Britain may be a small country, but it’s home to many of the top YouTube stars in the world. With content like gaming, music, comedy sketches, beauty, and more, the top British YouTubers have a little something for everyone. Check out what these top vloggers and video creators have to offer.
25 Top British YouTubers
With more than 62 million subscribers, Felix Kjellberg — better known as PewDiePie — is not only the top British YouTuber, but also one of the most popular in the world. Originally from Sweden, he’s now making videos from Brighton. He’s most famous for his video game commentaries.
Olajide “JJ” Olatunji is one of the top British YouTubers — and one of the most loved. He has a cool 18.5 million subscribers who head to his KSI channel to watch his football commentary, pranks, music, vlogs, and more.
Dan Middleton, also known as DanTDM, has one of the most-subscribed YouTube channels. A whopping 15.8 million viewers tune in to his daily gaming videos. He’s praised for keeping it clean and offering fun, safe content for children.
Zoe Sugg is not only one of the top British YouTubers, but also one of the most powerful beauty influencers on social media. Her two YouTube channels have a combined 16.8 million subscribers who lover her makeup tutorials, Q&As, and haul videos.
Tom Cassell is the face behind TheSyndicateProject, which has 9.9 million subscribers. His content focuses primarily on games like “Call of Duty” and “Halo,” but he also takes his viewers along on some of his real-life adventures.
Harry Lewis has over 12 million subscribers and 3.3 billion views on his channel W2S. He produces quality content focused on gaming and challenges, which helped him quickly rise to the top of the list of British YouTubers (despite having launched his channel later than many of the others).
Known best as LDShadowLady, Lizzie D has gained a following of more than 3.8 million YouTube subscribers. While the video game world is largely dominated by men, she’s carved a place for herself with her quality Minecraft gameplay videos.
With over 3.6 million subscribers on her channel, Tanya Burr is among the most influential British women on YouTube. She’s a makeup artist who quit her day job to focus on creating YouTube videos. She frequently collaborates with other popular YouTubers.
Patricia Bright used to be shy in front of the camera, but with more than 2.2 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, that is no longer the case. Her fashion, beauty, and lifestyle videos have racked up millions of views to make her a top British YouTuber.
With 8.2 million subscribers on his ThatcherJoe channel, Joe Sugg is another top British YouTuber — just like his sister Zoe. He loves to make videos with pranks and impressions. He frequently collaborates with other top YouTubers who make an appearance on his channel, and vice versa.
Caspar Lee is another popular prank star on YouTube. He’s collaborated — and even lived — with fellow YouTuber Joe Sugg. He’s been active on YouTube, and gained over 7.5 million subscribers. In addition to collaborating with YouTubers, he’s also managed to snag a few celebrity guests, too.
Joseph Garrett operates one of the most-popular children’s channels on YouTube — Stampylonghead. Like other YouTubers, he commentates video games like Minecraft, but his content is produced exclusively for children. His gaming adventures as Mr. Stampy Cat racked up more than 8.9 million subscribers.
With his pranks, challenges, Q&As, and other comedy videos, Alfie Deyes has gained more than four million subscribers and racked up nearly a billion views on his PointlessBlogVlogs channel.
Known as Sprinkle of Glitter on YouTube, Louise Pentland has more than 2.6 million subscribers and 210 million views on her YouTube channel. She is a lifestyle and beauty vlogger, but she also takes her fans deep inside her life, including a video showing the home birth of her daughter.
Not to be confused with his older brother, Oladeji Olatunji is also one of the top British YouTubers. His channel Comedy Shorts Gamer has over 9.1 million subscribers — fewer than his brother, but still impressive. He’s a comedy YouTuber focusing on vlogs and prank videos.
Dan Howell uploads videos under his name, but he was formerly known as DanIsNotOnFire. His videos poke fun at him and his life, and over 6.5 million people subscribe to these comedic videos. He took a risk by dropping out of law school to become a YouTuber, but it’s paid off.
Tiana Wilson is a child star on YouTube, and one of the top British YouTubers. She’s the face of the channel Toys and Me, on which she collaborates with her father. The channel has 8.1 million subscribers, and features unboxing videos, toy reviews, and challenges. Amazingly, Tiana earned all of her followers before she was 10 years old.
Simon Minter is a top British YouTuber with 6.9 million subscribers on his Miniminter YouTube channel. He predominantly uploads FIFA- and football-related content, but he also likes to entertain his fans with vlogs and comedy videos.
Before YouTube, it was harder for musicians to get noticed and gain a following. Conor Maynard is a pop star in his own right, but he got his start on YouTube. He continues to upload videos and new music to his channel, which has 7.5 million subscribers.
This plumber-turned-YouTuber started his channel in 2006, and became one of the top British YouTubers with 4.9 million subscribers. His fans particularly love his animations, but he uploads comedy videos as well.
While many YouTubers are everyday people who get behind the camera and learn as they go, Phil Lester is one of the few who had a degree and background in video. He began his channel, AmazingPhil, in 2006, and now has 4.2 million subscribers. He is friends with Dan Howell, and the pair frequently collaborate.
She might only be 4 years old, but Emily Cozmiuc is already one of the most-influential people on YouTube, with 6.3 million subscribers on her channel. Her family began uploading videos of her opening and playing with toys. Now that she has such a large audience, she posts fun, education videos for small children.
Uploading videos daily (and sometimes more often), Alistair Aiken is one of the hardest working YouTubers out there. His channel, Ali-A, features “Call of Duty” walkthroughs and other gaming content, and has over 12 million subscribers. He holds records for the most-subscribed and most-viewed “Call of Duty” channel.
Samantha Maria has 1.8 million YouTube subscribers, but she also has a strong following on other social media platforms. Her lifestyle, fashion, and travel vlogs make her one of the top British YouTubers. She has a degree in fashion, and frequently uploads simple and affordable styles, making her a fan favorite.
Niomi Smart’s lifestyle channel has 1.7 million subscribers, making her a top British YouTuber in the health and wellness category. She shares healthy recipes, beauty tips, and other wellness content every week.