Evening Standard

Corporate Info

About Us/History

About Us/History


The Standard has been in circulation since 21st May 1827 as London's paper and was launched as an evening title on 11th June 1859, priced one penny. The title thrived as a paid-for evening newspaper published every weekday and sold throughout Greater London and managed to outlast various rival publications over the years. Following a number of different owners, the paper in 1986 became wholly owned by Associated Newspapers Ltd, who also publish the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday. On 27th February 2009, Alexander Lebedev and his son Evgeny Lebedev purchased a majority interest in the paper by forming a new company, Evening Standard Ltd, with Associated remaining as minority shareholders. Justin Byam Shaw is the company's Chairman and the newspaper's Editor is Sarah Sands.

On 12th October 2009, the London Evening Standard ceased to be a paid-for newspaper and began to distribute over 600,000 copies per day for free - the first quality newspaper in the world to make such a conversion. The newspaper continues to publish ES Magazine, a glossy magazine launched in October 1987, every Friday and Homes & Property, a property supplement launched in September 1996, every Wednesday. London Evening Standard is proud to be London's quality newspaper and is unique in bringing tomorrow's news today, thereby ensuring London's cosmopolitan population is provided with the most up to date news and comment as well as the highest quality features.

Editor: Sarah Sands
Managing Director: Andrew Mullins
Tel: 020 3615 0000

Evening Standard Ltd
Registered office : Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5EE
Company No: 6770098
VAT No: 944 4742 06

Nearest Tube: High Street Kensington