EditorAlex Bilmes
Circulation59,979 (ABC Jul - Dec 2013)[1]
Print and digital editions.
First issueSpring/Summer 1991
CompanyHearst Magazines UK
(formerly National Magazine Company)
a subsidiary of Hearst Magazines
CountryUnited Kingdom

Esquire Magazine (UK edition) is a monthly men's magazine originally owned by the National Magazine Company (since 2011, following a merger, renamed Hearst Magazines UK), a subsidiary of the US-based Hearst Corporation. The first edition was published Spring/Summer 1991.

The magazine features articles on luxe design and culture, food, business and technology, style, music and books. It is pitched at a similarly upscale audience to GQ, attempting to offer a more adult read than lad mags like Maxim and FHM.

Each month, Esquire Magazine features famous celebrities on its cover: cover girls have included Katy Perry and Rachel Weisz; and male celebrities from Jeff Bridges and Jake Gyllenhaal to Dizzee Rascal have appeared on the cover. The first cover star was Brigitte Bardot.[2]


The current editor is Alex Bilmes.


  1. ^ Plunkett, John (13 February 2014). "FHM circulation drops below 100,000". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  2. ^ Brook, Stephen (6 August 2007). "Let's hear it for the little guy". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 16 October 2017.