01689 area code

Orpington

The area code 01689 is for Orpington and the surrounding area.

Locations using 01689 numbers include:

  • Farnborough
  • Lodge Hill
  • Orpington
  • St Mary Cray

Most numbers using the 01689 area code are normal Orpington 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)

01689 area code information

Area code:01689
Location:Orpington
Ceremonial county:Kent
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Area code required for local calls:No
Local number length:6 digits
Number format:01689 xxxxxx
International number format:+44 1689 xxxxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0689)

Area code history

Orpington's original area code was 0072. This lasted until 1968 when the code was changed to 0689, as part of a nationwide plan to free up numbers starting 00 for other purposes.

The 0689 code eventually became 01689, following a renumbering programme that took place across the UK during April 1995.

Map of 01689 Orpington area code