The Times Archive

Enter any date to search the availability of The Times archive. Founded in 1785, The Times is one of the longest-running papers, widely acknowledge for shaping views of events of London, as well as other major events in the UK.

Once you’ve chosen your date, the titles available will be displayed; there will then be an option to select a gift presentation pack to make your newspaper a stand-out gift. Finally, add the recipient’s name to the certificate of authenticity alongside your chosen date, and message, for the perfect gift that can be treasured forever.

London Newspaper Archives
FROM £29.99
London Newspaper Archives

The Times Archives

Historic Newspapers have the largest collection of The Times newspaper archives in the world. This was largely due to its popularity as a trusted source by both government and education institutions that held past copies for their own records.

Recipients of vintage Times newspapers will enjoy reading the headlines and front pages from major events the day they were born but also gaining an unrivalled insight into the way things were when they were too young to remember first hand. This is achieved not only through the topical coverage but also the writing style that is synonymous with an original Times newspaper which can still be seen today.

Note: On 3rd May 1966 The Times printed news stories on the front page for the first time; the front page had previously been dedicated to advertisements and paid announcements (births, marriages & deaths) which helped significantly towards the costs of producing the newspaper. Therefore, if you order a paper that predates this date, there will be no news on the actual front page itself.

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Lavinia Bradley Trustpilot product review 3 star rating December 1 2020

Very disappointed. Only 3 pages and was very disappointed as it was to be a special gift but I have now had to go and find something else. It did arrive in a lovely box but as the box was virtually empty even that looked a bit ridiculous. If you had made contact with me and perhaps suggested an additional paper , I would have very happily paid for an additional copy of another paper.

Finn Arnesen Trustpilot product review 5 star rating December 1 2020

Nice bottle of whisky and the newspaper in excellent condition

Tom HARDING Trustpilot product review 5 star rating December 1 2020

very good condition, would buy again.

P. Dufton Trustpilot product review 5 star rating November 30 2020

Great as a keepsake gift

Zona Monaghan Trustpilot product review 5 star rating November 30 2020

Fantastic

Morgan from Maine Trustpilot product review 1 star rating November 30 2020

Poor shipping and poor customer service makes for a poor product!

  • Historic Newspapers Team December 1 2020

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    The item that you have ordered is an original newspaper from 1957 and therefore you have received a newspaper that was printed over 60 years ago. Due to the newspaper’s history and age, unfortunately the newspaper will not be as if you had brought it today. They do become fragile the older they get, however we would have sent you the best copy that we had available. We can see that a Customer Representative has explained this information to you.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

    Kind Regards,
    The Historic Newspapers Team

Kay Trustpilot product review 5 star rating November 29 2020

Newspaper arrived wrapped in tissue paper, inside a lovely presentation box. This newspaper was bought for my father’s 88th birthday and he was delighted to be reading his usual daily newspaper from 88 years ago!

Adam Trustpilot product review 5 star rating November 29 2020

A beautiful present for anyone! It looks amazing in its own little box!

hazel lawrence Trustpilot product review 5 star rating November 29 2020

It was a gift so I have not seen it

Tara Kelly Trustpilot product review 5 star rating November 29 2020

Came as expected, in good condition