Broadband in London
Broadband in London is in a very healthy state indeed with a tremendous amount of choice for consumers in terms of providers, packages and deals. And people living in London can enjoy some of the fastest download speeds that can be found anywhere in the country.
Most UK broadband providers operate in London including BT, Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk, Plusnet and many more. All this competition is fantastic for consumers as it keeps prices competitive and encourages them to roll out faster packages.
London broadband is extensive thanks to the excellent communications infrastructure in the capital, so these providers are able to offer their best services to customers in the city both in terms of broadband over the BT phone network and fibre optic broadband.
There is a wide range of options for broadband in London and something for everyone from standalone broadband packages to broadband, TV and phone bundles. Download speeds and upload speeds are generally very good but it's best to check your area using our postcode availability checker at the top of this page.
BT owns and operates the most extensive phone network in London and as such the availability of BT broadband in London is very high. In recent years BT has been rolling out its own fibre optic broadband network in London. The packages it offers across this fibre broadband network are referred to as BT Superfast Fibre (previously BT Infinity). BT Superfast Fibre is already available in many areas of London and many more households will become connected to the BT Superfast Fibre London network in the coming months and years.
To find out which BT broadband packages are available in your part of London or if the BT Superfast Fibre optic network has reached your home yet, you can use our free London broadband availability checker at the top of this page.
Sky broadband also benefits from a high level of availability in London. In areas that are part of the London Sky broadband network you'll be able to choose from three different packages: standard broadband averaging 11Mbps, or fibre broadband averaging 36Mbps or 58Mbps.
To find out which Sky broadband packages and bundles are available in your area of London you can use our free London Broadband postcode checker at the top of this page.
Virgin Media broadband
Virgin Media operates London’s most well-established fibre optic broadband network. Utilising London's cable network, Virgin broadband is able to provide a broad range of cable TV services, home phone lines and the UK’s fastest broadband packages. As with the BT Superfast Fibre optic network the rollout of Virgin Media’s London cable network is an ongoing process with thousands of new homes due to become cable-ready in the coming months and years.
You can find out if Virgin Media cable is available where you live by using our free Virgin Media London postcode checker at the top of this page. We’ll be able to tell you if your home is within the Virgin Media fibre optic network and which packages, deals and offers you have to choose from.
Fibre optic broadband rollout
Fibre optic broadband rollout is well underway in London with the two main cable broadband providers, BT and Virgin Media, making inroads into new areas of the city each month. Currently Virgin Media can offer speeds up to 350Mbps and beyond to many homes of London.
Fibre optic broadband from BT is also widely available in London and, as the BT Superfast Fibre rollout continues over the coming months and years, the whole city is sure to become connected before too long. BT Superfast Fibre (previously BT Infinity) has a top speed of 100Mbps which, while not being as fast as Virgin’s two top broadband packages, is still incredibly fast indeed.
Many of the UK’s cheapest broadband deals and bundles are widely available in London. These packages tend to have quite a low monthly download allowance and may not come with as many freebies or extras as other, more expensive broadband packages.
When comparing London's cheapest broadband packages make sure that the download allowance will be enough to let you do everything you want to do online and that the download speed will be sufficient to move the files you need to in a reasonable amount of time.
To find the cheap London broadband you should start with our free postcode checker at the top of this page. There are several sorting options to find the cheapest package including monthly cost, first year cost and our own true monthly cost.
Considering the best broadband deals in London can be subjective, just as when considering the cheapest broadband in London. It could be argued that fibre optic broadband is the best of London’s broadband types but there is the issue of availability. Consider what is the best broadband for you, and for your specific needs.
If you can get a good deal on access to the London fibre optic network then you probably should, but standard broadband over the London phone network still has a lot to offer. Just as with the cheapest broadband consider what you’ll be using your new broadband connection for and what kind of demands you’ll be placing on it. Once you’ve done that you’ll be in a better position to find the best London broadband for you.
There are many different broadband packages offered in London but availability can vary across the city. The best way to find the right broadband package is to use our postcode checker at the top of this page. Once you've entered your postcode, we'll show you a list of all the broadband packages and deals that are available in your area of London. You’ll then be able to compare all the packages until you find exactly the right level of performance and affordability to suit you. Simply click on “See Deal” to the right of your chosen package or bundle and we’ll transfer you to the provider of your choice where you can sign up quickly, easily and securely.
Mobile broadband in London is in excellent shape. The mobile phone network and by association the mobile broadband network is very extensive in London, which translates into very widespread availability for mobile broadband. Many of the biggest names in mobile broadband offer a range of packages in London including O2, EE, Vodafone, Three and many others. With mobile broadband you can get online pretty much anywhere, just as long as the signal is sufficiently strong. The great news here is that most areas of London enjoy good or very good mobile broadband coverage.
The areas listed below have particularly high broadband availability in terms of providers, packages, bundles and deals:
E1, E2 Bethnal Green, E3 Bow, E4 Chingford, E5 Clapton, E6 East Ham, E7 Forest Gate, E8 Hackney, E9 Homerton, E10 Leyton, E11 Leytonstone, E12 Manor Park, E13 Plaistow, E14 Poplar, E15 Stratford, E16 Victoria Docks, E17 Walthamstow, E18 South Woodford, E20 Olympic Park
Broadband East Central London
EC1, EC2 Bishopsgate, EC3 Fenchurch Street, EC4 Fleet Street
Broadband North London
N1, N2 East Finchley, N3 Finchley, N4 Finsbury Park, N5 Highbury, N6 Highgate, N7 Holloway, N8 Hornsey, N9 Lower Edmonton, N10 Muswell Hill, N11 New Southgate, N12 North Finchley, N13 Palmers Green, N14 Southgate, N15 South Tottenham, N16 Stoke Newington, N17 Tottenham, N18 Upper Edmonton, N19 Upper Holloway, N20 Whetstone, N21 Winchmore Hill, N22 Wood Green
Broadband North West London
NW1, NW2 Cricklewood, NW3 Hampstead, NW4 Hendon, NW5 Kentish Town, NW6 Kilburn, NW7 Mill Hill, NW8 St John's Wood, NW9 The Hyde, NW10 Willesden, NW11 Golders Green
Broadband South East London
SE1, SE2 Abbey Wood, SE3 Blackheath, SE4 Brockley, SE5 Camberwell, SE6 Catford, SE7 Charlton, SE8 Deptford, SE9 Eltham, SE10 Greenwich, SE11 Kennington, SE12 Lee, SE13 Lewisham, SE14 New Cross, SE15 Peckham, SE16 Rotherhithe, SE17 Walworth, SE18 Woolwich, SE19 Upper Norwood, SE20 Anerley, SE21 Dulwich, SE22 East Dulwich, SE23 Forest Hill, SE24 Herne Hill, SE25 South Norwood, SE26 Sydenham, SE27 West Norwood, SE28 Thamesmead
Broadband South West London
SW1, SW2 Brixton, SW3 Chelsea, SW4 Clapham, SW5 Earls Court, SW6 Fulham, SW7 South Kensington, SW8 South Lambeth, SW9 Stockwell, SW10 West Brompton, SW11, SW12 Balham, SW13 Barnes, SW14 Mortlake, SW15 Putney, SW16 Streatham, SW17 Tooting, SW18 Wandsworth, SW19 Wimbledon, SW20 West Wimbledon
Broadband West London
W1, W2 Paddington, W3 Acton, W4 Chiswick, W5 Ealing, W6 Hammersmith, W7 Hanwell, W8 Kensington, W9 Maida Vale, W10 North Kensington, W11 Notting Hill, W12 Shepherds Bush, W13 West Ealing, W14 West Kensington
Broadband West Central London
WC1, WC2 Strand
To find out more about London see https://www.london.gov.uk.