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

"I arrived on a Wednesday and never left." – 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

"Wine for me would is more than a profession" – Giovanni Mazzei from Il Caggio

Giovanni Mazzei is the man behind one of the most exciting Chianti Classicos created in the last decade. We meet the winemaker who is taking the sangiovese grape to new levels

The vintage watch icons you need in your collection

With good reason, the likes of Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet grab the headlines at vintage watch auctions. But what’s on the vintage watch market that you can pick up right now?

The Drop | Maserati Levante Hybrid

Maserati’s march to electrification continues with the brand new Levante Hybrid

Tudor | Collections 2021

The new Tudor watch releases for 2021 are just as exciting as we’d hoped for – with new materials and colourways aplenty. Anyone for silver and taupe?

"It is a vision that I will never forget" – Tristan Le Lous, Château Cantenac Brown

Where Scotland meets Bordeaux, and tradition meets sustainability: Château Cantenac Brown is not your average French winery. We meet its new owner, Tristan Le Lous

The Land Rover Defender has been turned up to eleven

This is the fastest and most powerful production Land Rover Defender ever made. Oh, it can also go off-road, too

The King of Diamonds has turned 125 in style

This March would have been Harry Winston’s 125th birthday. The jewellery brand is celebrating the occasion with a diamond that lives up to his legacy

The Audi e-tron Sportback lights the way forward

The steady march of EVs continues – and Audi’s new e-tron Sportback 55 Quattro is certainly helping to light the way

Why Bugatti still has the X Factor

Bugatti's new ownership has down nothing to slow down the hypercar brand. Its new Bolide is just as bonkers as ever

Why the Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder is the best car that's launched all year

We all know 2020 needs a good kick up the arse. How better to do that than spinning the rear wheels of the new Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder?

The Tech List 2020

Whether you want to be a pro rider, race car driver or couch potato, here’s our favourite new technology of 2020

The new Rolls-Royce Ghost: listen carefully…

The new Rolls-Royce Ghost offers the most serene drive of any car ever. But how has the British marque made its best-selling model even better?

Hammer time | Five Patek Philippe watches from the pre-Nautilus era

Since its foundation in 1839, Patek Philippe has made some of the world’s most prestigious timepieces. Here are five of highly investable references up for auction with Phillips this November

Vacheron Constantin does the double this Autumn

With more than 265 years in the game, Vacheron Constantin has a lot of history to honour. This Autumn, it’s celebrating this heritage with two exhibitions well worth your time…

Hammer time | Philippe Dufour Anniversary Simplicity N°00/20

Philippe Dufour is arguably the world’s greatest living watchmaker. His Anniversary Simplicity N°00/20 – the first in his latest and quite possibly last watch series – is being auctioned by Phillips this November

Audi gets its RS in gear

Ingolstadt’s fastest wagon, the Audi RS6, just got even quicker. But Mark Hedley asks if it's the best performance estate on the market

"People couldn’t imagine it being done." Nims Purja makes the impossible routine

Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja MBE is an extreme high altitude mountaineering legend. Last year, he summited Earth’s 14 tallest mountains, breaking seven world records in the process.

The new Bentley Bentayga 2020: some lead, others follow

The Bentley Bentayga has defined the luxury SUV for the last five years – and the updated version ensures it will remain the industry benchmark