When configuring the UK VPN through VanishedVPN, the IP I am given after connecting is from New York (Matawan).
Forgot to tell the service I was trying to access: BBC iPlayer. Have tried again now and it worked.
What Services are you trying to access on the UK VPN ?
The best way to check if its working is to try and access the service that you want (i.e. BBc iplayer)