Max Williams

Staff Writer

Max Williams's articles

The Mitre Hampton Court is a riverside dream of a hotel

Hotels rarely come more idyllic than The Mitre Hampton Court. A storied history, the river Thames outside your window and a literal palace across the road

Hit up Hollywood with Mama Shelter LA

Heading to Hollywood? Mama Shelter Los Angeles offers the perfect base to explore one of the world's most famous neighbourhoods. The rooftop view isn't bad, either...

Photographer David Yarrow: “We flew a wolf first class from Los Angeles”

From recreating Hollywood moments to capturing nature at its most epic, David Yarrow is a master of setting the scene. We meet the fund manger turned fine art photographer – with a little cameo from Bill Nighy

42 at Gymkhana serves up life-affirming cocktails

Indian fine-dining restaurant Gymkhana has opened an upstairs cocktail lounge, 42. The result is just as classy as you'd expect

Dram Bar is a unique and wonderful Tardis of a bar

Dram Bar is a unique addition to the London bar scene. Enjoy wonderful bespoke cocktails and a whisky selection to make your eyes water. There's even a pool table out back...

Snails, steak and Soho? L'Escargot is magnifique!

London’s oldest French restaurant, L'Escargot has served Soho diners for nearly 100 years. C'est magnifique!

London's best MMA gyms

UFC is growing in popularity by the day – so why not try mixed martial arts for real? Even if you don't reach the Octagon, you'll have fun and get fit, fast. These are the best MMA gyms in London

The Grove Hotel offers mansions and magic

Fancy a winter break? The Grove Hotel and Spa in Hertfordshire offers a bucolic paradise barely forty minutes commute from London

Jason Isaacs: “I couldn’t love or be loved. And now I have a surfeit of it”

Jason Isaacs is a legend in every sense of the word. Not only one of Britain’s finest actors but one of its most impressive people. He shares the stories from a remarkable life and career

“God, it's all been worthwhile!” Daniel Mays is one hell of a guy

Daniel Mays swapped screen for stage to play Nathan Detroit in a triumphant production of Guys and Dolls. We hear how a character actor became star of the show

Luca is a simply lush restaurant

Since opening in 2016, Italian restaurant Luca in Clerkenwell has picked up multiple awards. Serving seasonal ingredients in a gorgeous setting, the acclaim is well deserved

Hotel Amano offers fun from rooftop to basement

Hotel Amano in Covent Garden is the first international opening from the phenomenally successful Amano Group. With live music, rooftop bars and fusion food, the place is blast

“It was devastating. You start again.” | George Jaques is the future of British film

George Jaques is 23 years old. He’s won several awards and recently showcased his debut feature Black Dog at the London Film Festival. Meet a creative talent on his way to the top

Nick Frost: “Cooking helps calm down my brain”

Comedy legend Nick Frost has written a recipe book that doubles up as a memoir. He opens up about a life shot through with darkness, laughter and love

Rumble like it's 1974 in this epic immersive spectacle

Rumble in the Jungle: Rematch brings the most famous fight in history to Canada Water. It's an wonderful evening of immersive theatre and an achievement almost as epic as Ali's knockout win

There's loads to love about Llama Inn London

Peruvian restaurant Llama Inn is one of the best in New York. Now it's crossed the Atlantic to open at the Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch. Believe the hype

“We have to win it!” | Gabriel Martinelli is gunning for glory again

Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli is one of the most exciting players in the Premier League. He tells the actor Daniel Sharman about his desire to go one better this season and capture the title for Arsenal

40 London restaurants you must visit

Our roundup of the best London restaurants you must visit – whether due to the quality of their food, their storied history or their sheer popularity

Photographer Charlie Gray shares his stories of shooting the stars

Charlie Gray is bringing his first exhibition to the Leica Gallery London. We sat down with the portrait photographer to hear his stories from 15 years shooting the biggest names in the business

Antonia Thomas: “I had to forge an independence within myself”

After a long stint on American TV, Antonia Thomas is returning to the stage in Shooting Hedda Gabler. She shares the experience