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Postcode Areas

A complete list of UK postcode areas and regions

Updated 24 Jul 2020

What is a Postcode Area?

A postcode area is the geographical unit and forms the initial characters of the alphanumeric UK postcode. There are a total of 124 postcode areas in the UK.

To learn about the UK postcode format, read our guide on postcode components.

Below is a table of postcode areas and their regions.

Postcode Area Postcode Area Name Region
AB Aberdeen Scotland
AL St. Albans East of England
B Birmingham West Midlands
BA Bath South West
BB Blackburn North West
BD Bradford North West
BF British Forces Non-geographic
BH Bournemouth South West
BL Bolton North West
BN Brighton South East
BR Bromley Greater London
BS Bristol South West
BT Belfast Northern Ireland
CA Carlisle North West
CB Cambridge East of England
CF Cardiff Wales
CH Chester North West
CM Chelmsford East of England
CO Colchester East of England
CR Croydon Greater London
CT Canterbury South East
CV Coventry West Midlands
CW Crewe North West
DA Dartford Greater London
DD Dundee Scotland
DE Derby East Midlands
DG Dumfries Scotland
DH Durham North East
DL Darlington North East
DN Doncaster East Midlands
DT Dorchester South West
DY Dudley West Midlands
E London Greater London
EC London Greater London
EH Edinburgh Scotland
EN Enfield Greater London
EX Exeter South West
FK Falkirk Scotland
FY Blackpool North West
G Glasgow Scotland
GIR Girobank HQ, Bootle Non-geographic
GL Gloucester South West
GU Guilford South East
GY Guernsey Channel Islands
HA Harrow Greater London
HD Huddersfield North West
HG Harrogate North East
HP Hemel East of England
HR Hereford West Midlands
HS Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Scotland
HU Hull North East
HX Halifax North West
IG Ilford Greater London
IM Isle of Man Isle of Man
IP Ipswich East of England
IV Inverness Scotland
JE Jersey Channel Islands
KA Kilmarnock Scotland
KT Kingston Greater London
KW Kirkwall Scotland
KY Kirkaldy Scotland
L Liverpool North West
LA Lancaster North West
LD Llandrindod Wales
LE Leicester East Midlands
LL Llandudno Wales
LN Lincoln East Midlands
LS Leeds North East
LU Luton East of England
M Manchester North West
ME Medway South East
MK Milton Keynes South East
ML Motherwell Scotland
N London Greater London
NE Newcastle North East
NG Nottingham East Midlands
NN Northampton West Midlands
NP Newport Wales
NR Norwich East of England
NW London Greater London
OL Oldham North West
OX Oxford South East
PA Paisley Scotland
PE Peterborough East England
PH Perth Scotland
PL Plymouth South West
PO Portsmouth South East
PR Preston North West
QC Awarding Bodies Non-geographic
RG Reading South East
RH Redhill South East
RM Romford Greater London
S Sheffield East Midlands
SA Swansea Wales
SE London Greater London
SG Stevenage East of England
SK Stockport North West
SL Slough South East
SM Sutton Greater London
SN Swindon South West
SO Southampton South East
SP Salisbury South West
SR Sunderland North East
SS Southend East of England
ST Stoke on Trent West Midlands
SW London Greater London
SY Shrewsbury Wales
TA Taunton South West
TD Galashiels Scotland
TF Telford West Midlands
TN Tonbridge South East
TQ Torquay South West
TR Truro South West
TS Cleveland North East
TW Twickenham Greater London
UB Southall Greater London
W London Greater London
WA Warrington North West
WC London Greater London
WD Watford Greater London
WF Wakefield North East
WN Wigan North West
WR Worcester West Midlands
WS Walsall West Midlands
WV Wolverhampton West Midlands
YO York North East
ZE Shetland Scotland

You may also download the list in CSV format.