Times brings out city guide for Londoners

The Knowledge: “functional” and “intelligent”

The Times is launching a weekly guide to life in London which will appear every Saturday from 5 July in the paper’s edition within the M25.

The Knowledge is edited by former Time Out editor Dominic Wells and designed by Tomaso Capuano, the art director responsible for new projects at the paper.

The A5 magazine will contain 64 pages of entertainment listings, restaurant reviews, a look at the best shopping venues and a guide to events for the family.

Editor Robert Thomson said: “We wanted to do something functional that also added to the reading experience of the Saturday. We benchmarked this against other listings titles and we are offering more than any of them but we also have intelligence.

“It will be done with the same wit and puckishness of all the new sections. We wanted to write about subjects that are parlously undercovered such as children and families as well as give genuine guidance about the bits of London that are there that you don’t know about.”

Wells edited Time Out from 1991 until 1998 and he has been named editor of the year four times by the British Society of Magazine Editors.

Capuano started at The Times in April last year and since then has designed new supplements The Game, Bricks and Mortar and Public Agenda. He has also redesigned T2.

Before joining The Times he was the award-winning art editor for the Financial Times’s weekly media supplement Creative Business, and prior to that was art editor of the FT’s monthly magazine How to Spend It.

By Mary Stevens

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