N postcode area


N postcode area
London N postcode area
N is located in the United Kingdom
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Postcode area N
Postcode area name London N
Post towns 1
Postcode districts 23
Postcode sectors 89
Postcodes (live) 17,827
Postcodes (total) 25,456
N postcode area is located in Greater London
Locations in Greater London
Statistics as at October 2006 [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 North 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, the London Borough of Harrow, the London Borough of Brent and the London Borough of Camden are covered by the HA postcode area or the NW postcode area.

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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] N81 is a non-geographic postcode district.[4]

List of postcode districts

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts, with the historic postal district names shown in italics:[5]

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
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) Hackney
N17 LONDON Tottenham district: Tottenham, South Tottenham (part) Haringey
N18 LONDON Upper Edmonton district: Upper Edmonton, Edmonton (part) Enfield
N19 LONDON Upper Holloway district: Upper Holloway, Archway, Tufnell Park (part), Hornsey (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 Non-geographic postcode district (Electoral Reform Services, located in N8) Haringey

Boundaries

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.

Adjacent areas

Adjacent postcode areas
EN
North
NW West N East E
South
WC EC

Clockwise from the east, the adjacent postcode areas are: E (London E), EC (London EC), WC (London WC), NW (London NW), EN (Enfield).

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Coordinates: 51°36′N 0°07′W / 51.60°N 0.12°W / 51.60; -0.12


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