Greater London Postcodes to Administrative Wards

An instant download containing London Boroughs, Metropolitan Boroughs and Non-Metropolitan Districts divided into Wards.   The City of London has its own type of Wards based on ancient and permanent sub-divisions of the City. This product is a lookup between every Postcode in Greater London and the Electoral Ward and Districts (Boroughs) they fall within.  As Postcode boundaries and administrative boundaries bear no relation to each other, this product is ideal for those applications where you need to allocate addresses to their respective Wards and Boroughs or where you need to determine all the Postcodes falling within a Ward or District.

Greater London was established in 1965 as an administrative unit covering the London Metropolis. It was not defined as a County but had a two-tier structure, with the lower tier being the London Boroughs.  Following the abolition of the Greater London Council (GLC) in 1986 the Boroughs became single-tier authorities, but Greater London was still widely recognised, especially for statistical and mapping purposes.  In 2000 however a two-tier structure was re-established when the new Greater London Authority adopted responsibility for a range of citywide policy areas.  


You’ll receive one compressed file (ZIP), that opens into a Comma Separated Variable (CSV) product file.  CSV files will open with most software applications, including but not limited to Excel, Word, Notepad, Access, SQL etc.   If you require the data supplied in another format then we will be more than happy to try and accommodate you at no extra cost.

Data fields present within the file:

  • Full Postcode E15 4DH
  • Postcode Sector E15 4
  • Postcode District E15
  • Postcode Area E
  • Ward Code E05013927
  • Ward Name West Ham
  • Country E05013927
  • District Code E09000025
  • District Name Newham
  • Region Code E12000007
  • RegionName London
  • County Code London
  • County Name London
  • Country Code E92000001
  • Country Name England
  • Postcode Introduced 198001
  • Postcode Retired where applicable


There are 32 actual Boroughs, with a status similar to metropolitan districts, and also the City of London, which is a City Corporation and has a number of additional roles. Boroughs are subdivided into the Electoral Wards: City of London, Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth and Westminster.


The London Postcode Ward file is supplied as a licensed product, allowing unlimited reuse of the file content for 12 months.    You may cancel the licence at any time without penalty.  The licence fee you pay covers the considerable effort taken to compile and update the product, including our manual correction and verification, and finally verification against the latest Royal Mail and Ordnance Survey databases.  Licence options include Single User, Multiple User, Internet and Organisation use.     On or before the 11th month, we will write to you, offering to extend the licence for a further 12 months or to let it expire.

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012. Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and database right 2012.


As part of the fee paid, we will automatically send you a full product file refresher every 3 months for no additional fee.  This will ensure the postcodes and associated content remains current.


We have developed internal quality processes to help ensure the data you purchase is fit for purpose.  If you are for some reason not satisfied with the data or our work, we offer a no quibble refund in exchange for your feedback.

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Instant Download: A link to the Greater London Wards file is emailed upon payment.  We will also email a link to the updated version of this file every three months (included in the fee you pay).

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