London's Print Media Industry

Fleet Street, situated in the heart of London, was the home of the British press for centuries. The first printing shop was set up around 1500 and The Daily Courant, London's first daily newspaper, was published in 1702. Fleet Street remained Britain's national press centre until the 1980's and in 2005 the last British news office left the area. Fleet Street began from the City of London through to Westminster, close to Ludgate Hill, Temple, Blackfriars and Chancery Lane.

Today almost all of the newspapers have moved on to Canary Wharf and Wapping, while the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph are now located near Victoria. London benefits from numerous free and paid for newspapers, as well as newspapers and news media for local areas. These include:

  • The Bexley Times, situated in Bexleyheath
  • The Ham and High, established in Hampstead
  • The Croydon Guardian, with offices in Croydon
  • The Romford Recorder, located in Romford
  • The Islington Gazette, headquartered in Islington
  • The South London Press, with offices in Lambeth
  • The Streatham Guardian, situated in Streatham
  • The Barnet and Potters Bar Times, set in Barnet
  • The Edgware and Mill Hill Times, established in Edgware
  • The Hendon and Finchley Times, with offices in Finchley
  • The Newham Recorder, placed in Newham
  • The Ilford Recorder, located in Ilford
  • The Southwark New, with offices in Bermondsey
  • The Southwark Wekender, set in Bermondey
  • The Tower Hamlets
  • The Wharf, with offices in Canary Wharf
  • Putney SW15, located in Wandsworth
  • The Wandsworth Guardian, with offices in Wandsworth