London Weekend Television (LWT) was the ITV network franchise holder for Greater London and the Home Counties at weekends, broadcasting from Fridays at 5.15 pm (7:00pm until 1982) to Monday mornings at 6:00am. From 1968 until 1992, when LWT’s weekday counterpart was Thames Television, there was an on-screen handover to and from LWT at each end of the weekend; from 1993 to 2002, when LWT’s weekday counterpart was Carlton Television, the transfer occurred invisibly during a commercial break as Carlton and LWT shared studio and transmission facilities.

Like most ITV franchises, including Carlton’s, the London weekend franchise is currently operated by ITV plc. As of 2014, the franchise is still separately licensed, but unlike many other franchises, it is no longer distinguished on air in any way. LWT is now managed with Carlton Television as a single entity (ITV London), and the legal name for LWT is now ITV London (Weekends). London Weekend Television Ltd is, along with most other regional companies owned by ITV plc, listed at Companies House as a “Dormant company”.

LWT: 1968-1986

LWT: 1968-1986

Coverage of LWT presentation between 1968 and 1986.
LWT: 1986-1992

LWT: 1986-1992

Coverage of LWT presentation between 1986 and 1992.
LWT: 1992-1996

LWT: 1992-1996

Coverage of LWT presentation from 1992 until the 2002 ITV1 rebrand.
LWT: 1996-1999

LWT: 1996-1999

A new look LWT launched in August 1996.
LWT: 1999-2002

LWT: 1999-2002

LWT adopted the ITV hearts idents in 1999.
LWT: The Entertainers

LWT: The Entertainers

LWT's "The Entertainers" package was introduced in September 1983, and were also used as idents.
LWT: 3 Nights

LWT: 3 Nights

Following the loss of Thames' franchise on 31 December 1992, LWT began its own overnight presentation - the network-branded 3 Nights.
LWT: Christmas

LWT: Christmas

Christmas presentation used by LWT.