Postcode district boundaries:

Template:Attached KML/L postcode area
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L is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 53°26′35″N 2°55′34″W / 53.443°N 2.926°W / 53.443; -2.926
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns4
Postcode districts65
Postcode sectors581
Postcodes (live)20,440
Postcodes (total)43,224
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The L postcode area, also known as the Liverpool postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts in north-west England, which are subdivisions of four post towns. These cover most of Merseyside (including Liverpool, Bootle and Prescot), part of west Lancashire (including Ormskirk) and a small part of north-west Cheshire.

In 1999, postcodes for the Wirral Peninsula (L41-49, 60-66) were transferred to the CH postcode area.[3]


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
L1 LIVERPOOL City centre Liverpool
L2 LIVERPOOL City centre Liverpool
L3 LIVERPOOL City centre, Everton, Vauxhall Liverpool
L4 LIVERPOOL Anfield, Kirkdale, Walton Liverpool
L5 LIVERPOOL Anfield, Everton, Kirkdale, Vauxhall Liverpool
L6 LIVERPOOL Anfield, city centre, Everton, Fairfield, Kensington, Tuebrook Liverpool
L7 LIVERPOOL City centre, Edge Hill, Fairfield, Kensington Liverpool
L8 LIVERPOOL City centre, Dingle, Toxteth Liverpool
L9 LIVERPOOL Aintree, Fazakerley, Orrell Park, Walton Liverpool, Sefton
L10 LIVERPOOL Aintree, Fazakerley, Kirkby Sefton, Liverpool, Knowsley
L11 LIVERPOOL Clubmoor, Croxteth, Gillmoss, Norris Green Liverpool
L12 LIVERPOOL Croxteth, West Derby Liverpool
L13 LIVERPOOL Clubmoor, Old Swan, Stoneycroft, Tuebrook Liverpool
L14 LIVERPOOL Broadgreen, Dovecot, Knotty Ash, Page Moss Liverpool, Knowsley
L15 LIVERPOOL Wavertree Liverpool
L16 LIVERPOOL Broadgreen, Bowring Park, Childwall Liverpool, Knowsley
L17 LIVERPOOL Aigburth, St Michael's Hamlet, Sefton Park Liverpool
L18 LIVERPOOL Allerton, Mossley Hill Liverpool
L19 LIVERPOOL Aigburth, Garston, Grassendale Liverpool
L20 BOOTLE Bootle, Orrell Sefton
LIVERPOOL Kirkdale Liverpool
L21 LIVERPOOL Ford, Litherland, Seaforth Sefton
L22 LIVERPOOL Waterloo Sefton
L23 LIVERPOOL Blundellsands, Brighton-le-Sands, Crosby, Little Crosby, Thornton Sefton
L24 LIVERPOOL Hale, Speke Halton, Liverpool
L25 LIVERPOOL Belle Vale, Gateacre, Halewood, Hunts Cross, Woolton Liverpool, Knowsley
L26 LIVERPOOL Halewood Liverpool, Knowsley
L27 LIVERPOOL Netherley Liverpool
L28 LIVERPOOL Stockbridge Village Liverpool, Knowsley
L29 LIVERPOOL Lunt, Sefton Sefton
L30 BOOTLE Bootle, Netherton Sefton
L31 LIVERPOOL Lydiate, Maghull, Melling, Waddicar Sefton
L32 LIVERPOOL Kirkby Knowsley
L33 LIVERPOOL Kirkby Knowsley
L34 PRESCOT Knowsley, Prescot Knowsley
L35 PRESCOT Prescot, Rainhill, Whiston Knowsley, St Helens
L36 LIVERPOOL Huyton, Roby, Tarbock Knowsley
L37 LIVERPOOL Formby, Great Altcar, Little Altcar Sefton, West Lancashire
L38 LIVERPOOL Hightown, Ince Blundell Sefton, West Lancashire
L39 ORMSKIRK Aughton, Ormskirk West Lancashire
L40 ORMSKIRK Burscough, Holmeswood, Mawdesley, Scarisbrick, Rufford West Lancashire, Chorley
L67 LIVERPOOL Littlewoods Pools[4] non-geographic
L68 LIVERPOOL Vernons Pools[4] non-geographic
L69 LIVERPOOL PO boxes in central Liverpool, government departments in Liverpool and Bootle, the University of Liverpool[4] non-geographic
L70 LIVERPOOL Seasonal response mail[4] non-geographic
L71 LIVERPOOL American Express[4] non-geographic
L72 LIVERPOOL Shop Direct[4] non-geographic
L73 LIVERPOOL BT Group, large Selectapost users[4] non-geographic
L74 LIVERPOOL HM Revenue and Customs (Customs and Excise)[4] non-geographic
L75 LIVERPOOL HM Revenue and Customs (Inland Revenue)[4] non-geographic
L80 BOOTLE non-geographic[5]


Template:Attached KML/L postcode area
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L postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.CH postcode areaPR postcode areaWA postcode areaWN postcode area
L postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CH, PR, WA and WN postcode areas.

See also


  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  3. ^ "Why we are changing postcodes - Royal Mail". Wirral Globe. 18 March 1999. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2008.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Postcode Update 54" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. March 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012.