What is the London Gazette?
The London Gazette, first published in 1665, and its sister publications, the Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes are the official newspapers of the UK government. The Gazettes are not on sale to the public.
The Gazette contains a wide range of official notices including state, parliamentary and ecclesiastical notices, transport and planning notices as well as corporate and personal insolvency notices. In addition, a number of supplements are published covering honours and awards, Premium Bond winners, armed forces promotions and company notices etc.
Since 1914, all Deed Polls enrolled in the Enrolment Books of the Supreme Court of Judicature, which is located within the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand, London, have been advertised in the London Gazette. The advertisement includes the person’s former name, new name and home address. Deed Polls enrolled in the Enrolment Books of the Supreme Court of Judicature in Northern Ireland, appear in the Belfast Gazette.