Best UK postcodes map with all the postcode districts, post towns and roads

editable, scalable, royalty free, vector map base
supplied in Illustrator AI · high-res PDFs · SVG · JPEG formats

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These previews show examples of styling - but you can edit the colours and fonts etc how you want on the editable vector files in the download.


Our most detailed UK postcodes map shows all the 4-part alphanumeric postcode districts in context with post towns, major roads and counties. That’s nearly 3,000 complex interlocking postcode districts across the whole UK. Five PDF styles are included, which you can use royalty-free either as they are or as a starting point for editing in Adobe Illustrator or other vector graphics software.

postcodes map styling
Detail from one of the five styling examples in the download bundle

This unique UK postcodes map with post towns is a tour-de-force of information created with Royal Mail’s Code-Point Open data carefully married up with Ordnance Survey projections and Maproom’s other postcode base maps – a job that took us weeks of work. Priced at just £49.99 on royalty-free terms for any commercial job, Maproom’s best postcodes map base is an absolute bargain given the amount of time it saves for graphic designers.

Vector features of the postcode districts map

Postcode colours
Interlocking areas help you identify postcode districts and quickly select and colour them in any way you want

With easily selectable areas and all the labels in live, editable fonts, you can quickly change colours and scaling to suit your needs, such as colouring up parts of the UK to show salesforce coverage or delivery charges by postcode. The vector base is fully scalable so you can zoom in and out of different parts of the UK without loss of resolution. (The amount of zoom on our JPEG previews here is limited by the maximum size of JPEG that can be uploaded to a web page, but the PDFs included in the download package allow for a deeper zoom and are sharp at all zoom levels.)

Postcodes with roads and counties detail
Details such as motorways, A roads, post towns, county boundaries and lakes help you to identify postcode districts and understand their context.

By popular demand, we have included approximate county boundaries on this postcodes map. Royal Mail does not follow county boundaries with its postcode divisions, but our customers have told us that it helps to see the counties when using the postcodes map for planning purposes. As far as we know, counties are a unique feature on a postcodes map of this type.

Northern Ireland postcodes
Northern Ireland postcodes are shown at the same level of detail as Great Britain. (Most postcode maps leave out Northern Ireland.)

Scaling for this detailed UK postcodes map

The editable AI, SVG and PDF versions of this map are recommended for professional cartographers and graphic designers working in Adobe Illustrator who understand how to scale and output vector artwork. It is a complex piece of vector artwork with more than 1.7 million anchor points. In its opening state, the Illustrator version of this map is nominally 185cm width x 269cm height within the artboard area (see the zoom examples for coverage), with the Channel Islands and Shetland extending beyond the artboard. The smallest postcode districts on this map are legible only when the map is zoomed in beyond 100%. Therefore, you will need to output it as a PDF, or tile the map (break it up into a series of smaller images, such as in an atlas) or zoom into metropolitan areas to make sensible use of it according to your needs. If you want a single poster sized print, you will need to print above A0 size if you want every postcode to be legible across the entire UK. Also check our Greater London postcodes map if you are primarily interested in London, or if you are thinking of producing a secondary zoomed map for the dense London postcodes. It uses the same vector base as this map, but includes more specific detail for London, including the London borough boundaries and numbered A roads.

Copyright and credit

Royal Mail owns and controls the copyright of UK postcodes data derived from Code-Point Open. The following attribution statement is included on all versions of this base map and must be included with your final image: Contains OS, Royal Mail and National Statistics data © Crown and Royal Mail copyright and database rights 2016. The files are also subject to the standard Maproom royalty free terms and conditions.