Top 10 U.K. Newspapers by Circulation
Data as of January, 2020
1. The Sun
A tabloid newspaper founded in 1964 and published in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
2. Daily Mail
A daily middle-market tabloid newspaper published in London.
3. The Sun on Sunday
The Sun on Sunday was launched to replace the defunct News of the World.
4. Mail On Sunday
Launched in 1982 as a sister paper to the Daily Mail, it’s a conservative newspaper published in a tabloid format.
5. The Sunday Times
The largest-selling British national newspaper in the “quality press” market category.
6. Daily Mirror
A national daily tabloid newspaper founded in 1903. Unlike other major British tabloids, it has no separate Scottish edition.
7. The Times
Launched in 1785 (renamed in 1788 when it became the first paper in the world to bear the name “Times”).
8. Sunday Mirror
The Sunday sister paper of the Daily Mirror. It aims to strike a balance between “socially responsible reporting of great issues of the day and sheer entertainment.”
9. Daily Telegraph
Daily newspaper published in London and generally accounted as one of Britain’s “big three” quality newspapers.
10. Daily Star
Daily tabloid newspaper published from Monday to Saturday since 1978.