UK Area Codes and Phone Number Information

01527 area code


The 01527 area code is for Redditch and the surrounding area.

Locations using 01527 numbers include:

Most numbers using the 01527 area code are normal Redditch 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)

01527 area code information

Area code:01527
Ceremonial county:Worcestershire
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Local number length:6 or 5 digits*
Number format:01527 xxxxxx or 01527 xxxxx
International number format:+44 1527 xxxxxx or +44 1527 xxxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0527)

* Five-digit numbers are 01527 60000 to 69999.

Area code history

Redditch's original area code was 0739. At some point before the 1990s this was changed to 0527.

The 0527 code eventually became 01527, following a renumbering programme that took place across the UK during April 1995.
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