LU postcode area
|Luton postcode area|
|Postcode area name||Luton|
|Statistics as at February 2012|
The LU postcode area, also known as the Luton postcode area, is a group of seven postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of three post towns. These postcode districts cover south-west Bedfordshire, as well as small parts of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
The Luton post town forms a group of four postcode districts in the east, occupying approximately a third of the total area. The Dunstable post town forms a central strip of two postcode districts, extending from north to south. Leighton Buzzard forms the largest post town in the west, corresponding to a single postcode district.
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:
Previously, Perry Green was used as the locality in the LU2 postal addresses of some properties in Peters Green. Old Linslade was used in the LU7 addresses of Old Linslade, but these now include the words Heath and Reach.
- "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. February 2012. Table 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
- Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
- Placenames as listed in Royal Mail, Postal Address Book: Anglia 2, Edition H, 2003.
- Royal Mail, 'Postcodes', The Thomson Directory: Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard Area, 1992.