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Ben Winstanley

Ben Winstanley

Deputy Editor

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Visiting Bangkok? The Siam Hotel offers a seriously sophisticated stay

Bangkok can be a challenging destination at the best of times, but Ben Winstanley finds the perfect remedy in The Siam Hotel

Best new watches under £5,000: SIHH 2018

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is renowned for its high-end watches, but among the glitz and glamour there is still good value to be found. Ben Winstanley sniffs out the best deals of this year's show

Will Tiger Woods rise from the ashes of his golf career?

Tiger Woods may be one of the greatest players to have graced the game of golf, but after a decade of injury set backs and media scandals, many believe the golfer is finished. Does the legend have one final trick up his sleeve? Only time will tell…

Brand Watch: Fromanteel Watches

Fromanteel Watches have a rich horological history thanks to its name sake, watchmaker Ahasuerus Fromanteel. This is the story of the brand.

Brand Watch: John Smedley

Iconic knitwear brand John Smedley is more than just a stylish name, its company history and Lea Mills factory in Derbyshire dates back to 1784.

Call to arms: three military watches ready for action

Military watches from army-inspired tool watches to historically commissioned pieces from the archives. These timepieces are perfect for whatever you can throw at them.

Simple Pleasures: three stunning minimalist watches to add to your collection

Minimalist watches from timeless date-only designs to ultra-slim watch movements are the perfect timepiece for any occasion. Here's three of the very best.

Bonus Buster: MB&F Octopod could become an unlikely icon

A marine chronometer in the loosest sense of the word, The Octopod is every bit as bonkers as you would expect


Bonus Buster: Patek Philippe Ref 5320G is a magical timepiece

Patek Philippe Ref 5320G is a £63,370 watch – and worth every penny

Four of the finest Portuguese golf courses

Choosing between Portugal’s excellent golf courses is hard work, but these four gems rise above the rest

Taron Egerton interview: on Kingsman 2, Robin Hood and his career goals

Taron Egerton, star of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, talks reprising the role of Eggsy Unwin, director Matthew Vaugh and playing Robin Hood in the 2018 remake.

A safari in Sri Lanka is a traveller's paradise

Sick of the concrete jungle, Ben Winstanley heads to Sri Lanka’s wild south-east region to get an experience of the real thing instead

La Dame de Pic proves French cuisine really can travel

Many have tried but few of the world’s best chefs have made a success of opening in London. Can the most decorated female chef on the planet, Anne-Sophie Pic, do any better?

Mark Webber interview: the Formula One legend on life in the fast lane

Formula One legend Mark Webber talks us through what it takes to be an elite racing driver – and what it’s like retiring from life in the fastest of lanes

Les 110 de Taillevent is London's answer to wine heaven

Les 110 de Taillevent London is one of the best new French restaurants in the capital. Ben Winstanley finds out the history behind the Parisian-inspired wine bar.

London's best riverside properties

Living by the river is about as idlyic as it gets in London. And if you get to own any of these properties, you're winning. Hard. 

Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day SBGD202 | Watch of the Week

Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day SBGD202 watch review – Seiko's latest Spring Drive boasts a 'Night Sky' dial and an 8-day power reserve.

Golf in Northern Ireland | Royal Portrush and Portstewart course review

Northern Ireland will host some of the largest golf events in Europe over the next few years, including The Open in 2019. Ben Winstanley heads to the Emerald Isle to see how preparations are going.

Camelot revisited: John F Kennedy on the campaign trail

Look back to a time when the President of the United States was genuinely the most powerful man on the planet with the reissue of Norman Mailer's Superman Comes to the Supermarket

Watch we want: Neo Plus from Meistersinger

Every Wednesday, we post our favourite wrist candy to the @squaremile_com Instagram account. Get in on the action: share your watches with #watchwewant