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Mark Hedley

Mark Hedley

Editor

Mark Hedley is Managing Director of Threadneedle Media, the publisher of Square Mile, Foodism and HEDGE magazines. He was part of the team that founded Square Mile magazine more than 16 years ago – and his day-to-day job is editing Square Mile magazine. Originally, he began his career as a photographer but rapidly realised, like most great British sportsmen, he was more suited to sitting down. He has a passion for fine wine, fast cars and luxury travel – none of which he can afford, so it’s just as well he became the editor of a luxury lifestyle magazine.

Mark Hedley's articles

Above at Hide is taking fine dining to a whole new level

From people watching to the wine tasting, Above at Hide offers London’s ultimate tasting experience. Welcome to Ollie Dabbous' Mayfair masterpiece…

London calling | The Biltmore Mayfair, Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Square has shed its American Embassy skin and now hotels like The Biltmore can really shine…

Taste maker | Brando Baccheschi Berti, head of wine at Castello di Vicarello

Brando Baccheschi Berti swapped his career as a professional sailor to take on the family business. His new role? Head of Wine at Castello di Vicarello

Dram fine | Cask 88 Unfiltered Series

Cask 88 may be better known for dealing in full whisky casks, but its new Unfiltered series gives you the perfect taster without the large investment

Best of British Craftsmanship 2021

Each summer, we round up some of or favourite British-made luxury products. The list ranges from sparkling wine to sports cars, but what links them all is their superb attention to detail

The Grove is exactly the escape you need right now

Pitched as the capital’s country escape, you won’t believe The Grove is just 18 miles from Central London. From walled gardens to beach bars and swimming pools, it feels a world away

Why Montblanc Explorer Ultra Blue is the scent of the summer

Montblanc Explorer is already one of the most popular scents of the last decade. And the new Ultra Blue version is a timely continuation of its story

"I had to get my bayonet out..." Levison Wood on a life of adventure

Professional adventurer Levison Wood has pushed himself to the limit for more than 20 years taking on some of the world’s toughest environments and surviving to tell the tale. But how did the modern-day explorer cope in lockdown?

Andrew Cooper: "Modelling is a disjointed career"

Andrew Cooper has been in the modelling game for more than two decades. He’s shot for the biggest brands alongside some of the brightest stars. Now he’s turning his sights to a new grooming range for men

Taste makers | Chris Albrecht, Bouchard Finlayson

Chris Albrecht is the winemaker and cellar master at Bouchard Finlayson. This boutique South African winery makes some of the best pinot noir and chardonnay in the country. Chris explains how…

Taste makers | Elunda Basson, Steenberg Vineyards

Elunda Basson is the new cellar master at prestigious South African winery Steenberg Vineyards. She talks us through how she got there – and what's coming next

Z marks the spot | Harry Winston Project Z15

The new Harry Winston Project Z15 has been unveiled – and is a whimsical testament to both timekeeping and another period in time…

The new Tudor Black Bay Ceramic is the coolest (yet geekiest) Tudor yet

Tudor has been studying for its Metas certificate – and with the new Black Bay Ceramic has passed with flying colours

Sam Heughan: "You can’t beat the top of a mountain for a wee nip"

Outlander’s Sam Heughan may be better know for his on screen antics, but we’re big fans of his side hustle – The Sassenach ‘Spirit of Home Edition’

Taste makers | Billy Walker, The GlenAllachie

In March, The GlenAllachie was chosen as The World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards. Billy Walker is the industry legend who made it…

London calling | The Milestone Hotel

The Milestone Hotel overlooking Hyde Park is full to the brim with character and charm – and the best Old Fashioned this side of the Atlantic

Highlights: Vacheron Constantin “Les Collectionneurs” 2021

From 7 June - 8 August, Vacheron Constantin’s latest Les Collectionneurs series will be in London, offering horological gems from the mid 20th century

Taste makers | William Lowe, MW and Master Distiller at Cambridge Distillery

William Lowe went from serving cocktails to the Queen to making premium gin fit for a king. The Master of Wine and Master Distiller explains how he built Cambridge Distillery – and what’s coming next

Taste makers | Lawrence Cronin, Tenuta di Arceno

From California to New Zealand, Lawrence Cronin has worked all around the world. But as winemaker for Tenuta di Arceno, he’s finally at home in Tuscany…

Duke + Dexter partners up with Playboy for its most subversive collection yet

British shoe brand Duke + Dexter is never one for playing it safe. This Spring, it’s teamed up with Playboy for a collection of limited-edition shoes and accessories