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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 29.55 to 107.48 Mbps. Virgin Media is available in several large cities, including Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, and Manchester. In these cities, its fastest speeds range from 19.94 to 107.12 Mbps. Of the smaller cities Virgin Media serves, such as Ringway, Frankley, Hexton, Birkin, and Addington, maximum speeds vary from 2 to 92.29 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 39.5 and 92.29 Mbps.

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


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

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Bardney378.85 Mbps358—373.94 Mbps365.74 Mbps
2Steventon380.1 Mbps312.86—371.56 Mbps318.81 Mbps
3Caterham Valley382.54 Mbps109.43—343.62 Mbps266.84 Mbps
4Sawbridgeworth381.51 Mbps155.81—216.78 Mbps214.1 Mbps
5Wendover300.37 Mbps165.74—241.44 Mbps192.64 Mbps

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

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Thame34.77 Mbps0.9—5.09 Mbps0.98 Mbps
2Exton207.57 Mbps0.97—10.6 Mbps1.02 Mbps
3Bourton28.72 Mbps0.98—5.14 Mbps1.41 Mbps
4Ingleby Greenhow184.84 Mbps1.83—4.58 Mbps1.87 Mbps
5Alvanley114.13 Mbps0.91—24.33 Mbps1.99 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, 47.98% were fast, 26.05% slow, and 25.97% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Hounslow, London28 Mar 2020 23:22:38432 mins61.74 Mbps4.1 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Kensington, London28 Mar 2020 23:48:3523 mins109.89 Mbps109.91 Mbps
Crigglestone, Wakefield28 Mar 2020 23:51:47227 secs47.51 Mbps49.89 Mbps
Boughton, Northamptonshire28 Mar 2020 23:34:53315 mins33.44 Mbps144.05 MbpsImproved
Gillingham, Medway28 Mar 2020 23:09:18840 mins87.64 Mbps34.72 MbpsNeeds help
Wrockwardine Wood and Trench, Telford and Wrekin28 Mar 2020 23:45:4423 mins19.79 Mbps18.7 Mbps
Waltham, North East Lincolnshire28 Mar 2020 23:42:0625 mins0.12 Mbps4.68 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Salford, Salford28 Mar 2020 23:33:15313 mins49.71 Mbps70.78 MbpsImproved
Newarthill, North Lanarkshire28 Mar 2020 23:43:19232 secs178.76 Mbps201.62 MbpsImproved
Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire28 Mar 2020 23:19:40222 mins89.38 Mbps236.96 MbpsImproved
Castle, Cardiff28 Mar 2020 23:04:15435 mins177.77 Mbps49.91 MbpsNeeds help
Coventry, Coventry28 Mar 2020 23:34:1623 mins4.28 Mbps3.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Bristol, Bristol28 Mar 2020 23:10:25425 mins15.1 Mbps24.67 MbpsImproved
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire28 Mar 2020 23:21:12414 mins14.7 Mbps6.06 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Waltham Forest, London28 Mar 2020 23:15:09217 mins53.46 Mbps52.82 Mbps
Belfast City Centre, Belfast28 Mar 2020 23:30:59226 secs19.58 Mbps25.13 MbpsImproved
Wirral, Wirral28 Mar 2020 23:29:51371 secs207.7 Mbps243.45 MbpsImproved
Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees28 Mar 2020 23:24:4233 mins10.82 Mbps59.39 MbpsImproved
Tollcross, Glasgow City28 Mar 2020 23:15:57211 mins24.63 Mbps89.32 MbpsImproved
Haringey, London28 Mar 2020 22:36:301049 mins136.8 Mbps110.08 MbpsNeeds help

Large Towns and Cities Testing Virgin Media

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Bradford792.44 Mbps30.61—103.8 Mbps
2Liverpool787.49 Mbps27.51—92.15 Mbps
3Edinburgh523.51 Mbps27.07—98.39 Mbps
4Bristol701.58 Mbps22.31—95.11 Mbps
5Barnet883.41 Mbps43.85—93.06 Mbps
6Croydon666.61 Mbps32.96—111.31 Mbps
7Coventry846.94 Mbps27.59—98.87 Mbps
8Leicester753.39 Mbps21.61—96.82 Mbps
9Forest Gate756.74 Mbps28.4—103.13 Mbps
10Wakefield597.15 Mbps37.4—95.9 Mbps
11Ealing547.28 Mbps72.69—213.06 Mbps
12Cheshire West and Chester410.74 Mbps19.81—88.65 Mbps
13Enfield Town548.44 Mbps26.26—104.78 Mbps
14Bromley547.75 Mbps34.71—155.52 Mbps
15Nottingham834.74 Mbps26.42—98.53 Mbps
16Brent544.92 Mbps39.43—128.99 Mbps
17Sandwell830.07 Mbps28.22—100.39 Mbps
18Wandsworth547.43 Mbps32.84—117.9 Mbps
19Wigan535.95 Mbps24.57—91.56 Mbps
20Lambeth533.53 Mbps34.44—163.91 Mbps
21Wirral539.14 Mbps32.2—108.02 Mbps
22Dudley876.72 Mbps27.81—95.84 Mbps
23Tower Hamlets589.5 Mbps26.77—102.17 Mbps
24Southwark873.05 Mbps33.04—108.1 Mbps
25Doncaster544.45 Mbps31.22—108.2 Mbps
26Hillingdon550.37 Mbps35.91—107.97 Mbps
27Redbridge784.12 Mbps28.89—105.59 Mbps
28Lewisham546.88 Mbps29.4—114.29 Mbps
29Newcastle upon Tyne536.23 Mbps23.43—93.78 Mbps
30Stockport929.15 Mbps32.24—108.75 Mbps
31Brighton547.92 Mbps28.05—103.19 Mbps
32Greenwich566.39 Mbps31.76—109.93 Mbps
33Bolton639.94 Mbps28.15—101.37 Mbps
34Walsall892.29 Mbps29.56—100.65 Mbps
35Hackney539.88 Mbps20.13—110.57 Mbps
36Gillingham547.55 Mbps25.54—108.34 Mbps
37Sunderland620.78 Mbps28.2—100.69 Mbps
38Waltham Forest784.76 Mbps30.61—110.74 Mbps
39Hounslow597.77 Mbps36.57—107.77 Mbps
40Haringey599.2 Mbps36.39—162.79 Mbps
41Rotherham558.89 Mbps31.81—107.34 Mbps
42Plymouth548.1 Mbps28.71—102.83 Mbps
43Camden544.17 Mbps53.04—179.04 Mbps
44Wolverhampton546.57 Mbps28.78—102.65 Mbps
45Romford548.84 Mbps34.65—134.95 Mbps
46Derby774.82 Mbps26.26—98.85 Mbps
47Stoke-on-Trent542.16 Mbps33—109.27 Mbps
48London746.99 Mbps48.94—203.63 Mbps
49Salford551.05 Mbps27.18—98.89 Mbps
50Southampton931.07 Mbps27.79—102.03 Mbps
51Harrow549.8 Mbps31.44—108.88 Mbps
52Bexley548.52 Mbps33.24—110.38 Mbps
53Barnsley545.34 Mbps31.29—110.35 Mbps
54Islington906.36 Mbps36.8—120.21 Mbps
55Trafford919.28 Mbps29.6—104.09 Mbps
56Oldham543.01 Mbps31.48—102.41 Mbps
57Northampton717.44 Mbps30.21—106.41 Mbps
58Rochdale546.63 Mbps34.9—105.06 Mbps
59Portsmouth887.8 Mbps29.69—107.44 Mbps
60Solihull713.56 Mbps26.66—97.96 Mbps
61Luton938.58 Mbps5.32—214.3 Mbps
62Dagenham557.44 Mbps28.99—104.75 Mbps
63York473.39 Mbps22.67—98.08 Mbps
64Warrington662.76 Mbps35.52—144.24 Mbps
65Mitcham550.26 Mbps38.32—195.65 Mbps
66Sutton548.87 Mbps33.17—109.58 Mbps
67Gateshead536.26 Mbps24.49—83.09 Mbps
68Peterborough540.75 Mbps31.05—104.8 Mbps
69Stockton-on-Tees519.11 Mbps29.39—106.09 Mbps
70Richmond730.41 Mbps46.77—164.95 Mbps
71Aberdeen230 Mbps89.75—95.04 Mbps
72Colchester545.92 Mbps32.19—111.24 Mbps
73Bath547.14 Mbps41.96—104.26 Mbps
74Bury352.31 Mbps29.54—86.93 Mbps
75Basildon705.4 Mbps29.3—112.46 Mbps
76Hammersmith930.28 Mbps76.53—210.52 Mbps
77Southend-on-Sea548.47 Mbps32.59—121.86 Mbps
78Chelmsford542.56 Mbps34.42—128.61 Mbps
79Basingstoke550.71 Mbps56.75—200.52 Mbps
80Kingston upon Thames551.42 Mbps35.76—161.47 Mbps
81High Wycombe799.61 Mbps12.35—82.27 Mbps
82Bedford384.8 Mbps35.41—110.57 Mbps
83Maidstone545.94 Mbps34.59—179.58 Mbps
84Bournemouth546.11 Mbps28.58—110.98 Mbps
85Reading933.8 Mbps38.46—164.15 Mbps
86Harrogate544.19 Mbps25.77—101.96 Mbps
87Kensington611.36 Mbps84.64—210.16 Mbps
88Oxford789.92 Mbps27.31—100.91 Mbps
89Maidenhead501.94 Mbps26.06—145.02 Mbps
90Poole548.35 Mbps28.4—105.25 Mbps
91Slough549.59 Mbps52.72—108.87 Mbps
92Huddersfield591.76 Mbps28.05—98.57 Mbps
93Blackburn378.28 Mbps30.57—102.38 Mbps
94Guildford885.53 Mbps28.75—93.41 Mbps
95Reigate542.92 Mbps42.28—106.51 Mbps
96Dundee535.49 Mbps24.18—93.46 Mbps
97St Albans463.89 Mbps36.51—117.44 Mbps
98Lancaster531.38 Mbps34.18—149.27 Mbps
99Horsham91.08 Mbps10.5—46.7 Mbps
100Preston536.43 Mbps25.58—84.82 Mbps