N postcode area

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London N postcode area
Postcode area N
Postcode area name London N
Post towns 1
Postcode districts 25
Postcode sectors 112
Postcodes (live) 17,546
Postcodes (total) 27,643
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The N (Northern) postcode area, also known as the London N postcode area,[2] is the part of the London post town covering part of North London, England.

It includes areas in the London boroughs of Hackney, Islington, Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Enfield. The N postcode area does not cover all of the north of Greater London however. For example, parts of the London Borough of Enfield and the London Borough of Barnet are covered by the EN postcode area, and parts of the London Borough of Barnet and the London Borough of Camden are covered by the NW postcode area.

Postal administration

The postcode area originated in 1857 as the N district of London. In 1917 it was subdivided into 22 numbered districts.[3] The Northern head district was designated as N1 and the rest of the numbering followed the alphabetical order of the other districts' main names. Most districts include local areas known by their own specific names (see table below). The official post town for all N postcodes is LONDON; district names do not form an essential part of postal addresses.[2]

To accommodate redevelopment in Kings Cross Central, a new district N1C was created in 2010.[4][5] The N area also includes two non-geographic postcode districts: N1P for PO boxes in N1 or N1C; and N81 for ballot mailings to Electoral Reform Services in N8.[6]

List of postcode districts

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts, with the historic postal district names shown in italics:[7]

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
N1 LONDON Northern head district: Barnsbury (part), Canonbury, Kings Cross, Islington, Pentonville, De Beauvoir Town, Hoxton Hackney, Islington, Camden
N1C LONDON Kings Cross Central Camden
N1P LONDON PO boxes in N1 and N1C non-geographic
N2 LONDON East Finchley district: East Finchley, Fortis Green, Hampstead Garden Suburb (part) Barnet, Haringey
N3 LONDON Finchley district: Finchley, Church End, Finchley Central Barnet
N4 LONDON Finsbury Park district: Finsbury Park, Manor House, Harringay (part), Stroud Green (part) Haringey, Islington, Hackney
N5 LONDON Highbury district: Highbury, Highbury Fields Islington, Hackney (part)
N6 LONDON Highgate district: Highgate, Hampstead Heath (part) Camden, Haringey, Islington
N7 LONDON Holloway district: Holloway, Barnsbury (part), Islington (part), Tufnell Park (part) Islington, Camden
N8 LONDON Hornsey district: Hornsey, Crouch End, Harringay (part) Haringey, Islington
N9 LONDON Lower Edmonton district: Lower Edmonton, Edmonton (part) Enfield
N10 LONDON Muswell Hill district: Muswell Hill Haringey, Barnet
N11 LONDON New Southgate district: New Southgate, Friern Barnet, Bounds Green, Arnos Grove (part) Enfield, Barnet, Haringey
N12 LONDON North Finchley district: North Finchley, Woodside Park Barnet
N13 LONDON Palmers Green district: Palmers Green Enfield
N14 LONDON Southgate district: Southgate, Oakwood, Arnos Grove (part) Enfield, Barnet
N15 LONDON South Tottenham district: South Tottenham, Harringay (part), West Green, Seven Sisters, Stamford Hill (part) Hackney, Haringey
N16 LONDON Stoke Newington district: Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill (part), Shacklewell, Dalston (part), Newington Green (part) Islington, Hackney
N17 LONDON Tottenham district: Tottenham, Wood Green (part) Haringey
N18 LONDON Upper Edmonton district: Upper Edmonton, Edmonton (part) Enfield
N19 LONDON Upper Holloway district: Upper Holloway, Archway, Tufnell Park (part) Islington, Camden
N20 LONDON Whetstone district: Whetstone, Totteridge, Oakleigh Park Barnet
N21 LONDON Winchmore Hill district: Winchmore Hill, Bush Hill, Grange Park Enfield
N22 LONDON Wood Green district: Wood Green, Bounds Green (part), Bowes Park Haringey, Enfield
N81 LONDON Electoral Reform Services non-geographic


Postcode district N1 is central to London, with the N2–N20 postcode districts radiating outwards to the north. The postcode area is roughly bounded by the River Lea to the east and the Inner Ring Road to the south. In the west the boundary cuts through Hampstead Heath and follows the North Circular Road and Dollis Brook for short distances. The northern boundary cuts through several open spaces and follows the A110 road for a short distance. The postcode area maps to the London Borough of Haringey, most of the London Borough of Islington, the northwestern section of the London Borough of Hackney, southeastern parts of the London Borough of Barnet, southern sections of the London Borough of Enfield, and small parts of the London Borough of Camden.


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N postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas. E postcode area EC postcode area EN postcode area NW postcode area W postcode area W postcode area WC postcode area WD postcode area
N postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby E, EC, EN, NW, W and WC postcode areas.

See also


  1. "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. February 2012. Table 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  2. 1 2 Royal Mail (2004). Address Management Guide (4 ed.). Royal Mail Group.
  3. "Postcodes" (PDF). Archive Information Sheet. The British Postal Museum and Archive. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  4. "R49 Product Update News". Geoplan Spatial Intelligence Limited. February 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  5. "King's Cross is ready for business". King's Cross Central Limited Partnership. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  6. "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  7. "Names of Streets and Places in the London Postal area". HMSO. 1930.

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