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The best free VPNs in the UK (and paid alternatives)

 

How can you best protect your personal information when online? The simple answer is with a virtual private network, or VPN. This is the easy part, but which VPN is best for you, and do you need to pay for the service?

Based on customer reviews, we have compared the best VPNs (both paid and free) in the UK to give you a clear answer.

A VPN is essentially a connection method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks, like the internet. Personal VPNs are becoming increasingly popular as more of our everyday life transitions to the web. A VPN improves privacy because the user’s initial IP address is replaced with one from the VPN provider. Those subscribed to a VPN can obtain an IP address from any gateway city the VPN service provides. Make sense? Read more…

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BEST FOR HIGH-END FEATURES

ExpressVPN

Strong distribution of servers and a slick interface make up for higher price.

  • Monthly: £10.18/month
  • 6 month plan: £7.85/month
  • 15 month plan: £5.24/month

 

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BEST FOR SECURITY

NordVPN

One of the most popular services for securing your online activities.

  • Monthly: £9.15/month
  • 1 year plan: £5.35/month
  • 2 year plan: £3.05/month
  • 3 year plan: £2.29/month

 

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BEST FOR NEWBIES

CyberGhost VPN

CyberGhost combines usability with unique tools and powerful features.

  • Monthly: £10.29/month
  • 1 year plan: £4.59/month
  • 2 year plan: £3.09/month
  • 3 year plan: £2.10/month

 

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BEST FREE OPTION

TunnelBear VPN

One of a small number of providers that offers a truly free VPN service.

  • Monthly: £7.85/month
  • 1 year plan: £3.92/month
  • 2 year plan: £3.28/month

 

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BEST FOR PRIVACY

IPVanish VPN

IPVanish’s privacy policy paints a positive picture of an extremely privacy-conscious service.

  • Monthly: £3.93/month
  • 3 month plan: £3.54/month
  • 1 year plan: £2.55/month

 

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BEST FOR TIGHT BUDGETS

Windscribe VPN

Windscribe offers up an interesting alternative to paid VPN services.

  • Monthly: £7.07/month
  • 1 year plan: £3.21/month

 


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