List of London Postcodes

The London postal district covers 241 square miles. It is broken into 8 postcode areas - N, NW, SW, SE, W, WC, E and EC postcode areas. Some high density postcode districts are split to create smaller postcode districts. This is achieved by adding a letter after the original postcode district, for example W1F. The districts that have been subdivided are E1, W1, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, WC1, WC2 and SW1.

It is quite common to use postcodes as place names in London, particularly where property is concerned. A property may be described as being "in SW12" for example, especially where a postal district is synonymous with a desirable location but also covers other less prestigious places. In this example estate agents may list a property as "Balham" even with an SW17 postcode. But a listing with an SW12 postcode is much more desirable and expensive than an SW17 postcode - which is really Tooting. Postcodes are a convenient shorthand for social status. A desirable postcode such as NW3 will add a significant amount to the value of a property.

Some postcodes overlap areas. For example Shoreditch falls into both "E1" and "E2" postcodes. For the purposes of this list, we've put the main postcode that is generally associated with at area. So, if you're looking for a new property in London, it pays to become familiar with both postcodes and areas.

London Postcodes and Districts

Central London EC Postcodes - "The City"District or Area
EC1Barbican, Clerkenwell, Finsbury
EC2Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street, Moorgate
EC3Fenchurch Street, Tower Hill, Monument, Aldgate
EC4St Paul's, Fleet Street

Central London WC Postcodes - "The West End"District or Area
WC1Bloomsbury, High Holborn, Kings Cross, Gray's Inn, New Oxford Street
WC2Covent Garden, The Strand, Leicester Square, Charing Cross, Aldwych

E Postcodes - East LondonDistrict or Area
E1Whitechapel, Stepney, Spitalfields, Shadwell, Stepney, Wapping
E2Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, Haggerston
E3Bow, Bromley-by-Bow, Three Mills, Mile End, Old Ford
E4Chingford, Highams Park Sewardstone
E5Clapton, Upper Clapton, Lower Clapton
E6East Ham, Beckton
E7Forest Gate, Upton Park
E8Hackney, Dalston, London Fields
E9Homerton, Hackney Wick, Hackney Marshes, South Hackney
E10Leyton, Temple Mills, Walthamstow Marshes
E11Leytonstone, Wanstead, Snaresbrook
E12Manor Park, Little Ilford, Aldersbrook
E14Docklands, Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, Blackwall
E15Stratford, West Ham, Maryland
E16Canning Town, North Woolwich, Silvertown, London City Airport
E18Woodford, South Woodford

SE Postcodes - South East LondonDistrict or Area
SE1Waterloo, South Bank, Southwark, Borough, Bermondsey
SE2Abbey Wood, West Heath, Crossness
SE3Blackheath, Westcombe Park, Kidbrooke
SE4Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park
SE5Camberwell, Denmark Hill
SE6Catford, Hither Green, Bellingham
SE8Deptford, Evelyn
SE9Eltham, Mottingham New Eltham
SE11Kennington, Lambeth
SE12Lee, Grove Park, Chinbrook, Horn Park
SE13Lewisham, Hither Green, Ladywell
SE14New Cross, New Cross Gate
SE15Peckham, Nunhead
SE16Rotherhithe, Surrey Quays, South Bermondsey
SE17Walworth, Elephant & Castle, Newington
SE18Woolwich, Plumstead
SE19Crystal Palace, Upper Norwood
SE20Penge, Anerley
SE21Dulwich, Dulwich Village, West Dulwich
SE22East Dulwich, Peckham Rye
SE23Forest Hill, Honor Oak
SE24Herne Hill
SE25South Norwood, Selhurst
SE27West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Tulse Hill

SW Postcodes - South West LondonDistrict or Area
SW1Westminster, Belgravia, Pimlico, Knightsbridge, St. James's
SW2Brixton, Streatham Hill, Brixton Hill
SW3Chelsea, Brompton, Knightsbridge
SW5Earls Court
SW6Fulham, Parson's Green
SW7South Kensington
SW8Nine Elms, Vauxhall, South Lambeth
SW9Stockwell, Brixton
SW10West Brompton, Chelsea
SW11Battersea, Clapham Junction
SW12Balham, Clapham South
SW14Mortlake, East Sheen
SW15Putney, Roehampton
SW16Streatham, Norbury
SW17Tooting, Tooting Bec
SW18Wandsworth, Earlsfield
SW19Wimbledon, Southfields, Merton
SW20Raynes Park, South Wimbledon

W Postcodes - West LondonDistrict or Area
W1Mayfair, Soho, China Town, Marylebone, Fitzrovia, Harley Street
W2Bayswater, Paddington, Hyde Park
W3Acton, Park Royal, East Acton, West Acton
W4Chiswick, Turnham Green, Gunnersby
W9Maida Vale, Little Venice
W10Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington
W11Notting Hill, Holland Park
W12Shepherd's Bush, White City
W13West Ealing
W14West Kensington, Kensington Olympia

NW Postcodes - North West LondonDistrict or Area
NW1Camden Town, Euston, Somers Town, Regent's Park
NW2Cricklewood, Dollis Hill, Childs Hill, Neasden
NW3Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Belsize Park, Chalk Farm
NW4Hendon, Brent Cross
NW5Kentish Town, Tufnell Park, Gospel Oak
NW6West Hampstead, Kilburn, Queen's Park, Brondesbury
NW7Mill Hill, Arkley
NW8St John's Wood, Primrose Hill, Lisson Grove
NW9Kingsbury, Colindale, West Hendon, Queensbury, The Hyde
NW10Willesden, Harlesden, Kensal Green, Stonebridge, Brent Park
NW11Golders Green, Hampstead Garden Suburb

N Postcodes - North LondonDistrict or Area
N1Islington, Kings Cross, Canonbury, Barnsbury, Pentonville, Hoxton
N2East Finchley, Fortis Green
N3Finchley, Finchley Central, Church End
N4Finsbury Park, Manor House, Harringay, Stroud Green
N6Highgate, Hampstead Heath
N8Hornsey, Crouch End
N9Lower Edmonton
N10Muswell Hill
N11New Southgate, Friern Barnet, Arnos Grove, Bounds Green
N12North Finchley, Woodside Park
N13Palmers Green
N14Southgate, Oakwood
N15Seven Sisters, West Green
N16Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill, Shacklewell, Dalston
N17Tottenham, Tottenham South
N18Upper Edmonton
N19Upper Holloway, Archway, Tufnell Park
N20Whetstone, Totteridge, Oakleigh Park
N21Winchmore Hill, Bush Hill, Grange Park
N22Wood Green, Alexandra Palace, Bowes Green