Welcome to the London Gazette. The modern London Gazette is a broad range of official, regulatory and legal information published in the form of individual notices which may vary in length from a single line to many pages. The longest notices often appear in publications of their own which are known as supplements. Most notices are specified in legislation.
We also carry a huge archive of historically important information published since the London Gazette was first published in 1665 when King Charles II was on the throne.
The London Gazette website is mainly used for:
- Finding notices placed in the London Gazette
- Finding out how to place a notice in London Gazette
- Searching the archive for historical or personal information
- Finding out about the London Gazette's other services
You will see below that the First Time User Section is divided into three main categories.
If you are interested in information from recent issues and supplements use the 'Browse' guides.
If you are interested in historical information, such as researching a war, finding relatives or reading the Despatches from the Battle of Trafalgar, use the 'historical' guides.
If you are interested in other Gazette services, such as data feeds or parchment printed supplements, use the 'services' guides.
The website also includes detailed guides on how to place notices in the London Gazette.