UK Postcode & Address API for Developers

A simple JSON API to query UK postcodes and addresses

The most up-to-date & accurate UK dataset available

Updated daily from Royal Mail's Postcode Address File

Starts at 2p per lookup & open data is free

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Simply Priced

Worry-free pricing with no hidden costs or lock-in. A flat, pay-as-you-go rate of 2p per lookup
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Incredibly Accurate

Access the UK's most accurate and up-to-date address database. Our data is updated everyday from Royal Mail's Postcode Address File
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Well Supported

Integrate quickly with clear documentation, open-source libraries and live support from developers

Access the national address database through a simple API
Query for UK addressing data with just an HTTP request

GET /v1/postcodes/

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GET /v1/addresses?q=

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Integrate postcode lookups with any form in moments
Add postcode lookups to any web form by embedding and configuring our jQuery Plugin

<!-- Add a div to house your 
     postcode input field -->
<div id="lookup_field"></div>

<!-- This is your existing form -->
<label>Address Line One</label>
<input id="first_line" type="text">

<label>Address Line Two</label>
<input id="second_line" type="text">

<label>Address Line Three</label>
<input id="third_line" type="text">

<label>Post Town</label>
<input id="post_town" type="text">

<label>Postcode</label>
<input id="postcode" type="text">
<script>
// Add this after your form
$('#lookup_field').setupPostcodeLookup({
  // Add your API key
  api_key: 'ak_hk71kco54zGSgVf9ExxRVVNmolLNh',
  // Identify your fields with CSS selectors
  output_fields: {
    line_1: '#first_line',  
    line_2: '#second_line',         
    line_3: '#third_line',
    post_town: '#post_town',
    postcode: '#postcode'
  }
});
</script>

Demonstrations limited to 15 lookups per IP, per day

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1,000+ Users
and Growing

Our APIs provide addressing and location data for over 1,000 users
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Over 1 Million Requests
Processed per Week

Millions of requests are processed by our APIs every month without a hitch
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Over 29 Million Addresses,
1,000s Updated Daily

Our data is updated everyday with up to 5,000 changes per day

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