About this site

London postal district shown (in red) against ...

London postal district shown (in red) against the Greater London boundary (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Inspired by “the Ladies who Bus” who have travelled London one bus route at a time, and building on the work I have done to become a walking tour guide, this blog is about walking London one postcode at a time. There are over 100 London postcode districts so that should keep me busy!

I decided to start in the SW postcodes because I realised that most of my working life has been in jobs based in SW1 and for all my adult life I have lived in SW postcodes. So I will walk first in the SW postcodes going in numerical order and work round London clockwise until I get to SE. Then I will go into the central ones of EC and WC. Who knows maybe after all that I will be strong enough to go through the outer postcodes like CR and RM. As you can see from the map, there is still quite a bit of Greater London which is outside the London post code area.

So a few grounds rules. I will aim to do a walk in each post  code area which features around ten or twelve places, buildings or stories of that area. As this is a postcode walk I will start at a post office, usually the main one. I reserve the right to hop on a bus or train if this makes for a better outcome. And for those few mainly central London postcodes which have sub divisions (eg SW1A, SW1Y etc) I am only covering this once (eg as SW1) in the part of my choosing!

To see the full listing of London postcodes and links to the posts I have done click here

4 thoughts on “About this site

  1. Hi Stephen, just wanted to pass on our thanks for your great site! We are working our way through the postcodes local to us on our daily exercise walks during the covid-19 lockdown and it makes them so interesting! Great work!

  2. Thanks so much for your SW19 and SW20 blogs which cover the area I know so well. Pity you didn’t extend your SW20 up Martin Way to Merton Mansions because No 7 is where Oliver Reed the film actor spent much of his childhood and where his father and stepmother ( my aunt) lived until he was rich enough to buy them a house in Epsom.

    • Thanks for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the post. Interesting connection with Merton Mansions which I had not heard before. It is a challenge to cover all these kind of things

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