Actual Size has been created for creative, intelligent, culturally clued-up, design-conscious women who, as citizens of the world, are interested in far more than the narrow parameters of most women’s magazines would have us believe.


Let's do this differently

We will never comment negatively about a woman’s shape, size or appearance, her age, what she chooses to wear or her personal life choices. We think it’s time for that to stop. We will, however, seek out anything and everything that we think you may be interested in, as well as showcasing astonishing individuals, inspiring lives and careers, glorious locations, art, food, culture and creative ventures, and make it our mission to tell you all about it.

We have no problem whatsoever with men reading Actual Size too: in fact, we’re delighted if you do!

Actual Size is an independent publication, produced in England. It’s on sale both throughout the UK and internationally.



We love print!

So, when we’ve been told for years now that print is on its last legs, print is dead, printed publications can’t survive and make a profit, is it a foolhardy mission to launch a print magazine?

We don’t think so. There’s just something so glorious about leafing through a printed publication, especially a design-led, carefully curated one that’s filled with both visually and mentally stimulating content. It’s the feel and physicality of the paper: the touch and the scent of it, the all-important time away from a screen, the fact that somebody else has chosen and put this stuff together for us, is a certain order, the excuse it gives us to take a pause in our hectic lives and let the words and images wash over us…

Don’t get us wrong, we love our website too: it provides daily information about the great and good that’s happening in the world of art, design, life and culture, and it’s a lovely thing to check out every day, come rain or shine.  We just think that there’s ample room for both ways of doing it. We sincerely hope you agree.

An announcement about Actual Size

November 20, 2019

Issue five is OUT NOW!

August 12, 2019

ACTUAL SIZE: issue four is OUT NOW!

April 12, 2019

LIFE: Happy International Women's Day

March 7, 2019

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Issue five of Actual Size is OUT NOW! And we'd love you to take a look. You can pick up a copy directly from this site, or look out for it in hundreds of shops all over the world. However you choose to buy this new, independent magazine, it's a huge thank you from us.

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