The Occupied Times of London was founded during the first week of the protest occupation of land adjacent to St Paul’s cathedral in October 2011. The first issue was published on the 24th of October, just nine days after the occupation began, with a print run of 2,000 copies of 12 A4 pages. For the first six weeks the paper was produced weekly out of a tent by a small but dedicated team. The OT became an A3, broadsheet-sized newspaper after this and gradually increased in pages, becoming a monthly publication of around 20 pages after six months before going quarterly.
While acknowledging a shared history with the 2011 protests, the OT today was not affiliated in any way with Occupy. The publication was totally independent and self-funded through donations.