Where is London?

London is located in the county of Greater London, London, zero miles north of the city of City of Westminster, 15 miles south-east of the major town of Watford, . London lies just west of the City and County of the City of London border, and was historically in the county of Middlesex. London falls within the London borough council of City of Westminster, under the Greater London Authority. It is in the WC2N postcode district. The post town for London is London.

London on a map

Bounding box showing extent of London
Location of London within the UK

Which county is London in?

London is in the ceremonial county of Greater London, the historic county of Middlesex, and the administrative county of Greater London.

Ceremonial CountyGreater London
Historic CountyMiddlesex
Administrative CountyGreater London

Where is London in Greater London?

London is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Greater London, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Greater London.

Location of London within Greater London

What is the postcode for London?

The nearest postcode to the centre of London is WC2N 5DU.

Where is London in WC2N?

London is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the WC2N postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the WC2N postcode district.

Location of London within WC2N

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What is the post town for London?

The post town for London is London. London is in the WC2N postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of London.

What is the latitude and longitude of London?

The centre of London is located at position 51.50741° latitude and -0.12773° longitude.

Latitude51.50741°
Longitude-0.12773°

What is the easting and northing of London?

The centre of London is located at the grid reference easting 530034 and northing 180381 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting530034
Northing180381

What are the nearest towns to London?

Position of London relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of London to the centre of the town.

12m
London is 12 miles south-west of Chigwell
12m
London is 12 miles north-east of Ewell
12m
London is 12 miles south-east of Borehamwood
13m
London is 13 miles south of Waltham Cross
13m
London is 13 miles north of Banstead
13m
London is 13 miles south-west of Loughton
13m
London is 13 miles south of Potters Bar
13m
London is 13 miles north-east of Epsom
14m
London is 14 miles south-west of Waltham Abbey
14m
London is 14 miles south-east of Bushey

What are the nearest cities to London?

Position of London relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of London to the centre of the city.

0m
London is 0 mile north of City of Westminster
2m
London is 2 miles west of City of London
19m
London is 19 miles south-east of St Albans
30m
London is 30 miles south-west of Chelmsford
47m
London is 47 miles north of Brighton and Hove
49m
London is 49 miles south of Cambridge
51m
London is 51 miles east of Oxford
54m
London is 54 miles north-east of Chichester
55m
London is 55 miles west of Canterbury
60m
London is 60 miles north-east of Winchester

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