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An Essential Guide to Historical London Newspapers

London is steeped in rich history. Every borough, street and building in the UK’s capital city has a past and the British Newspaper Archive is one of the best resources available for unlocking the stories behind them. No matter what part of London you’re interested in researching, you’ll find newspapers covering every locality, with contemporary reports from some of the most pivotal eras in British history.

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One of the quickest ways to focus only on our London newspapers is by clicking the region on our interactive homepage map.

London newspapers

This will bring you to a search page with London pre-selected under the county filter. From there, use the newspaper or date filters to narrow your search further. You’ll find over 100 newspapers that were published in London in the Archive. To browse through a full list of those publications, click ‘More Newspapers’ under the newspaper filter on the search page.

Historical London Newspapers
Use the newspaper filter to narrow your search to a London title of your choice

If you’re interested in the local history of a particular part of London, you’ll find plenty of old newspapers from the many distinct neighbourhoods like Croydon, Islington or or Woolwich.

TOP TIP: As many national newspapers were published in London, you’ll also see these listed alongside our local and regional titles from the area.

North, South, East and West London (plus, everywhere in between) are all covered in our newspapers. Take a look at just a few of the historical titles you can access below. Clicking on the newspaper image will bring you to it’s dedicated title page where you can find out more information about that particular paper, our current holdings and year coverage.

West London Observer
West London Observer
London Evening Standard
London Evening Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pall Mall Gazette
Pall Mall Gazette
Islington Gazette
Islington Gazette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South London Press
South London Press
Hackney and Kingsland Gazette
Hackney and Kingsland Gazette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustrated London News
Illustrated London News
Barnet Press
Barnet Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is just a selection, there are literally millions of more London newspaper pages waiting to be discovered. Plus, with new releases added to the Archive every week, it’s useful to check back regularly to see if your favourite London newspaper has been updated or any new titles from the community you’re most interested in have been added.

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1 comments On An Essential Guide to Historical London Newspapers

  • I am looking for Camden newspapers a huge and very old and highly populated area of London, with many newspapers produced, over the years. What Camden papers are there?. I have looked at new titles, in your regular feature; but cannot find any recently added Greater London newspaper titles.

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