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Surrey Comet

The Surrey Comet is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold and distributed free at pickup points principally in the south-western London Boroughs, particularly Kingston-upon-Thames and Richmond-upon-Thames, and the neighbouring parts of Surrey, including Epsom, Esher, Leatherhead and Sunbury.

It’s nearly 160 years old, having been founded in 1854 as The Surrey Comet, and General Advertiser after the abolition of stamp duty on newspapers. It adopted its existing title in 1986.

It’s currently owned and published by Newsquest (London), and its editorial offices are in Twickenham.

Until 2008 it had one local sub-edition: the Wandsworth Borough News. However, that was absorbed into the freesheet for the area, the Wandsworth Guardian, in December 2008.

It was entirely a paid-for newspaper until early 2009, when about a third of its print run was distributed through pickup points for the first time. Since 2011 the proportion distributed free has hovered around the 40 per cent mark.

It comes out on Wednesdays. An e-edition’s also available free on the website.

  • Address:
  • Surrey Comet
    Second Floor, Allied House
    28-39 London Road

    TW1 3SZ
  • Tel:
  • 020 8744 4288
  • Fax:
  • 020 8646 6115