N postcode area

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London N postcode area
N is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode areaN
Postcode area nameLondon N
Post towns1
Postcode districts25
Postcode sectors112
Postcodes (live)17,546
Postcodes (total)27,643
Statistics as at February 2012[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 comprises areas in the London Boroughs of Hackney, Islington, Camden, Barnet, Haringey and Enfield and since 1965 falls short of a one-seventh radial division (sector) of London (excluding the City and innermost West End) as the capital's outermost adjoining areas as recognised by the drawing up of the Boroughs of Enfield and Barnet are covered by EN postcodes which also cover parts of Hertfordshire. Western parts of Barnet and Camden are covered by the NW postcode area. East of the area, equally north of the tidal Thames is the E postcode area.

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, alphabetically, by their most important parish, chapelry, topological or built environment feature names. The Postcode Districts comprise many more such areas whose names and scope have sometimes changed but mostly have stayed as they were when the 1917 divisions were made (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]

Owing to more addresses within N1 in Kings Cross Central a new district N1C was created in 2010.[4][5] The N area also includes two non-geographic postcode districts: N1P for PO boxes in N1 or N1C; and N81 for ballot mailings to Electoral Reform Services in N8.[6]

List of postcode districts

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts, with the historic postal district names shown in italics:[7]

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
N1 LONDON Northern head district: Barnsbury (part), Canonbury, Kings Cross, Islington, Pentonville, De Beauvoir Town, Hoxton. Shoreditch (part) Hackney, Islington, Camden
N1C LONDON Kings Cross Central Camden
N1P LONDON PO boxes in N1 and N1C non-geographic
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 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, South Friern 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, Friern Barnet (part) 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 Haringey
N16 LONDON Stoke Newington district: Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill (part), Shacklewell, Dalston (part), Newington Green (part) Islington, Hackney
N17 LONDON Tottenham district: Tottenham Haringey
N18 LONDON Upper Edmonton district: Upper Edmonton, Edmonton (part) Enfield
N19 LONDON Upper Holloway district: Upper Holloway, Archway, Tufnell Park (part) Islington, Camden
N20 LONDON Whetstone district: Whetstone, Totteridge, Oakleigh Park Barnet
N21 LONDON Winchmore Hill district: Winchmore Hill, Bush Hill (part), Grange Park, World's End (part) Enfield
N22 LONDON Wood Green district: Wood Green, Bounds Green (part), Bowes Park Haringey, Enfield
N81 LONDON Electoral Reform Services non-geographic