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Max Williams

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Why you should read Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a British icon – but how much do you know about the great consulting detective? We sit down with Anthony Horowitz to investigate the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Conor Maynard: "I love when people come out and break the mould"

Conor Maynard achieved national fame with a number one album in his teens. The singer talks musical inspirations, gaming secrets and his bittersweet love for his necklace

Conrad Khan: "I didn’t study the acting in the typical way"

He played a key role in the final season of Peaky Blinders but Conrad Khan is not your typical actor. He shares the key influences in his life and style

Nobu is the Hollywood of hospitality

Since its founding in 1994, the Nobu restaurant chain from Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert DeNiro has spread around the world. There are three Nobus in London alone – including two hotels...

Lord over London from The Rooftop at Trafalgar St. James

Situated at the top of the Trafalgar St James Hotel, the Rooftop offers some of the best views in London. The dining options aren't bad, either...

Alexander Vlahos: "My Lego cheers me up no end"

Alexander Vlahos has starring roles in Outlander and Sanditon – so naturally we chatted about ice hockey and Lego. Welcome to the the year of the Vlahos

Sexy Fish offers an evening of ridiculous fun

In a few short years, Mayfair's Sexy Fish has established itself as one of the hottest restaurants in London and the epicentre of the capital's social scene. Come and swim with the cool crowd

Andrea Valls: "It’s not been plain sailing"

Actress and comedian Andrea Valls talks BBC One comedy Cheaters, holiday essentials and the secret to pronouncing her name

“It was all or nothing so we put everything into it.” How Simon Pegg became the coolest man in Britain

His sitcom is beloved today. His Cornetto trilogy is a classic of British cinema. He stars in two Hollywood franchises. Meet the powerhouse that is Simon Pegg

"If you’re doing something by necessity, it drives you more.” Amber Anderson is playing a Blinder

She moved to Scotland to escape the Millennium bug and commuted to London to pursue her dream of acting. Now she's starring in Peaky Blinders. It’s fair to say Amber Anderson is going place

Down and Dirty with Mötley Crüe

There are rock biographies and there is The Dirt: the standard to which all others are measured. Take a shot of whisky and get down with the Crüe

Oblix at The Shard takes dining to new heights

Oblix at The Shard has become a London institution in less than a decade. Oblix East is a cocktail bar, Oblix West in a restaurant. Let's visit the latter

Hakkasan offers world-conquering Chinese food

You don't build a global restaurant brand by accident. If you want peerless Chinese food in a luxury setting, Hakkasan is the place to go. Pick between Hanway Place and Mayfair

Experience Cardiff from The Parkgate Hotel

Cardiff is a fantastic city and only 90 minutes from London. Discover the charms of the Welsh capital from The Parkgate, the new luxury hotel in the centre of town

The Londoner is a truly capital hotel

Boasting more amenities than the average town, The Londoner in Leicester Square is the world’s first super boutique hotel. Come for the swimming pool, stay for the board games

All hail Queen B! Eliza Butterworth is conquering TV

Eliza Butterworth has spent her twenties playing the formidable Queen Aelswith of The Last Kingdom. Soon she will join a criminal family in 1980s South London. Meet an actress far less scary than her résumé might suggest

"It has to be funny, it has to be elegant, it has to be emotional, I need to die." Liisi LaFontaine is ruling the West End

Her Santine is dazzling West End audiences in Moulin Rouge! – but Liisi LaFontaine might be even cooler than the character she portrays. Meet a star who will only burn brighter

Uva is a peerless addition to Peckham

As if Peckham didn't have enough great restaurants... Portuguese cafe and tapas bar Uva serves up delicious small plates at fantastic prices. Vamos!

Louche Soho lives up to its name

With live music, bespoke cocktails and even the occasional burlesque dancer, Louche is bringing the party to Soho. Ensure you're on the guestlist

Langan's Brasserie: the triumphant return of a London legend

London has plenty of wonderful new restaurants and hidden delights – but sometimes you can't beat the classics. We're profiling the most celebrated restaurants in London – and where else to start but the iconic Langan's Brasserie?