The Best VPN For The United Kingdom

As you may know, British travellers and expats are blocked from connecting to services on Netflix, BBC iPlayer, 4oD, ITV on Demand and so on. These UK websites prevent visitors outside the UK from viewing British content. However, VPN services with servers in the UK allow you to bypass location-based IP blocking and access British websites securely from anywhere in the world.

Another option is to use a Smart DNS provider — these services tend to stream faster than a VPN. So if you just want to stream videos from the UK, I’d suggest sticking with a Smart DNS provider.

Best UK VPN Services Of 2012

Below are the best UK VPN services that allow you to access UK websites. They have servers located in England, and I’ve tested their services:

Private Internet Access

Private Internet Access is a VPN service that is highly regarded by privacy advocates. The company has several servers in the UK. They remain our top choice for a privacy-oriented VPN service, and they received a PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award for VPN services. The service costs $6.95 per month, or $40 per year.

Link: Private Internet Access


ExpressVPN is a provider with a great reputation for customer support, and a set of VPN apps for mobile users. Many people like their 30-day money back offer. They are slightly more expressive than other VPNs, but worth it if you want reliability. The monthly rate is $12.95.

See my full review of these VPNs in this article.

4 thoughts on “The Best VPN For The United Kingdom”

  1. Hi! I’m moving to China for a year in a few weeks and I’m finding all of this VPN stuff quite confusing. I want to use one but I don’t have a clue how to decide which is best for me. I want to be able to access websites like facebook and stream videos etc, are there any of the ones you’ve listed that you think are best for this?
    Thanks for your help!

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