London Area Code 020

London Area Code: 020

London is the capital of the UK and the most heavily populated area with a population of over 8 million people. London has been a major settlement for over two millennia with evidence of a Bronze Age settlement found near the Thames. London contains four World Heritage sites, including the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, The Palace of Westminster and Greenwich.

London is world renowned for everything from arts and entertainment to finance and fashion. It is home to the largest financial centre in the world and the largest city airport system. The population is very diverse and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. The city also has the highest density of higher education facilities, with 40 universities and a student population of over 400,000.

There are many tourist attractions in the city, including Buckingham Palace, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, The Shard and the Tower of London. Over 65 million people visited London in 2015 which is why tourism is one of the city’s leading industries.

What is the London area code?

The dialling code for London and its surrounding areas is 020. This is one of just five three-digit dialling codes in the UK and means that the local phone number is eight digits long.

Locations using the London area code

The following locations use the 020 dialling code before the eight-digit local phone number.

Abbey Wood Fortis Green Perivale
Acton Freezywater Petersham
Addington Friern Barnet Pimlico
Addiscombe Frognal Pinner
Aldborough Hatch Fulham Plaistow
Aldgate Fulwell Plaistow
Aldwych Gants Hill Plumstead
Alperton Gipsy Hill Ponders End
Anerley Golders Green Poplar
Angel Goodmayes Preston
Archway Gospel Oak Primrose Hill
Arkley Grahame Park Purley
Arnos Grove Grange Park Putney
Balham Greenford Queen’s Park
Bankside Greenwich Queensbury
Barbican Grove Park Ratcliff
Barking Gunnersbury Rayners Lane
Barkingside Hackney Marshes Raynes Park
Barnes Hackney Wick Redbridge
Barnet Hackney Richmond
Barnsbury Hadley Wood Riddlesdown
Battersea Haggerston Roehampton
Bayswater Hainault Rotherhithe
Beckenham Ham Rush Green
Beckton Hammersmith Sanderstead
Becontree Heath Hampstead Garden Suburb Sands End
Becontree Hampstead Selhurst
Beddington Hampton Hill Selsdon
Bedford Park Hampton Wick Seven Kings
Belgravia Hampton Seven Sisters
Bellingham Hanwell Shacklewell
Belmont Hanworth Shadwell
Belmont Harlesden Shepherd’s Bush
Belsize Park Harlington Shirley
Belvedere Harmondsworth Shooter’s Hill
Bermondsey Harringay Shoreditch
Berrylands Harrow on the Hill Sidcup
Bethnal Green Harrow Weald Silvertown
Bexley Harrow Sipson
Bexleyheath Hatch End Snaresbrook
Bickley Hatton Soho
Blackfen Hayes Somerstown
Blackfriars Hayes South Croydon
Blackheath Hendon South Hackney
Blackwall Herne Hill South Harrow
Bloomsbury Heston South Kensington
Botany Bay Highams Park South Norwood
Bounds Green Highbury South Tottenham
Bow Highgate South Wimbledon
Bowes Park Hillingdon South Woodford
Brent Cross Hither Green Southall
Brent Park Holborn Southborough
Brentford Holland Park Southend
Brimsdown Holloway Southfields
Brixton Homerton Southgate
Brockley Honor Oak Spitalfields
Bromley Common Hook St Giles
Bromley Hornsey St Helier
Bromley-by-Bow Hounslow St James’s
Brompton Hoxton St John’s Wood
Brondesbury Ilford St Johns
Brunswick Park Isle of Dogs St Luke’s
Bulls Cross Isleworth St Margarets
Burnt Oak Islington St Pancras
Camberwell Kenley Stamford Hill
Cambridge Heath Kennington Stanmore
Camden Town Kensal Green Stepney
Canary Wharf Kensington Stockwell
Cann Hall Kentish Town Stoke Newington
Canning Town Kenton Stratford
Canonbury Kew Strawberry Hill
Carshalton Kidbrooke Streatham
Castelnau Kilburn Stroud Green
Catford King’s Cross Sudbury
Chadwell Heath Kingsbury Sundridge
Chalk Farm Kingston upon Thames Surbiton
Charing Cross Kingston Vale Surrey Quays
Charlton Knightsbridge Sutton
Cheam Ladywell Swiss Cottage
Chelsea Lambeth Sydenham Hill
Chessington Lamorbey Sydenham
Childs Hill Lampton Teddington
Chinatown Lea Bridge Temple Fortune
Chingford Leamouth Temple
Chislehurst Lee Thamesmead
Chiswick Lewisham The Burroughs
Church End Leyton The Hale
Church End Leytonstone The Hyde
Clapham Limehouse Thornton Heath
Clerkenwell Lisson Grove Tokyngton
Cockfosters Little Ilford Tolworth
Colindale Longlands Tooting Bec
Colliers Wood Lower Clapton Tooting
Colney Hatch Lower Morden Tottenham Green
Coney Hall Loxford Tottenham Hale
Coombe Maida Vale Tottenham
Coombe Malden Rushett Totteridge
Coulsdon Manor House Tower Hill
Covent Garden Manor Park Tufnell Park
Cranford Marks Gate Tulse Hill
Creekmouth Maryland Turnpike Lane
Crews Hill Marylebone Twickenham
Cricklewood Mayfair Upper Clapton
Crofton Park Maze Hill Upper Norwood
Crook Log Merton Park Upper Walthamstow
Crossness Mile End Upton Park
Crouch End Mill Hill Upton
Croydon Millbank Vauxhall
Crystal Palace Millwall Waddon
Cubitt Town Mitcham Wallington
Custom House Monken Hadley Walthamstow Village
Dagenham Morden Park Walthamstow
Dalston Morden Walworth
Dartmouth Park Mortlake Wandsworth
De Beauvoir Town Motspur Park Wanstead
Denmark Hill Mottingham Wapping
Deptford Muswell Hill Wealdstone
Dollis Hill Nag’s Head Welling
Downham Neasden Wembley Park
Dulwich New Addington Wembley
Ealing New Barnet West Brompton
Earls Court New Cross West Ealing
Earlsfield New Eltham West Green
East Barnet New Malden West Ham
East Bedfont New Southgate West Hampstead
East Dulwich Newbury Park West Harrow
East Finchley Newington West Heath
East Ham Nine Elms West Hendon
East Sheen Norbiton West Kensington
Eastcote Norbury West Norwood
Eden Park North Finchley West Wickham
Edgware North Harrow Westcombe Park
Edmonton North Kensington Westminster
Eel Pie Island North Sheen Whetstone
Elephant and Castle North Woolwich White City
Elmers End Northolt Whitechapel
Elmstead Norwood Green Whitton
Eltham Notting Hill Willesden
Enfield Highway Nunhead Wimbledon
Enfield Town Oakleigh Park Winchmore Hill
Enfield Wash Old Ford Wood Green
Falconwood Old Malden Woodford Green
Farringdon Old Oak Common Woodford
Feltham Osidge Woodlands
Finchley Osterley Woodside Park
Finsbury Park Paddington Woodside
Finsbury Palmers Green Woolwich
Fitzrovia Park Royal Worcester Park
Foots Cray Parsons Green Wormwood Scrubs
Forest Gate Peckham Yeading
Forest Hill Penge Yiewsley
Forestdale Pentonville

If you receive a call from a 020 number, it is likely that the caller is located within the London area. However, as London is such a popular location for businesses and the 020 dialling code is a prestigious area code, many companies use virtual services to give the impression of having a presence in London. This means that not all 020 numbers will be geographically linked to London.

How much does it cost to call the 020 area code?

The 020 area code is a standard geographical landline number, which means it will be charged at the same rate as any other landline number starting in 01, 02 or 03. The call will be charged with a connection fee and then a duration fee, depending on the length of the call. If you have free minutes included with your phone package, you will be able to use these to call 020 phone numbers.

Can I call the 020 area code from outside the UK?

In order to call 020 phone numbers from outside the UK, you will first need to amend the phone number with the international dialling code. You will then need to remove the first zero from the area code and then dial the eight-digit phone number as normal. So, to call the London number 020 12345678 from outside the UK, you will need to dial +44 20 12345678.

Do I need to dial the London area code for local calls?

The area code is optional for local calls within London made from a landline. If you are outside of London or using a mobile phone, you will still need to use the 020 area code.

Popular numbers using the 020 area code

The following are prominent London organisations using the 020 area code for their main phone number.

The British Museum – 020 7323 8299

St Paul’s Cathedral – 020 7246 8350

National Gallery, London – 020 7747 2885

Kensington Palace – 020 3166 6000