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List of All the London Postal Codes 

Are you thinking about sending something to a friend in the capital of the UK, or are you thinking about moving to London? Either way, you will need to understand the addressing system in the UK. So, to help you, I’ve compiled a list of all the London postal codes to make this process as simple as possible.

With that in mind, let’s dive in and find out more about the wonderful world of London postcodes. 

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What are London Postal Codes?

First things first, what are London postal codes? Well, simply put, they’re the UK’s equivalent of a zip code.

It goes at the end of the address and helps the postal service send it to the correct office and the right postal route!

There are plenty of streets in London that have the same or similar names, so it can get confusing at the sorting office.

Postal codes, or postcodes as they’re more commonly referred to, help prevent your parcel or letter from going to the wrong place.

They’re made up of numbers and letters, with each section representing different things. 

For example, Wimbledon Park has the postcode SW19 7HX. The SW at the start is the postcode area. Each postcode area can have up to 99 postcode districts in them.

That’s what the 19 is – it’s the postcode district. 

The second part of the postcode – 7HX, is the postcode sector and this is normally indicative of an individual road, or with some larger places, part of a road or park. 

Does London Have Zip Codes?

So, zip codes in the US are five numbers that are specific to the area that you live in. While postcodes in the UK are similar, they are definitely not zip codes.

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Zip codes don’t include any spacing or any letters, which are some of the key differences.

If you were to say zip code in London or other parts of the UK, many people would know what you’re talking about, but some people might not have a clue, so stick with postcodes if you’re in the UK and zip codes if you’re in the US!

How Long are London Postcodes?

Unlike US zip codes, the length of a UK postcode can vary. They can be anywhere from five to seven characters long – not including the space in the middle.

That’s because both the postcode district and postcode area can be one or two digits long depending on the area. 

For example, Spitalfields Market in East London has a postcode of E1 6AA, whereas Camden Market which is located in North West London has the postcode NW1 8AF. So, postcodes can be anywhere from five to seven digits long. 

Are London Postcodes Geographical?

In the case of London, yes the postcode areas tend to signify the geographical location within the city.

So if it’s a NW postcode area, it’s going to be in the North West of the city or if it’s in EC it’s the eastern part of Central London. 

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This isn’t the case in every place in the UK. By and large, the postcode will align with the county or city that you’re in where possible. For example, some common city area codes are as follows:

Liverpool City Center: L1

Manchester City Center: M1

Birmingham City Center: B1

Bristol City Center: BS1

Edinburgh City Center: EH1

Cardiff City Center: CF10

London Postcodes

Okay, let’s get into the different London postal codes.

I’ve separated them by their postcode areas to keep things simple, and I’ve highlighted some popular locations in each place that you might be interested in. This is by no means an exhaustive list.

There are more named areas within each postcode areas and some places, like Hackney for instance, can spread over two postcode areas because of it’s size and position.

With that in mind, let’s dive in. 

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Greater London

We’re starting with the outskirts. London is huge so it doesn’t all fit into the North, South, West, and East postcode areas.

So, you might find yourself on the DLR train heading to Twickenham for the rugby, for instance, and you’ll still be in London, but you’ll be in a completely different postcode area. 

There are quite a few popular places like this, especially if you live outside zone three or four on the Tube.

BR: Bromley

CR: Croydon

DA: Dartford

EN: Enfield

HA: Harrow

IG: Ilford

KT: Kingston

RM: Romford

SM: Sutton

TW: Twickenham

UB: Uxbridge

WD: Watford

Central London

Funnily enough, central London doesn’t use a lone C for its postcode area. Instead, it splits the city center in half from east to west.

East Central District

EC1A  EC1M  EC1N  EC1P  EC1R  EC1V  EC1Y : Barbican, Clerkenwell, Finsbury

EC2A  EC2M  EC2N  EC2P  EC2R  EC2V  EC2Y : Moorgate, Liverpool Street Station

EC3A  EC3M  EC3N  EC3P  EC3R  EC3V : Aldgate, Monument, Tower Hill

EC4A  EC4M  EC4N  EC4P  EC4R  EC4V  EC4Y : Fleet Street, St Paul’s

West Central District

WC1A  WC1B  WC1E  WC1H  WC1N  WC1R  WC1V  WC1X: Bloomsbury, Gray’s Inn

WC2A  WC2B  WC2E  WC2H  WC2N  WC2R: Covent Garden, Holborn, Strand

North London

N1: Barnsbury, Canonbury, Islington

N2: East Finchley

N3: Finchley Central

N4: Finsbury Park

N5: Highbury

N6: Highgate

N7: Holloway

N8: Crouch End, Hornsey

N9: Lower Edmonton

N10: Muswell Hill

N11: Friern Barnet, New Southgate

N12: North Finchley

N13: Palmers Green

N14: Southgate

N15: Seven Sisters

N16: Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington

N17: Tottenham

N18: Upper Edmonton

N19: Archway, Tufnell Park

N20: Totteridge

N21: Winchmore Hill

N22: Alexandra Palace

North West District

NW1: Camden Town, Euston Station, Regent’s Park

NW2: Cricklewood, Neasden

NW3: Hampstead

NW4: Brent Cross, Hendon

NW5: Kentish Town

NW6: Kilburn, Queens Park, West Hampstead

NW7: Mill Hill

NW8: St John’s Wood

NW9: Colindale, Kingsbury

NW10: Harlesden, Kensal Green, Willesden

NW11: Golders Green, Hampstead Garden Suburb

East London

E1: Mile End, Stepney, Spitalfields, Whitechapel

E2: Bethnal Green, Shoreditch

E3: Bow

E4: Chingford, Highams Park

E5: Clapton

E6: East Ham, Beckton

E7: Forest Gate, Upton Park

E8: Hackney, Dalston

E9: Hackney

E10: Leyton

E11: Leytonstone

E12: Manor Park

E13: Plaistow

E14: Isle of Dogs, Millwall, Poplar

E15: Stratford, West Ham

E16: Canning Town

E17: Walthamstow

E18: South Woodford

E20: Olympic Park, Stratford

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South London

South East District

SE1: Bermondsey, Borough, Southwark, Waterloo

SE2: Abbey Wood

SE3: Blackheath, Westcombe Park

SE4: Brockley, Crofton Park

SE5: Camberwell

SE6: Bellingham

SE7: Charlton

SE8: Deptford

SE9: Eltham, Mottingham

SE10: Greenwich

SE11: Lambeth

SE12: Grove Park, Lee

SE13: Hither Green, Lewisham

SE14: New Cross, New Cross Gate

SE15: Nunhead, Peckham

SE16: Rotherhithe, South Bermondsey, Surrey Docks

SE17: Elephant & Castle

SE18: Plumstead, Woolwich

SE19: Crystal Palace

SE20: Anerley, Penge

SE21: Dulwich

SE22: East Dulwich

SE23: Forest Hill

SE24: Herne Hill

SE25: South Norwood

SE26: Sydenham

SE27: Tulse Hill, West Norwood

SE28: Thamesmead

South West District

SW1: Belgravia, Pimlico, Westminster

SW2: Brixton

SW3: Brompton, Chelsea

SW4: Clapham

SW5: Earl’s Court

SW6: Fulham, Parson’s Green

SW7: South Kensington

SW8: Nine Elms, South Lambeth

SW9: Brixton, Stockwell

SW10: West Brompton, World’s End

SW11: Battersea, Clapham Junction

SW12: Balham

SW13: Barnes, Castelnau

SW14: East Sheen, Mortlake

SW15: Putney, Roehampton

SW16: Norbury, Streatham

SW17: Tooting

SW18: Earlsfield, Wandsworth

SW19: Merton, Wimbledon

SW20: South Wimbledon

West London

W1: Marylebone, Mayfair, Soho

W2: Bayswater, Paddington Station

W3: Acton

W4: Chiswick

W5: Ealing

W6: Hammersmith

W7: Hanwell

W8: Kensington

W9: Maida Vale Studios

W10: Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington

W11: Notting Hill

W12: Shepherd’s Bush

W13: West Ealing

W14: West Kensington

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How Do I Format My London Postcode?

Formatting your London postcode is very important. As postcodes can be anywhere from five to seven digits long, if you put the space in the wrong place, your mail might not get delivered correctly.

You should always put the space after the postcode district. So, for example, King’s Cross Station’s postcode would look like N1 9AL.

If you group it all together like this, N19AL, at a glance in the sorting office it could look like an N19 postcode which is in Archway, miles away from the station!

Where Can I Find the Right Postcode for My Address?

Finding your postcode is super simple – just pop your address into Google and the maps function will show you the full address.

If you’re not 100% sure or the search isn’t clear, you can go on your local council’s website to find out, or it should be on your accommodation’s tenancy agreement paperwork! 

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