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

Proposed travel v Accomodation Map
By James Croke on 17/03/2015

very useful thanks
On 17/03/2015

Thank you
On 04/03/2015

Brilliant Very good highly recommended %uD83D%uDE0A
By Scg on 28/02/2015

how do you print the map out? I can't see any tools to do that apart from printing the whole page
By dudleygirl on 01/02/2015

Hi Stephen, it looks OK at this end ... screenshot. What happens when you click Plot? Nothing?
By Free Map Tools on 25/01/2015

Is it me? I just tried ST1 5SH (Which is my office) also ST01 5SH and then ST7 1SQ & ST07 1SQ none of these work. They are respectively Festival Way Stoke on trent & Litchfield Road, Talke, Stoke on Trent.
By Stephen T on 25/01/2015

Hi Adam, please have a look at Find UK Postcodes Inside a Radius.
By Free Map Tools on 22/01/2015

is there a way of finding out other postcodes within the 20 mile radius I have set? Very useful tool!
By Adam on 19/01/2015

By christo on 10/01/2015

Bkoody long way
On 30/11/2014

Really handy thanks.
By Stuart on 28/11/2014

Brilliant. Just what I wanted. The map didn't display on my mobile phone (Android) so used a PC intead.
By Ernie Fiftythree on 24/11/2014

Great tool, thank you
On 18/11/2014

Five miles radius of the old GPO in Edinburgh
On 06/11/2014

On 31/10/2014

So helpful - I use the snipping tool on my laptop to cut out the maps - genius!
By SJ on 31/10/2014

Amazing ! Thanks
On 22/10/2014

Very useful tool, thank you :)
On 30/09/2014

Hey FMT, Im trying to create this myself using dutch postcodes. I was wondering if you actually have a database full of postcodes with which you check the possible distance (with Geocoder) or if there is another (easier?) way to do this?
By Marius on 24/09/2014

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