By now you’ve probably sorted out your home office, requisitioning the dining table as your new desk and hastily ordering an office chair online after spending a few uncomfortable days trying to work while sat for hours on a dining chair.

Maybe you’ve even hooked up a spare TV as a second monitor for your laptop and dug out a mouse so you don’t have to use your laptop’s trackpad.

(If you're still trying to figure it all out, then read our guide to the best tools and accessories for working from home.)

The final job is to pick a VPN to use while you’re working from home. If you work with any sensitive documents, a VPN adds security via encryption and it also stops websites from tracking what you’re doing online. 

Best VPNs for working from home

Of course, a VPN brings benefits when work is finished, such as watching HBO or US Netflix (or YouTube for that matter) from the UK or a different country. And you can install and use your chosen service on all the devices you need, such as your laptop, phone, tablet and even your Amazon Fire TV Stick.

There are dozens upon dozens of VPN services vying for your attention, but these are the best.

If you want more in-depth buying advice, read our separate article on how to use a VPN to work from home.

1. NordVPN

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NordVPN is one of the best-known services and is a great choice if you need a VPN when working from home.

  • 5687 servers across 60 countries
  • Works with Netflix & other streaming services
  • Kill switch
  • 6 simultaneous connections
  • Mobile apps & browser extensions

Based in Panama and with an audited no-logs policy, it's great for those concerned about privacy. There's an ad-blocker and malware protection feature included too, as well as browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox and an app for Amazon Fire TV.

Nord's 3-year plan works out at £2.68/ $3.49 per month (£96.74/ $125.64 upfront) and at the time of writing you'll get either a 1-month or 1-year extension free as an Easter gift.

There's a money-back guarantee in case you're not totally happy too. 

Read our full NordVPN review

2. ExpressVPN

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Easy to use, speedy and packed with features, ExpressVPN is the one to choose if you're looking for a reliable VPN service that will work on all your devices. 

  • 3000+ servers across 94 countries
  • Works with Netflix
  • Kill switch
  • 5 simultaneous connections
  • Mobile & Amazon Fire TV apps, plus browser extensions available

As well as offering excellent security and privacy, it also unblocks your favourite streaming services (and other websites) and there's friendly tech support available round the clock.

Get 49% off and 3 months free when you sign up for a year of ExpressVPN.

Read our full ExpressVPN review

3. Surfshark

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Surfshark has a slick, simple interface and a good range of features. It has apps and extensions which protect popular devices and web browsers and it costs less than most of its competitors, despite allowing an unlimited number of connections.

  • 1200 servers across 61 countries
  • Works with Netflix & other streaming services
  • Kill switch
  • Unlimited simultaneous connections
  • Two-factor authentication
  • GPS spoofing

Based in the British Virgin Islands with a strict no-logs policy and MultiHop servers for greater security and privacy, it's a great choice no matter what you want a VPN for.

It's very competitively priced, and you can sign up to Surfshark for just £1.59/$1.99 per month.

Read our full Surfshark review

4. VyprVPN

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VyprVPN owns and operates its entire network of over 700 servers and has been audited to prove that it sticks by its no-logs policy. If privacy is your top priority, it’s therefore a good one to add to your shortlist. Just note that you can’t pay truly anonymously for the service.

  • More than 700 servers across 70+ countries
  • Works with Netflix & other streaming services
  • Kill switch & Chameleon protocol
  • Up to 5 simultaneous connections
  • Mobile apps but no browser extensions

Features vary by device, as they do with all VPNs, but it’s also important to note that you can’t use Vypr’s proprietary Chameleon protocol on iPads and iPhones. Overall, this is a speedy and reliable service… it’s just not the cheapest.

But you can get a special deal with 81% off if you use this link to VyprVPN's website.

Read our full VyprVPN review

5. Ivacy


Ivacy may not have as many servers as NordVPN or ExpressVPN, but it does tick a lot of boxes. It allows five devices to use its service from a single account, and has no problems with you downloading Torrent files.

  • Based in Singapore
  • 1000+ servers
  • 5 simultaneous connections
  • Torrenting allowed + malware protection
  • Apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV
  • Browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox

It offers a good range of apps and some of these have a decent set of features including a kill switch. There are a few niggles such as no way to save favourite servers or see how busy a particular server is. 

But this five-year deal is excellent value at just 99p ($1.19) per month. And if you use the code Easter20, you'll get 20% off! Bargain.

6. CyberGhost

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CyberGhost is a newbie-friendly VPN with an easy-to-use interface. Based in Romania, outside the 14-eyes, CyberGhost offers a good selection of servers optimised for popular video streaming services

  • 3,695 servers+ across 58 countries
  • Works with Netflix & other streaming services
  • Kill switch
  • 7 simultaneous connections
  • Mobile apps and browser extensions

CyberGhost isn't the fastest VPN service, and you might be put off by the fact that the servers are mostly rented, not owned. The service's new owners are a concern too. 

However, if you want a way to unblock streaming services and websites for a very small monthly cost, CyberGhost is one of the better-value options, and has handy Amazon Fire TV and Android TV apps.

The month-by-month price of £11.99/$12.99 represents the worst value deal, but the price drops a lot if you commit to one year or three years, which takes it down to as little as £2.10/$2.75.

Find out the latest deals for CyberGhost on its website.

Read our full CyberGhost review