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Buy a London phone number

Are you ready to take your business to new heights? Look no further, Best Reception have unveiled unbeatable deals when you buy a London phone number. Discover how to immediately elevate your company’s image and boost your connectivity.

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What is a virtual London phone number

Regardless of where your business is based, you can now secure a local London 0203, 0208 or 0207 number. With a virtual phone number you can get a local presence, without the stress and expense of opening a new office.

London is not just the capital of the UK, but it is also a global hub for business. According to published data, the City of London generates more than £85 billion in economic output, mostly from financial and professional services.

So with a London area code, your business could soon be opening doors to boundless opportunities. Whether you’re an overseas entrepreneur looking to establish a presence in the UK, or an ambitious local company looking to expand into the capital – Best Reception have got you covered.

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Why should I buy 020 phone number

Give your business that extra edge over your competitors by adding a local contact point in London – our world-class capital city. With a virtual number from Best Reception you can pick up new customers without the need for a physical office in the city.

Say goodbye to business rates, office rent and fixed landline contracts, as a virtual number gives you the flexibility to operate your business from every corner on the globe.

Our cost-effective monthly plans mean your company can benefit from a trusted 0203, 0208 or 0207 number. Enjoy a presence in the heart of the city, for a fraction of the cost of physically relocating.

What location does the 020 area code cover?

Back in April 2000, the new London area codes 0207/8 replaced the old 0171 and 0181 prefixes. Introduced in 2005, local 0203 phone numbers were designed to help cope with high demand in the Greater London area.

Technically, the 0203, 0207 and 0208 codes do not have their own geographical area. The correct code for London and the surrounding area is actually 020 – the following digit can either be 3, 8 or 7. For example, if you make a call between two London landlines you can omit the 020 code.

Originally, 0208 numbers covered outer London districts, while 0207 codes were for the central parts of the city. However, this is no longer the case with 020 covering the whole of London.

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What are the advantages of a virtual 020 phone number?

Want your business to reach a much wider market? A virtual London phone number can attract a higher volume of incoming calls from the vibrant metropolitan areas.

More calls mean more opportunities for sales, especially when you consider London’s status as one of the world’s iconic trading centres. Don’t miss out on tapping into the millions of potential customers in our capital city.

Having a prestigious London area code can also enhance your business reputation. Compared to an anonymous mobile number, a London virtual phone number gives customers a positive impression of your business, instilling faith in your products or expertise.

If you are looking for increased calls and sales, why not embrace the benefits of a local London number? Contact us today and take your business to new heights!

How much does it cost to buy a London phone number?

At Best Reception, we don’t believe in pages of small print or hidden fees, you can get a London area code for your business for a small one-off fee (from only £50).

Once your number is up and running, you only need to pay £10 per month to enjoy the benefits of a local London phone number. Calls will be diverted to a UK landline or mobile number of your choice.

A virtual local number makes even more financial sense if you opt for a Best Reception call handling package, as we won’t charge a monthly fee.

Remember, when you have a virtual phone number there are no costs for your customers when they call.

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No monthly fee when you combine your virtual number with our call handling service

Many Best Reception customers choose to take advantage of our call handling packages as they enjoy FREE unlimited monthly usage after paying a set-up fee. There are several options to choose from…

Telephone Answering Service

When you select our entry-level service you still get access to our friendly and professional Best Reception call answering team. Your callers will receive a high standard of customer service with calls answered promptly in a polite and businesslike manner.

This starter package is the perfect choice for small businesses seeking friendly receptionists to handle enquiries, call transfers and messages.


Virtual Receptionist and Appointment Booking

How would you like a virtual PA to manage all your business phone calls, diary appointments and other time-consuming admin tasks? Our fully-trained virtual receptionists allow you to focus on your day job, while we help your business run smoothly.

This package includes everything from our telephone answering service, plus appointment booking and diary management.

Switchboard / Virtual Call Centre

Our UK-based receptionists can manage the switchboard of larger companies who experience a higher volume of phone calls.

Every call will be answered professionally providing your customers with a positive first impression of your business.

Explore our other virtual landline numbers

Here at Best Reception, we have a comprehensive choice of virtual phone numbers to meet the demands of busy businesses.

Freephone numbers

One of our most popular services, freephone numbers ensure that your customers will not be charged when calling from their UK landline or mobile. Instead, your company will cover the cost of the incoming calls.

Also known as 0800 numbers, our virtual freephone numbers are suitable for businesses in a wide range of industries. Offering free calls is a great way to promote a positive customer experience, and can be included in promotional campaigns, social media posts and other advertising.

Offering a freephone service can attract a higher number of calls, which could entice people away from your competition.

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National numbers / Non-geographic

We realise that local numbers are not always suitable for businesses looking to offer services across the UK. This is when a national virtual phone number makes perfect sense as they are not linked to a geographical location.

Here at Best Reception, we can provide companies with a large choice of 0330 virtual national numbers. These numbers cost callers exactly the same as ringing a standard UK landline number.

The numerous benefits of a virtual national number include being more cost-effective than a freephone number, depending on the call volume. Regardless of your physical location, your business can retain the same number, ensuring continuity and boosting your trustworthy reputation.

For Best Reception customers who choose a call-handling package, there are no additional ongoing fees for our virtual numbers. Please note that there is a small set-up fee.

Get your London phone number today

Here at Best Reception, we can help you set up your virtual UK phone number in just a few minutes with the help of our friendly advisers. Contact us today to start your journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are still wondering about the benefits of our services, or have a burning question, hopefully you will find the answer below.


Yes, you can either use an existing telephone number or you can choose from a range of numbers from any UK city or town. Our friendly team can check availability of local phone numbers in your chosen location. If you are looking for a particular number, we also have access to a selection of memorable numbers.

We don’t believe in hidden fees or murky contracts. You can get the ball rolling for a small one-off cost (from just £50). Then it costs from just £10 per month to set up a local phone number which can be diverted to a UK landline or mobile number. Remember, there is no monthly fee when you choose a Best Reception call handling package. If you require a memorable number, we can find one at a great price.

While some telecoms companies advertise a free local number, you might get a nasty surprise when you get charged hidden fees to receive calls or enjoy popular features.

Here at Best Reception, there are no monthly fees for virtual numbers when customers who choose one of our call handling packages. (Note, there is a set-up fee to get started).  If you already pay a monthly line rental to a telecoms company, for not much more you could have a receptionist answering your calls!

Don’t worry, let Best Reception do all the hard work for you. We make setting up a virtual local phone number a piece of cake, just call one of our friendly advisors who can guide you through the process. From creating an account with us, we aim to make things as hassle free as possible. When your virtual landline number is up and running, you can start using it on all your marketing and business branding.

We can usually get new customers up and running with a new local phone number within a couple of hours. During particularly busy periods it may take a little longer.

Customers will simply see a local phone number, they will have no idea that it is a cloud based number rather than a traditional landline. The dialling and ringtones are exactly the same, so your customers will never know that they are ringing a virtual number.