps49.55—207.79 Mbps
49Salford551.05 Mbps31.08—106.67 Mbps
50Southampton931.07 Mbps30.58—108.98 Mbps
51Harrow549.8 Mbps33.71—110.61 Mbps
52Bexley548.66 Mbps40.4—140.65 Mbps
53Barnsley545.34 Mbps39.01—152.3 Mbps
54Islington906.36 Mbps39.34—144.95 Mbps
55Trafford919.28 Mbps34.88—117.21 Mbps
56Oldham545.2 Mbps34.25—108.73 Mbps
57Northampton2585.56 Mbps31.59—110.08 Mbps
58Rochdale546.63 Mbps36.55—109.51 Mbps
59Portsmouth887.8 Mbps35.78—114.42 Mbps
60Solihull918.9 Mbps26.51—104.55 Mbps
61Luton938.58 Mbps13.73—261.56 Mbps
62Dagenham897.58 Mbps32.34—110.26 Mbps
63York473.39 Mbps29—108.59 Mbps
64Warrington706.63 Mbps41.52—160.12 Mbps
65Mitcham550.26 Mbps39.23—191.19 Mbps
66Sutton548.87 Mbps36.3—110.56 Mbps
67Gateshead536.26 Mbps24.25—95.51 Mbps
68Peterborough549.67 Mbps35.06—110.22 Mbps
69Stockton-on-Tees519.11 Mbps34.35—127.28 Mbps
70Richmond730.41 Mbps49.89—191.74 Mbps
71Aberdeen421.03 Mbps89.75—104.32 Mbps
72Colchester545.92 Mbps40.41—181.08 Mbps
73Bath547.14 Mbps43.53—109.89 Mbps
74Bury541.27 Mbps32.51—91.85 Mbps
75Basildon789.45 Mbps36.86—141.15 Mbps
76Hammersmith930.28 Mbps74.36—216.54 Mbps
77Southend-on-Sea549.02 Mbps38.89—158.4 Mbps
78Chelmsford544.99 Mbps34.31—127.77 Mbps
79Basingstoke855.94 Mbps37.79—163.44 Mbps
80Kingston upon Thames551.42 Mbps35.88—151.49 Mbps
81High Wycombe799.61 Mbps14.83—76.33 Mbps
82Bedford502.02 Mbps47.45—202.23 Mbps
83Maidstone545.94 Mbps38.29—180.34 Mbps
84Bournemouth546.88 Mbps33.59—141.14 Mbps
85Reading937.07 Mbps45.22—208.74 Mbps
86Harrogate545.99 Mbps30.77—108.41 Mbps
87Kensington611.36 Mbps76.26—214.11 Mbps
88Oxford789.92 Mbps30.58—109.89 Mbps
89Maidenhead547.21 Mbps50.96—301.42 Mbps
90Poole548.35 Mbps33.46—124.19 Mbps
91Slough549.59 Mbps42.74—116.11 Mbps
92Huddersfield591.76 Mbps29.87—106.47 Mbps
93Blackburn379.07 Mbps33.88—108.31 Mbps
94Guildford933.36 Mbps37.63—109.57 Mbps
95Reigate542.92 Mbps48.1—108.85 Mbps
96Dundee535.74 Mbps31.15—106.48 Mbps
97St Albans545.47 Mbps38.78—112.46 Mbps
98Lancaster531.38 Mbps45—202.57 Mbps
99Horsham365.34 Mbps19.27—75.81 Mbps
100Preston648.11 Mbps28.31—103.94 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Virgin Media

The fastest speed we've seen for Virgin Media is 2585.56 Mbps, and most people see download speeds in the range of 34.11—113.91 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.