Mark Hedley

Mark Hedley


Mark Hedley is Managing Director of Threadneedle Media, the publisher of Square Mile, Foodism, Escapism and HEDGE magazines. He was part of the team that founded Square Mile magazine more than 18 years ago – and his day-to-day job is editing the title. 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

In praise of wagyu: welcome to Tokimeitē

Japanese restaurant Tokimeitē offers a master class in kaiseki fine dining – its wagyu beef alone making it worth a visit

Indian fine dining has just gone up a level (again!)

Kutir is Rohit Ghai's new fine-dining Indian restaurant in Chelsea. Given Ghai's impressive success at Gymkhana and Jamavar, is his first solo project up to scratch?

Rev up the most exclusive Aston Martin in the world

Celebrate the historic 1959 Aston Martin Le Mans win by driving this beautiful green machine – only 24 of the DBS 59 will be built

The humanity of conflict: portraits from the Syrian Civil War

Portrait photographer Joey L spent several years documenting the Syrian Civil War, but his images weren’t ever intended to be a report of conflict – rather a tool to enable the story of the ongoing fight to be told from a Kurdish point of view

Audi’s first electric car is more than just an E-SUV – it’s the future of driving

The new Audi e-tron might sound like a spaceship from a sci-fi blockbuster, but on the sand dunes of Abu Dhabi we found this futuristic EV to be a surprisingly engaging drive

Tod's has invented a new type of shoe

Is it a shoe? Is it a sneaker? Neither – welcome to the shoeker, the latest release from Tod's

M Threadneedle Street is more than a great steak restaurant

The Himalayan salt chamber at M Threadneedle is a key part of ensuring the steak on your plate is every bit as fine as you’d expect, but it’s not just about the meat at this suave City spot, says Mark Hedley

Don't let Sir Norman Foster's 1,000ft Tulip penetrate London's skyline

If the Gherkin was seen as risque when it was first built, Sir Norman Foster's latest application to the City of London planning department is outright x-rated

Could the Jaguar I-PACE topple Tesla?

The vital statistics for Jaguar’s debut EV make for exciting reading. Mark Hedley gets behind the wheel to see if the reality lives up to the numbers. Batteries are included…

Sustainable fashion meets British craftsmanship: meet Archie Foal

British fashion label Archie Foal puts sustainability at its core: British craftsmen making iconic pieces that are made to last

The fastest made-to-measure tailors in London

Savile Row quality without the time constraints or high costs: Edit Suits Co is making its mark in the City as the fastest tailors in town

Join the Chipping Norton set in style at Bruern Cottages

You may not be a media mogul or former prime minister, but that doesn’t mean you can’t weekend with them. Bruern Cottages is your gateway to the Cotswolds life

The only ski wear you’ll ever need

Decent ski wear not only lasts a lifetime, it can save your life, too. Or, at the least, save your holiday. This is our pick of the best ski wear of 2018

Best job in the world: Max Chilton, IndyCar driver

Ex-Formula 1 driver Max Chilton is now taking IndyCar by storm, having lead last year’s Indy 500. He tells us what life’s like in the fast lane

Lifetime Achievement Award | Square Mile Watch Awards 2018

The first ever recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award is a managing director who has dedicated almost 20 years of his life to furthering his brand. He has shepherded the Swiss watch manufacturer through economic crises and the rise of the internet with unwavering passion and enthusiasm. That man is Patek Philippe's Mark Hearn, writes Mark Hedley

McLaren 570S is a technological masterpiece that puts the fun in functional

The McLaren 570S was a superb car as a coupé, but Mark Hedley finds the spider even more impressive

Meet the photographer who made Kate Moss

Photographer Stephanie Pfriender Stylander speaks to Mark Hedley about the nuances of her profession, and how she goes about shooting the planet’s most famous faces

Overfinch Range Rovers are a perfect medley of beauty and beast

Put some power in your drive... Overfinch Range Rovers are a perfect medley of beauty and the beast

What do Mick Jagger, Kate Moss and the Queen have in common? All holiday in Mustique

Mustique is an island favoured by the rich and famous for good reason – it’s the ultimate place to get away from it all in style

How to make the world's best shoes

Each pair of Crockett & Jones shoes is the result of traditional British artisan craftsmanship at its finest. Mark Hedley goes behind the scenes at the company’s Northampton factory to see the meticulous process in action