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If you’re looking for an internet detal in London, you’ll be spoilt for choice, with a huge range of providers, packages and deals. People living in England’s capital city can also enjoy some of the fastest download speeds in the UK.
This page will tell you everything you need to know about broadband in London: which providers are available and which of these offer the best and cheapest deals on the market today.
We’ll also show you the best internet deals available the customers in London today.
Speed tests are an average taken in and around the London area from various internet providers.
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This level of competition is great for consumers, with brands vying to secure your business by offering cheaper deals and more attractive incentives. It also means that deals change rapidly, so if you see one that works for you, jump on it before it disappears!
Coverage in the capital is great, as the city has an excellent communications infrastructure that includes both the BT Openreach phone network for standard / ADSL broadband and extensive cabling for fibre optic provision.
Download and upload speeds in London are also very good overall, though it’s best to double-check what’s currently on offer in your part of the city by using our postcode availability checker.
Whether you’re looking for a standalone package with pay-as-you-go landline call charges, or want a bundle that combines great broadband, TV, and phone services, there’s a deal to suit the needs of every London household.
Here’s our run-down of London’s three most popular providers, and what you can expect from each one:
BT has the most widely available broadband in London due to its extensive phone network. In recent years, the brand has also been hard at work rolling out its own fibre optic network across the capital, with packages using this network known as ‘BT Superfast Fibre’ (previously ‘BT Infinity’).
Superfast Fibre is already available across many parts of London, and many more households will be connected as the brand expands over the coming months and years. You can also use the company's Full Fibre broadband to get ultrafast speeds of up to 900Mbps in select areas.
To find out if yours is one of the homes that can access the provider’s fibre network, use our free London availability checker.
You can also find out more about BT broadband and what it’s really like to sign up to a deal on our provider review page.
Sky broadband is also widely available across London, with the brand offering three different speeds:
The brand also offers a range of different bundles that could save you money by combining your internet service with TV, landline phone provision or both.
To find out which deals are available in your part of London, use our quick and simple London broadband postcode checker.
Or if you want further information about Sky, visit our review page to find out more.
Having established their own cable network across England’s capital city, Virgin Media provides the fastest broadband deals in London (and the rest of the UK), along with a wide range of cable TV and landline phone services.
As with BT’s Superfast Fibre network, the rollout of Virgin’s cable network in the city is an ongoing process, with thousands of new homes set to become cable-ready in the near future.
Use our London broadand checker to find out if yours is one of the lucky homes already equipped to enjoy mind-blowing broadband speeds, or find out why Virgin earns a full five stars on our provider review page.
Fibre optic broadband rollout is now well underway across London, with BT and Virgin Media making inroads into new parts of the city every month.
BT Superfast Fibre is widely available in the city, with top speeds of 80Mbps. It shouldn’t be too long before the whole of the capital is connected, as BT continues their rollout, day by day.
Using their own cable network, Virgin Media currently offer average download speeds of 350Mbps and beyond to many homes in London. In select areas, the speeds reach up to 1,130Mbps, which is remarkable. As with BT, the brand is set to dominate more of the capital’s broadband market throughout 2021 and beyond.
Many of the UK’s cheapest broadband deals and bundles, with the lowest monthly costs, are widely available in London.
The downside of a so-called ‘cheap’ broadband deal is that it may come with a cap on the amount of data you can download each month and may not include any extras or freebies to sweeten the deal.
When comparing cheap broadband deals in London, make sure that the download allowance will be enough to let you do everything you want to do online and that the average download speed advertised will be fast enough to do it with.
The right broadband speed for your household depends on a number of factors, including how many people you live with and the type of thing you all enjoy doing online. If you’re not sure what speed you need, our guide to choosing the right broadband speed will help you decide.
To find cheap broadband deals in London, start by using our free postcode checker, which will show you all the packages available in your area of the city. You can sort these deals using various criteria, including monthly cost, cost for the first year of the contract and true monthly cost (including any charges for installation and line rental).
The best type of broadband available in London depends on the individual needs of your household. For some, speed is the most important factor. For others, cost is more relevant. And for many, availability is an issue, as not all types of broadband are available in all parts of the capital just yet.
As with finding the cheapest deal in London, consider what you’ll be using your new service for and the kind of demands you and your household will be placing on it (there’s little sense in choosing a standard / ADSL broadband deal, for instance, when you live with six other avid online gamers and regularly stream HD and 4K TV content).
As with cheap deals, the best deals offered in London vary based on availability. Use our postcode checker to discover great deals in your area today and filter the results by the level of performance and affordability that suits you. Once you’ve chosen a deal that suits your household needs, we’ll quickly and securely transfer you to the site of the provider you’ve selected to arrange a fast and painless switch.
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
EC1, EC2 Bishopsgate, EC3 Fenchurch Street, EC4 Fleet Street
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
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
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
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
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
WC1, WC2 Strand