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To learn how to access London newspapers online, see: Richard Heaton's Index to Digitalised British and Irish Newspapers Online Beta (updated 12th September 2015).

Here is a list of old London newspapers (pre-1800) Heaton has found online (with those that had the longest runs in bold):

  • 1622 - Coranto Relating Divers Particulars Concerning the Newes out of Italy Spaine Turkey
  • 1623 - More Newes of the Duke of Brunswick
  • 1628 - The Continuation of Our Late Extraordinarie Private Avisoes, 1628
  • 1632 - The Continuation of Our Weekely Avisoes
  • 1641 - Continuation of the True Diurnall of Passages in Parliament
  • 1641-1642 - Heads of Severall Proceedings in This Present Parliament
  • 1642 - Continuation of Our Weekly Intelligence from His Majesties Army
  • 1642 - Exact and True Diurnall of the Proceedings in Parliament
  • 1642 - Exact Coranto from Most Parts of Christendom
  • 1642-1646 - Continuation of Certain Speciall and Remarkable Passages from Both Houses of Parliament
  • 1642-1643 - England's Memorable Accidents
  • 1643-1644 - Certaine Informations from Severall Parts of the Kingdome
  • 1643-1682 - Continuation of Special and Remarkable Passages
  • 1643 - Informator Rusticus or The Countrey Intelligencer
  • 1643-1646 - Kingdomes Weekly Intelligencer
  • 1644 - Anti-Aulicus
  • 1644 - Brittish Mercury
  • 1644 - Court Mercurie
  • 1644-1645 - Exact Diurnall Faithfully Communicating (Diary or An Exact Journall)
  • 1644-1645 - Kingdomes Weekly Post
  • 1644 - Late Proceedings of the Scotish Army
  • 1645 - City-Scout
  • 1645-1646 - Citties Weekly Post
  • 1645 - Exchange Intelligencer
  • 1645 - Heads of Some Notes of the Citie Scout from the Armie
  • 1647 - Diutinus Britanicus Collector of the Affaires of Great Britaine
  • 1648 - Hermes Straticus
  • 1649-1650 - Briefe Relation of Some Affaires and Transactions
  • 1649 - Impartial Intelligencer Communicating A Perfect Collection of the Weekly Passages in Parliament
  • 1649-1650 - Irish Monthly Mercury
  • 1650 - Impartial Scout
  • 1651-1655 - Faithful Scout
  • 1651-1652 - French Intelligencer
  • 1652 - Flying Eagle
  • 1660 - Exact Accompt of the Daily Proceedings in Parliament
  • 1660-1663 - Kingdomes Intelligencer
  • 1663-1665 - Intelligencer Published for the Satisfaction and Information of the People
  • 1666 - Current Intelligence
  • 1669-1703 - Gazette de Londres
  • 1675-1676 - City Mercury or Advertisements Concerning Trade
  • 1679 - English Currant or Advice Domestick & Forreign
  • 1679 - English Intelligencer
  • 1679-1681 - Domestick Intelligence or News Both from City and Country
  • 1679 - Faithful Mercury
  • 1679 - Friendly Intelligence
  • 1680 - Banks's Current Intelligence
  • 1680 - Catholick Intelligence Or Infallible News Both Domestick & Forreign
  • 1680 - Currant Intelligence
  • 1680-1681 - English Gazette
  • 1681 - Advice from Parnassus
  • 1681 - Impartial London Intelligence Or Occurences Foreign and Domestick
  • 1681-1682 - Impartial Protestant Mercury
  • 1682 - Conventicle Courant
  • 1682 - Epitome of the Weekly News
  • 1687-1695 - Account of the Public Transactions in Christendom
  • 1688-1689 - English Currant
  • 1688 - London Courant
  • 1689 - Harlem Currant
  • 1692-1694 - City Mercury
  • 1694-1695 - Historical Account of the Publick Transactions in Christendom
  • 1695 - English Courant
  • 1695 - Foreign and Domestick News with the Pacquet Boat from Holland and Flanders
  • 1695 - Harlem's Courant
  • 1695 - Holland Pacquet Boat
  • 1695 - Intelligence Domestick and Foreign with the Flying Post Boy from the Camp in Flanders
  • 1696-1731 - Flying Post or The Post Master or The Weekly Medley
  • 1699-1706 - Dawk's News Letter
  • 1699 - English Spy or The Weekly Observator
  • 1700-1709 - English Post Giving an Authentick Account of the Transactions of the World Foreign and Domestick
  • 1702-1833 - Daily Courant
  • 1705-1707 - General Remark on Trade
  • 1706-1851 - Evening Post
  • 1707-1723 - Freeholder's Journal
  • 1708 - General Remark or Miscellanies
  • 1710-1715 - British Mercury
  • 1711 - Evening Courant
  • 1711 - General Post
  • 1711-1712 - Hermit
  • 1714 - A Weekly Journal With fresh Advices, Foreign and Domestick
  • 1714-1716 - British Weekly Mercury
  • 1714 - Flying Post and Medley
  • 1716 - Freeholder Extraordinary
  • 1719-1843 - Daily Post
  • 1720 - Independent Chronicle Or Freeholders Evening Post
  • 1720-1736 - Applebee's Original Weekly Journal
  • 1720-1721 - Independent Whig
  • 1721-1837 - Daily Journal
  • 1722-1731 - British Journal or The Censor or The Traveller
  • 1723 - English and French News Journal
  • 1727-1829 - Country Journal or The Craftsman
  • 1727-1752 - Covent-Garden Journal
  • 1727 - Evening Entertainment
  • 1727-1728 - Evening Journal
  • 1728-1835 - Daily Post Boy
  • 1728-1737 - Fog's Weekly Journal
  • 1730-1737 - Grub Street Journal
  • 1731-1848 - Daily Advertiser
  • 1733-1735 - Corn Cutter's Journal
  • 1733-1846 - London Daily Advertiser
  • 1734-1840 - London Daily Post and General Advertiser
  • 1735-1745 - Daily Gazetteer (London Edition)
  • 1735-1800 - General Evening Post
  • 1737-1743 - Common Sense or The Englishman's Journal
  • 1740-1742 - Champion Or Evening Advertiser
  • 1740-1743 - All Alive and Merry or the London Daily Post
  • 1741 - Daily Gazetteer (Country Edition)
  • 1741-1742 - Generous London Morning Advertiser
  • 1741-1742 - The London and County Journal
  • 1743-1746 - General London Evening Mercury
  • 1744-1850 - General Advertiser
  • 1745-1783 (gaps) - London Courant
  • 1748 - Daily Gazetteer or London Advertiser
  • 1753-1754 - Gray's Inn Journal
  • 1754-1764 - Gazetteer and London Daily Advertiser
  • 1755-1758 - British Spy or New Universal London Weekly Journal
  • 1756 - Citizen or Morning Post
  • 1756-1757 - Con-Test
  • 1756-1758 - Evening Advertiser
  • 1757-1800 - Lloyd's Evening Post
  • 1757 - London Centinel
  • 1757-1836 - London Chronicle or Universal Evening Post
  • 1762 - Craftsman or Gray's Inn Journal
  • 1762-1860 - Lloyd List
  • 1762-1763 - London Briton
  • 1764-1796 - Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser
  • 1768-1870 - American Gazette
  • 1768-1770 - Extraordinary North Briton
  • 1769-1797 - Baldwin's London Weekly Journal
  • 1769-1770 - Independent Chronicle or Freeholders Evening Post
  • 1770-1775 - Bingley's London Journal or the Universal Gazette
  • 1771-1801 - Craftsman or Say's Weekly Journal
  • 1774-1780 - Adams Weekly Courant
  • 1775-1776 - Chester Chronicle Or Commercial Intelligencer
  • 1777-1782 - General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer
  • 1778 - Courier Politique et Litteraire
  • 1778 - Craftsman or London Intelligencer
  • 1778-1797 - Arminian Magazine
  • 1779-1780 - London Courant and Westminster Chronicle
  • 1780 - British Mercury and Evening Advertiser
  • 1780-1800 - English Chronicle or Universal Evening Post
  • 1781 - Aurora and Universal Advertiser
  • 1781-1783 - British Gazette and Sunday Monitor
  • 1783-1786 - Ayre's Sunday London Gazette and Weekly Monitor
  • 1784-1803 - E. Johnson's British Gazette and Sunday Monitor
  • 1785 - Courier de L'europe
  • 1785-1878 - Daily Universal Register
  • 1788 - Calcutta Chronicle
  • 1789-1900 - Argus
  • 1789-1793 - Diary or Woodfall's Register
  • 1789-1800 - Evening Mail
  • 1789 - Journal de l'Europe
  • 1790 - India Gazette
  • 1791-1795, 1797 - Ayre's Sunday London Gazette
  • 1792-1804 - Courier and Evening Gazette
  • 1796-1822 - Bell's Weekly Messenger
  • 1796-1798 - Express and Evening Chronicle
  • 1797-1810 - Anti-Jacobin or Weekly Examiner[1]

London Gazette

Main article: The London Gazette
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Wikipedia contributors have created a useful guide to the London Gazette, which is available for free online (1600s-present): London Gazette Index. 

Other Newspapers

  • 1832-1833 - The London Daily Advertiser at Google News - free.
  • 1864-1865 - The London Evening Advertiser at Google News - free.

References

  1. 'Richard Heaton's Index to Digitalised British and Irish Newspapers Online Beta (updated 12th September 2015),' http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dutillieul/BritishandIrishNews.html.