Broadband in London: the UK’s fastest connectivity, with increasing competition

Broadband Deals in London

There’s a common assumption that London receives everything first, with the rest of the UK following in its wake.

Yet when it comes to broadband deals in London, results may vary more than you’d expect.

Some residents of Mayfair are unable to get broadband significantly above ADSL speeds, while homes in Harrow and Enfield are already enjoying gigabit connectivity.

As such, choosing broadband deals in London is a classic example of a postcode lottery. But why is this the case?

Capital assets

Unlike some countries, the UK has a fiercely competitive domestic broadband industry.

While former BT offshoot Openreach is responsible for telephone connections (used for ADSL and FTTC connections), private companies can offer full fibre broadband.

London represents a prosperous location for these (often small) cable companies to operate, for several reasons:

As a result, many residents of London can get some real bang for their buck with a range of fast, reliable and affordable fibre broadband providers, including Hyperoptic, Gigaclear and Community Fibre.

Even if you’re not one of the lucky ones, London is still well-served by the UK-wide selection of Openreach-dependent broadband firms like Sky, BT, Plusnet and TalkTalk.

You’re also more likely to receive 5G mobile broadband in the capital, which has been a hotbed of 5G rollout for some time. By contrast, some Northern cities have no 5G at all.

And given London’s population density, Openreach is constantly improving existing cabling and pavement exchanges, boosting connection speeds into private homes.

Where can I find the best broadband deals in London?

The simple answer is right here on

We feature more broadband deals than any other comparison site, including standard and fibre broadband connections offered by over a dozen ISPs.

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