Average Broadband Speeds in London

Average Broadband Speeds in London

It has long been the case in London that you play the postcode lottery when it comes to broadband speeds.

Written by VIRTUS Data Centres Published Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:00

It has long been the case in London that you play the postcode lottery when it comes to broadband speeds. Average speeds vary by a massive 18.29 Mbits/s depending on what postcode you reside in. Using Ofcom data we have mapped the average broadband speeds across London down to a postcode level in order to give you a better idea of the variations that occur.

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Is it Better to be North or South of the River?

There is not much of a difference between north and south of the river. Postcodes north of the Thames averaged 18.03 Mbits/s whereas those south of the river were slightly higher at 18.12 Mbits/s.

What Postcode has the worst Average Broadband Speed?

Residents of King Cross Central (N1C) currently receive the worst average broadband speeds in London. This area of London is undergoing a massive redevelopment project. The development will include 50 new buildings, 2000 new homes and support approximately 45,000 people so broadband speeds are inevitably going to improve as the infrastructure takes shape.

What Area of London has the Fastest Average Broadband Speed?

The leafy suburb of Richmond upon Thames (SW14) currently possesses the highest average broadband speeds in London with an average of 25.19 Mbits/s.

TOP 20 Postcodes with Fastest Average Broadband Speed

SW14

25.19

N5

24.39

NW5

24.30

SW13

24.29

NW3

24.09

N21

24.07

W13

24.00

W4

23.95

N4

23.91

SE22

23.83

SW12

23.65

SW20

23.63

SE20

23.45

N13

23.41

N8

23.11

SE21

23.09

N10

22.88

N19

22.69

W5

22.49

SE9

22.24