Illustrated London News Newspaper Archive

The Illustrated London News was the world’s first illustrated weekly news magazine, dating as far back as 1842. The magazine continued to be published weekly until 1971, then less frequently, until publication ended in 2003.

Our Illustrated London News archive holds a large number of original newspapers, which are particularly special because the magazine changed the nature of news print publications with its illustrations. The vivid imagery used in its issues made news stories more exciting to its readers, and makes them more unique as historical newspaper gifts.

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Historic Newspaper’s collection of Illustrated London News back issues is even more unique since the magazine is no longer being published. Our archive holds the UK’s largest archive of these magazines and there are a wide range of dates to choose from. The magazines can be personalised to add a recipient’s name, the occasion, and a personal greeting on the certificate that guarantees that your copy is a genuine original publication.

An issue of the magazine makes a very memorable gift for any occasion, especially for someone interested in illustrated news from the past.


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Great service Swift delivery secure…

Great service Swift delivery secure packaging and used Royal mail

Adrian June 14 2024

Unique and interesting gift

Unique and interesting gift for a 50th birthday. Website was easy to navigate, purchase simple, and the parcel arrived as expected a few days later.

Janet White June 14 2024

Great Product

Great Product, given as a present, the recipient was over the moon. Highly Recommended.

Carmel Hatt June 13 2024

Excellent product and a prompt delivery…

Excellent product and a prompt delivery service. It’s a shame there was no provision for the typed greeting on the inside page, as there used to be. Nonetheless a great product

Mollie Douglas June 13 2024

Great place to buy from

Great place to buy from, made such a lovely gift! Would buy from here again!

KERRY BELL June 12 2024

A lovely gift for your special someone to cherish

This was such a lovely, unusual well presented gift. Ordering was easy and delivery was very quick. My dad was over the moon with it and has enjoyed reading what was happening on the day he was born 80 years ago.

Kay Boyle June 12 2024

Beautiful product

Beautiful product, beautifully presented and great value for money. I bought 2 newspapers for recent birthdays and both recipients loved them.

s m white June 12 2024

This was a 1st Wedding Anniversary…

This was a 1st Wedding Anniversary (paper) gift for my brother and his wife. They were delighted to read it - they didn't have much time to read the papers on their wedding day. Delivered on time, well packaged - delighted!