Radius From UK Postcode

This tool will allow you to plot a radius around a point on a map. That point is defined by the position of the post code input.

Radius From UK Post Code Map

Radius Settings

Post Code (XX00 0XX)

Radius of Circle (miles) (km)


 Zoom to Fit 

 Clear Map 

 Full Screen 

Show Mid-Postcode? Show UK County Borders?

Label text for next marker label :

ExpandColours and Line Thickness

Line Thickness Line Colour Fill Colour Fill Transparency
Thin Red Red Full Transparency
Medium Blue Blue Medium Transparency
Heavy Green Green Low Transparency
    White White    
    Yellow Yellow    
    Black Clear    


Area covered of last polygon
km ²

 Generate KML 


  • Type in a UK postcode. The format should be XX00 0XX or XX00 or X0 0XX. The important thing to remember is the space in the middle.
  • Type in the value of the radius to plot in miles
  • Click Plot to plot the radius
  • Continue to add more radii to the map by varying the postcode and radius and clicking Plot again and again
    Click Zoom to fit to fit all the radius data on to the map
  • The clear the map click the Clear Map Button

Future Ideas

  • Allow user to change transparency and line thickness of radius plotted
  • Allow radius to be entered in kilometers
  • Allow remove a circle once placed
  • Ability to bulk upload postcodes

Any comments, bugs or feedback regarding this postcode radius tool would be greatly appreciated!

Version History

  • 22nd April 2014 - Radius circle can now be removed by clicking on it
  • 10th February 2014 - Added option to Generate KML File of radius
  • 21st January 2014 - Added option to show UK county borders
  • 23rd July 2013 - Option to input radius in km
  • 13th January 2013
    • Converted to Google Maps API V3
    • Added extra options for line thickness, line colour and transparency of the radius fill
    • Add / Show marker now works retrospectively on all radii
    • New option to add a label below the marker
  • 9th January 2012 - Added [Show Mid-Postcode] option
  • 15th February 2011 - Reduced opacity from 50% to 30%
  • 4th April 2009 - Zoom to fit automatically runs after a radius is plotted.
  • 17th May 2008 - Added area covered output. Added colour choice for fill colour.
  • 21st February 2008 - Basic version created

Previous Comments For This Page

Radius circle can now be removed by clicking on it.
By Free Map Tools on 22/04/2014

Brilliant, this has helped me plot marketing & PR campaigns - thanks, and keep up the good work! :)
By Mark on 22/04/2014

The Radius thing, can you add a delete because its really annoying when you do a radius then cannot delete it
On 22/04/2014

1 mile radius of 2 pharmacies in Forest Row
On 11/04/2014

Hi James, Sorry we don't have that data so cant add it to the output.
By Free Map Tools on 09/03/2014

Could this potentially list all towns within the radius
By James on 09/03/2014

Hi David, please have a look at How Far Can I Travel.
By Free Map Tools on 20/02/2014

First, thanks for the great tool. It would be useful to add a radius of distance of travel, not just as the crow flies.
By David on 20/02/2014

Hi, this has been updated, but nothing removed. Are you sure you aren't thinking of Find UK Postcodes Inside a Radius?
By Free Map Tools on 12/02/2014

sadly cant see the postcodes within the radius anymore....this was a extremely useful tool
On 12/02/2014

hi have you taken the tool with radius of postcode...is this a new version
On 12/02/2014

TB, this has now been added.
By Free Map Tools on 10/02/2014

TB, not at the moment but we will add this to Future Ideas.
By Free Map Tools on 06/02/2014

Hi, Is there anyway of downloading .kml of the plotted radius so I can use in Google Earth?
By TB on 30/01/2014

On 23/01/2014, I'm not sure what you mean. Can you explain in more detail please?
By Free Map Tools on 23/01/2014

Can you please add- morthumberland, county durham, cleveland, north, east, south, west yorkshire & london, humberside, lincolshire, cambridgeshire, norfolk, suffolk, essex, kent etc
On 23/01/2014

hi i can not find the tool with radius of piostcode please help
On 23/01/2014

Hi, Countys have now been added.
By Free Map Tools on 21/01/2014

Can you put Countys on the map please
On 21/01/2014

2 mile radius of FPH
On 07/01/2014

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