Where To Find A Copy of LeftLion Magazine and How It Is Distributed

Monday 02 January 2023
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A bit of information for those interested about how we distribute LeftLion magazine across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire each month and the nearest place to you that you can find a free copy...


Every month we distribute 15,000 copies of LeftLion for free in over 300 venues across the city of Nottingham and across the county of Nottinghamshire. These are delivered by our team on foot, by electric bicycle or – where strictly necessary – by car.

Our distribution venues change each month as new businesses open and others close. So unfortunately it’s not possible for us to keep a comprehensive up-to-date list of all of our distribution venues online. However, broadly speaking you can always find copies of our magazine in the following places.


We currently distribute our magazines across fifteen branches of ASDA, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco supermarkets with stands in the entrances/ exits of those supermarkets. These are the big out of town supermarkets and each supermarket takes 300 or more copies each month, which means that around 4,500 copies of our magazine are picked up in these venues each month.


Our magazines are distributed across the full network of 82 libraries in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Each library takes between 10 and 50 copies per issue, so around 1500 copies of our magazine are distributed across Nottinghamshire libraries each month.


We have a working relationship with Nottingham-based Castle Rock Brewery and we distribute our magazines through their network of 22 pubs across the county. If there is a Castle Rock pub in your area then they stock LeftLion. Over 500 copies of our magazine are distributed through Castle Rock pubs. We also distribute over 1000 copies via various other pubs and bars in Nottinghamshire.

Leisure Centres

We distribute copies of our magazine across the network of Active Nottingham leisure centres in Bilborough, Bulwell, Bestwood, Clifton, Hyson Green and Sneinton. Each of these venues has a dedicated LeftLion stand with between 100-300 copies in each month, so around 1000 copies are distributed in these leisure centres.

Shops, pubs, bars, restaurants, take-aways, cinemas, galleries, theatres, hairdressers, launderettes, tattooists etc

Like we said at the beginning, it’s impossible to list all these at any one point as things change. But it’s in grass roots venues like these in the city and the suburbs where the other 6000-8000 copies are distributed. Some only take five copies. Half a dozen of them take 300.

Direct mail

A comparatively small area for us, but around 100 copies of our magazine are sent by direct mail each month to people who pay for the privilege of having a copy posted to them (via Patreon).


Our distribution by postcode area

Wherever you live in Nottinghamshire you should be able to get hold of a copy of LeftLion within a short walk from your house. Our distribution covers every residential postcode area of the county – although obviously some areas are more stocked than others. Here’s a postcode breakdown of some of the places you can get a copy of LeftLion near you…

NG1 (Nottingham City Centre)

We distribute our magazine to over 100 venues in Nottingham city centre each month. But we’ve picked out the following as they each stock 100+ copies per month and are likely to have some in stock if you pop in:

  • 200 Degrees Coffee, 16 Flying Horse Walk, NG1 2HN
  • Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, Dryden St, NG1 4GG
  • Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broad St, NG1 3AL
  • DG Taxi Rank, 21A Lower Parliament St, NG1 3DA
  • Nottingham Tourism Centre, 1 - 4 Smithy Row, NG1 2BY
  • Rough Trade Nottingham, 5 Broad St, NG1 3AJ
  • Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, Theatre Square, NG1 5ND
  • Victoria Leisure Centre, Gedling St, NG1 1DB

NG2 (West Bridgford and Sneinton)

  • ASDA, Loughborough Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 7JA
  • Dales Centre Library, 206 Sneinton Dl, NG2 4HJ
  • Poppy & Pint, Pierrepont Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 5DX
  • Stratford Haven, 2 Stratford Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 6BA
  • West Bridgford Library, Bridgford Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 6AT

NG3 (Mapperley and St Anns)

  • Bread and Bitter, 153-155 Woodthorpe Dr, Mapperley, NG3 5JL
  • Mapperley Library, 454 Westdale Ln W, Mapperley, NG3 6DG
  • St Anns Library, St Ann's Valley Centre, 2 Livingstone Road, NG3 3GG
  • Top Tub Launderette, 13 Plains Rd, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5LG

NG4 (Carlton, Gedling and Netherfield)

  • Carlton Hill Library, 341 Carlton Hill, Carlton, NG4 1JE
  • Gedling Library, Wollaton Ave, Gedling, NG4 4HX
  • Morrisons, 4 Victoria Park Way, Netherfield, NG4 2PA
  • The Willowbrook, 13 Main Rd, Gedling, NG4 3HQ

NG5 (Sherwood, Basford and Carrington)

  • Divine Coffee, 3-5 Haydn Rd, Carrington, NG5 2JX
  • Kraft Werks, 513 Mansfield Rd, Sherwood, NG5 2JL
  • The Robin Hood, 540 Mansfield Rd, Sherwood, NG5 2FS
  • Sainsburys, Perry Rd, NG5 1HH
  • Thompson Brothers Greengrocers, Haydn Rd, Carrington, NG5 2LA
  • V-Spot Supermarket, 515 Mansfield Rd, Sherwood, NG5 2JL

NG6 (Basford, Bulwell and Top Valley)

  • Basford Library, Vernon Rd, NG6 0AR
  • Bulwell Riverside Library, Main St, Bulwell, NG6 8QJ
  • Sainsburys, Perry Rd, NG5 1HH
  • Tesco Extra, Service Station, Top Valley Way, NG5 9DD

NG7 (New Basford, Forest Fields, Lenton and Castle Marina)

  • Black Iris Bottleshop and Tap Room, Unit 1, 27 Shipstone St, New Basford, NG7 6GJ
  • Djanogly Leisure Centre, Gregory Blvd, Forest Fields, NG7 6ND
  • The Lion at Basford, 44 Mosley St, New Basford, NG7 7FQ
  • New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Blvd, NG7 6BE
  • Radford Lenton Library, Lenton Blvd, Lenton, NG7 2BY
  • Sainsbury's, 11 Castle Bridge Rd, Nottingham NG7 1GX



NG8 (Aspley, Bilborough and Strelley)

  • ASDA Strelley, 40 Strelley Rd, NG8 3AP
  • Aspley Library, Nuthall Rd, NG8 5DD
  • Bilborough Library, Bracebridge Dr, NG8 4PN
  • Strelley Road Library, Strelley Rd, Nottingham NG8 3BJ

NG9 (Beeston)

  • The Arc Cinema, 2 Station Rd, Beeston, NG9 2WJ
  • Beeston Library, Foster Ave, Beeston, NG9 1AE
  • Sainsbury's, Stoney St, Beeston, NG9 2LA

NG10 (Long Eaton)

  • Asda Superstore, Midland St, Off Nottingham Rd, Long Eaton, NG10 1NY
  • Long Eaton Library, Tamworth Rd, Long Eaton, NG10 1JG
  • Tesco Extra, Waverley Street, Long Eaton, NG10 1HD

NG11 (Clifton)

  • Clifton Library, Southchurch Dr, Clifton, NG11 8AB
  • Morrisons, Green Ln, Clifton, NG11 9LQ

NG12 (Cotgrave, Keyworth and Radcliffe-On-Trent)

  • Cotgrave Library, The Cotgrave Hub, Rivermead, Cotgrave NG12 3UQ
  • Keyworth Library, Church Dr, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5FF 
  • Radcliffe-On-Trent Library, New Rd, Radcliffe on Trent, NG12 2AJ

NG13 (Bingham and Bottesford)

  • Bingham Library, Eaton Place, Bingham, NG13 8BE
  • Bottesford Library, 3 Grantham Rd, Bottesford, NG13 0DF

NG14 (Burton Joyce, Calverton and Lowdham)

  • Burton Joyce Library, 10 Meadow Ln, Burton Joyce, NG14 5EX
  • Calverton Library, 1 Saint Wilfrids Square, Calverton, NG14 6FP
  • Lowdham Library, Main St, Lowdham, NG14 7BD

NG15 (Hucknall)

  • The Arc Cinema Hucknall, The Byron, High St, Hucknall, NG15 7HJ
  • Hucknall Library, South St, Hucknall, NG15 7BS

NG16 (Eastwood and Kimberley)

  • Eastwood Library, Wellington Pl, Eastwood, NG16 3GB
  • Kimberley Library, Main St, NG16 2LY

NG17 (Sutton in Ashfield and Skegby)

  • Sutton in Ashfield Library, Idlewells Shopping Centre, Forest St, Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 1BP
  • Skegby Library, Skegby & Stanton Hill, Mansfield Rd, Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 3EE



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