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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) xxx xxxx.

Where is the 0116 Area Code?

The Leicester 0116 dialling code intersects the counties of Leicester and 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 0116 Leicester area code
An old rotary dial for the 0116 Leicester area code.

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 0116 Leicester area code
Map of the 0116 Leicester area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Leicester 0116-Leicester 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-Leicester dialling Code

Leicester Central (EMCENTL) Leicester City
Montfort (EMMONTF) Leicester City
East Wigston (EMEASWI) Leicestershire
Narborough (EMNARBO) Leicestershire
Stoneygate (EMSTNYG) Leicester City
Oadby (EMODDBY) Leicestershire
Aylestone (EMAYLES) Leicester City
West Wigston (EMWESSW) Leicestershire
Braunstone (EMBRAUN) Leicester City
Glenfield (EMGLNFI) Leicestershire
Beaumont (EMBEAUM) Leicester City
Birstall (EMBIRSS) Leicestershire
Belgrave (EMBELGR) Leicester City
St Barnabas (EMSTBBS) Leicester City
Thurnby (EMTHRNB) Leicester City
Goscote (EMGSCTE) Leicestershire
Rothley (EMRTHLY) Leicestershire
Kibworth (EMKBWOR) Leicestershire
Fleckney (EMFLECK) Leicestershire
Great Glen (EMGRTGL) Leicestershire
Kirby Muxloe (EMKRBYM) Leicestershire