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London
London
SW postcode area

SW

Postcode area SW

Postcode area name London
London
SW

Post towns 1

Postcode districts 29

Postcode sectors 139

Postcodes (live) 21,046

Postcodes (total) 34,726

Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The SW (South Western) postcode area, also known as the London
London
SW postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts covering part of southwest London, England. The area originates from the South Western (SW1–SW10) and Battersea
Battersea
(SW11–SW20) districts[3] of the London post town.

Contents

1 Postal administration

1.1 List of postcode districts 1.2 SW1

2 Boundaries 3 Map 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Postal administration[edit] The postcode area originated in 1857 as the SW district. In 1868 it gained some of the area of the abolished S district, with the rest going to SE. It was divided into numbered districts in 1917.[4] The South Western district[3] consists of the postcode districts SW1–SW10[3] and the Battersea
Battersea
district[3] consists of the postcode districts SW11–SW20.[5]

List of postcode districts[edit] 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

SW1A LONDON Whitehall
Whitehall
and Buckingham Palace Westminster

SW1E LONDON between Buckingham Gate
Buckingham Gate
and Victoria Station Westminster

SW1H LONDON east of Buckingham Gate Westminster

SW1P LONDON triangular area between Victoria Station, the Houses of Parliament, and Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Bridge Westminster

SW1V LONDON triangular area between Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Bridge, Chelsea Bridge, and Victoria Station; Pimlico proper Westminster

SW1W LONDON Belgravia, Chelsea (part), area between Sloane Square
Sloane Square
and Victoria Station, south of Kings Road Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster

SW1X LONDON Belgravia, north of Eaton Square, Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge
(part), Chelsea (part) Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster

SW1Y LONDON St James's Westminster

SW2 LONDON Brixton
Brixton
district: Brixton
Brixton
Hill, Tulse Hill, Brixton, Streatham
Streatham
Hill, Clapham
Clapham
(part), Eastern parts of Balham Lambeth

SW3 LONDON Chelsea district: Chelsea, Brompton, Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge
(part) Kensington and Chelsea

SW4 LONDON Clapham
Clapham
district: Clapham, Stockwell
Stockwell
(part) Lambeth, Wandsworth

SW5 LONDON Earls Court
Earls Court
district: Earls Court Kensington and Chelsea

SW6 LONDON Fulham
Fulham
district: Fulham, Parsons Green Hammersmith and Fulham

SW7 LONDON South Kensington
South Kensington
district: South Kensington, Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge
(part) Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster

SW8 LONDON South Lambeth
South Lambeth
district: South Lambeth, Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea: Nine Elms
Nine Elms
(part), Clapham
Clapham
(part), NW area of Stockwell, Oval Lambeth, Wandsworth

SW9 LONDON Stockwell
Stockwell
district: Brixton, Stockwell, Clapham
Clapham
(part), Oval Lambeth

SW10 LONDON West Brompton
West Brompton
district: West Brompton, Chelsea (west) Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea

SW11 LONDON Battersea
Battersea
head district: Battersea(mostly), Clapham
Clapham
South Lambeth, Wandsworth

SW12 LONDON Balham
Balham
district: Balham, Clapham
Clapham
South, Wandsworth Common
Wandsworth Common
(part) Lambeth, Wandsworth

SW13 LONDON Barnes district: Barnes, Barnes Bridge Richmond upon Thames, Hounslow

SW14 LONDON Mortlake
Mortlake
district: Mortlake, East Sheen, Chiswick
Chiswick
Bridge Richmond upon Thames, Hounslow

SW15 LONDON Putney
Putney
district: Putney, Roehampton, Kingston Vale, Putney
Putney
Heath, Putney
Putney
Vale, Richmond Park, Roehampton
Roehampton
Vale Kingston upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth

SW16 LONDON Streatham
Streatham
district: Streatham, Streatham
Streatham
Common, Norbury, Streatham Park, Furzedown, Streatham
Streatham
Vale, Mitcham
Mitcham
Common, Pollards Hill, Eastfields Croydon, Lambeth, Merton, Wandsworth

SW17 LONDON Tooting
Tooting
district: Tooting, Mitcham
Mitcham
(part) Balham
Balham
(part) Merton, Wandsworth

SW18 LONDON Wandsworth district: Wandsworth Town, Southfields, Earlsfield Wandsworth

SW19 LONDON Wimbledon district: Wimbledon, Colliers Wood, Merton Park, Merton Abbey, Southfields, Morden
Morden
(part) Merton, Wandsworth

SW20 LONDON West Wimbledon district: Raynes Park, Lower Morden, Merton Park, Wimbledon Chase Merton

SW95 LONDON Nine Elms Lambeth, Wandsworth[6]

SW1[edit] SW1 was originally the South Western head district. As it is now of very high density development it has been divided into smaller postcode districts. Where districts are used for purposes other than the sorting of mail, such as use as a geographic reference and on street signs, the SW1 subdivisions continue to be classed as one 'district'. Within the SW1 postcode district there are several distinctive postcode units:

SW1A 0AA – House of Commons SW1A 0PW – House of Lords, Palace of Westminster SW1A 1AA – Buckingham Palace SW1A 2AA – 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury SW1A 2AB – 11 Downing Street, Chancellor of the Exchequer SW1A 2AH – Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street SW1A 2HQ – HM Treasury
HM Treasury
headquarters

Boundaries[edit] The South Western postcode area has nine boroughs including all of the London
London
Borough of Wandsworth, the western portion of the London Borough of Lambeth, a very small part of Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, the southern sections of the City of Westminster
City of Westminster
and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the south-eastern portion of the London
London
Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the north-eastern area of the London
London
Borough of Richmond upon Thames, the southern tips of the London
London
Borough of Hounslow's Chiswick
Chiswick
District ( Barnes Bridge
Barnes Bridge
and Chiswick
Chiswick
Bridge); and the northern sections of the London
London
Borough of Merton and London
London
Borough of Croydon.[7][8] Map[edit]

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S W postcode area
W postcode area
map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CR, EC, KT, SE, SM, TW, W and WC postcode areas.

See also[edit]

Postcode Address File List of postcode areas in the United Kingdom London
London
postal district

References[edit]

^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. February 2012. Table 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012.  Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.  ^ Royal Mail
Royal Mail
(2004). Address Management Guide (4 ed.). Royal Mail Group.  ^ a b c d Monopolies and Mergers Commission (1980). The Inner London Letter Post. HMSO.  ^ "Postcodes" (PDF). Archive Information Sheet. The British Postal Museum and Archive. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 March 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2010.  ^ a b "Names of Streets and Places in the London
London
Postal area". HMSO. 1930.  ^ https://www.doogal.co.uk/UKPostcodes.php?Search=SW95 ^ File:Londonpostal iln 1857.jpg ^ Postcodes in the United Kingdom#History

External links[edit]

Royal Mail's Postcode Address File A quick introduction to Royal Mail's Postcode Address File
File
(PAF)

"SW1". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 28 December 2012.  "SW2". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 27 December 2012.  "SW3". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012.  "SW4". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012.  "SW5". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012.  "SW6". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012.  "SW7". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012.  "SW8". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 20 September 2007.  "SW9". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 27 November 2012.  "SW10". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012.  "SW11". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 28 December 2012.  "SW12". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012.  "SW13". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012.  "SW14". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 20 August 2010.  "SW15". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 27 November 2012.  "SW16". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012.  "SW17". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 20 April 2012.  "SW18". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012.  "SW19". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012.  "SW20". The Postcodes Project. Museum of London. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. 

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