The London edition of Time Out magazine is to be relaunched as a free publication this autumn following a sustained decline in sales for the title.
Foreign editions in cities such as New York and Paris will remain paid for but more than 300,000 copies of the guide will be given away in the UK capital from next Tuesday (August 7).
Founded in 1968, the magazine sold more than 110,000 copies a week during the 1990s but currently hits only half that, with most of its sales coming through subscriptions.
The free edition will be given out in train stations, museums, bars and shops. Subscribers will be charged a fee to cover postage.