London Area Code: 020

The telephone area code for the UK capital city of London is 020.

The vast majority of localities and boroughs in the UK & England capital city of London use the 020 telephone area code, therefore if you would like to call a person or business situated in the city then you should first dial 020 followed by the remaining eight digits of the phone number you wish to call. Similarly if you have recieved a call from a number starting with 020 then it almost certainly came from an address located in the city. Please note that some London boroughs, for example Bromley, Havering and Hillingdon, do not use the 020 area code.

Cost of calling 020 (London) phone numbers

Calls to all local geographic phone numbers in the UK (01 & 02 prefixed numbers) are charged at the exact same rate, therefore it will cost you the same calling a personal landline in London as it will making the equivalent call to Manchester. The rate depends on what time & day you make the call on and a standard call access fee that is determined by your landline provider is also applied to the call. Calling a person or business in London from a mobile will be free if you use your free inclusive minutes on your tariff or monthly contract in order to make the call, however please check with your mobile network provider for full details on call charges.

Calling London from overseas

Calling a London telephone number from overseas is a simple process which is easy for you to follow. You should remove the first zero ‘0’ from the 020 area code and then replace it with the international dialling code for the United Kingdom, which is +44. This gives you a new ‘international calling code’ for London: +44 20. Therefore if you wanted to call the Tower of London on their visitor information phone number 020 3166 6000 from overseas you should instead dial +44 20 3166 6000.

Phone numbers for popular London attractions

Phone numbers which start with the 020 prefix are well received throughout the UK and are particularly favourable for residents living in the city in comparison to national phone numbers such as 03 and 08 numbers. This is because 020 numbers are registered by default to London addresses, whereas non-geographic national numbers are not as traceable to a specific location and are therefore more likely to be used by unscrupulous telesales companies which use cold-calling tactics. To help you get a sense of what a typical London phone number looks like we have included some general enquiries helplines for some of the city’s most famous attractions.

  • 020 3166 6000 – This is the general enquiries & visitor information phone number for the Tower of London which is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames. Formerly used for executions the castle now hosts visitor tours and houses the crown jewels.
  • 020 7323 8299 – This is the general enquiries phone number for the British Museum, which houses a superb collection that details human history, art and culture.
  • 020 7942 5000 – This is the general enquiries phone number for the Natural History Museum, which hosts a range of exibits on the natural world, including complete dinosaur skeletons, fossils and beautifully-preserved mammals.
  • 020 7747 2885 – This is the general enquiries and artwork information number for the National Gallery which is situated on Trafalgar Square and houses world-famous artworks by some of the most renowed artists who have ever lived, such as “Sunflowers” by Vincent Van Gogh.

Visit London

London is the capital city of England & the United Kingdom and is the largest city in the country by a significant margin. As such it is hugely significant in the historical & cultural contexts throughout the globe, with priceless buildings such as Buckingham Place, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and Elizabeth Tower – which houses the most famous bell in the world: Big Ben. London also houses some of the finest art collections on Earth, for example the National Gallery houses original pieces from classical painters such as Rembrandt and Vincent Van Gogh, whilst the Tate Modern houses the finest modern art. The national England football and rugby stadiums are also situated in the city in Wembley and Twickenham respectively, with perhaps the most famous cricket ground in the world, Lords, also found within London’s boundaries. The city is also hugely renowned for its modern & cosmopolitan side, with internationally-renowned theatres in the West End and regular hosting of world movie premieres. There are superb nightlife venues all over the city, with unique & quirky pop-up bars, cafés and restaurants ensuring that the city is always changing & evolving.

Full list of London boroughs & localities which use the 020 telephone area code

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