01273 area code


The 01273 area code is for Brighton and the surrounding area.

Locations using 01273 numbers include:

  • Barcombe
  • Brighton
  • Glynde
  • Hassocks
  • Henfield
  • Hove
  • Hurstpierpoint
  • Lewes
  • Newhaven
  • Peacehaven
  • Plumpton
  • Portslade
  • Poynings
  • Ringmer
  • Rottingdean
  • Shoreham-by-Sea
  • Southwick
  • Telscombe

Most numbers using the 01273 area code are normal Brighton 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)

01273 area code information

Area code:01273
Ceremonial county:East Sussex
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Area code required for local calls:Yes
Local number length:6 digits
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0273)

Local calls require full number

It is no longer possible to omit the area code when calling locally in the 01273 area. Since 1st October 2014 the full 11-digit phone number has been required for all local calls.

See: Area codes without local dialling.

Formatting an 01273 number

An 01273 number should be displayed in the format: 01273 xxxxxx

For international callers, use: +44 1273 xxxxxx

As local calls in the area must always be dialled using the full number including area code, it is best not to display the code in brackets.

Map of 01273 Brighton area code