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British Gas in London in 2021

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Who are British Gas, and what's on offer for their London customers?

Lat Update: June 2021

With nearly 200 years of service under their belts and a customer base of 13 million, British Gas is the oldest and one of the largest suppliers in the UK energy industry. There are many reasons why you would want to join the British Gas community, but there are other reasons why you might choose not too. In this article, we will discuss these reasons as well as the pros and cons of switching to British Gas. So, if you are thinking about switching to British Gas in London or Greater London, then keep reading!

British Gas in your London district

British Gas prices and info sometimes vary from one neighborhood to the over. The following pages give you specific information on the British Gas energy supply in your very own district of London.

Looking to switch to British Gas in London?

To switch to British Gas properly, youโ€™ll need to complete a few steps beforehand. Similar to the rest of the 3,231,685 households on London, you energy is measured by an energy meter. So, by default. the first step would be to take a meter reading to estimate your energy consumption. Along with this, equip yourself with the following info: * Your postal code * The name of your energy supplier * The tariff that you are currently on * The average cost of your energy usage per month * Your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) * A recent energy bill received within the last 90 days.

Once you have all these you are ready to make the switch. We canโ€™t help you switch to British Gas, but we can certainly help you with finding out more information British Gas and check the market for other deals. All you have to do is give us a call 0330 054 0018.

For a more detailed checklist on how to carry out your switch we have created a handy checklist that will answer all your queries.

How cheap are British Gas' energy plans for Londoners?

British Gas is the biggest of the 'Big 6', the largest energy suppliers in the UK. Yet, this doesn't mean it's the cheapest in Greater London. Based on reviews, the price of British Gas tariffs has pushed away some customers.

As you probably know, energy tariffs are postcode based. Meaning you might pay a different prices for your energy than your friend from a close-by street. These differences in rates exist for suppliers to mirror the differences in kwh price paid by suppliers to local energy generators and the charges imposed on the energy supplier by the local distribution network in your area. The rates you'll see in this article are county averages. Meaning they will be the same on our pages dedicated to some of the biggest cities of your Greater London like New Addington, London or Redbridge.

To get an energy quote based on your postcode, simply call our experts at 0330 054 0018. They will review all the different options for your home and advise you on the one that best suits your needs.

How can I get in touch with British Gas in London?

Switch Plan is always available to help Londoners switch their plan to British Gas. Nevertheless, you can also contact British Gas directly.

Type of Enquiry Number to contact
General Enquiries
Enquiries that you may have regarding your existing account, such as querying a bill or changing the way you pay your bills.
0333 202 9802

Open from 8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Top up plans
For all queries related to Pay As You Go billing: topping up, changing from pay as you go to direct debit and using emergency credit.
0330 100 0303

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday.
Complaints
If you have a complaint that you would like resolved or acknowledged by British Gas.
0333 202 9532

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday

Or send an email to: customercomplaints@britishgas.co.uk
Complaints Pay As You Go
Complaints specifically related to Pay As You Go tariffs.
0333 202 9433

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday
British Gas Home Services complaints
Complaints number and address that are separate from the complaints service for gas and electricity customers
0333 200 8899

24 hours a day, seven days a week
British Gas HomeCare
Cover for any breakdowns or repairs needed for your boiler and central heating system, as well as annual servicing and even electrical appliance repairs.
020 3936 0059

24 hours a day, seven days a week
Urgent breakdown
0333 200 8899

24 hours a day, seven days a week
Less urgent one-off repairs
0333 202 9799

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday
British Gas boilers
Buying, installing or replacing a British Gas boiler
0333 202 9450

Monday to Friday from 8am-8pm or Saturday from 8am-6pm
New home set up
Number to call to help you set up your new home if you want to continue to receive your energy from British Gas
0333 202 9802
New customer
If you're not a British Gas customer but you want to find out more about their energy tariffs
0333 202 9505

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturdays
Business energy - New customer
To get a quote to potentially switch your business energy to British Gas
0333 414 5739
Business energy - General enquiries
If you currently use British Gas Business to supply energy to your company premises and you want to speak to someone about your business energy account
0333 331 0576

Monday to Friday from 8am-6pm or Saturday from 9am-1pm

Who is London's gas and electricity distributor?

Local county DNOs (Distribution Network Operators) are available to Londoners should they experience an emergency, a powercut, or any other urgent matter. In Greater London, you can also ring up your DNO should you require up-to-date information about energy in London.

In Greater London, UK Power Networks is in charge of local electricity distribution while Cadent Gas distributes gas.

How to get in touch with Londoners' energy distributors?

Company Name Company Number
Greater London Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Greater London UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
Greater London UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105

British Gas prices, dual fuel rates & tariffs in Greater London

Are you wondering British Gas tariffs have in store for London?

Let's break down duel tariffs. In London, 14.74% homes have central heating systems fuelled by electricity, compared to 80.63% who opt for gas and just 0.68% who go for oil. At Switch Plan, we are big fans of dual fuel! British Gas offer a number of dual fuel plans. Not only do you save money and time by only having to liaise with one supplier at a time, you can also save money through dual fuel discounts. Sounds good, right?

Single Electricity tariffs

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.766 p
22.064 p
17.66 p
26.321 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.766 p
22.103 p
17.66 p
26.36 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.766 p
26.76 p
17.66 p
31.017 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
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Standard Variable Variable
16.766 p
22.586 p
17.66 p
26.843 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.58 p
26.93 p
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Two rate energy plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Day Time Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Night Time Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Day Time Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Night Time Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
19.705 p
9.116 p
20.056 p
20.763 p
9.604 p
26.321 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
19.705 p
9.116 p
20.095 p
20.763 p
9.604 p
26.36 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
19.705 p
9.116 p
24.752 p
20.763 p
9.604 p
31.017 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
19.048 p
4.476 p
23.81 p
20.097 p
4.964 p
26.36 p
Standard Variable Variable
19.932 p
9.207 p
22.665 p
20.99 p
9.695 p
26.843 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
20.078 p
8.64 p
27.01 p
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Gas plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.358 p
23.431 p
3.541 p
27.85 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.358 p
23.47 p
3.541 p
27.889 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.358 p
28.127 p
3.541 p
32.546 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.609 p
23.6 p
3.801 p
27.937 p
Standard Variable Variable
3.609 p
23.6 p
3.801 p
27.937 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.392 p
34.61 p
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Your energy bill in London

What's the typical price per kwh in London?

In Greater London, the mean price for a kwh of electricity is ยฃ9.93 according to the most recent data. A Londoner pays roughly -6.67% less compared to the UK national average. If you want a relevant point of comparison, visit our pages dedicated to close-by large cities such as Bromley, Croydon or Barnet.

What's the typical energy usage in Greater London?

Energy consumption can be localised via postcodes in the UK. According on government data from 2018, we estimated that the average yearly consumption in London is 3,511.13 kWh while the yearly median consumtion is 3,122.52 kWh.

Who supplies gas and electriciry in to the 8,088,142 Londoners of London?

The most popular energy provider in Greater London is British Gas, and indeed in most of Greater London. Remember, it's free to change energy supplier at any time with Switch Plan, so don't feel like you need to stick with British Gas! Londoners can save money on gas and electricity by switching energy suppliers.

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