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London WC postcode area
WC is located in United Kingdom
WC
Postcode area WC
Postcode area name London WC
Post towns 1
Postcode districts 15
Postcode sectors 45
Postcodes (live) 3,512
Postcodes (total) 7,033

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Statistics as at October 2006 [1]

The WC (Western Central) postcode area, also known as the London WC postcode area[2], is a group of postcode districts in central London, England. It includes parts of the London Borough of Camden, City of Westminster, London Borough of Islington and a very small part of the City of London. The area covered is of very high density development. Deliveries for WC1 and WC2 (and for W1) come from the Rathbone Place office.

The current postcode districts are relatively recent divisions of the WC1 and WC2 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 two 'districts'.

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Coverage

The approximate coverage of the postal districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority
WC1A LONDON New Oxford Street Camden
WC1B LONDON Bloomsbury, British Museum Camden
WC1E LONDON University College London Camden
WC1H LONDON St Pancras Camden
WC1N LONDON Great Ormond Street Hospital Camden
WC1R LONDON Gray's Inn Camden
WC1V LONDON High Holborn Camden, City of London
WC1X LONDON Kings Cross, Finsbury (west) Camden, Islington
WC2A LONDON Lincoln's Inn Fields, Royal Courts of Justice Camden, Westminster, City of London
WC2B LONDON Drury Lane, Aldwych Camden, Westminster
WC2E LONDON Covent Garden Westminster
WC2H LONDON Leicester Square Camden, Westminster
WC2N LONDON Charing Cross Westminster
WC2R LONDON Somerset House Westminster
WC99 LONDON non-geographic

Adjacent areas

The adjacent postcode areas are (clockwise from east) - EC (London EC) - SE (London SE) - SW (London SW) - W (London W) - NW (London NW) - N (London N) .
Adjacent postcode areas
NW
N

W
WC
EC

SW
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°07′W / 51.52°N 0.12°W / 51.52; -0.12

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