Radio stations in London

Click on the radio station name to listen online. Local stations should give strong reception. The other stations, highlighted in light gray, will give weaker reception. Reception can vary within a town or city, in particular, more stations will be received on higher ground. Some community stations only cover part of a city. Many web-streams are limited to a UK audience only due to Broadcast licensing rules.
FM,MHz Station Transmitter
  88.80 BBC Radio 2 Crystal Palace
  89.10 BBC Radio 2 Wrotham
89.60 Westside Radio Southall, Windmill Business Centre
  91.00 BBC Radio 3 Crystal Palace
  91.30 BBC Radio 3 Wrotham
  91.80 Hayes FM Hayes, St Anselm's Rd
  92.00 NuSound Radio Newham, Forest Gate
  93.20 BBC Radio 4 Crystal Palace
  93.50 BBC Radio 4 Wrotham
  94.00 Revive FM Forest Gate
  94.90 BBC Radio London Crystal Palace
  95.80 Capital (London) Croydon
  96.90 Capital Xtra (London) Crystal Palace
  97.30 LBC (London) Croydon
  98.50 BBC Radio 1 Crystal Palace
  98.80 BBC Radio 1 Wrotham
100.00 KISS 100 Croydon
100.60 Classic FM Crystal Palace
100.90 Classic FM Wrotham
101.60 Asian Star Radio Slough
102.20 Smooth Radio (London) Croydon
103.30 London Greek Radio Alexandra Palace
103.60 The Beat Harlesden, High Street
104.40 Resonance FM London Bridge, Guys Hospital Tower
104.90 Radio X Crystal Palace
105.40 Magic Radio (London) Croydon
105.80 Absolute Radio Crystal Palace
106.20 Heart (London) Croydon
106.80 Rinse FM Bermondsey, Maydew House
107.10 Capital Xtra (London) Alexandra Palace
107.30 Reprezent Radio Lewisham, Honor Oak
107.50 Time 107.5 Havering, Romford, Lambourne House
107.80 Radio Jackie Surbiton, Tolworth Tower
DAB,MHz Station Transmitter
Angel Vintage
Asian Star Radio
Atlantis Radio
Radio Caroline
Jazz London Radio
London Greek Radio
NTS Radio
NuSound Radio
Rainbow Radio
Reprezent Radio
Resonance FM
Resonance Extra
Rinse FM
Riverside Radio
Ruach Radio
Solar Radio
The Beat
Zone 1 Radio
Southwood Park Highgate + Honor Oak Park
BBC Radio Surrey
Atlantis Radio
Cyber Rock
Fun Kids Junior
Greatest Hits Radio (Surrey)
Heart (Sussex & Surrey)
Premier Gospel
Release Radio
Sami Swoi Radio
Unity DAB
Crystal Palace + Reigate + Stoke d'Abernon + Guildford, Hog's Back
BBC Three Counties Radio
Greatest Hits Radio (Bucks, Beds, Herts)
Heart (Four Counties)
Hits Radio (UK)
Smooth Radio (Three Counties)
Radio Up
Hemel Hempstead, Pimlico + Hertford, Epping Green + Chepping Wycombe
Absolute Radio 80s
Absolute Radio 90s
Boom Radio
Forces Radio BFBS
Fun Kids
Jazz FM
Mellow Magic
Planet Rock
Premier Christian Radio
Premier Praise
Scala Radio
Sunrise Radio
talkSPORT 2
Times Radio
Union Jack
Union Jack Dance
Union Jack Rock
Virgin Radio
Virgin Radio Anthems
Virgin Radio Chilled
Alexandra Palace + BT Tower + Croydon + Crystal Palace + Wrotham
Absolute Classic Rock
ஆதவன் வானொலியை
Bloomberg Radio
Colourful Radio
Dilse Radio
Delite Radio
Dubai Now
Gaydio (UK)
Lyca Radio
Радио Матрёшка
Panjab Radio
Polish Radio London
Premier Gospel
إذاعة صوت الخليج
The Arrow
Voice of Islam
Alexandra Palace + BT Tower + Croydon + Wrotham
BBC Radio Kent
Greatest Hits Radio
Heart (Kent)
Hits Radio (UK)
Smooth Country
Smooth Radio (Kent)
Wrotham + Tunbridge Wells
Absolute Radio
Capital (UK)
Capital Dance
Capital Xtra
Capital Xtra Reloaded
Classic FM
Heart (UK)
Heart Dance
Heart 70s
Heart 80s
Heart 90s
LBC News
Magic Radio
Radio X
Smooth Radio (UK)
Alexandra Palace + BT Tower + Crystal Palace + Wrotham + Rotherhithe Tunnel
BBC Radio London
Absolute Radio 70s
Adventist Radio
AsianFX Radio
Радио Байкал
CentreForce 883
Chris Country Radio
Fix Radio
Hits Radio (London)
Jazz FM
Kerrang! Radio
LBC (London)
Radio Maria (England)
Mi-Soul Radio
Nation Radio (UK)
talkSPORT (London)
Smooth Country
Virgin Radio Groove
Alexandra Palace + BT Tower + Crystal Palace + Wrotham
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC Radio 5 live
BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
BBC Radio 6 Music
BBC Asian Network
BBC World Service
Alexandra Palace + Crystal Palace + Wrotham + Rotherhithe Tunnel
Absolute Radio 00s
Absolute Radio 10s
Capital (London)
Country Hits Radio
Gold (London)
Greatest Hits Radio
Heart (London)
Hits Radio Pride
KISS 100
Magic Radio (London)
Magic Chilled
Magic at the Musicals
Magic Soul
Smooth Radio (London)
Smooth Chill
Alexandra Palace + BT Tower + Croydon + Wrotham
BBC Essex
Actual Radio
BlitzKids Radio
Greatest Hits Radio (Essex)
Heart (Essex)
Hits Radio (UK)
Radio Essex
Smooth Country
Smooth Radio (Essex)
Street Sounds Radio
Harlow, Rye Hill + Chelmsford, Bakers Wood + Benfleet
LW,kHz Station Transmitter
    198 BBC Radio 4 Birmingham, Droitwich, 500 kW + Blackwall Tunnel + Rotherhithe Tunnel
    234 RTL Luxembourg, Beidweiler, 1500 kW
    252 RTÉ Radio 1 Ireland, Dublin, Summerhill, 150 kW
MW,kHz Station Transmitter
    558 Panjab Radio Crystal Palace, 1 kW
    648 Radio Caroline Orfordness, 1 kW
    693 BBC Radio 5 live Birmingham, Droitwich, 150 kW
    720 BBC Radio 4 Crystal Palace, 0.75 kW + Dartford Tunnel + Rotherhithe Tunnel
    765 BBC Essex Chelmsford, 0.5 kW + Dartford Tunnel
    909 BBC Radio 5 live Brookmans Park, 150 kW + Blackwall Tunnel + Dartford Tunnel + Rotherhithe Tunnel
    963 Sunrise Radio Lea Bridge Rd, 1 kW
    972 Sunrise Radio Glade Lane, 1 kW
  1035 Dilse Radio Crystal Palace, 1 kW
  1053 talkSPORT Birmingham, Droitwich, 500 kW
  1089 talkSPORT Brookmans Park, 400 kW + Dartford Tunnel + Rotherhithe Tunnel
  1152 LBC News Saffron Green, 23.5 kW
  1215 Absolute Radio Brookmans Park, 125 kW + Dartford Tunnel + Rotherhithe Tunnel
  1305 Premier Christian Radio Chingford, 0.5 kW + North Looe, 0.5 kW
  1332 Premier Christian Radio East London, Bow, 1 kW
  1413 Premier Christian Radio Dartford Marshes, 0.5 kW + Heathrow Airport, 0.5 kW
  1458 Lyca Radio Brookmans Park, 125 kW
  1503 Betar Bangla East London, Bow, 0.1 kW
  1548 Gold (London) Saffron Green, 100 kW
  1584 AsianFX Radio Lea Bridge Rd, 0.2 kW
  1602 Desi Radio Southall, 0.07 kW



Crystal Palace transmitting station

Coordinates: 51°25'27" N, 00°04'30" E ; Elevation: 110.3 m; Tower height: 219 m
The Crystal Palace transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications site in the Crystal Palace area of the London Borough of Bromley, England. It's tower is the fifth-tallest structure in London (by 2015). The station was built in 1956 and is best known as the main television transmitter for the London area.


More info: Wikipedia ; MB21 ; TheBigTower

Croydon transmitting station

Coordinates: 51°24'35" N, 00°05'08" W ; Elevation: 114 m; Tower height: 152.6 m
The Croydon transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility located in Upper Norwood, London, England, in the London Borough of Croydon, owned by Arqiva. It was founded in 1955 and initially used a small lattice tower. The tower present on the site today was built in 1962.


More info: Wikipedia ; MB21 ; TheBigTower

Alexandra Palace transmitting station

Coordinates: 51°35'39" N, 00°07'51" W ; Elevation: 93.3 m; Tower height: 65.5 m
The Alexandra Palace transmitting station in North London is one of the oldest television transmission sites in the world. What was at the time called "high definition" (405-line) TV broadcasts on VHF were beamed from this mast from 1936 until the outbreak of World War II. After the war, it was reused for television until 1956, when it was superseded by the opening of the BBC's new main transmitting station for the London area at Crystal Palace. In 1982 Alexandra Palace became an active transmitting station again, with the opening of a relay transmitter to provide UHF television service to parts of North London poorly covered from Crystal Palace. The transmitter is owned and maintained by Arqiva.


More info: Wikipedia ; MB21

Wrotham transmitting station

Coordinates: 51°19'15" N, 00°17'14" E ; Elevation: 219 m; Tower height: 176.6 m
The Wrotham Transmitting Station is located on the North Downs, close to the village of Wrotham in Kent, England and just north of the M20 motorway. The current mast on the site was constructed in 1981, and was built to replace the original mast of equal height that was constructed in 1951. Wrotham Transmitter is the main radio transmitter serving London for the 4 BBC national FM services and Classic FM.


More info: Wikipedia ; MB21

Brookmans Park transmitting station

Coordinates: 51°43'47" N, 00°10'37" W ; Elevation: 126 m; Tower height: 152 m
The Brookmans Park transmitting station is a facility for medium wave broadcasting north of London. The station was built by the BBC for a regional programme to be transmitted to the Home Counties, London and South East. The Brookmans Park Transmitting Station, situated on the A1000 road between Potters Bar and Hatfield in Hertfordshire, played a crucial part in the history of broadcasting in Great Britain, as the first purpose-built twin transmitter station in the world capable of broadcasting two radio programmes simultaneously when it was completed in October 1929. The station now is now the home to many communications companies who operate various satellite and communication services, including a busy VOR transmitter, used by airliners arriving and departing London.



More info: Wikipedia ; MB21

Saffron Green transmitting station

Coordinates: 51°39'54" N, 00°14'31" W ; Elevation: 98 m
Saffron Green transmitting station is located 1.4 miles (2 km) south of A1/M25 road junction, in county of Hertfordshire, north of London.


More info: MB21