In London, it is extremely simple to determine the location-use Postcode. As long as you leave a series of letters and numbers, plus the name or number of the building, the postman can deliver letters and parcels to your door.
Now with the mobile map app, as long as you enter the zip code of the starting point and ending point, the app can immediately calculate the most time-saving route, the cheapest route by transportation, the route with the fewest transfers, and the time and time required for each route. Money etc.
In the UK, zip codes are required everywhere. If your postal code changes, you must notify your bank and other affiliates as soon as possible. But unlike the postal code systems of many other countries, UK postal codes are easy to decode and are highly geographically descriptive.
There are approximately 1.7 million postal codes in the United Kingdom. To ensure accuracy, this number has been changing: every month, approximately 2,750 postal codes are created in the United Kingdom, and 2,500 postal codes are terminated. There are about 30 million physical addresses or delivery points in the UK, and an average of 17 delivery points are allocated to a postcode. Postal codes are widely used in various places, making life for the British faster and more convenient than imagined.
Although the zip code is only a small detail in the British way of life, it is quite important. With the help of postal codes, Britons can send anything they send or buy to their owners in a short time. The British emphasize the importance of postcodes so much. I often suspect that this is their reason and love of rules genes. They must put things in their own framework. They don’t like chaos and cannot bear to have no rules.
It all started during the reign of Queen Victoria. Throughout the 19th century, the population of London grew rapidly. In 1800, the population of London was only over 1 million; by 1900, the population of London had exceeded 6 million. The number of postal codes reflects population growth. In 1854, the then postmaster Charles Canning established a committee to study how to better divide the areas of London in order to distribute mail more effectively. But it is not easy to deal with this problem well. In 1856, about 3 million people in London received more than 100 million mails. This research project was led by Sir Roland Hill. They decided to draw an approximately circular area with a radius of 12 miles, centered on the Central Post Office near St. Paul’s Cathedral, and London was divided into 10 Area.
From that time on, the postcode in London has become simple, clear and directional. The zip code is divided into two parts-the outer code and the inner code. The first part is the outer code, which is composed of letters and numbers, depending on the location of the location in London; the second part of the inner code is composed of one number and two letters, The numbers are based on the area name, and the two letters are based on the specific street name.
Therefore, in theory, any address in the UK can be identified by house number (or name) and postal code. Postal code is no longer just a tool to help process mail. As the postal code is nested into departments, regions, and regions, it has become a convenient label for defining geographic locations.
The National Bureau of Statistics of the United Kingdom has produced a directory that includes all UK postal codes currently in use and discontinued, and matches the various administrative geographies of the UK. This reference source links the zip code with the census and other demographic data.
In London, many people like to ask your zip code. Don’t get me wrong. People don’t want to write postcards or send gifts to you. They just want to know your financial situation indirectly through your zip code, because it’s better than asking your income directly. More polite.
Every Londoner has his own map of postcode in his mind. Although in the UK, accents, clothing, and names are enough to reveal a lot of information about “who you are”, postal codes are more powerful.
Almost all of London’s “old money” (family who inherited their ancestral business) live in the three areas of Kensington, Chelsea and Mayfair. They cover some of London’s “most expensive” postcodes—the Chelsea area beginning with SW3, South Kensington and Knightsbridge starting with SW7, Westminster and Belgravia starting with SW1, and Mayfair starting with W1K and W1J.
Numbering the address is a product of modern civilization, just like equipping everyone with an ID number. It seems cold, but efficient, and it fits the needs of modern society.
The National Bureau of Statistics conducted a large-scale population survey of residents and found that postal codes are related to income, which provides a reference value for business activities.
But what makes people panic is that the Higher Education Bureau of the United Kingdom has begun to use the zip codes of individual students and the poverty index of small areas from the census to determine their social and economic status. Some surveys also show that the zip code also indirectly affects what university students go to, what major they study, and their income from their first job. To a certain extent, the zip code determines the life of young British people.
Zip code not only means the past of the British, but also predicts the future of the British. It is not difficult to understand why the British should be so “superstitious” about the zip code. It turns out that the zip code hides the greatest secret of the British.