Single letter locations

Used from 1903 to Jan1963

At the start or end of the registration mark
For example A1 or 99M

J followed by one to six numbers, together with a GBJ sticker is for Jersey
I or Z is for Northern Ireland, see here


In letter order

A London
B Lancaster
C Yorkshire
D Kent
E Staffordshire
F Essex
G Glasgow
H Middlesex
J Durham
K Liverpool
L Glamorganshire
M Cheshire
N Manchester
O Birmingham
P Surrey
R Derbyshire
S Edinburgh
T Devonshire
U Leeds
V Lanarkshire
W Sheffield
X Northumberland
Y Somerset

Double letter locations

Used from 1903 to Aug2001

Triple letter locations

Used from 1932 to Aug2001
Just ignore the first letter

From Feb1963 to Jul1983 use the second and third letters of the registration mark
For example, RO as in CRO731K, is Hertfordshire

From Aug1983 to Aug2001 use the last two letters of the registration mark
For example, GM as in L391LGM, is Motherwell

J followed by one to six numbers, together with a GBJ sticker is for Jersey
I or Z is for Northern Ireland, see here


In letters order

AA Hampshire
AB Worcester
AC Warwickshire
AD Gloucestershire
AE Bristol
AF Cornwall
AG Ayrshire
AH Norfolk
AJ Yorkshire
AK Bradford
AL Nottinghamshire
AM Wiltshire
AN West Ham (Not MAN)
AO Cumberland
AP East Sussex
AR Hertfordshire
AS Nairnshire
AT Kingston upon Hull
AU Nottingham
AV Aberdeenshire
AW Shropshire
AX Monmouthshire
AY Leicestershire
BA Salford
BB Newcastle upon Tyne
BC Leicester
BD Northamptonshire
BE Lincolnshire
BF Staffordshire
BG Birkenhead
BH Buckinghamshire
BJ East Suffolk
BK Portsmouth
BL Berkshire
BM Bedfordshire
BN Bolton
BO Cardiff
BP West Sussex
BR Sunderland
BS Orkney
BT Yorkshire
BU Oldham
BV Blackburn
BW Oxfordshire
BX Carmarthenshire
BY Croydon
CA Denbighshire
CB Blackburn
CC Caernarvonshire
CD Brighton
CE Cambridgeshire
CF West Suffolk
CG Hampshire
CH Derby
CJ Herefordshire
CK Preston
CL Norwich
CM Birkenhead
CN Gateshead
CO Plymouth
CP Halifax
CR Southampton
CS Ayrshire
CT Lincolnshire
CU South Shields
CV Cornwall
CW Burnley
CX Huddersfield
CY Swansea
DA Wolverhampton
DB Stockport
DC Middlesbrough
DD Gloucestershire
DE Pembrokeshire
DF and DG Gloucestershire
DH Walsall
DJ Saint Helens
DK Rochdale
DL Isle of Wight
DM Flintstone
DN York
DO Lincolnshire
DP Reading
DR Plymouth
DS Peebleshire
DT Doncaster
DU Coventry
DV Devon
DW Newport
DX Ipswich
DY Hastings
EA West Bromwich
EB Isle of Ely
EC Westmorland
ED Warrington
EE Grimsby
EF Hartlepool
EG Huntingdon
EH Stoke on Trent
EJ Cardiganshire
EK Wigan
EL Bournemouth
EM Bootle
EN Bury
EO Barrow in Furness
EP Montgomeryshire
ER Cambridgeshire
ES Perthshire
ET Rotherham
EU Breaconshire
EV Essex
EW Huntingdonshire
EX Great Yarmouth
EY Anglesey
FA Burton upon Trent
FB Bath
FC Oxford
FD Dudley
FE Lincoln
FF Merionethshire
FG Fifeshire
FH Gloucester
FJ Exeter
FK Worcester
FL Huntingdonshire
FM Chester
FN Canterbury
FO Radnorshire
FP Rutlandshire
FR Blackpool
FS Edinburgh
FT Tynemouth
FU Lincolnshire
FV Blackpool
FW Lincolnshire
FX Dorset
FY Southport
GA and GB Glasgow
GC London
GD and GE Glasgow
GF London
GG Glasgow
GH London
GJ and GK London
GL Bath
GM Motherwell
GN London
GO and GP London
GR Sunderland
GS Perthshire
GT to GY London
HA Smethwick
HB Merthr Tydfil
HC Eastbourne
HD Dewsbury
HE Barnsley
HF Wallasey
HG Burnley
HH Carlisle
HJ Southend on sea
HK Essex
HL Wakefield
HM London
HN Darlington
HO Hampshire
HP Coventry
HR Wiltshire
HS Renfewshire
HT and HU Bristol
HV London
HW Bristol
HX East Ham
HY Bristol
JA Stockport
JB Berkshire
JC Caernarvonshire
JD London
JE Cambridgeshire
JF Leicester
JG Canterbury
JH Hertfordshire
JJ London
JK Eastbourne
JL Lincolnshire
JM Westmorland
JN Southend on Sea
JO Oxford
JP Wigan
JR Northumberland
JS Ross and Cromarty
JT Dorset
JU Leicestershire
JV Grimsby
JW Wolverhampton
JX Halifax
JY Plymouth
KA to KD Liverpool
KE Kent
KF Liverpool
KG Cardiff
KH Kingston upon Hull
KJ to KP Kent
KR Kent
KS Roxburghshire
KT Kent
KU Bradford
KV Coventry
KW Bradford
KX Buckinghamshire
KY Bradford
LA to LF London
LG Cheshire
LH London
LJ Bournemouth
LK to LP London
LR London
LS Selkirkshire
LT and LU London
LV Liverpool
LW to LY London
MA and MB Cheshire
MC London
MD Middlesex
ME to MH London
MJ Bedfordshire
MK London
ML Middlesex
MM London
MN Isle of Man
MO Berkshire
MP London
MR Wiltshire
MS Stirlingshire
MT London
MU and MV London
MW Wiltshire
MX London
MY Middlesex
NA to NF Manchester
NG Norfolk
NH Northampton
NJ East Sussex
NK Hertfordshire
NL Northumberland
NM Bedfordshire
NN Nottinghamshire
NO Essex
NP Worcestershire
NR Leicestershire
NS Sutherland
NT Shropshire
NU Derbyshire
NV Northamptonshire
NW Leeds
NX Warwickshire
NY Glamorganshire
OA to OC Birmingham
OD Devon
OE to OH Birmingham
OJ to ON Birmingham
OO Essex
OP Birmingham
OR Hampshire
OS Wigtownshire
OT and OU Hampshire
OV Birmingham
OW Southampton
OX Birmingham
OY London
PA to PH Surrey
PJ to PL Surrey
PM and PN East Sussex
PO West Sussex
PP Buckinghamshire
PR Dorset
PS Zetland
PT Durham
PU Essex
PV Ipswich
PW Norfolk
PX West Suffolk
PY Yorkshire
RA and RB Derbyshire
RC Derby
RD Reading
RE and RF Staffordshire
RG Aberdeen
RH Kingston upon Hull
RJ Salford
RK Croydon
RL Cornwall
RM Cumberland
RN Preston
RO Hertfordshire
RP and RR Northamptonshire
RS Aberdeen
RT East Suffolk
RU Bournemouth
RV Portsmouth
RW Coventry
RX Berkshire
RY Leicester
SA Aberdeenshire
SB Argyllshire
SC Edinburgh
SD Ayrshire
SE Banffshire
SF and SG Edinburgh
SH Barwickshire
SJ Buteshire
SK Caithness
SL Clackmannanshire
SM Dumfriesshire
SN Dunbartonshire
SO Morayshire
SP Fifeshire
SR Angus
SS East Lothian
ST Inverness shire
SU Kincardineshire
SV Kinrosshire
SW Kirkcudbrightshire
SX West Lothian
SY Midlothian
TA Devon
TB to TF Lancashire
TG Glamorganshire
TH Carmarthenshire
TJ Lancashire
TK Dorset
TL Lincolnshire
TM Bedfordshire
TN Newcastle upon Tyne
TO Nottingham
TP Portsmouth
TR Southampton
TS Dundee
TT Devon
TU Cheshire
TV Nottingham
TW Essex
TX Glamorganshire
TY Northumberland
UA and UB Leeds
UC London
UD Oxfordshire
UE Warwickshire
UF Brighton
UG Leeds
UH Cardiff
UJ Shropshire
UK Wolverhampton
UL London
UM Leeds
UN Denbighshire
UO Devon
UP Durham
UR Hertfordshire
US Glasgow
UT Leicestershire
UU to UW London
UX Shropshire
UY Worcestershire
VA Lanarkshire
VB Croydon
VC Coventry
VD Lanarkshire
VE Cambridgeshire
VF Norfolk
VG Norwich
VH Huddersfield
VJ Herefordshire
VK Newcastle upon Tyne
VL Lincoln
VM Manchester
VN Yorkshire
VO Nottinghamshire
VP Birmingham
VR Manchester
VS Greenock
VT Stoke on Trent
VU Manchester
VV Northampton
VW and VX Essex
VY York
WA and WB Sheffield
WC Essex
WD Warwickshire
WE Sheffield
WF Yorkshire
WG Stirlingshire
WH Bolton
WJ Sheffield
WK Coventry
WL Oxford
WM Southport
WN Swansea
WO Monmouthshire
WP Worcestershire
WR Yorkshire
WS Leith
WT and WU Yorkshire
WV Wiltshire
WW to WY Yorkshire
XA to XF London
XG Middlesbrough
XH London
XJ Manchester
XK to XP London
XR London
XS Paisley
XT to XY London
YA to YD Somerset
YE and YF London
YG Yorkshire
YH London
YJ Dundee
YK to YP London
YR London
YS Glasgow
YT to YY London