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Max Williams

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Max Williams's articles

A love letter to... Chess

It's been around for thousands of years, and is played by millions of people around the world – including historical figures such as Napoleon, Lenin and John Wayne. Thanks to the internet, chess has never been more accessible. Here's why you should take it up...

Everything you need for the ultimate games room

Lockdown mightn't be a game but everything else can be... Here's what you need for the ultimate games room to alleviate the boredom of the coming days / weeks / months / dear God please not years

A love letter to... Detectorists

The first of a new series celebrating the things we love... Sweet and life-affirming and palpably in love with nature in all its forms, Detectorists is the perfect show for these troubled times...

Me and my lockdown: Kevin Guthrie

From the publication that brought you Me And My London, please welcome the slightly revised version – Me And My Lockdown. First up, Scottish actor Kevin Guthrie shares his story, and a few isolation tips...

The best pool tables in the world

We've rounded up the best and coolest pool tables on the planet – from unique shapes to futuristic designs, you'll want them all

The essential workout equipment for your home

If you can't go to the gym, then the gym must come to you. We've rounded up the best home workout equipment to keep you healthy during lockdown – and beyond

Wake up and smell the coffee! The best coffee machines for 2020

Start your morning right with one of the best coffee machines on the market. You'll be ready for whatever the day can throw at you – global pandemic be damned!

Board game like a baller with these luxury sets

Bored? You soon will be, with our selection of the finest board games money can buy! There's a Monopoly board that retails for £700,000...

Luxury drinks cabinets for your home

Show your booze its importance to your life by storing it in one of the finest drinks cabinets money can buy. And we're talking A LOT of money...

Four of the best bars for your home

Ain't no party like a lockdown party! Enjoy a fabulous night out while staying in with some of the best home bars on the market. Like an actual bar, only cheaper, and you can't get kicked out!

Me and my London: Natalie Dew

The fantastic Natalie Dew talks Bend It Like Beckham, turning down Harry Potter, and her favourite London haunts

"It's a brand that the whole world needs." Spencer Matthews on going Clean

Spencer Matthews has gone clean. The former City boy, Made in Chelsea star, and Square Mile cover tells Max Williams about why his Clean Liquor Company will one day take over the world

"There are many more things for me to be achieving..." How Samanah Duran went from fashion to Forbes

In a few short years, Samanah Duran has launched a clothing label and founded a media company – all before turning 30.

Me and my London: Ahmed Alsanawi

Ahmed Alsanawi of A Star Barbers is personal barber to numerous international footballers, including Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard. He also knows a thing or two about London...

Me and my London: David Elliot

What does a proud Scot know about London? Quite a bit, actually, judging by David Elliot's impeccable Me and my London responses

Win or learn: life lessons from Conor McGregor's coach

As he prepares to fight Floyd Mayweather, one of Conor McGregor's greatest assets will be his coach, John Kavanagh – the man who has been in McGregor's corner from the beginning. Kavanagh tells his remarkable story in the autobiography Win or Learn. Square Mile shares the lessons to take from a born winner...

Me and my London: Karli

Karli is one of the most exciting new voices in the music industry. We caught up with her for a tour around the capital

"Just enjoy every moment as it comes." Thomas Doherty on Disney, Dove and One Direction

As one of the stars of the new TV adaptation of High Fidelity, it seemed only fitting that we quizzed Thomas Doherty on a few of his personal Top Fives – from 'Members Of One Direction' to 'Favourite Things About His Girlfriend'

Me and my London: Amy Huberman

London tips from across the Irish Sea... Amy Huberman, writer and star of Finding Joy, chats about her career and her favourite spots in the capital

"I wanted to let other people know that they're not alone." How Alexander Ludwig conquered his demons

After starring in Vikings and Bad Boys For Life, Alexander Ludwig is set to take over 2020. Yet alcoholism and substance abuse nearly destroyed the young actor. He shares all in this remarkable interview...