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.
The Leicester 0116 dialling code intersects the counties of Leicester and Leicestershire in the East Midlands Region of the UK.
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.
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).
|Region||International Prefix||Country Code||Area Code|
|United States and Canada||011||44||116|
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.
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
|Houghton on the Hill|
|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|