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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Lindsey Simpson Trustpilot product review 5 star rating May 28 2020

Great service and excellent product. Really happy with purchase

Ann Trustpilot product review 4 star rating May 28 2020

This is a gift and we have not unwrapped to consider a review and to keep in the condition sent.

Happy customer Trustpilot product review 5 star rating May 28 2020

Excellent birthday present, something different and memorable

Customer E Wragg Trustpilot product review 2 star rating May 28 2020

product was 50 yrs old so expected it to be ancient looking but wasn't ready for the aroma, in fact it stunk. Had to air each page before I dare put it back in the box, so glad I didn't send direct to recipients.

Kris Trustpilot product review 5 star rating May 27 2020

Got a newspaper and Brandy for my brother in law for his 50th. He loved it, he was well surprised and said thats something absolute different.nIt was a very special gift, but quite expensive for a part time working person. In all the other way 100% amazing gift.

Yasho Trustpilot product review 5 star rating May 27 2020

Absolutely a wonderful gift. Quality of paper was fab.

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The newspaper as such did not have any problem. It just wasn't the one I wanted.

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Great present

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Very satisfied

Angela Sian Buckley Trustpilot product review 5 star rating May 26 2020

Such a lovely present, very well received.