Max Williams

Staff Writer

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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

The Palmerston is an excellent addition to the Edinburgh restaurant scene

The Palmerston in Edinburgh specialises in nose-to-tail cooking using the finest local produce. It's a great restaurant and yet another reason to visit the Scottish capital

The Langham brings five-star luxury to Fifth Avenue

The Langham Hotel, New York recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. With its vast bedrooms and award-winning dining, the hotel should be around on Fifth Avenue for another hundred...

Mamma-mia! Mama Shelter Rome offers eternal delights

Rome is one of the greatest cities in the world and should be visited as often as possible. Stay at Mama Shelter when you do

"Two guys appeared with balaclavas and guns..." | Photographer Brian Aris recalls his extraordinary career

He captured the Troubles in Northern Ireland before documenting the Ethiopia famine to the world. Then Brian Aris found a studio and spent the next few decades photographing the music industry’s greatest icons

The Ledbury is back and better than ever

The Ledbury briefly closed during the pandemic but now the iconic Notting Hill restaurant is back in business. Go treat yourself

Escape to meadows and magic at Coworth Park

Berkshire spa hotel Coworth Park offers a magical weekend getaway. Its restaurant – Woven by Adam Smith – is worth the visit alone

How Cloud X became London's coolest festival

Independent record label Cloud X is staging its third festival this summer. From Peckham raves to hosting afterparties for the biggest names in music, its young founders Ben Cross and David Dabieh have quite the story

Sexy Fish serves up a tasting menu of ludicrous fun

Sexy Fish isn't a restaurant that does things by half – and its premium Omakase tasting menu is no different. It's ludicrous in the best possible way

Rankin: "We were the last generation that wasn’t being judged 24-7"

His photography transcends time, he’s captured intimate moments and cultural movements, his name is a brand in its own right – yet Rankin is about as down to earth as they come

Malcolm Kamulete: "Knowledge is absolutely priceless"

Malcolm Kamulete made his name playing Ra'Nell in Top Boy. Now the actor is making a triumphant return to our screens as British rap star Bosco Champion in BBC1 musical drama Champion

Roger Federer and Mercedes create the world's coolest tennis court

Thought Roger Federer was done with tennis? Think again. The Swiss sporting icon has partnered with Mercedes-Benz to renovate tennis courts in the Neon Legacy initiative

Mecia Simson: "I'm obsessed with crystals"

Mecia Simson of The Witcher shares her love of Meryl Streep, her obsession with crystals and her fascination with psychology and philosophy

Dougray Scott: "There was a lot of opposition. But I was determined"

Dougray Scott won an Emmy for his portrayal of detective Ray Lennox in the TV adaptation of Crime. He once beat Tom Cruise at pool

Wolf down Wagyu at M Canary Wharf

The Canary Wharf outpost of M Restaurants recently opened two Himalayan salt dining pods – with a six-course wagyu experience menu to match

Joe Root: "I play cricket to create memories"

Over the past decade, Joe Root has established himself as a true great of English cricket. Now he’s a key player in the most exciting Test team of all time. He shares his sporting journey and looks ahead to the Ashes