Where to find post box toppers in the UK

[updated 25.5.22]
Post box toppers have become a bit of a phenomenon during the pandemic. The art of creating random acts of crochet kindness is continuing to spread across the UK, but where can you find post box toppers and yarnbombing? Read on for more where I explain:

  • What yarnbombing and post box toppers are.
  • Where to find post box toppers near you.
  • Where to find a post box topper pattern.
  • Where you can see more photos of post box toppers around the UK.
  • If you need permission to put out post box toppers or yarnbombing.
  • Where to meet other yarn bombers.
  • How you can add your toppers or toppers you’ve seen to this list.


What is a post box topper?

Post box toppers are knitted or crocheted decorations that are fixed to the top of our Royal Mail post boxes in the UK. You have probably seen one or two where you live.

This craze started during the lockdowns of 2019/20 and has continued into 2021/22.  An army of knitters and crocheters have brightened up our towns and villages with some wonderful creations. You may have seen ones for Remembrance Day and Christmas featured in the national press and local newspapers, and there are currently commemorative post box toppers dedicated to the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations popping up all over the place at the moment.

Of course, they are not just for occasions and might feature local attractions, NHS heroes, national treasures such as Captain Tom Moore, spring and autumn themes, etc. In fact, anything goes.

Post box toppers also come under the umbrella of yarnbombing, which is the term for decorating something with knitted or crocheted wool – including bollards, trees, bicycle racks, benches, and fences. Some think of it as street art with yarn rather than paint.

Some areas have created them for charity but most are done just to try and cheer people up in these trying times. What a wonderful act of kindness. I cannot knit or crochet but I am hoping to help spread the joy by writing this post. I hope you’ll spread it further by sharing this post too.

image with 12 colourful knitted post box toppers and the text where to find post box toppers in the Uk
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Do you need permission to add a post box topper or yarn bomb?

Royal Mail seems to embrace post box toppers and regularly share photos of them on their social media accounts. However, they do stipulate that the openings for posting letters and the door to remove mail must be kept clear. If in doubt check with your local Royal Mail office.

Yarnbombing other public or private properties is illegal, although many welcome it so you should always check with the owner or your local authority before attempting to decorate anything.

Where to find patterns and photos of post box toppers and yarnbombing

You can find all MY photos of post box toppers on dedicated Facebook and Instagram pages called:

There are many local and national Facebook groups dedicated to postbox toppers and yarnbombing. My favourites are:

The latter also shares crochet creations that people leave out such as angels, hearts, flowers, and worry worms purely to cheer people up.

In the groups, you will be able to find patterns for post box toppers and other crocheted items. They are  friendly groups for people to share what they’ve found or created. I believe you can also find them on Pinterest or Etsy.

knitted post box topper featuring the queen of england, a corgi and a guard with red white and blue bunting
Queen’s birthday/Jubilee post box topper

Where to find postbox toppers near you

Below you will find what I hope will be a comprehensive directory of post box toppers around the UK, listed alphabetically by county in England, Scotland, and Wales. Maybe you fancy taking a post box treasure hunt around your locality with the kids, or just want to check out some new post box toppers when visiting other locations.

Please bear in mind, that some of these may be seasonal, but many of our yarnbombers spread the joy all year round.

How to add postbox toppers near you to the list below

To add the addresses of toppers you’ve made or toppers you’ve seen, simply add the details in the comments section stating the county – town name, and address (outside shop name if applicable), and I will happily add it the next time I update the list.

Do keep checking back as this list grows and please share with your local community groups so that everyone can enjoy them.

Where to find postbox toppers in England

Where to find post box toppers in Bedfordshire

Bedford – Oldfield Road
Caddington – Elm Avenue
Dunstable – Canesworde Road
Luton – Luton and Dunstable hopital
Luton – Lynwood Avenue
Luton – Heywood Drive
Luton – Birchen Grove
Luton – Stapleford Road
Luton – Corncrake Close
Luton – Tescombe Way
Luton – Hitchin Road
Luton – outside Jansel House
Luton – Dunstable Road (near the post office)
Luton – Hayling Drive
Luton – Bushmead shops
Sundon Village – Harlington Road Upper Sundon
Sundon Village –
Church Road Lower Sundon

Where to find post box toppers in Berkshire

Sandhurst – Yorktown Rd
Sunningdale – London Rd A30 (2)
Slough – Mirador Cres, SL2 5JX

Where to find post box toppers in Buckinghamshire

Buckingham – Badgers Way (2)
Newport Pagnell – Wordsworth Avenue
Princes Risborough – Park Street HP27 0ZZ.
Stoke Poges – Pennylets Green SL2 4BX

Where to find post box toppers in Bristol

Bristol – Thornbury High St
Long Ashton – Weston Road

Where to find post box toppers in Cambridgeshire

Cambridge – Newmarket Road
Ely – Waterside
Pymoor near Ely – Main St B1411

Where to find post box toppers in Cheshire

Crewe – North St
Nantwich – Wrenbury Post Office CW5 8EW
Northwich – Tesco
Runcorn – Barrington Dv
Stockport – Ludlow Road, Offerton

Where to find post box toppers in Cornwall

Bude – Stratton stores
Truro – Carnon Downs Spar
Truro – Waterloo, Trafalgar Roundabout
St.Tudy Village – by bus stop
St Austell – PL25 3HT

Where to find post box toppers in Cumbria

Kendal – Beast Banks, near the Rifleman’s Arms
Penrith – Skirsgill Gardens

Where to find post box toppers in Derbyshire

Allestree, Derby – Corn Hill
Allestree, Derby – Blenheim Parade shops
Allestree, Derby – Spendbeck Avenue
Allestree, Derby – Oakover Road
Allestree, Derby – Kedleston Road Nr the Markeaton Pub
Allestree, Derby – Woodlands Road
Allestree, Derby – Derby Park Farm centre near the post office
Buxton – Outside Buxton Town Hall
Derby – Royal Derby Hospital, nr Costas
Walton, Chesterfield – Moorland View Road

Where to find post box toppers in Devon

Cullompton – Tescos
Plymouth – Outside Efford PO, Eggbuckland Road
Torquay – top of St Mary church precinct
Turnchapel Village – Borringdon Rd

Where to find post box toppers in Dorset

Christchurch – Off Lyndhurst Road next to bus stop at Sainsburys
Christchurch – junction of Queen’s Road and Stanpit
Gillingham – High Street, by town meadow
Mudeford – Quayside
Poole – nr Hamworthy Park
Poole – nr Lake Pier
Poole – Rockley Park, Hamworthy
Poole – Inglesham Rd, Hamworthy
Poole – Dawkins Rd, Hamworthy
Poole – Blandford Rd, Hamworthy (nr Aldi, Poole Moto & Co-op)
Poole – Samson Rd, Hamworthy
Poole – Mooreland Way, Upton
Poole – Sandy Lane, Upton
Poole – Slough Lane, Upton
Poole – Beacons Park Rd, Upton
Poole – Dorchester Rd, Upton
Poole – Douglas Close Upton
Poole – Lytchett Matravers, Lytchett Minster
Poole – Palmerston Rd, Parkstone
Poole – Creekmoor
Weymouth – Chaubury Corner 

knitted post box topper for summer featuring bees and flowers
Summertime post box topper in Dorset

Where to find post box toppers in Durham Co

Darlington – Mowden postbox, Fulthorpe Rd
Darlington – Conyers Ave
Grange Villa – Front Street
Hartlepool – Morrisons, Clarence Rd
Leadgate – Opp Leadgate Workmen’s social club
Stockton-on-Tees – Sedgefield Post Office
Stockton-on-Tees – Birkdale Road
Stockton-on-Tees – Greens Lane, Hartburn, nr the school

Where to find post box toppers in Essex

Basildon – Asda
Brentwood – Junction of Rayleigh Road and Hunter’s Chase
Brentwood – Hampden Crescent
Brentwood – Boston Manor Road
Brightlingsea – Silcott Street
Canvey on Sea – Canvey on Sea Post Office
Chelmsford – Trent Road Post Office
Colchester – Elmstead Market
Colchester – Great Tey village post box
Colchester – New Town area, King Stephen Road
Dagenham – corner of Grafton Road and Valence Wood Road
Great Dunmow – 
High Stile
Great Dunmow – Market Place
Great Dunmow – Station road
Great Dunmow – High street
Great Dunmow – Chequers lane
Great Dunmow – Godfrey way
Great Dunmow – Tesco
Great Wakering – High St
Halstead – Colne Valley Railway
Harwich – Harwich Quay
Harwich – Dovercourt High Street.
Ilford – Colvin Gardens
Langham – Wick Road
Leigh-on-Sea – Marine Parade
Wheely – opposite Premier stores

Where to find post box toppers in Gloucestershire

Gloucester – opposite the cathedral
Gloucester – outside Tesco Quedgeley
Kingswood – The Chipping and Abbey Street

Where to find post box toppers in Hampshire

Basingstoke – Sullivan Rd
Emsworth – The Square
Farnborough – Fernhill Rd, nr Cove Seniors
Farnborough – Broomhill Rd, nr Londis
Farnborough – Churchill Crescent shops, Hawley
Farnborough – Prospect Rd/Totland Post Office
Farnborough – Peabody Road, nr the roundabout
Farnborough – Sycamore Road, nr South Farnborough Infants
Farnborough – Highgate Lane
Isle of Wight – Carisbrooke Rd Co-op
Isle of Wight – Kinchington Rd, Carisbrooke
Isle of Wight – Castle Rd, Carisbrooke
Milton on Sea – Main Road
Petersfield – College St
Portsmouth – Burrill Avenue, Cosham
Portsmouth – St John’s Rd, Cosham
Portsmouth – Fort Rd, Gosport
Old Basing – Old Basing Village shop, Belle Vue Road
Overton – Co-op, High street
Sarisbury Green – One Stop
Selbourne – Old Selbourne Post Office
Southampton – Portsmouth Rd, Sholing
Southampton – Nursling Street
Southampton – Butts Ash Lane, Hythe
Titchfield – High St
Winchester – Oliver’s Battery Post Office

knitted and crocheted post box topper featuring some monks, birds and flowers
Gloucester Cathedral post box topper

Where to find post box toppers in Hertfordshire

Harpenden – opposite Golden Touch barbers
Sawbridgeworth – Bell Street
Sawbridgeworth – West Rd
Sawbridgeworth – Forebury Avenue
Stevenage – Ingleside Dv

Watford – Leavesden High Rd

St Albans have a trail of over 80 decorated Royal Mail post boxes. You can find a map HERE.

Hemel Hempstead also have a large trail. You can fine their map at YarnbombHH on Facebook and Instagram.

Hertford & Ware have a trail of over 40 Christmas themed decorations annually supporting charities. You can download the map and donate HERE.

Where to find post box toppers in Kent

Ilstead Rise, nr Gravesend – Upper Ave, Biddenden Rd, Lewis Rd & Ilstead Rise
Maidstone – St Lukes Road, Barming Post office stores, Angelsey Ave
Ramsgate – Minster Village Post Office
New Ash Green – McColls
Tunbridge Wells – Wilman Road TN4 9AP
Tunbridge Wells – Stephens Road TN4 9QA
Wye – The Green TN25 5AJ

Where to find post box toppers in Lancashire

Barnoldswick – Skipton Road ( outside Rolls Royce)
Barnoldswick – Gisburn Road
Barnoldswick – Frank St Post Office
Barnoldswick – Opp bus station
Cleveleys – Clarence Ave
Cleveleys – Thornton Gate
Cleveleys – Victoria Road West Post Office
Heysham – Heysham Road Post Office
Horwich – Chorley New Road
Melling, Liverpool – Outside McColls in Waddicar Lane
Morecambe – Balmoral Rd
Morecambe – Oxcliffe Road, Heaton with Oxcliffe.
Fleetwood – Victoria St

Where to find post box toppers in Leicestershire

Leicester – Main st, Humberstone
Leicester – Netherhall Road Shops
Leicester – Thurncourt Rd, Thurnby Lodge
Melton Mowbray – Welby Lane post office
Syston – Lamp Box Pier, Roman Way

Syston has 26 postbox toppers, 15 bollard toppers, 6 plaques, & one full sized Knitted WW1 Tommy soldier. See if you can find them.

 

Where to find post box toppers in Lincolnshire

Alford – West Street
Alford – Market place
Grantham – Castlegate
Langtoft – East End
Lincoln – Monks Rd Co-op
Lincoln – Doddington Rd
Lincoln – Brant Road
Lincoln – Carhome Road
Lincoln – Burton Road roundabout
Lincoln – Little London Caravan Park, Torksey Lock, Lincoln Rd, LN1 2XB
Old Bolingbroke – near the old chapel
Sutton on Sea – outside The Fat Seagull , Sea Lane
Sutton on Sea – outside the old post office on High Street
Wragby – Market Place

Where to find post box toppers in London

Beckenham – Goddard Rd
Brentford – Boston Manor Road
Greenwich – Southwood Rd
Hornchurch – Mungo Park Rd shops
Isleworth – St Johns road
Isleworth – South Street
Isleworth – corner of Linkfield road/Grainger Doad
New Eltham – Gerda Road, Dominic Drive, 3x Footscray Road, Tiverton Road, Blanmerle Road, Green Lane, Thaxted Road
Rainham – Tescos
Ruxley, Sidcup – Maidstone Road opp the garden centre
Stanmore – Old Lodge Way
Stanmore – Lady Aylesford Ave
Stanmore – Gordon Ave
Stanmore – Wenborough Rd
Stanmore – Abercorn Rd
Stanmore – Vernon Dr
Stanmore – Fellbridge Av
South Wimbledon – Haydons Road, SW19 1HJ

Ruislip, Hillingdon has a trail of over 70 post box toppers and has been featured on national news. Find out more on their Twitter page.

knitted and crocheted post box topper featuring pumpkins, toadstools and autumn leaves for a random act of crochet kindness
Halloween/autumn post box topper

Where to find post box toppers in Manchester

Ashton-in-Makerfield – Old Rd Post Office
Salford – Parrin Lane, Winton, Eccles

Where to find post box toppers in Merseyside

Billinge – Main St
Garswood – Rectory Road
Garswood – Hamilton Road
Lydiate – Southport Road

Where to find post box toppers in Norfolk

Dereham – Market Place
Dereham – Chapel Walk
Hingham – Market Place
Hoveton – Brimbelow Road
Norwich – Norwich Rd, Costessey
Norwich – Opposite Aldi on Larkman Lane, NR5 8TZ
Watton – Tesco Thetford Rd
Watton – Loch Neaton Park

Where to find post box toppers in Northants

Brackley – High St
Northampton – Tesco’s Mereway

Where to find post box toppers in Nottinghamshire

Clipstone – Mansfield Road
Forest Town – Clipstone Road West
Netherfield – Victoria Road
Gedling Burton Joyce – Gedling Road
Ravenshead – Post office
Stapleford – Braddon Ave/Kennedy Drive
Stapleford – Derby Rd, outside Barclays 

Where to find post box toppers in Oxfordshire

Abingdon – Market Place
Abingdon- Spring Road/Exbourne Road
Abingdon – One Stop Wooton Road
Ashbury – B4000 crossroads
Berinsfield – opp church
Carterton – Brize Norton Road
Carterton – inside Asda
Clifton Hampden – Post Office
Didcot – Sandringham Road
East Hendred – High St
Wantage – Wallingford St
Wallingford – Wantage Rd

Where to find post box toppers in Somerset

Bath – Willow Green
Wiveliscombe – Wivey Square Post Box

Where to find post box toppers in Shropshire

Shrewsbury – Opp St Chads’ church

Where to find post box toppers in Staffordshire

Cannock – Thornhill Road
Newcastle under Lyme – Morrisons, Goose Street
Perton, Wolverhampton – The Parkway
Stafford – Eccleshall Rd
Stafford – Somerset Road opp Blessed Mother Teresa School

Where to find post box toppers in Suffolk

Lowestoft – Carlton Colville
Lowestoft – Stanley St
Lowestoft – Trafalgar Street

Where to find post box toppers in Surrey

Bagshot – High St outside charity shop
Banstead – Wilmot Way
Camberley – Frimley Rd, opposite Halfords
Camberley – Bain Ave green
Camberley – Heatherside Parade
Camberley – Portsmouth Rd, A30 end
Camberley – Portsmouth Rd, nr Frimley Park Hospital
Chessington – Cox Lane Jct with Cedarcrift Rd
Englefield Green – Hanover Close
Englefield Green – Wick Lane
Egham – corner of Ripley Ave
Egham – outside Grill Land, High St
Epsom – Epsom Downs Post Office
Frimley Green – Worseley Rd
Frimley Green – Frimley Green Post Office
Haselmere – Kings Rd, opp train station
Selsdon – Rectory Close
West Molesley – corner of First Avenue and Walton Road

remembrance day post box topper showing red and white poppies
Remembrance Day post box topper

Where to find post box toppers in Sussex (East & West)

Battle nr Hastings has numerous post box toppers and knitted bollard covers
Hollingbury, Brighton – Carden Hill/Cuckmere way
Crawley – Hanbury Road
Crowborough – High Street
Crowborough – Croft Rd

Eastbourne – Cavendish Place, opp the pier
Eastbourne – Kingfisher Dr

Eastbourne – Belmore Rd
Felpham – Limmer Lane
Felpham – Summerley Lane
Felpham – Felpham Way
Handcross – High Street
Hastings – Elphinstone Road
Haywards Heath – Penland Road
Heathfield – Station Road
Heathfield – Hailsham Road
Horsham – Bartholomew Lane
Horsham – Blackbridge Lane
Horsham – Clarence Rd
Horsham – Highwood Mill
Horsham – Market Sq
Horsham – Merryfield Dv
Horsham – Rushams Rd
Horsham – St Leonards Rd
Lindfield – High St
Midhurst – Post Office, Bepton Rd
Midhurst – Stockley Trading, North St
Newhaven – Beach Rd
Telscombe Cliffs, Peacehaven – Central Ave
Westbourne – North Street
Worthing – Palatine Rd

Where to find post box toppers in Tyne & Wear

East Boldon – Front Street
East Boldon – Station Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne – Addycomb Terrace/Cartington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne – Cartington Terrace Post Office
Newcastle Upon Tyne – Danbury Gardens
Sunderland – The Broadway
South Shields – Old Post Office Stanhope Road

Where to find post box toppers in Warwickshire

Kenilworth – Barrow Road

Where to find post box toppers in West Midlands

Sutton Coldfield – corner of Britwell Road & Highbridge Road B73
sutton Coldfield – corner of Wilkinson Close & Highbridge Road B73
Wednesbury – Rough Hay Post Office
Wall Heath – Beachcroft Road

Where to find post box toppers in Wiltshire

Larkhill – Packway
Marlborough – 3 on High St, 2 on George Lane, and 2 on London Rd
Salisbury – St Francis Road
Salisbury – The Market Square
Shrewton – High St

Where to find post box toppers in Worcestershire

Droitwich Spa – Primsland Way
Evesham – Cheltenham Road

Where to find post box toppers in Yorkshire

Beverley – outside Boyes, Wednesday Markey
Everthorpe Brough – High Rd
Gilberdyke – Clementhorpe Road
Handsworth – Flockton drive, S13 9QU
Handsworth – Beaver Hill Road, S13
Handsworth – Post Office 271 Handsworth Rd S13 9BN
Kirkstall – Vester Rd
Wakefield – School Lane, Walton
Sheffield – junction of Lees Hall Road and Thorpe House Ave
Sheffield – Kenwood Road
Sheffield – Psalter Lane
Starbeck North – post office

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collage of 6 photos of knitted and crocheted post box toppers found around the UK featuring robins, santas, snowmen and christmas puddings
Christmas post box toppers

Where to find postbox toppers in Scotland

Where to find post box toppers in Aberdeenshire

Aboyne – Charlestown Rd
Banchory – High Street
Banchory – Dee Street
Cruden Bay – Post Office
New Pitsligo – Alexander Bell Place
Torphins – Beltie Road

Where to find post box toppers in Ayrshire

Ayr – Ewanfield Rd

Where to find post box toppers in East Lothian

Ormiston – Church Gates
Ormiston – outside the post office
Pencaitland – next to the phone box at the crossroads opposite the garage
Lochloy – Sutors Avenue
Lochloy – Lawrie Drive

Where to find post box toppers in Inverness-shire

Ardersier – Main Street
Brackla
Nairn – Tradespark shop,
Nairn – Pinewood Avenue, Achareidh
Nairn – Farmers Showfield
Nairn – Cawdor Road by hospital
Nairn – Town House, High Street
Nairn – Top Harbour Street
Nairn – The Links by football pitch
Nairn – Sainsbury
Nairn – Dairy in the business park
Nairn – Bus Stop by Bridge Merryton

Where to find post box toppers in Renfrewshire

Bishopton – Greenock Road
Newton Mearns – Fraser Ave, Rysland Cres, Greenarm Rd, Westacres Estate, Barrhead Rd


Where to find postbox toppers in Wales

Amlwch – Bethesda Street, Isle of Anglesey
Cemaes Bay – McColls Shop, Isle of Anglesey

Where to find post box toppers in Glamorgan

Llantwit Major – Wine Street
Swansea – Mumbles Pier, Mumbles

Where to find post box toppers in Gwent

Rogiet – Station Road

Where to find post box toppers in North Wales

Flintshire – Outside Flint Post Office
Llangollen – Castle St
Wrexham – Stockwell Grove
Wrexham – Poplar Rd
Wrexham – Main railway station

Rhyl Toppers have put out over 100 toppers during the lockdown period. You can find more info HERE on their Facebook page.

Where to find post box toppers in Pembrokeshire

Treffgarne – Meadow Park, Pembrokeshire

Where to find post box toppers in Jersey & Guernsey

Although not in the UK, Jersey & Guernsey are part of the British Isles so here are a few:

St Brelade – Route des Genets by Mont Nicolle School
St Brelade – Red Houses outside the Co-operative/Post Office
St Brelade – Mont es Croix near to Beauport
St Aubin – next to Parish Hall

image with 12 colourful knitted post box toppers and the text where to find post box toppers in the Uk

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Huge thanks to all the knitters and crocheters out there who are brightening up our streets with post box toppers or leaving out random acts of crochet kindness for strangers to find.

Please let me know of any others you find so that I can build a comprehensive directory of where to find post box toppers in the UK.

Comment below with the road, town, and county name. Many thanks.


There is also a charity book and calender available from Lockdown Letterboxes.

 

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81 thoughts on “Where to find post box toppers in the UK

  1. The Square, Emsworth, Hampshire.
    Pillar box topper for the Platinum Jubilee with the Queen portrayed as a white rabbit but complete with robes and accessories plus flowers alongside. Absolutely lovely. If my phone camera worked I would add a photo.

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  2. Christchurch, Dorset. Off Lyndhurst Road next to bus stop at Sainsburys. Theme: Teddy bear.

    Second one at the junction of Queen’s Road and Stanpit, Christchurch, Dorset. Theme: Seagull/seaside.

    Third one in Old Basing, Hampshire. Outside the Old Basing Village shop, Belle Vue Road. Theme: Platinum Jubilee.

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  3. I notice you listed all Nairn Postbox Topper’s as bein in East Lothian when they are about 500 mile further north in the Highlands. More suitable under Inverness-shire along with Brackla (Topper’s made by same person as only 3 miles outside Nairn).

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