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Friday 11 July 2008 10.38am
I was thinking of how many areas SE1 actually covers...London Bridge, Borough, E&C, Waterloo, Blackfriars, parts of the OKR, and i've probably missed a few. I can't think of another London postcode that covers as much area? Please educate me if you know any different, i've only ever lived south-east London, thanks. It came up in discussion 1 boozy night down the Hornimans at Hays :O)
Friday 11 July 2008 10.46am
This map shows you the size of SE1 relative to other postal areas:

To your list of localities one could add:
South Bank
Newington [parts thereof; see discussion here]
Lambeth [the traditional area rather than the modern borough]
part of Bermondsey

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Friday 11 July 2008 10.57am
INteresting...I see that SE9 and E4 are way ahead of us!
Friday 11 July 2008 11.12am
Thanks for the link James. We are quite 'normal' compared to some other London postcode sizes. I'm sure i will be back discussing this issue again tonight with my new found info :O)
Friday 11 July 2008 12.10pm
I also really like this postcode map here:

SE1 starts to look tiny compared, for example, with SW19 or E17.

I still wonder how the exact boundaries were drawn, and whether, when they were drawn up, anybody realised that they'd start to describe the locations that contained them. For example, house prices change sharply between NW6 and NW8, or NW2 and NW3. I soemtimes wonder what might happen if all the postcodes were changed overnight!

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