The United Kingdom is relatively small both in terms of both landmass and population, compared with other countries, but that doesn’t diminish the quantity and quality of the social media content coming out of the region. These 17 British YouTubers are some of the most popular in the world, thanks to entertaining videos about everything from beauty and comedy to music and gaming. Some of these YouTube stars have become major celebrities in the U.K., to the point that many of them have strayed from their former jobs. Others — like those who started in the music or fashion industries — saw their careers take off as they built their following.
Top 17 British YouTubers You Should Follow
PewDiePie, one of the most popular British YouTubers, has made a name for himself as a gaming guru. Known to his family as Felix Kjelberg, his sharp and witty gaming commentary on Minecraft and his full playlist of playthroughs has earned him 111 million (yes, you read that correctly) subscribers.
Samantha’s 1.75 million subscribers love hearing her take on beauty and fashion, which includes everything from jewelry and wardrobe hauls to makeup reviews and personal grooming. Before the pandemic, there were also plenty of fun travel diaries and an entire guide to her favorite spots in London.
Gamer Lizzie is a standout in an industry dominated by men. More than 6.6 million subscribers follow her on YouTube for her Minecraft videos, which include challenges, commentary, and gaming experiments. Her older in-real-life videos include a tour of Pixar Studios, Adventures in Finland, and a hysterical haul from Wish.
Rising to fame as a gamer, Dan has a whopping 25.9 million YouTube subscribers. His laugh-out-loud videos tend to focus on his favorite online games, including Five Nights at Freddy’s, Minecraft, and Among Us. It’s worth mentioning that Dan has his own plastic figurine and appeared in the movie “Free Guy” starring Ryan Reynolds.
Zoe may have originally been known as a beauty influencer on social media, but the media maven has expanded her reach by branding herself as a lifestyle guru. With a new baby, Zoe’s most recent videos on YouTube have shifted to focus on organizing the house, decorating the nursery, and shopping for baby clothes.
Louise vlogs about beauty, plus-size style, and juggling parenthood and work. The author, podcaster, and influencer describes herself as “an optimistic mum” and “believer in good things.” No doubt her 2.25 million YouTube subscribers agree. Her home birth video garnered more than 1.1 million views.
Affectionately known by his 9.83 million YouTube subscribers as “Miniminter,” Simon is a huge soccer fan (that’s “football” in the U.K.) but the majority of his videos are meant to make his fans laugh. His main channel is filled with TikTok reactions, a variety of made-up game shows, and entertaining mukbang videos.
Patricia’s 2.86 million YouTube subscribers got to know her through her beauty product reviews and fashion hauls. Although she still posts videos about clothes and brushes with celebrities like Jay-Z, she has a YouTube original series where she interviews influencers and celebrities.
More than 9.77 million people subscribe to Tom’s TheSyndicateProject, which is almost completely dedicated to gaming. His favorite games include Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, and Call of Duty. He offers tips for players on topics like how to unlock features, reviews game updates, and shares some of the funnier moments in gameplay.