0116 area code
The 0116 area code is for Leicester and the surrounding area.
Locations using 0116 numbers include:
- East Wigston
- Great Glen
- Kirby Muxloe
- Peatling Magna
- West Wigston
Most numbers using the 0116 area code are normal Leicester landlines but be aware that, as is the case for all UK area codes, such numbers may also be used for services without any physical link to the area. (More info)
0116 area code information
|Call costs:||Normal landline rate|
|Area code required for local calls:||No|
|Local number length:||7 digits|
|Number format:||0116 xxx xxxx|
|International number format:||+44 116 xxx xxxx|
|Number shortages predicted:||No|
|Last code change:||April 1995 (previously 0533)|
All numbers starting 0116 are part of the Leicester area code. This includes 01162 numbers, 01163 numbers, 01164 numbers and all other numbers that start with the digits 0116, regardless of how the number is displayed or what the following digits are.
Area code history
Leicester phone numbers were lengthened from six to seven digits in April 1995, at the same time as the new 0116 area code replaced the former 0533 area code:
|1995||Existing six-digit numbers lengthened to seven digits by prefixing with a '2'. |
For example, (0533) 234567 became (0116) 223 4567.
|2004||Local numbers beginning with 3 introduced.|
|2009||Local numbers beginning with 4 introduced.|