Central London Postcode Guide

EC1

EC1 is a postcode district in East Central London incorporating the districts of Clerkenwell, Farringdon, Hatton Garden, St Luke’s, Finsbury, Moorfields Eye Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Home to some of London’s leading architectural firms and high-end designer furniture showrooms that adorn Clerkenwell Road, commuting within EC1 couldn’t be easier via the many underground stations on the Central, Northern, Circle, Metropolitan or Hammersmith & City lines.

Local landmarks include The Museum of London located in Barbican, Leather Lane with its diversity of foods from across the globe, Smithfield Market (largest wholesale meat market in Europe). Silicon Roundabout on Old Street acts as a gateway to TechCity and crossroads into the City via City Road.

EC2

EC2 is a postcode district in East Central London incorporating the areas of Shoreditch, Hackney, Broadgate, Liverpool Street, Heron Tower on Old Broad Street, Tower 42 (formally the NatWest Tower), Bank of England on Threadneedle Street, Guildhall and the Barbican Centre which plays host to an unrivalled programme of theatre, dance, art, classical music, modern beats, film seasons and children’s events.

Home to the city’s financial and commercial business centre stretching from Barbican to Bank and Aldgate to the hip South Bank. Nearby Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane offering a mix of upmarket brands, chic vintage stalls, local pop-ups, street art and some of the best restaurants around. Commuting within EC2 couldn’t be easier via the many underground stations on the Central, Northern, Circle, Metropolitan or Hammersmith & City lines.

EC3

EC3 is the postcode district in East Central London lies on the edge of commercial and entertainment districts and in close proximity to the buzz of the quirky independent shops and restaurants of Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane.

Home to super-sleek structures of The Gherkin (St Mary Axe), The Cheesegrater (Leadenhall Building), Walkie-Talkie on Fenchurch Street, The Helter-skelter (The Pinnacle) and Lloyd’s of London. Iconic landmarks include; The Tower of London, The Bank of England, St Paul’s Cathedral, City Hall and Old Billingsgate Market. Commuting within EC3 couldn’t be easier via the many underground stations on the Central, Northern, Circle, Metropolitan or Hammersmith & City lines.

EC4

EC4 is a postcode district in East Central London incorporating the areas of Fetter Lane, St Paul’s, Mansion House, Cannon Street, Blackfriars and Temple.

Located in the heart of London City, and a short skip away from the Millennium and Southwark Bride you get the best of city life and Southbank with the culture of the Tate Museum and range of restaurants and pubs. Commuting within EC3 by tube is a breeze via Cannon Street station, Mansion House, Blackfriars, Monument tube stations or City Thameslink station.

E1

E1 is a postcode district in Tower Hamlets that borders the edge of The City and stretches from Hackney Road in the North to St Katharine’s Dock in the South and out towards Mile End in the East.

Home to the infamous Silicon Roundabout (aptly named Tech City) in Old Street, an E1 postcode will place you within touching distance of many a startup technology business. Commuting to the City of London couldn’t be easier with its connections to Liverpool Street its Northern line and National Rail network. Head further afield towards Shoreditch High Street and its Box Park you’ll find the Truman Brewery and Old Spitalfields Market with its colourful street art of Brick Lane with its plethora of pop-up food, bric-a-brac stalls, edgy art galleries, hip pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. Slightly further afield is the historic Tower of London at Aldgate.

E14

E14 is the postcode district in Tower Hamlets, East London incorporating the areas of Docklands including Poplar, Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, Canary Wharf, Blackwall and Cubitt Town.

Home to some of the most iconic structures in London’s skyline. Canary Wharf has a heavy mix of thriving retail outlets, state of the art office buildings and much sought after residential space. Located close to London City airport and the Jubilee Line is the O2 arena.

Commuting within E14 is a breeze using the DLR, underground access to the Jubilee line, ferry routes on the Thames and future prospect Crossrail.

E15

E15 is the postcode district in East London incorporating the areas of Stratford, parts of West Ham, Maryland, Leyton, Leytonstone, Temple Mills, Hackney Wick and Bow.

Home to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Westfield Stratford City, E15 has enjoyed a dramatic facelift the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With its mix of quirky cafés, green spaces, outdoor film screenings and a new cultural quarter there’s always something to do, alternatively, shoppers can shop till they drop at Westfield shopping centre.

Connected by solid transport links to the city of London by Tube, train or bus. E15 has very good transport links to the underground, DLR and buses.

WC1

WC1 is a postcode district within Camden in Central London centred around Bloomsbury and comprises of Russell Square, Grays Inn Road, Chancery Lane, High Holborn and Tottenham Court Road.

Great Ormond Street Hospital and The British Museum which plays host to an array of ancient Greek sculptures are both found within WC1. Surrounded by public parks, restaurants and café are along Charlotte Street. Neighbouring Covent Garden is located nearby for a variety of places to eat, drink and entertain. Commuting within EWC1 by tube is a breeze via Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square, Chancery Lane Central, Northern and Piccadilly Lines.

WC2

WC2 is a postcode district within Westminster in part of the West End as well as the legal district around Holborn and the Royal Courts on the Strand. The centre point of the area is arguably Covent Garden, with its excellent shopping, famous cobbled piazza and the numerous nearby theatres and is roughly bounded by Chancery Lane and Essex Street to the east, High Holborn and New Oxford Street to the north.

Home to the London School of Economics, Somerset House, University of London, and the National Portrait Gallery. In recent years, investors have tried to rebrand the WC1 and WC2 areas of London as “Midtown”. Commuting within WC2 is easy from a myriad of stations including Trafalgar Square, Aldwych, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Embankment And Charing Cross Station; which was disused platforms was used as a filming location including the James Bond movie ‘Skyfall.

N1

N1 is a postcode district within Greater London covering northern boroughs of Hackney, Islington, Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Enfield. Having been rejuvenated during the 1990s, King’s Cross is now a thriving cultural centre. Kings Cross sits between Islington and Camden boroughs. Its industrial heritage has made way for retail, tourism and entertainment, including a number of internationally renowned markets and music venues that are strongly associated with alternative culture.

Nearby Camden Lock market started in a former timber-yard in 1973, is now surrounded by five more markets: Buck Street market, Stables Market, Camden Lock village, and an indoor market in the Electric Ballroom. Kings Cross hosts … shopping and culture experiences in London, in the Caledonian Road and Regent Quarter and along Leigh Street and Marchment Street.

Fans of the JK Rowling books will appreciate the reference to Platform 9 3⁄4 at King Cross station that serves access to St Pancras and its Eurostar connections.

NW1

NW1 is the postcode district in Camden district and is where traditional meets trendy. Incorporating the districts of Marylebone, Euston, Baker Street, Camden Town, Primrose Hill.

Marylebone is a favourite of fashionable Londoners. Travelling by Tube or train is simple with Baker Street, Edgware Road, and Marylebone stations all mere minutes away. Whether you’re looking for a quick midday meal, a lively pub to toast a team win, or a posh restaurant to treat a client, this locale’s leafy lanes teem with drinking and dining for any occasion. Regent’s Park is a green oasis that’s perfect for an outdoor one-on-one. Neighbourhoods: Marylebone, Euston, Baker Street, Camden Town, Primrose Hill. Home to Regent’s Park, this London postcode.

Particularly well known, Camden town will attract you with its alternative vibe, its breathtaking canals, and its picture-perfect green spaces. Rich with culture and vibrant with life, this place is perfect for the aspiring creative looking for a place to work away from the bustle of Central London.

SE1

SE1 is a postcode district within Southwark, Central London and is located on the south bank of the River Thames. Vibrant location with a huge variety of shops and restaurants covering a vast area between Westminster and Blackfriars bridges.

The London Eye, Globe Theatre and many other famous attractions including the Shard. The Shard, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and Borough Market. Tube stations include Waterloo, Southwark and Blackfriars undergrounds and national rail stations are close by, Jubilee and Nothern Lines. London Bridge station.

W1

W1 is a postcode district within Westminster, Central London. Chancery Lane forms the Western boundary of the City of London. Office spaces in W1 often come in the form of converted residential premises in a grand style, on roads such as Greek Street and Wardour Street and act as quick access to areas like Victoria and Mayfair.

Home to approximately 300 shops on Oxford Street and the highest concentration of places to eat and drink in Central London. Lively both day and night, W1 is an array of vibrant entertainment including Regent Street, Carnaby Street, China Town, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Prince Edward and Prince of Wales theatres.

Commuting within W1 by tube is a breeze via Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, and Leicester Square with connections on the Piccadilly, Northern Lines, Bakerloo, Central and Victoria with added bonus of Tottenham Court Road for Crossrail.

W2

W2 is the postcode district in West London incorporating the areas of Paddington, Bayswater, Hyde Park, Westbourne Green, Little Venice (part), Westbourne Green, Notting Hill and is covered by the Westminster, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea local authorities.

Home to Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Regents Canal are nearby. The Mainline station is now the home of the Heathrow Express and was designed by one of Britain’s greatest civil engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Trains head out westward towards places including Reading, Swindon, Bath and Cardiff. In recent years improvements include a new entrance and concourse for its Hammersmith and City line.

SW1

SW1 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Whitehall and Buckingham Palace, the areas between Buckingham Gate and Victoria Station. In amongst the rows of townhouses with neatly kept gardens are a series of office spaces, in roads such as Ecclestone Square and the attractive Sloane Square.

SW1 is home to many of homes originally constructed in the nineteenth century. It’s close to the art exhibits at Tate Modern, a short distance from the Royal residence at Buckingham Palace and the Royal Court Theatre. Eat and drink with locals at one of the many bars and Michelin starred restaurants in the area or head towards the main shopping areas: Oxford & Regent St, Knightsbridge (Harrods), Kings Rd and High St Kensington.

Commuting is quick and easy with fantastic transport links into Victoria and St James’s Park Tube Stations via the Victoria, District and Circle lines.

SW3

SW3 is a postcode district within South West London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which incorporates the areas of Chelsea, Brompton, parts of Knightsbridge.

Home to a range of many upmarket, luxury fashion stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols, Christian Dior, Chanel, Prada and Katharine Hamnett. Visit the Saatchi Gallery or take a leisurely walk in nearby Hyde Park, SW3 is an upmarket paradise.

SW3 is bordered by Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner stations with access to the Piccadilly line. Sloane Square on District and Circle lines. Victoria station gives you access to the National Rail. Victoria tube station with routes on Circle, District and Victoria lines available.

W6

W6 is a postcode district within Hammersmith and Fulham in west London. An understated charmer, Hammersmith now has plenty to offer with a huge regeneration project underway there is a multitude of amazing new buildings to choose between.

Home to the world-famous Apollo and Lyric Theatre and it’s a great rooftop terrace. Nearby discover a series of riverside bars and restaurants dotted along the Thames.

Commuting couldn’t be easier with direct tube lines connecting across London. Paddington, Green Park, King’s Cross, and Liverpool Street are accessible via the Victoria, Circle, Metropolitan or Hammersmith & City lines.