Time Out

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Founder(s)Tony Elliott,  Bob Harris
London and global cultural, entertainment guide magazine. By the 1980s, its former radicalism, where it exposed deep state activities, has all but vanished.

Time Out is a cultural, entertainment and event guide published worldwide.[1]

Time Out started as a London-only publication in 1968. By the 1980s, its former radicalism has all but vanished, and it has expanded its editorial recommendations to 333 cities in 59 countries worldwide.[2]


Time Out was first published in 1968 as a London listings magazine by Tony Elliott, who used his birthday money to produce a one-sheet pamphlet,[3] with Bob Harris as co-editor.[4] The first product was titled Where It's At, before being inspired by Dave Brubeck's album Time Out.[5]

Time Out began as an alternative magazine alongside other members of the underground press in the UK, but by 1980 it had abandoned its original collective decision-making structure and its commitment to equal pay for all its workers, leading to a strike and the foundation of a competing magazine, City Limits, by former staffers. [6]

As one example of its early editorial stance, in 1976, London's Time Out published the names of 60 CIA agents stationed in England.[7] Early issues had a print run of around 5,000 and would evolve to a weekly circulation of 110,000 as it shed its radical roots.[8][9]

In 1975, the magazine published leaked documents of the Institute for the Study of Conflict which referenced the "Pinay Committee". This may have been the first published reference to Le Cercle.

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