You can pretty much get WiFi access anywhere in London. As convenient as that is, it’s also extremely risky. You see, public WiFi can be very dangerous since cybercriminals can easily take advantage of its lack of security to eavesdrop on your connections and steal precious data, such as your:
Worst of all – your data isn’t safe even in your own home! Just owning one single Internet-connected device exposes you to the risk of getting hacked. And that’s not an exaggeration – a security researcher managed to easily steal dozens of WiFi passwords all over London by simply exploiting security flaws in iKettles.
Even if you don’t have any IoT devices in your house, you’re still not 100% safe. Since WPA3 hasn’t been fully deployed yet, your router is likely using WPA2 for security. The problem with that is that WPA2 is vulnerable to the KRACK attack, so your personal data is still in danger. And if you’re using WEP for security, well, you might as well just hand over your WiFi password(s) and sensitive information to cybercriminals since the Wi-Fi Alliance declared WEP obsolete back in 2003.
As bleak as all that sounds, there’s still some good news – with a London VPN, all your personal data will be safe and sound no matter where you are: In the pub, at home, at the airport, or downtown. Since all your Internet traffic will be encrypted every time you go online, no hacker will be able to monitor it and steal sensitive information.
And yes, you can use a VPN to secure the web-connected devices in your home – you just need to configure it on a router and you’re all set.
If you live in London, you don’t have to worry about pesky geo-blocks preventing you from enjoying your favorite music, shows, and movies … right?
That’s true most of the time, but there might be moments when you still won’t be able to access BBC iPlayer, for example, even if you are in London. For instance, if you’re at work or school, there’s a chance the network you use has firewalls in place that block access to such websites.
Why? Well, usually network admins have to follow company/campus policy, and restrict access to specific websites – generally, to prevent employees/students from browsing said websites and “slacking off.”
Now, you can say that’s understandable, but think of it this way – why shouldn’t you be able to browse your favorite website when you’re on a break or when you get back to your dorm after class? Stuff like that can be downright annoying.
Luckily, a London VPN server can help you out of that situation. Since it will hide your real IP address, you’ll be able to bypass any firewalls you come across with ease.
VPN connections speeds are usually decent if you choose a reliable VPN provider. However, sometimes, strong encryption can cause connection speeds to slow down a bit. It’s not guaranteed to happen, but it’s not something you can 100% say won’t happen either.
A London VPN server can help with that thanks to its proximity. Since it’s in the same city as you, the physical distance won’t be a problem, and it can likely compensate for the powerful encryption, meaning there’s a lower chance of dealing with slowed-down connections if you use a VPN protocol like OpenVPN.
Not familiar with bandwidth throttling? It’s what ISPs do when they want to handle high network traffic by decreasing congestion so that they can improve the stability of their services. They do that by limiting user bandwidth – effectively slowing down their Internet connection speeds. While it doesn’t usually happen on a daily basis, it can be a regular weekly or monthly thing with some ISPs.
Bandwidth throttling tends to happen often if you:
Sounds familiar? You’re not the only one who has to deal with this – tons of online users have to often put up with this kind of behavior from their ISPs. The only solution? Purchasing pricier subscriptions and more expensive data plans so that you can get more bandwidth.
At least that used to be the only solution until VPNs came along. Nowadays, with a London VPN, you can easily combat bandwidth throttling with just a few clicks. Since a VPN encrypts all your Internet traffic, your ISP can’t see what you’re doing on the Internet. As a result, they can’t selectively choose what to throttle.
If you happen to live near the UK, say the Netherlands for instance, and love UK entertainment, you’ll have a better experience with a London VPN server since it’s physically closer to you than a VPN server from Scotland, for example.
Due to the closer proximity to the server, you’re likely to enjoy better connection speeds and less buffering when streaming content, downloading files, and gaming online.
This is a very helpful perk if you happen to work as a freelancer handling customer support or IT jobs who lives in Asia or the Middle East, and you want to make it seem you live in the UK – London in particular.
Why? Well, some online businesses and clients require you to be from a certain part of the world or city to apply to their job. Even if that’s not a requirement on their part, some online job platforms and job boards require you to be from a particular area to in order to apply for work.
If you live outside the UK, you won’t be able to access certain shows and movies on UK websites. When you connect to said websites, they will see your real IP address which contains information about your geographical location, and consequently prevent you from accessing the content you want.
What’s more, even if you live in the UK or are a UK citizen, you still might have to put up with geo-restrictions when trying to access platforms like NOW TV, BBC iPlayer, and Sky Go if you are outside the country. Whether you’re an expat, on vacation outside the UK, or working abroad for a period, you won’t have access to UK entertainment.
Best case scenario, if you’re outside the UK in certain European countries, you might have access for a limited time, but you’ll have to return to the UK after around 30 days to reactivate the service by streaming content in the country.
Why are those geo-blocks enforced? Usually because of network and copyright regulations, but also because most UK TV content is funded by taxpayer money, so this is a way to ensure only they have access to it.
Whichever the case, a VPN would help you solve this problem. By gaining access to a London VPN IP address, you’d be able to bypass any geo-restrictions that stay in the way of you and your entertainment. Basically, when you try to connect to a geo-blocked UK website, it will think you are connecting from the UK.
Yes, it’s that simple.
We offer a high-speed 1 Gbps server located in a reputable, secure data center in London. You can even use it as a London proxy server if you want. That’s not the only server on our list, though – you can also connect to one of our other 20+ servers from around the world.
And setting up our service on your devices is extremely simple – we offer many easy-to-use applications which are very simple to install. What’s more, you can configure our VPN on other devices if you want – just follow our step-by-step tutorials.
If you need more variety than what UK content has to offer, or if you just live in the UK and already have access to it and want a better selection, our Smart DNS service can help you unblock over 290 websites from countries like the US, Germany, Poland, Canada, Sweden, France, Australia, Switzerland
Nobody will be able to monitor your Internet traffic to see what you’re doing online when you’re using CactusVPN – not your ISP, not your government, not any would-be hackers. Our high-end AES encryption and OpenVPN and SoftEther protocols will make sure of that.
Besides that, we also enforce a strict no-log policy at our company. What does that mean for you? That your privacy is always secure since we don’t log any of your data.
Oh, and we also equipped our VPN with a Killswitch, effectively making sure your online freedom and privacy is never exposed – not even when you encounter connectivity issues (not likely with our servers).
If you’re not fully sure CactusVPN is a right fit for your needs, don’t worry – you can try it out free of charge for 24 hours first. You don’t need to give out any credit card details AND you get access to all the features.
And once you become a CactusVPN user, you’ll still be covered by our 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not 110% satisfied with our services.