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Date updated: 26/01/2023

Guildhall Library holds a number of newspapers in hard copy and/or on microfilm:

  • City Press, the local newspaper for the City of London, 1857-1976,
  • The Times (1785 to date)
  • T he Financial Times (1888 to date),
  • Evening Standard, 1977-1980 and 1994 to date,
  • London Gazette, the newspaper of state intelligence, 1665 to date.
  • The Graphic, 1869-1931
  • Daily Graphic, 1890-1919
  • Lloyd’s Evening Post and British Chronicle, 1757-1808
  • London chronicle, 1757-April 1823
  • St James’s Chronicle, 1761-1836 (incomplete run)

We hold a number of short runs of certain titles, including a collection of newspapers produced during the General Strike of 1926 and various political news sheets printed during the English Civil War and Commonwealth period.

A complete list of newspaper holdings can be consulted at the Guildhall Library enquiry desk.

In addition, we subscribe to the following digitised newspapers:

  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, predominantly London newspapers of the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers, which includes national and regional newspapers.
  • Daily Mirror Digital Archive 1903 to date
  • The Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2006
  • The Illustrated London News 1842-2003
  • Picture Post Historical Archive 1938-1957
  • Times Digital Archive 1785-2006

And the following digitised newspaper indexes:

  • British Humanities Index Archive 1962-1997
  • The Official Index to The Times 1906-1980
  • Palmers Index to The Times 1790-1905