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Time Out London comes to 'happy, natural end' in print
Press GazetteBron Maher
 

 

Time Out distributes its last London print copies on Thursday.

 

The final edition leads on a “London Rising” theme and features a send-off column from London mayor Sadiq Khan.

 

The magazine will continue to publish online – including through a new daily email – but Thursday’s will be the last “regular issue” paper edition.

 

Originally scheduled for Tuesday 21 June, the final publish date was pushed back to Thursday by rail strikes. There are four versions of the last Time Out, each with a front cover created by a different London artist.

 

The cover story, London Rising, centres on “a fresh generation of activists, artists and partystarters shaking up our city”, and spotlights events and venues at which Londoners can get in on the new scenes identified.

 

Guest writing for the magazine’s City Life column, Sadiq Khan describes Time Out as “my passport out of Tooting”, recounting that as a sixth-former “I’d go to WHSmith on the other side of Streatham High Road and go through Time Out with a pen and paper because I couldn’t afford to buy it”.

 

The issue also features “love letters to London” from authors living in the city, including Stewart Lee (“I love London for its jazz clubs”), Bernardine Evaristo (“I love London for its magical theatres”) and Joel Golby (“I love London for the kindness of its drunk strangers”).