There are those who think that living in the big smoke will save them from the burden of the torturously slow broadband that much the UK’s rural community has to deal with.
And then there are those who know better.
As it turns out, there are a couple of roads in and around London whose residents have to battle on with the slowest broadband speeds in the UK.
And in the heart of high-end Hampstead we find the 17th slowest broadband speed in the UK: on Grange Gardens, NW3, according to data compiled by uSwitch.
The average price for a detached house in this area is more than £4.6m, according to Zoopla, while a flat will set you back more than £880,000.
In fact, this rather jazzy five-bedroom detached house on Grange Gardens, currently listed on Zoopla, comes in at £5m.
The average download speed for Grange Gardens residents is a painful 1.19MB per second.
Joint first for the slowest is Wheatley Road in Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. It shares this much-coveted spot with Erw Fawr, Henryd, Conwy, Wales.
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Here’s uSwitch’s full list of the UK streets with the slowest broadband speeds:
|RANK||STREET NAME & LOCATION||AVERAGE DOWNLOAD SPEED (MBPS)|
|1=||Erw Fawr, Henryd, Conwy, Wales||0.6|
|1=||Wheatley Road, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex||0.6|
|3||Station Road, Swineshead, Boston, Lincolnshire||0.65|
|4||Kelvin Grove, North Shields, Tyne and Wear||0.74|
|5||Maple Crescent, Alveley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire||0.91|
|6||Evesham Road (nr Church Lane), Norton, Evesham, Worcestershire||0.92|
|7||Meadow View (nr Rectory Road), Castle Carrock, Brampton, Cumbria||0.94|
|8||Canal Street, Oakthorpe, Swadlincote, Leicestershire||0.96|
|9||Pickleys Lane, Doveridge, Ashbourne, Derbyshire||0.99|
|10||Dereham Road (nr Chancel Lane), Garvestone, Norwich, Norfolk||1.03|
|12||Maesceinion, Waun Fawr, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion||1.08|
|13||Llantarnam Road (nr Burtons Place), Cwmbran, Torfaen||1.1|
|14||Allens Lane (nr Brewers Terrace), Walsall, West Midlands||1.11|
|15||Prince Street, Allerton Bywater, West Yorkshire||1.13|
|16||Princes Avenue, Maylandsea, Chelmsford, Essex||1.15|
|17||Grange Gardens, Hampstead, London||1.19|
|18||Letchmere Close, Pattingham, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire||1.2|
|19||Mytton Oak Road, (nr Crownmeole Drive), Shrewsbury, Shropshire||1.21|
|20||South Hanningfield Road (nr The Oaks), Rettendon Common, Chelmsford, Essex||1.25|
|21||Summerfield Road, Clent, Stourbridge, Worcestershire||1.32|
|22||Alexander Avenue (nr Huntington Road), York||1.33|
|23=||Bucklerburn Wynd, Peterculter, Aberdeen City||1.41|
|23=||Botley Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire||1.41|
|25||Penzance Street, Moor Row, Cumbria||1.45|
|26||Trampers Lane (nr B2177), North Boarhunt, Hampshire||1.47|
|27||Wauluds Bank Drive (nr Fitzwarin Close), Luton||1.48|
|28||Durham Close (nr Westminster Way), Dukinfield||1.51|
|29||Halstead Gardens (nr Eastchurch Road), Margate, Kent||1.52|
|30=||Canterbury Road (nr The Orchids), Etchinghill, Folkestone, Kent||1.52|
|30=||Hugh Squier Avenue, South Molton, Devon||1.55|
|32||Melloncroft Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside||1.58|
|33||Northside (nr St Nicholas Rd), Chichester, West Sussex||1.59|
|34||Lynwood Drive, Oakley, Wimborne, Poole||1.61|
|35||Church Hill, Greenlaw, Duns, Scottish Borders||1.68|
|36||Richmond Avenue, Kettering, Northamptonshire||1.69|
|37||Lytham Drive, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear||1.7|
|38=||Benskyn Close, Countesthorpe, Leicester, Leicestershire||1.71|
|38=||Dedham Avenue, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex||1.71|
|40||Jerome Way, Shipton-on-Cherwell, Kidlington, Oxfordshire||1.73|
|41||Holland Park, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex||1.76|
|42||Michel Dene Road (nr The Link), East Dean, Eastbourne, East Sussex||1.9|
|43||Thornham Lane (nr Rochdale Road), Middleton, Manchester||1.91|
|44||Stafford Crescent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire||1.95|
|45||Lock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham, Derbyshire||1.97|
|46||Mab Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside||1.98|
|47||Ickleton Road, Elmdon, Saffron Walden, Essex||1.99|
|48=||St Giles Way (nr Church St), Copwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire||1.99|
|48=||Davaar Avenue, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute||2.03|
|50||Wordsworth Road, Dudley, West Midlands||2.04|
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