Free Newspapers in London


ロンドンには、地下鉄の駅周辺等で無料で配られている新聞が3種類ある(MetrothelondonpaperLondon Lite)。3誌ともニュースやイベント、お店やレストラン情報、有名人のゴシップなど盛りだくさん、文章も外国人にも読みやすい簡単で短い記事が多く、ロンドンやイギリスの情報収集のみならず英語の良い勉強にもなると思う。

MetroとLondon Liteはタブロイド紙(tabloid)/大衆紙で全国2位のDaily Mailを擁するヨーロッパで最大のメディア会社Associated Newspapers社が、thelondonpaperはオーストラリアのメディア王ルパート・マードックの所有するNews International社(イギリス大衆紙No.1のThe Sun、一般紙The Timesも発行)が発行している。Metroは朝、thelondonpaperとLondon Liteは夕方に、月曜から木曜まで配布される。一番の古株、Metroは1999年に、他の2紙は2004年に発行された。それ以来この夕刊2紙は良いライバル関係にあります。

There are 3 free newspapers in London (Metro/thelondonpaper/London Lite). These papers talk about news, events, stores, restaurants, gossip of celebrities and lot more. These papers are also useful for me and foreigners, not only get the information about London and UK, but also they can learn English as the articles in the papers are plain and short.

Metro and London Lite are both owned by Associated Newspapers (part of No.2 tabloid  paper Daily Mail and General Trust). thelondonpaper is owned by News International (who also own the companies that publish No. 1 tabloid paper The Sun and quality paper The Times), which is the company of Australian media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. The oldest one is Metro and first published in 1999. thelondonpaper and London Lite came out in 2006. Since then thelondonpaper and London Lite are competing with each other, distributing side by side at around the tube station.

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