Map of the 0116 Leicester STD dialling Area Code
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The Leicester 0116 Area Code (Leicester Dialling Code)

The 0116 area code is a 3 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Leicester area.

The local telephone numbers within the 0116 are 7 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Leicester area code is (0116) [x][x][x] [x][x][x][x].

Where is the 0116 Area Code?

The Leicester 0116 dialling code is situated in the county of Leicestershire in the East Midlands Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 0116 Leicester dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 0116 Leicester dialling code area. If you are calling a local number within the same area code with a landline telephone you do not need to use the 0116 dialling code.

Phoning the 0116 Dialling Code from Outside of the UK

If you are calling from outside of the UK. You will need to add the code for dialling internationally. This varies country to country, followed by the UK country code (44) followed by the area code without the initial zero (116).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada01144116
Europe0044116
Australia001144116

Origins of the 0116 Leicester Area Code

Before the 16th April 1995 known as PhONEday which changed telephone area codes by inserting a 1 at the beginning. The area code was 0533.

the historic mnemonic code for the 0116 area was LE3. The first two characters are taken from the letters L and E in LEicester. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 5, 3 and 3.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the Leicester area code
An old rotary dial for the Leicester area code.
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Map of the 0116 Leicester dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 0116 Leicester phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 0116 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the Leicester area code
Map of the Leicester area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Leicester 0116 dialling Code

Anstey
Arnesby
Billesdon
Birstall
Cosby
Countesthorpe
East Goscote
Fleckney
Great Glen
Groby
Houghton on the Hill
Huncote
Kibworth Harcourt
Leicester
Mountsorrel
Narborough/Enderby
Queniborough
Ratby
Syston
Thurcaston
Tugby
Whetstone

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Leicester 0116 dialling Code

WHARF STREET T E (EMCENTL)
LEICESTER MONTFORT ATE (EMMONTF)
ST BARNABAS ATE (EMSTBBS)
THURNBY ATE (EMTHRNB)
AYLESTONE ATE (EMAYLES)
BEAUMONT ATE (EMBEAUM)
BELGRAVE ATE (EMBELGR)
BIRSTALL ATE (EMBIRSS)
BRAUNSTONE ATE (EMBRAUN)
EVINGTON ATE (EMEVING)
GLENFIELD ATE (EMGLNFI)
KIRBY MUXLOE ATE (EMKRBYM)
NARBOROUGH ATE (EMNARBO)
OADBY ATE (EMODDBY)
PEATLING MAGNA ATE (EMPEATL)
ROTHLEY ATE (EMRTHLY)
WEST WIGSTON ATE (EMWESSW)
BILLESDON UAX (Z) (EMBILLE)
EAST WIGSTON ATE (EMEASWI)
FLECKNEY ATE (EMFLECK)
GREAT GLEN ATE (EMGRTGL)
GOSCOTE ATE (EMGSCTE)
HUNGARTON SAX (Z) (EMHUGAR)
KIBWORTH ATE (EMKBWOR)
STONEYGATE ATE (EMSTNYG)
TUGBY SAX (Z) (EMTGGBY)
TILTON SAX (EMTILTO)