London Postcodes
 

London Postcodes

 

Most property adverts and estate agents in London refer at some point to the postcode of the area the property is in which can be confusing if you’re not used to the system. Basically, all London postcodes are made up of two different sections. Take the following as an example :

N11 3RN

The first part refers to the general area the property is in and, as a rule, it is this part you will find in property adverts. The second part refers to the street and location of the property on that street. The prefixes of the first part are straightforward (for example SW refers to South West) and give the general part of London, whereas the number gives a more specific location. However, geographically the numbering appears arbitrary as, for instance, NW1 is central whereas NW2 is far out and does not border NW1. This is because when the numbered system was first introduced in 1917, the postcodes numbered 1 (E1, NW1, W1, SW1, SE1) were most central and the subsequent numbers assigned alphabetically by the name of the district they represented. The exceptions to this are the central London postcodes of EC and WC ('east central', 'west central').

Below is a list of the London postcodes and areas they represent. We have also put together london postcode map, colour coded by the average rent

EC (East Central London Postcodes)

EC1
Aldersgate, Finsbury, Holborn
EC2
Bishopsgate, Cheapside
EC3
Aldgate
EC4
St. Paul’s

E (East London Postcodes)

E1
Whitechapel, Shoreditch
E2
Bethnal Green
E3
Bow
E4
Chingford
E5
Clapton, Homerton
E6
East Ham
E7
Forest Gate
E8
Dalston
E9
Homerton
E10
Leyton
E11
Leytonstone
E12
Manor Park
E13
Plaistow
E14
Poplar (Isle of Dogs)
E15
Stratford, West Ham
E16
Victoria Docks, North Woolwich
E17
Walthamstow
E18
South Woodford
E20
Walford (just kidding - this is the fictional postcode where the soap opera Eastenders is set)

NW (North West London Postcodes)

NW1
Regent’s Park, St. Pancras
NW2
Cricklewood, Dollis Hill
NW3
Hampstead
NW4
Hendon
NW5
Kentish Town
NW6
Maida Vale, Kilburn
NW7
Mill Hill
NW8
St. John’s Wood
NW9
Colindale
NW10
Willesden
NW11
Golders Green

SE (South East London Postcodes)

SE1
Borough, Waterloo
SE2
Abbey Wood
SE3
Blackheath
SE4
Brockley
SE5
Camberwell
SE6
Catford
SE7
Charlton
SE8
Deptford
SE9
Eltham
SE10
Greenwich
SE11
Kennington
SE12
Lee
SE13
Lewisham
SE14
New Cross
SE15
Peckham
SE16
Bermondsey, Rotherhithe
SE17
Walworth
SE18
Plumstead
SE19
Crystal Palace
SE20
Penge
SE21, SE22
Dulwich
SE23
Forest Hill
SE24
Herne Hill
SE25
Norwood
SE26
Sydenham
SE27
West Norwood
SE28
Thamesmead

WC (West Central London Postcodes)

WC1
Bloomsbury, High Holborn
WC2
Strand, Holborn

W (West London Postcodes)

W1
West End
W2
Bayswater, Paddington
W3
Acton
W4
Chiswick
W5
Ealing
W6
Hammersmith
W7
Hanwell
W8
Holland Park
W9
Maida Vale, Paddington
W10
North Kensington
W11
Notting Hill
W12
Shepherd's Bush
W13
West Ealing
W14
West Kensington

N (North London Postcodes)

N1
Angel
N2
East Finchley
N3
Finchley
N4
Finsbury Park
N5
Highbury
N6
Highgate
N7
Holloway
N8
Hornsey, Crouch End
N9
Lower Edmonton
N10
Muswell Hill
N11
New Southgate
N12
North Finchley
N13
Palmers Green
N14
Southgate
N15
Stamford Hill, South Tottenham
N16
Stoke Newington
N17
Tottenham
N18
Upper Edmonton
N19
Upper Holloway
N20
Whetstone
N21
Winchmore Hill
N22
Wood Green

SW (South West London Postcodes)

SW1
Westminster, Victoria
SW2
Brixton
SW3
Chelsea
SW4
Clapham
SW5
Earl’s Court, West Brompton
SW6
Fulham
SW7
South Kensington, Knightsbridge
SW8
South Lambeth
SW9
Stockwell
SW10
West Brompton, Chelsea
SW11
Battersea
SW12
Balham
SW13
Barnes
SW14
Mortlake
SW15
Putney
SW16
Streatham
SW17
Tooting
SW18
West Wandsworth
SW19
Wimbledon
SW20
West Wimbledon