London SW1

London SW1

SW1 is a postcode district in the SW postcode area of London, England.Royal Mail, "Address Management Guide", (2004)]

Postal arrangements

The postcode district is part of the LONDON post town. There are no dependent localities used in the postcode district. The numbered district was created in 1917. Before then it had been included in the SW postal district. There has been no significant recoding of the district from 1990 to 2007. [Royal Mail - Major recode historical information - [ 1990-1999] , [ 2000-2007] ] There are Post Office branches in the district at Broadway, Eccleston Street, Lower Regent Street, Lupus Street and Vauxhall Bridge Road. [Post Office - [ Branch locator] ]

The district has been subdivided into eight smaller districts by the addition of an extra character. Where the SW1 postcode district is used for purposes other than the sorting of mail, such as use as a geographic reference and on street signs, it continues to be commonly grouped into this one 'district'.

Distinctive postcode units

SW1 contains 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 2HQ - HM Treasury headquarters


SW1 covers the area of central London on the north bank of the River Thames, roughly between Hungerford Bridge and Chelsea Bridge. It contains Pimlico and Belgravia, plus parts of Westminster and Brompton.Museum of London - [ The Postcodes Project - SW1] ] It contains Whitehall, Westminster Abbey, Westminster School, the Tate Gallery, Dolphin Square and Thames House.


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