London E postal area

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The London E postal area is the part of the London postal district covering much of east London, England.

The postal area covers the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, the London Borough of Waltham Forest and the London Borough of Newham and parts of the London Borough of Hackney and the London Borough of Redbridge. The postal area does not cover all of East London; the remainder is covered by the RM and IG postal areas. Some parts of Hackney are in the N postal area. The E4 postal district uniquely extends beyond the Greater London boundary and covers part of the Epping Forest district of Essex around Sewardstone. <ref>Museum of London - Map of E4 postal district</ref>


[edit] History

The current E postal area was originally formed in 1866 as a merger of the E and NE areas created in 1858. In 1917 the postal districts were numbered alphabetically by their location; <ref>British Postal Museum & Archive Information Sheet - Postcodes (PDF)</ref> the districts usually cover a wider area than their names might suggest. As of 2004, the district names do not form part of the postal address. <ref>Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)</ref>

Due to high demand, the E1 postal district was split to create an E1W postal district around Wapping; the rest of the district did not gain an additional character. The district contains two non-geographic districts for high-volume business users.

[edit] Coverage

Postal district Post town 1917 name Additional coverage Local authority
E1 LONDON Head district Aldgate (part), Whitechapel, Shoreditch (part), Spitalfields, Shadwell, Stepney, Mile End (part). Tower Hamlets, Hackney.
E1W n/a Wapping Tower Hamlets
E2 Bethnal Green Haggerston, Shoreditch (part), Cambridge Heath Tower Hamlets, Hackney
E3 Bow Bromley-by-Bow, Old Ford, Mile End, Three Mills, London Gas Museum Tower Hamlets, Newham
E4 Chingford Sewardstone Waltham Forest, Epping Forest
E5 Clapton Upper Clapton, Lower Clapton Hackney
E6 East Ham Beckton, Upton Park (part) Newham
E7 Forest Gate Newham
E8 Hackney Dalston Hackney
E9 Homerton Hackney Wick, South Hackney Hackney
E10 Leyton Waltham Forest
E11 Leytonstone Wanstead, Snaresbrook, Cann Hall Waltham Forest, Redbridge
E12 Manor Park Little Ilford, Aldersbrook Newham, Redbridge
E13 Plaistow West Ham (part), Upton Park (part) Newham
E14 Poplar Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, Canary Wharf, Blackwall, Cubitt Town Tower Hamlets
E15 Stratford West Ham (part), Maryland, Leyton (part) Newham, Waltham Forest
E16 Victoria Dock Silvertown, North Woolwich, Canning Town, Custom House, London City Airport Newham
E17 Walthamstow Upper Walthamstow Waltham Forest
E18 Woodford South Woodford Redbridge
E77 n/a News International (geographically located in E1W) Tower Hamlets
E98 n/a NatWest (geographically located in E1) Tower Hamlets

[edit] Adjacent areas

Adjacent postal areas are (clockwise from east): IG, SE, EC, N and EN.

[edit] References


Postal areas of Greater London

UB | HA | EN | IG


KT | SM | CR | BR | DA

London E postal area

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