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Post by TriciaG » January 2nd, 2019, 4:56 pm

No. 2, Soho Square, London, W.

Is that "London, West"?
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Post by TriciaG » January 2nd, 2019, 5:42 pm

Please? It's the very last edit I need to make to a short nonfiction submission. :lol:
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Post by m8b1 » January 2nd, 2019, 6:13 pm

I don't know if this helps, but on wikipedia it says:
The W (Western and Paddington) postcode area, also known as the London W postcode area.........etc.,
Assuming this is an older text you are reading from, it was originally one district, but has been since subdivided:
The Western district consists of the single original W1 postal district.[4] The area that it covers is high-density and so has been subdivided into a number of smaller postcode districts.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W_postcode_area

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Post by Darvinia » January 2nd, 2019, 6:13 pm

yes, it is West. :)
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Post by TriciaG » January 2nd, 2019, 6:14 pm

Thank you, both!
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Post by RobMarland » January 15th, 2019, 5:05 pm

I’m late to the party, but for the record I think my fellow Brits would probably just say the letter. Most often you see these area codes in London with a number, e.g. SW1, and I’ve never heard anyone say “south west 1”. Just SW1.
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Post by TriciaG » January 15th, 2019, 5:38 pm

Well, I said "west", so Londoners will have to cringe through it. LOL! But maybe this will help others in future. :)
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Post by Peter Why » January 15th, 2019, 11:19 pm

"London, West" is how I would expect to hear it pronounced here, though with a number suffix you'd hear "London, W1", true enough.

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Post by RobMarland » January 16th, 2019, 2:37 am

Aha! That’s good, then. Yes, I’d not heard the letter on its own. Just W1, etc.
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