EC postcode area

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London EC postcode area
EC is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode areaEC
Postcode area nameLondon EC
Post towns1
Postcode districts30
Postcode sectors140
Postcodes (live)4,417
Postcodes (total)12,243
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The EC (Eastern Central) postcode area, also known as the London EC postal 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, Tower Hamlets and Westminster. The area covered is of very high density development. Deliveries for the EC postcode area are made from Mount Pleasant Mail Centre.

Postal administration

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

List of postcode districts

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
EC1A LONDON St Bartholomew's Hospital City of London, Islington
EC1M LONDON Clerkenwell, Farringdon Islington, Camden, City of London
EC1N LONDON Hatton Garden Camden, City of London
EC1P LONDON non-geographic
EC1R LONDON Finsbury, Finsbury Estate (west) Islington, Camden
EC1V LONDON Finsbury (east), Moorfields Eye Hospital Islington, Hackney
EC1Y LONDON St Luke's, Bunhill Fields Islington, City of London
EC2A LONDON Shoreditch Islington, Hackney, City of London
EC2M LONDON Broadgate, Liverpool Street Tower Hamlets
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 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 Cornhill, Gracechurch Street, Lombard Street City of London
EC4A LONDON Fetter Lane City of London, Westminster
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, Westminster
EC50 LONDON non-geographic