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British Gas in London in 2021

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The British Gas energy supply for Londoners

Last update: May 2021

Welcome to the lovely city of London! You might have just moved in the city the area or even been living in Greater London for a while now. Either way, you're probably on this page because you want to switch to a British Gas energy plan in London. Well, you've come to the right place!

British Gas have a wide range of energy tariffs available to their customers, both new and old, so you'll be sure to find something for your particular energy requirements. So, if you want to become one of their many customers across the UK (13 million, to be exact), then you can ring up their line for new customers on 0333 202 9505 and they can advise you on the best of their plans for you.

Or, if you decide the largest energy supplier in the UK isn't for you and you want to chat through alternative options, then give us a ring on 0330 054 0018 and you can chat to one of our experts who'll guide you. We'll make sure your new home in London gets fuelled up quickly and smoothly.

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.

How to set-up your British Gas contract in London?

First of all, let us be the first to tell you: welcome home! We understand that there is a lot going on in your life right now, but we want to help you alleviate some of the stress that comes with moving house and powering up your new home. You might be new to the or new to the , but either way we are to help you in whichever London or Greater London you might live in. Being new to any city such as Londoner, is complex, and change can be difficult. So, the least we can do is provide you with a few steps to help you get your energy set up properly in your new home. So, here we go:

Step 1: Before you move, make sure that you take a photo or take note of your last meter reading. This is a precautionary measure that is quite important because, I mean, if we are being honest, who wants to pay more money than they have to? It doesn't make sense to pay for the energy you didn’t use, so check the meter before you leave to avoid an abnormally high energy bill and/or any confusion that might proceed.

Step 2: Now that you have moved to London and are getting settled into your new home, you need to check your meter again. For the same reason that you need to take note of your old house’s meter, it is essential that you do the same for the meter in your new home. If the previous homeowner did not take their last meter reading, no need to worry! You can use the Use the Meter Point Administration’s online search tool to find out which supplier provides energy to the property. The goal of this is to keep money in your wallet and to only pay for the energy you use. Humans make mistakes and, consequently, so do energy suppliers; so it is important to always keep them on their toes!

Step 3: Get out of your "deemed" contract. When you move house, you’ll most likely be left with the plan that the previous owner was subscribed to. Which, as you might have guessed, could result in you spending way more money than you need to! So, when moving house , you should always look into switching energy suppliers as well. Start off fresh with a new home, a new energy supplier, and a new beginning (how exciting!). So, you might be asking yourself how you can switch energy suppliers or even where you should start. That's where we come in.

Step 4: To start, you can find out who your standing energy supplier is by using the Meter Point Administration’s tool (link in step 2). Once you know who your energy supplier is and you have passed through all the aforementioned steps, we can take control from there!

Our experts at Switch Plan will search the market for you so that you don’t have to spend hours searching the internet. After all, you already have a lot on your plate! Within 20 minutes, our experts can help you switch energy suppliers and manage your energy plan for future switches. Sounds good? We hope so! So, all you have to do is give us a call at 0330 054 0018 and let us take it from there!

Again, congratulations on the new move and we look forward to hearing from you (and hopefully make your life a bit easier in the meantime).

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

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, $ratio_electric_central_heating 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 £9.93 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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