Internet in London

Life without internet is even hard to imagine these days. Stay connected when you travel.


Many hotels offer free wi-fi access, some charge extra, ranging from £10 to £15 a day. When making a hotel reservation, please check if free in-room wi-fi is included. Sometimes the hotel rates can be attractive and it makes more sense to still book accommodation even if internet access is extra.

Free Wi-Fi in public places

Many public places, including cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, parks have free Wi-Fi access. Get your coffee and enjoy access to the interconnected world.

Wi-Fi apps

Download Mastercard's London Wi-Fi App, and enjoy thousands of free hotspots.

Tablets and smartphones

You can purchase a pre-paid data package from the key mobile phone operators. The package can also be called Pay as You Go.

O2 pre-paid data packages (choose iPads and Tablets tab)
Vodafone pre-paid data packages
Virgin Media

You can find retail stores of these carriers throughout London and purchase the service directly from them. Later on you can always refill your account balance online if you need to. If you need an exact location of the retail store, please visit the carrier website and use "Store Locator" section to find a store that is conveniently located for you.

Please read instructions carefully when you sign up, as some plans get auto-extended and you need to unsubscribe from the service when you don’t need it any longer. Otherwise mobile operator might keep charging your card.