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London EC postcode area
EC is located in United Kingdom
EC
Postcode area EC
Postcode area name London EC
Post towns 1
Postcode districts 30
Postcode sectors 140
Postcodes (live) 4,908
Postcodes (total) 11,790
Statistics as at October 2006[1]

The EC (Eastern Central) postcode area, also known as the London EC postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts in central London, England. It includes almost all of the City of London and parts of the London Boroughs of Islington, Camden, Hackney and Tower Hamlets. The area covered is of very high density development. Deliveries for the EC postcode area come from the Mount Pleasant office.

The current postcode districts are relatively recent divisions of the EC1, EC2, EC3 and EC4 districts established in 1917. Where the districts are used for purposes other than the sorting of mail, such as use as a geographic reference and on street signs, they continue to be commonly grouped into these four 'districts'.

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Coverage

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority
EC1A LONDON St Bartholomew's Hospital City of London
EC1M LONDON Clerkenwell, Farringdon Islington
EC1N LONDON Hatton Garden Camden
EC1P LONDON non-geographic
EC1R LONDON Finsbury, Finsbury Estate (west) Islington
EC1V LONDON Finsbury (east), Moorfields Eye Hospital Islington
EC1Y LONDON St Luke's, Bunhill Fields Islington
EC2A LONDON Shoreditch Hackney
EC2M LONDON Broadgate, Liverpool Street City of London
EC2N LONDON Old Broad Street, Tower 42 City of London
EC2P LONDON non-geographic
EC2R LONDON Bank of England City of London
EC2V LONDON Guildhall City of London
EC2Y LONDON Barbican City of London
EC3A LONDON St Mary Axe, Aldgate City of London
EC3M LONDON Leadenhall, Lloyd's of London, Fenchurch Street City of London
EC3N LONDON Tower Hill, Tower of London Tower Hamlets
City of London
EC3P LONDON non-geographic
EC3R LONDON Monument, Billingsgate City of London
EC3V LONDON Royal Exchange, Lombard Street City of London
EC4A LONDON Fetter Lane City of London
EC4M LONDON St Paul's City of London
EC4N LONDON Mansion House City of London
EC4P LONDON non-geographic
EC4R LONDON Cannon Street City of London
EC4V LONDON Blackfriars City of London
EC4Y LONDON Temple City of London
EC50 LONDON non-geographic

Areas, streets and features

Deliveries for the EC postcode area come from the Mount Pleasant office.
Central London postal districts
District Areas, streets and features
EC1 Clerkenwell, Finsbury, and the Barbican Estate. It roughly covers the north western corner of the City of London from St Paul's Cathedral and the entire length of Old Street.
EC2 Bishopsgate, Moorgate, and Liverpool Street. It roughly covers the north eastern corner of the City of London. To the north there are small sections in the London Borough of Islington and the London Borough of Hackney. The district contains Cheapside, Finsbury Circus, Liverpool Street, London Wall and Threadneedle Street.
EC3 Monument, Aldgate, Fenchurch Street, and Tower Hill. It roughly covers the south eastern corner of the City. A small part is in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, most notably the Tower of London. The district contains Cornhill, Eastcheap, Fenchurch Street, Gracechurch Street, Leadenhall Street, Lombard Street, Mincing Lane and Pudding Lane. It is the location of Fenchurch Street railway station, Lloyd's of London and London Metropolitan University.
EC4 It roughly covers the south western corner of the City of London, between The City of Westminster and London Bridge. The district includes Fleet Street, Temple, Blackfriars, and St Paul's. It is the location of Saint Paul's Cathedral, Middle Temple, Inner Temple, The Monument and the College of Arms.

Adjacent areas

The adjacent postcode areas are (clockwise from east) - E (London E) - SE (London SE) - WC (London WC) - N (London N) .
Adjacent postcode areas
N

WC
EC
E

SE

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Statistics Postcode Directory" (PDF). Office for National Statistics Postcode Directory (November 2006). Office for National Statistics. November 2006. http://www.statistics.gov.uk/geography/downloads/NSPDVersionNotes.pdf. Retrieved 2009-05-29.  
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)

Coordinates: 51°31′N 0°05′W / 51.52°N 0.09°W / 51.52; -0.09

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