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This post is a true classic. And I am moved to beat the bounds of E1W - way more historical content.
You must have walked past my house in Boundary Road! There are always more cars parked in Newham Leisure Centre than there should be. There wouldn't be room for that many people in the building.
Interesting way of exploring your surroundings, but I don't think I will be emulating this - a walk around my postcode district would be around 12 miles which is a decent walk, but it crosses two military ranges and I can hear the echo of gunfire and mortar practise today!
Martin, I found this overlay you may find useful - - the Northern boundary is a bit odd
Martin, I'm not sure how postcodes-uk processes their data, but it's a bit dodgy compared to official maps. I suspect the real postcode boundary is not nearly quite as random as that.
Definitely won't be emulating this for my district DL11. Reckon it'd take a good week - being approx 100 miles including some of the hardest walking this country has to offer.
Interestingly for my postcode (SW16) Streetmap gets the southwestern corner all sorts of wrong where google is more accurate.
DG must have walked past the Queens pub in Queen's Market. Interesting late post war pub.
Must try this one day - live on the boundary between E10 and E11. I’m sure both postcodes will be rather interesting.
Chz, when I looked all the maps seem to suggest a wiggly boundary. So it doesn’t seem to follow Cable Street. I agree this overlay is daft, but it does seem to include some buildings and exclude others.
I should perhaps have focused more on the Pussy Galore angle.
Never mind DG, perhaps there is mileage in a future 'Pussy Galore from Plaistow' special separate post.

Have you ever posted about the first lady mayor of West Ham, Daisy Parsons? Tremendous story.
The more recently established lettered subdivisions of London postcodes (such as E1W) rarely make much geographic sense because they are assigned based on volumes of mail, so they may seem a bit arbitrary when they include this office building but exclude that block of flats and so on.

It's a reminder that postcodes are not strictly speaking areas, but big clouds of points representing individual addresses; the boundaries between them are just arbitrary lines drawn to keep the points together and apart.
Oh hey, a post all about my old neck of the woods. This brings me back. It was interesting to read about some things I didn't know though like the tube station being right on the postcode boundary like that. I figured the boundary was somewhere around there but didn't realise it went between the entrance and the platforms.
Blimey! I didn't know my postcode went all the way up there! It's much bigger than I thought!
Good point about the cloud of addresses. So a statement like "the station platform is in (suchandsuch) postcode" is neither right or wrong, since it is presumably not a delivery address. It will be on one side or the other of some line on some map of course, but maps can vary on such things (and some maps could be plain wrong, of course).

Whereas a borough, say, is not a cloud of a finite number of points, it is an area surrounded by a definite boundary.
DG - I fear you may be losing it, now that you've started walking round in circles.
I wish you lived nearer to me DG then I'd have more chance of recognising the places you talk about
If you had followed the E15/E13 boundary precisely, you'd have had to walk along the wall that separates my back garden from my neighbour's to the rear. If you'd done that, I might have spotted you, but I've only see the usual foxes, cats and squirrels on there recently.
Chargeable Street sounds like it ought to be a toll road.

GreenKitten - Google Maps shows the E10/11 boundary as going directly through my house (it should be one street over). Use the DG reader secret knock and I'll invite you in for a cuppa, subject to current Covid restrictions.

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