The Best VPN For UK 2019

We put every VPN service through its paces in our regular, rigorous tests before allowing it on VPNFORKODI.COM. All the VPN services below have been tested as working with all your favorite apps and services while protecting your privacy and personal information.

To win one of the coveted top slots, a VPN that’s best for the UK must deliver fast performance not only on its UK servers but also the US, along with the rest of a provider’s global networks. 

We also take review and consider the overall quality of the VPN service on offers as we know you expect your VPN to deliver in all other areas too.

Privacy features, of course, are critical and bulletproof blocking of DNS and IPv6 leaks is vital, easy-to-use software that’s lovely to use is another major plus point, as is fast and responsive customer support once you’ve signed up and need some help.

However, these factors are weighted slightly lower as you might expect. For a summary of why we picked each VPN see below.

ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is a clear winner in our picks for the best VPN for the UK. It offers exceptional speeds on its UK servers and equally powerful performance connecting from the UK to the rest of the ExpressVPN global network, particularly the US.Fantastic download/upload speeds plus low latency make ExpressVPN a no-brainer for streaming, torrenting and gaming.

We love its brilliantly simple app that packs in some great functionality like a VPN killswitch and a full range of VPN protocols.

Based in the British Virgin Islands, ExpressVPN is a popular UK VPN provider, thanks in no small part to its excellent customer service. We found their service to be very slick and professional, ExpressVPN provides 24/7 support and offers a very generous and a 100% genuine 30-day quibble-free guarantee.

Its Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS software is notable for its ease of use. Although not the cheapest VPN service out there, when you consider that a full Smart DNS service is thrown in for free, ExpressVPN works out as great value for money.

Additional features: P2P allowed, mobile apps for all operating systems, three simultaneous connections

IPVanishVPN

IPVanish is a smart choice for a VPN for the UK. It has absolutely phenomenal performance on its UK server that’s the jewel in the crown of super speedy global network.

IPVanish is also excellent from a privacy perspective thanks to its zero logs policy and strong features, including a killswitch and DNS leak blocking.

It’s only really held back from challenging for the top slot by the app itself, which is complicated and hard to get to grips with. It’s worth persevering though as IPVanish offers a high quality service.

IPVanish VPN is US-based no logs (at all) provider. Being US-based means it may not be ideal if NSA (and therefore GCHQ) surveillance worries you. However, it accepts payment in bitcoin and permits P2P, and torrenting.

IPVanish throws in a free Smart DNS service for all customers, and although a little basic, its client works well. With servers in an impressive 61 countries, IPVanish VPN is also an excellent choice when traveling.

Additional features: apps for Android and iOS.10 Simultaneous Devices

 

PureVPN

Purevpn joins the top dogs when it comes to the best VPN for the UK thanks to stunning performance on its UK servers and a great app.

We’re huge fans of its privacy-first approach and zero logs policy.

We also love the PureVpn app. It might not look much but it’s very responsive and easy to use with some good advanced features, such as a killswitch.

Overall PureVPN provides a product and website that is easy to understand and navigate. The self-proclaimed “world’s fastest VPN service” is compatible with 50+ routers, gaming consoles, TVs and devices.

While not rocket science, PureVPN could certainly make their setup process a little smoother. Once completed though, the rest of the site – as well as the user area, IP providers and other options – are easy to find, select and navigate through.

There are excellent desktop and mobile apps that are easy to use and install for both Windows and Mac devices. On top of that,you can download PureVPN to dozens of other types of devices,

including your your router or PureVPN’s unique DD-WRT applet, which provides security protocols, split tunneling, device exception and port filter.

PureVPN is certainly staying on top of new trends and works hard to ensure each user can stay 100% protected and use as many devices as they please. There are not many other VPNs available that work as hard as PureVPN to stay innovative

NordVPN

NordVPN has its headquarters in Panama. This is excellent news for the more GCHQ-phobic out there, as Panama sits well outside The Five Eyes’ area of influence. It also keeps no logs at all, uses strong encryption, and accepts payment via bitcoins.

Some may appreciate NordVPN’s “double-hop” VPN chaining feature, although I am dubious about its value. Some NordVPN servers are rather slow, but its 30-day money-back guarantee means that you have plenty of time to test out this privacy-focused VPN service for yourself.

With over 1,000 servers in 60 countries, NordVPN is a user-friendly service that comes packed full of features like a kill-switch, ad blocking, malware blocking, P2P support, streaming tools and DNS leak blocking. The user interface is straightforward, with customization options neatly organized. The website isn’t quite as easy to navigate, however, which makes finding user support options difficult.

NordVPN has four subscription options, each of which allows for 6 devices to be connected at the same time. This is perfect for families and tech geeks like me.

All plans come with a 30-day money back guarantee. Nord accepts Bitcoin payments, as well as PayPal and credit card.

  • A month-to-month plan costs $11.95
  • A 1 year Plan $6.99 a Month

  • A 2 Year Plan $3.99 a Month

  • A 3 Year Plan $2.99 a Month

NordVPN delivers consistent, but slightly slow performance. Ping dropped considerably when connecting to remote servers in placed like in India and Australia, yet download and upload speeds were fairly consistent overall.

NordVPN has a strict no log policy, and does not record time stamps, IP addresses, traffic logs or bandwidth. And since the company is based in Panama, it falls outside the jurisdiction of US and European data collection agencies.

Private Internet Access

Private Internet Access maintains an impressive 3300 servers in more than 24 countries, along with an even more impressive feature set that includes malware and ad blocking options, OpenVPN, and support for P2P. Customization options are limited, however, and you don’t have the option of selecting a specific server. You can only select a specific geographical area. Customer support is also a little lackluster, and no live chat option is available. The user interface is extremely simple to use, but lacks good design sense, at least in my humble opinion.

PIA offers three subscription options, all of which support up to 5 simultaneous connections:

  • A one month plan costs $6.95

  • A 12-month subscription costs $3.33 a Month

  • A 24 Month subscription costs $2.91 a Month

There are no free trials available, but they do have a 7-day refund policy. They accept payments by credit card, Paypal, Google Wallet, and Bitcoin.

Private Internet Access’ performance is OK, but nothing to write home about. Latency increases by around 85%, while upload and download speeds drop by anywhere between 15-25%. Not great performance, but still very useable.

PIA records basic details like your email address and payment information, but that’s about it. So, if privacy is the driving motivation behind using a VPN, you’re in luck

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