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London SE postcode area
SE is located in United Kingdom
Postcode area SE
Postcode area name London SE
Post towns 1
Postcode districts 29
Postcode sectors 103
Postcodes (live) 20,922
Postcodes (total) 29,228


Statistics as at October 2006 [1]

The SE (South Eastern) postcode area, also known as the London SE postcode area[2], is the part of the London postal district covering part of south east London, England.



The postcode area originated in 1857 as the SE district. In 1868 it gained some of the area of the abolished S district, with the rest going to SW. It was divided into numbered districts in 1917.[3] SE28 is a much later addition formed from the division of the SE2 district to accommodate the development of Thamesmead. Unlike in the SW postcode area, where districts are also split into two alphabetical tranches, SE1 is the only head district.[4]

In 2002, a small group of residents in the West Heath area wished to have their postcodes changed from SE2 to the adjacent DA7 postcode district; citing higher insurance for their houses, belongings and cars as reasons to change. Royal Mail have said they will not consider changes to postcodes for these reasons.[5]


The approximate coverage of the postal districts:

Postcode district Post town 1917 name Additional coverage Local authority
SE1 LONDON Head district Bankside, South Bank, Southwark, Bermondsey (part), Vauxhall (part) Southwark, Lambeth
SE2 Abbey Wood West Heath, Crossness, Thamesmead (part) Greenwich, Bexley
SE3 Blackheath Kidbrooke, Westcombe Park Greenwich, Lewisham
SE4 Brockley Crofton Park (part), Ladywell (part) Lewisham
SE5 Camberwell Denmark Hill, Brixton (Loughborough Junction) Lambeth, Southwark
SE6 Catford Bellingham, Hither Green (part) Lewisham
SE7 Charlton Greenwich
SE8 Deptford Evelyn Lewisham, Greenwich, very small part of Southwark
SE9 Eltham Mottingham, New Eltham, Falconwood (part), Chinbrook (part), Longlands (part) Greenwich, Lewisham, Bexley, Bromley
SE10 Greenwich Maze Hill, Greenwich Peninsula Greenwich,Lewisham
SE11 Kennington Lambeth
SE12 Lee Grove Park, Chinbrook, Hither Green (part), Eltham (part), Horn Park, Blackheath (part) Lewisham, Greenwich
SE13 Lewisham Hither Green, Ladywell Lewisham,Greenwich
SE14 New Cross Lewisham
SE15 Peckham Nunhead Southwark, Lewisham
SE16 Rotherhithe Bermondsey (part), Surrey Quays Southwark, Lewisham
SE17 Walworth Newington Southwark
SE18 Woolwich Plumstead Greenwich, Bexley
SE19 Upper Norwood Crystal Palace (part) Croydon, Lambeth, Bromley, Southwark and Lewisham
SE20 Anerley Crystal Palace (part), Penge, Beckenham (part) Bromley
SE21 Dulwich Dulwich Village, West Dulwich, Tulse Hill (part), Sydenham Hill (part) Southwark, Lambeth
SE22 East Dulwich Peckham Rye Southwark
SE23 Forest Hill Honor Oak, Crofton Park (part) Lewisham
SE24 Herne Hill Tulse Hill (part) Lambeth, Southwark
SE25 South Norwood Selhurst Croydon
SE26 Sydenham Crystal Palace (part) Bromley, Lewisham, Southwark
SE27 West Norwood Central Hill (part), Norwood Rd. (part) Lambeth
SE28 n/a (Thamesmead split later from SE2) Greenwich, Bexley

Areas, streets and features

District Areas, streets and features
SE1 Rockingham estate
SE3 Ferrier Estate
SE4 Stations: Brockley
SE5 Streets: Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell New Road, Camberwell Road, Coldharbour Lane, Denmark Hill. Stations: Denmark Hill. Open spaces: Brunswick Park, Burgess Park, Camberwell Green, Myatts Field, Ruskin Park.
SE6 Streets: Bromley Road, Brownhill Road, Catford Road, Lewisham High Street, Rushey Green; Stations: Bellingham, Beckenham Hill, Catford, Catford Bridge; Open spaces: Ladywell Fields, Mountsfield Park
SE7 Streets : Anchor & Hope Lane, Bernard Ashley Drive, Canberra Road, Cemetery Lane, Charlton Church Lane, Charlton Dene, Charlton Lane, Charlton Park Lane, Charlton Park Road, Charlton Road, Charlton Village, Flamstead Road, Floyd Road, Fossdene Road, Harvey Gardens, Heathwood Gardens, Indus Road, Kashmir Road, Kenya Road, Kenya Road, Kinveachy Gardens, Little Heath, Malborough Lane, Maryon Road, Montcalm Road, Nadine Street, Nigeria Road, Pound Park Road, Sherington Road, Sutlej Road, The Heights, Thorntree Road, Victoria Way, Wellington Gardens, Woolwich Road.

Estates : 1) Cherry Orchard Estate consisting of - Birch Tree House, Blaker Court, Cherry Tree Court, Elm Tree Court, Fairlawn Court, Rectory Field Crescent, Russell Close, Shirley House Drive, The Glade. 2) Springfield Grove Estate 3) Elsinore House 4) Valiant House 5) Mascalls court
Stations : Charlton Railway Station
Primary Schools : 1) Cherry Orchard Primary School 2) Charlton Manor Primary School 3) Fossdene Primary School 4) Sherington Primary School 5) Our Lady of Grace Catholic Primary School
Open spaces : Charlton Park
Known Places : The Valley - home football ground of Charlton F.C. - Charlton health and fitness centre - Charlton House - Charlton Library - The Bugle Horn Public House.


Google map showing entirety of SE11 - SE11 Postcode map

SE12 A roads: Eltham Road (A20), Lee High Road (A20), Sidcup Road (A20), St. Mildreds Road (A205), Westhorne Avenue (A205), Burnt Ash Road (A2212), Burnt Ash Hill (A2212), Baring Road (A2212). Other roads: Chinbrook Road (B226), Marvels Lane, Coopers Lane, Winn Road, Mottingham Lane, Manor Lane, Southbrook Road, Weigall Road. Railway: Lee station, Grove Park station, Grove Park Maintenance Depot. Schools: Colfe's School, Riverston School, Northbrook Church of England Secondary School, Coopers Lane Primary School, Baring Primary School, Horn Park Primary School, Marvels Lane Primary School, Brindishe Primary School, St. Winifred's Roman Catholic Infants School. Parks: Chinbrook Meadows, Manor House Gardens, Horn Park, Northbrook Park, Library Gardens.
SE13 Streets: Hither Green Lane, Lee High Road, Lewisham High Street, Lewisham Road, Loampit Hill, Molesworth Street; Stations: Hither Green, Ladywell, Lewisham; Open spaces: Hilly Fields, Ladywell Fields, Lewisham Park, Mountsfield Park, Manor Park; Leisure: Ladywell Leisure Centre, Lewisham Shopping Centre; Hospitals: Lewisham Hospital
SE14 Streets: Milton Court Road
SE16 Streets: Jamaica Road, Brunel Road, Rotherhithe Tunnel, Salter Road, Lower Road, Rotherhithe New Road; Stations: South Bermondsey, Bermondsey, Canada Water, Rotherhithe, Surrey Quays; Leisure: Seven Islands Leisure Centre, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, New Den Stadium
SE17 Streets: Walworth Road, East Street; East Street Market
SE18 Streets: Google Map SE18 ,Plumstead Road,Plumstead High Street,Woolwich Church Road, John Wilson st, Artillery Place, Wellington St, Wichham Lane, Plumstead Common Road, Duke Of wellington Ave, Stations , Woolwich Arsenal station (DLR and Southeastern), Woolwich Dockyard (Southeastern) , Plumstead Station (Southeastern), Schools Plumstead Manor,
SE20 Streets: Croydon Road (A213), Elmers End Road (A214), Anerley Road; Stations: Anerley, Penge East, Penge West
SE21 Streets: Collage Road; Stations Sydenham Hill
SE22 Streets: Barry Road, Dog Kennel Hill, East Dulwich Road, East Dulwich Grove, Forest Hill Road, Friern Road, Lordship Lane, Northcross Road, Peckham Rye West, Underhill Road; Stations: East Dulwich; Open spaces: Goose Green, Peckham Rye Park;
SE23 Streets: Devonshire Road/London Road/Stanstead Road (A205 South Circular Road), Dartmouth Road, Perry Vale; Stations: Forest Hill.
SE24 Streets: Croxted Road, Dulwich Road, Half Moon Lane, Norwood Road, Milkwood Road, Railton Road; Stations: Herne Hill; Open spaces: Brockwell Park, Sunray Gardens; Leisure: Brockwell Lido
SE26 Main Roads: Dartmouth Road, Kirkdale, Sydenham Hill, Sydenham Road, Westwood Hill; Stations: Lower Sydenham, Sydenham; Open Spaces Sydenham Wells Park.

Adjacent areas

The adjacent postcode areas are (clockwise from east) - DA (Dartford) - BR (Bromley) - CR (Croydon) - SW (London SW) - WC (London WC) - EC (London EC) - E (London E) - IG (Ilford) - RM (Romford).
Adjacent postcode areas


See also


  1. ^ "National Statistics Postcode Directory" (PDF). Office for National Statistics Postcode Directory (November 2006). Office for National Statistics. November 2006. Retrieved 2009-05-29.  
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  3. ^ British Postal Museum & Archive - Postcodes (PDF)
  4. ^ HMSO, The Inner London Letter Post, (1980)
  5. ^ This is local London - Cracking the code’s not easy. Tuesday 12th March 2002.

Coordinates: 51°27′N 0°02′W / 51.45°N 0.04°W / 51.45; -0.04



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