Time Out returns to print

Richard Stuart-Turner
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Time Out has returned to print following a break of more than four months.

The new issue is dedicated to the title's late founder Tony Elliott
The new issue is dedicated to the title's late founder Tony Elliott

In late March the free magazine went digital-only for the first time since it launched in 1968 after reporting a “slowing” of advertising revenues due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It also rebranded to Time In, to reflect the increasing number of people being urged to stay at home at the time.

In a post on the magazine's website, editor Joe Mackertich said the new print issue, out today (11 August), “marks our frankly historic shift back to being Time Out”.

“We feel that it’s now time to begin responsibly promoting the idea of ‘going out’ again. London isn’t ‘back to normal’. But it is ready to have a bit of fun in the sun.”

The issue features up-to-date information about going out in London this August and details the capital's new post-lockdown cultural hot spots. A retained 'Time In’ section also highlights “the finest within the new culture of streaming and films, bringing the best of the city to the sofa”.

The issue is also dedicated to the title's founder Tony Elliott, who passed away on 17 July and who Mackertich said “dedicated his life to opening up the world's cities to locals and visitors”.

“We’re excited to share the beloved and iconic magazine once again, which adds new, interesting content that reflects the times we are currently living in and the best of London this summer,” Mackertich added.

Time Out said the magazine's street distributors will still be out, but in fewer numbers due to the current circumstances. The title, which is printed by Walstead at its Peterborough operation, will also be available to pick up at selected supermarkets, hotels, bars and restaurants across London.

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