London Life magazine covers

In its brief existence London Life epitomised the Swinging Sixties. London Life was a short-lived relaunch of Tatler as a weekly listings magazine under editor Mark Boxer. The publishing company was the Thomson group, under its Illustrated Newspapers division. Boxer's dream team included David Hillman and David Puttnam, with Jean Shrimpton as a consultant fashion editor and photographers such as Terence Donovan, Duffy and Ron Traeger The first issue was in October 1965 and it closed at Christmas 1966. Tony Elliott's Time Out hit the streets in August 1968, but there is little comparison. Time Out was a left-wing underground magazine, whereas London Life was very much for the Swinging Sixties smart set, of which Boxer was himself a member.

History of London Life


London Life 1965 (weekly, Illustrated Newspapers)
London Life magazine front cover. 14 August, 1965. Dummy test issue London Life magazine front cover. 9 October, 1965. First launch issue London Life magazine front cover. Peter Blake pop art cover

London Life magazine front cover. 14 August, 1965. Dummy test issue

London Life magazine front cover. 9 October, 1965. First launch issue

London Life magazine front cover. 16 October, 1965. Peter Blake's pop art cover


London Life magazine front cover showing Vidal Sassoon London Life magazine front cover London Life magazine front cover with Tony Bennett illustration by Ian Dury

London Life magazine front cover. 23 October, 1965. Vidal Sassoon

London Life magazine front cover. 30 October, 1965

London Life magazine front cover. 6 November, 1965. Tony Bennett illustration by Ian Dury


London Life magazine front cover. 13 November, 1965 London Life magazine front cover Sophia Loren and husband Carlo Ponti. 20 November, 1965

London Life magazine front cover. 13 November, 1965

London Life magazine front cover showing Sophia Loren and her husband, Carlo Ponti. 20 November, 1965

London Life magazine front cover. 27 November, 1965. Yet to see this cover


London Life magazine front cover. 4 December, 1965. Geraldine Chaplin. Doctor Zhivago London Life magazine front cover. 11 December, 1965. Malcolm Muggeridge London Life magazine front cover. 18 December, 1965. Colour television TV

London Life magazine front cover. 4 December, 1965. Geraldine Chaplin in Doctor Zhivago

London Life magazine front cover. 11 December, 1965. Malcolm Muggeridge

London Life magazine front cover. 18 December, 1965. Colour television launch


London Life magazine front cover. 25 December, 1965. Double issue for Christmas and New Year

London Life magazine front cover. 25 December, 1965. Double issue for Christmas and New Year


London Life 1966 (weekly, Illustrated Newspapers)
London Life magazine front cover. 8 January, 1965 London Life magazine front cover. 15 January, 1965 London Life magazine front cover. 22 January, 1965. Hayley Mills cover

London Life magazine front cover. 8 January, 1965

London Life magazine front cover. 15 January, 1965

London Life magazine front cover. 22 January, 1965. Hayley Mills cover


London Life magazine front cover. 29 January 1966 London Life magazine front cover. 5 february 1966 London Life magazine front cover. 12 February 1966

London Life magazine front cover. 29 January 1966

London Life magazine front cover. 5 February 1966

London Life magazine front cover. 12 February 1966


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London Life magazine front cover. 19 February 1966

London Life magazine front cover. 26 February 1966

London Life magazine front cover. 5 March 1966. London girls


London Life magazine front cover. 12 March 1966 London Life magazine front cover. 19 March 1966 London Life magazine front cover. 26 March 1966

London Life magazine front cover. 12 March 1966

London Life magazine front cover. 19 March 1966

London Life magazine front cover. 26 March 1966


London Life magazine front cover with Julie Christie London Life magazine front cover. London Life magazine front cover.

London Life magazine front cover. 2 April 1966. Julie Christie

London Life magazine front cover. 9 April 1966

London Life magazine front cover. 16 April 1966


London Life magazine front cover. 23 April 1966 London Life magazine front cover. 30 April 1966. Laurence Olivier blacks up Othello London Life magazine front cover. 7 May 1966. Feliks Topolski paints portrait Prince Philip

London Life magazine front cover. 23 April 1966

London Life magazine front cover. 30 April 1966. Laurence Olivier blacks up to play Othello

London Life magazine front cover. 7 May 1966. Feliks Topolski paints Prince Philip


London Life magazine front cover. 14 May 1966. Playgirl club London Life magazine front cover. 21 May 1966. Boxer Henry Cooper London Life magazine front cover. 28 May 1966. Ursula Andress in a kilt

London Life magazine front cover. 14 May 1966. Playgirl club

London Life magazine front cover. 21 May 1966. Boxer Henry Cooper

London Life magazine front cover. 28 May 1966. Ursula Andress in a kilt


London Life magazine front cover. 4 June 1966. Christmas circus clowns London Life magazine front cover. 11 June 1966. Charlton Heston plays General Gordon of Khartoum London Life magazine front cover. 18 June 1966. Allan Sherman on Swinging London

London Life magazine front cover. 4 June 1966. Christmas circus clowns

London Life magazine front cover. 11 June 1966. Charlton Heston plays General Gordon of Khartoum

London Life magazine front cover. 18 June 1966. Allan Sherman on Swinging London


London Life magazine front cover. Brian Epstein Beatles London Life magazine front cover. Sibylla night club London Life magazine front cover. Submarine fashions

London Life magazine front cover

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London Life magazine front cover. Brian Epstein and the Beatles London Life magazine front cover. Million-pound Sibylla night club London Life magazine front cover. Submarine fashions

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London Life magazine front cover. 13 August 1966 Annigoni London Life magazine front cover. 20 August 1966 London Life magazine front cover. 27 August 1966. Paris fashions

London Life magazine front cover. 13 August 1966. Annigoni

London Life magazine front cover. 20 August 1966

London Life magazine front cover. 27 August 1966. Paris fashions


London Life magazine front cover. 3 September 1966. Jean Shrimpton London Life magazine front cover. 10 September 1966. Gunman's London London Life magazine front cover. 17 September 1966.

London Life magazine front cover. 3 September 1966. Jean Shrimpton gives up modelling

London Life magazine front cover. 10 September 1966. Gunman's London

London Life magazine front cover. 17 September 1966


London Life magazine front cover. 24 September 1966. Fur coats London Life magazine front cover. 1 October, 1966. Jane Asher London Life magazine front cover. 8 October, 1966

London Life magazine front cover. 24 September 1966. Fur coats

London Life magazine front cover. 1 October, 1966. Jane Asher

London Life magazine front cover. 8 October, 1966


London Life magazine front cover. 15 October, 1966. London couples London Life magazine front cover. 22 October, 1966. Twiggy Justin de Villeneuve London Life magazine front cover. 29 October, 1966. Dudley Moore in pantomime

London Life magazine front cover. 15 October, 1966. London couples

London Life magazine front cover. 22 October, 1966. Twiggy Justin de Villeneuve

London Life magazine front cover. 29 October, 1966. Dudley Moore in pantomime


London Life magazine front cover. Swinging London London Life magazine front cover. Top models London Life magazine front cover. Prince Charles

London Life magazine front cover. 5 November 1966. Swinging London

London Life magazine front cover. 12 November 1966. Top models

London Life magazine front cover. 19 November 1966. Prince Charles


London Life magazine front cover. Ruggernauts London Life magazine front cover. Filmland girls London Life magazine front cover. Best-dressed girls

London Life magazine front cover. 26 November 1966. Ruggernauts

London Life magazine front cover. 3 December 1966. Filmland girls

London Life magazine front cover. 10 December 1966. Best-dressed girls


London Life magazine front cover. 17 December 1966. Where to park and where to go in the West End London Life magazine front cover. 24 December 1966. Christmas issue with a clown illustration London Life magazine front cover. 31 December 1966. last issue

London Life magazine front cover. 17 December 1966. Where to park your car and where to go in the West End

London Life magazine front cover. 24 December 1966. Christmas issue with a circus clown illustration

London Life magazine front cover. The last issue. Cover line: '1966 was a very good year.' Behind it were the year's front covers