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Read the first ever Time Out from 1968

Back in the summer of ’68, a new magazine appeared on London’s streets. It sold for one shilling and started a publishing revolution

Time Out issue 1 (excerpt)
By Time Out London editors |

Put together by Tony Elliott at his mum’s kitchen table, the first Time Out was a double-sided A2 sheet folded down into an A5 pamphlet. With listings for ‘Buildings’, ‘Blueish Films’, ‘Puppets’ and ‘Rabbit Food’ as well as art, theatre and live music, Time Out set out as it meant to go on: offering something for just about everybody in the capital. It’s a snapshot of London culture in 1968, as the city swung from ’60s chic through psychedelia and towards the discord and radicalism of the ’70s. Browse the whole thing below.

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