WiFi on the London Underground

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Travelling on the London Underground? We can help you stay connected over WiFi.

About WiFi on the London Underground

About WiFi on the London Underground

All eligible EE customers can get WiFi on the London Underground, provided by Virgin Media, as part of their plan.

It’s available in ticket halls, walkways and platforms at more than 250 stations, but not in tunnels or between stations.

Can I get WiFi on the London Underground?

Can I get WiFi on the London Underground?

All EE pay monthly mobile customers can get WiFi on the London Underground, unless your account is in arrears or has been classified as a bad debt.

You can get it if you’re on pay as you go too, as long as you’ve topped up your account with at least £5 within the last 30 days. If you last topped up more than 30 days ago, it can take up to two days from the date of your latest top-up to update your account and give you access to the services.

If you have EE Broadband you’ll also need to be an EE mobile customer to access the services.

What devices can I use?

What devices can I use?

You can use WiFi on the London Underground with any WiFi-enabled device including smartphones, tablets or laptops. Any device that can connect to a home, work or public WiFi network will be able to connect.

If you want to use a business device, contact your IT department to find out if it'll work.

How do I connect to EE WiFi hotspots?

How do I connect to EE WiFi hotspots?

Only phones and tablets with compatible SIMs can access the London Underground WiFi using EE WiFi hotspots.

On Apple devices:

With the right software (iOS 7 and above), you’ll be able to automatically connect to EE WiFi and use the internet just by switching on your WiFi.

On compatible Android devices:

Once underground:

  1. 1

    turn on your WiFi

  2. 2

    select EE WiFi-Auto from the list of networks

  3. 3

    set the ‘access method’ to EAP

  4. 4

    set your ‘EAP method’ to SIM

Please note: if the EAP method SIM isn’t available on your Android device, your phone or tablet isn’t compatible with the EE WiFi network. However, you can still access Virgin Media WiFi.

How do I connect to Virgin Media WiFi hotspots?

How do I connect to Virgin Media WiFi hotspots?

Virgin media WiFi logo

To connect:

  1. 1

    on your device, turn WiFi on

  2. 2

    select Virgin Media WiFi from the list of networks

  3. 3

    open your web browser and follow the prompts on the Virgin Media portal

  4. 4

    select EE and register, using your mobile number and the password we sent you in a text

After you've connected to WiFi on the Underground once, you'll automatically connect every time you enter a WiFi-enabled station (as long as your phone or tablet’s WiFi is switched on).



Does Virgin Media block any content on WiFi on the London Underground?

Yes. As WiFi on the London Underground is a public WiFi network, Virgin Media has a responsibility to make sure the content available is suitable for young people, whether they access it themselves or accidentally see it over someone’s shoulder.

Why isn't there any service in the tunnels?

Virgin Media focused on installing WiFi at stations first, such as in ticket halls and platforms. This is so they can expand the network to as many stations as possible. 

What if I can’t find a WiFi hotspot?

It’s likely the station doesn’t have WiFi yet or you‘re out of range. Try walking a few steps and try again.

Check before you travel

Find out if a Tube station has WiFi 

What if I can connect but the service is slow?

It may be because the station is crowded and a lot of people are using it. Virgin Media will be monitoring speeds and increasing capacity if needed.

Your experience of the service may also vary depending on your device.

How do I switch the WiFi service between devices?

You have a limit of three devices you can register with the service, and when this limit has been reached the next time you try to connect with a new device, your least-used device will be disconnected to make way.

Why do I need to enable cookies?

Cookies allow us to recognise your device automatically when you enter a station. Cookies are regularly used by websites and WiFi connections to identify users.

How do I enable cookies?

To enable cookies, just follow these steps for iPhones, iPads, BlackBerry and Android smartphones. For all other devices, please check your user manual, which you’ll be able to find on the manufacturer's website:

iPhone / iPad:

  1. 1

    open Settings Safari

  2. 2

    go to Privacy > Accept Cookies and select From Visited

  3. 3

    or go to Privacy and tap Clear Cookies and Data


Cookies are automatically enabled on BlackBerry devices, but you may need to clear your old cookie data. To do this:

  1. 1

    open your Browser and go to Menu Options

  2. 2

    go to Cache Operations > Clear History

  3. 3

    choose Clear under the headings Content CachePushed Content and Cookie Cache


  1. 1

    open your browser and go to Menu Settings Privacy & Security

  2. 2

    tick the Accept Cookies checkbox

  3. 3

    or click on Clear all Cookie Data

Windows Mobile:

Cookies are automatically enabled on Windows Mobile devices. To check:

  1. 1

    open your browser and select Options

  2. 2

    select Allow Cookies on my Phone

I can normally sign in at one particular location, but today it’s not working. Why not?

This could be due to a fault on the service or something interfering with the WiFi signal. If it’s a fault on the network it’ll be fixed as quickly as possible.

If you see other people connecting but you can’t, try setting up your device again as you did when you first activated it.

After I’ve connected, I get a 'Page not available' or 'Page not found' message. What does this mean?

This may be because:


    you’ve left the station and are out of range


    you’ve misspelt the web address


    you may be trying to access blocked content


    there’s a network fault in that location – try moving to another spot 

How can I disconnect my device from the WiFi service?

Just turn off WiFi under Settings on your device.

Where can I find the terms and conditions?

Read the Virgin Media terms and conditions. They’ll also display on your screen the first time you connect.

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