Max Williams

Staff Writer

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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

“It’s been a whirlwind!” | The chaotic glory of Sophie Skelton

Outlander star Sophie Skelton wanted to be a surgeon before acting took off. She also trained in ballet at the Royal Academy and trialled for the national hockey squad. We head to Regent’s Park for lollipops and iced coffee with a total badass

Bossa serves up a showcase of Brazilian brilliance

The first UK opening from two Michelin-starred chef Alberto Landgraf, Brazilian restaurant Bossa will have you dancing the samba in delight

Jonah Hauer-King: “Acting helped me explore my own vulnerabilities”

Jonah Hauer-King starred opposite Kenneth Branagh while studying at Cambridge. He still got a First. The Little Mermaid will change his life forever. We enjoy an audience with acting royalty

Wolfgang Puck is a CUT above at 45 Park Lane

CUT at 45 Park Lane was the first European restaurant from legendary chef Wolfgang Puck. The food is fantastic – and the hotel isn't bad either...

Curaçao might be the Caribbean's best-kept secret

Over the past 40 years, Sandals has established itself as the world’s most romantic resort brand. We visit its latest opening in Curaçao

Alexander Ludwig proves nice guys finish first

A debut album. A hit TV show. A starring role in the new Guy Ritchie film. Love, elopement, impending fatherhood. Alexander Ludwig has enjoyed a busy few years. We catch up with an absolute dude

Humo brings the heat to London's dining scene

Humo is one of London's hottest new restaurants in every sense of the word. Enjoy a meal cooked to perfection on its massive grill