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Time Out London launches its first podcast series, sponsored by FREENOW

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For the Love Thy Neighbourhood podcast series, Time Out London editor Joe Mackertich invites famous Londoners to show him around their favourite bit of the city and to share their tales and anecdotes about the spots they love.

Time Out London has announced the launch of its first podcast series on 1 August. The podcast series called Love thy Neighbourhood will feature 12 weekly episodes with each celebrating a London neighbourhood seen through the eyes of famous Londoners, picked by Time Out London’s editorial team.

This will not be a sit-down-in-a-studio kind of podcast, instead each guest will take Time Out’s London Editor and podcast host Joe Mackertich on a walking tour of their favourite bit of the city, popping into shops, restaurants, parks and pubs that hold a special place in their hearts. The podcast series opens with drag icon Bimini showing Time Out around Bankside, followed by other well-known talents such as actor, comedian and rapper Doc Brown for a stroll through Kilburn, and comedian Chloe Petts sharing tales and anecdotes about Streatham.

FREENOW – the mobility super app – are the launch sponsor for the podcast series with pre, mid and post roll presenter reads in each episode and a bespoke multi-platform campaign developed by Time Out’s Creative Solutions Team to complement the audio activity. The campaign spans Time Out London digital channels including social video and posts, digital features and CRM, showing how FREENOW facilitates mobility across London and beyond. Each podcast episode will wrap up in the guests’ favourite neighbourhood pub which will be used as a backdrop for a social video series across Instagram, TikTok and Facebook featuring the interviewees sharing their favourite things to do in the capital. 

Rob Biagioni, MD at Time Out London said: “Our first Time Out London podcast Love thy Neighbourhood will be a fresh and fun source of inspiration for all those who want to make the most of London and get under the skin of the city’s neighbourhoods – in true Time Out style, this will be entertaining and useful thanks to intimate chats with the interviewees, hosted by Joe Mackertich, our Time Out London Editor.

“As we explore new digital channels to connect with and expand our audience, we are proud to launch our first podcast series together with FREENOW who we have worked with on bespoke campaigns before. They are a perfect partner for this project as the mobility app gets you everywhere you need to go in London and beyond, including the fascinating neighbourhoods at the heart of our podcast which we encourage everyone to explore.”

Joe  Mackertich, Time Out London Editor added: “You’d be out of your tree to miss this one. Being shown around weird bits of London by famous people is such a good idea, it’s a miracle no one’s done it before. Crucially, they haven’t. Because they’re simply not as good as us.”

Michelle de Maat, Head of Marketing at FREENOW UK commented: “Time Out’s Love thy Neighbourhood podcast series is a celebration of London’s hidden gems and inspiring creators – all of which are central to Time Out as is the commitment to communities which aligns directly with FREENOW’s’s brand DNA. Together we help people experience the city and the unique moments it has to offer – with FREENOW providing mobility solutions that help people to move around easily.

“After several successful projects, we are excited to be working with Time Out once again, tapping into the team’s local expertise, creativity and connections in the city, which is at the heart of this podcast series and the bespoke campaign around it, created with Time Out’s experience hungry audience in mind.”


Time Out’s Love thy Neighbourhood podcast – sponsored by FREENOW – is available to listen to now as a trailer. New episodes will drop every Tuesday, beginning from August 1. You can subscribe and listen to it here


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About Time Out Group

Time Out Group is a global media and hospitality business that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city through its two divisions – Time Out Media and Time Out Market. Time Out launched in London in 1968 to help people discover the exciting new urban cultures that had started up all over the city – today it is the only global brand dedicated to city life. Expert journalists curate and create content about the best things to Do, See and Eat across 333 cities in 59 countries and across a unique multi-platform model spanning both digital and physical channels. Rooted in the Time Out brand, Time Out Market is the world's first editorially curated food and cultural market, bringing a city's best chefs, restaurateurs and cultural experiences together under one roof. The portfolio includes Markets in cities such as Lisbon, New York and Dubai, a number of new locations with expected opening dates in 2023 and beyond, in addition to a pipeline of further locations in advanced discussions. Time Out Group PLC, listed on AIM (AIM: TMO), is headquartered in the United Kingdom.



FREENOW is the Mobility Super App with the largest vehicle choice for consumers across Europe available in 9 markets and in over 150 cities. Users can access all types of mobility services within a single app including public transport services, taxis, private hire vehicles, car sharing, e-scooters, e-bikes, and e-mopeds. FREENOW aggregates numerous mobility brands with the ambition to make urban mobility more efficient and sustainable without adding new vehicles on the street. The Germany-based company is backed by the BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz Mobility. In total, around 1,000 employees in more than 26 offices work for the services of FREENOW, which is led by CEO Thomas Zimmermann.

Visit our Website for further information and download the FREENOW app for iOS or Android.

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