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

UK Post Code

Radius of Circle miles OR km


 Zoom to Fit 

 Clear Map 

 Full Screen 

Show Mid-Postcode? Show UK County Borders Show Postcode Area Boundaries

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

  • 28th Macrh 2017 - Bug Fix : Invalid, expired or partial postcodes were not found. There is now a catch-all method to find these postcodes
  • 20th January 2016 - Added option to Show Postcode Area Boundaries
  • 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

Comments For This Page

Nice, love it!
On 29th October 2017

Apex coverage
On 18th October 2017

Cool site
On 13th October 2017

Can I upload multiple postcodes in 1 go?
On 18th July 2017

Hi Ash, just to confirm - you want to be able to also plot point postcodes? Perhaps as a marker on the map?
By Free Map Tools on 14th July 2017

Can we have an option to map into the radius various postcodes as dots ?
By Ash on 12th July 2017

Is it possible to create a redius showing 50 miles North or South or West Or East of a postcode, i.e. with the postciode at the top/bottom/left/right edge of the relevant area?
By Hugh on 11th June 2017

Not quite. This just seems to show how many postcodes then individual postcodes when zoomed in. I really just need the radius map to overlay the postcode map so i can view the postcodes (first part only) within the radius. Thanks for the quick response
By JonB on 15th May 2017

JonB, is Find UK Postcodes Inside a Radius any use?
By Free Map Tools on 15th May 2017

Firstly, thanks for this very useful resource. Is there a way to combine the Radius from UK Postcode map and the UK Postcode Map? I need to find the postcodes (and place names) within a radius of a particular postcode (or place name).
By JonB on 15th May 2017

Fantastically simple and accurate
By Shicks on 3rd May 2017

this is awesome
By Sean on 26th April 2017

100 mile radius from Newcastle
On 22nd April 2017

Hi, it is not possible to save the radius on this page, but it can be done using the Radius Around a Point on a Map and the User Menu feature.
By Free Map Tools on 28th March 2017

Hi Zoe, have a look at Find Population on Map.
By Free Map Tools on 28th March 2017

Is it possible to make this thing work ?
On 27th March 2017

Hi, is it possible to save the map once it has been created?
On 26th March 2017

Hi, how can I find the population within a specific distance in an specific post code, is there any website to provide these kind of information?
By Zoe on 1st March 2017

Hi Sal, you specify the center point postcode then a radius in miles or km and click Plot. If this doesn't tie in with what you want to do, let us know as there is a good chance another tool on this website does what you want.
By Free Map Tools on 25th January 2017

Not sure how to work this
By Sal on 24th January 2017

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