Max Williams

Staff Writer

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Roll out the barrel with Sandeman and Bar 1790

Port house Sandeman has a City of London heritage dating back centuries. Now it's returned with Bar 1790 and some damn good tapas. Plus port, obviously

"A slight smile is an important thing." The rising star of Leo Suter

Leo Suter has won fans around the world for his portrayal as the charismatic Harald Sigurdsson in Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla. Meet an actor whose star is on the rise

Alexander Stewart: "I have two weird fun facts about myself"

Singing sensation Alexander Stewart has a new single out and a tour on the horizon. He talks to us about the inspirational Sam Smith, his love of fashion and his bizarre body

Experience Switzerland like a baller with these luxury hotels

Switzerland is the perfect destination for a luxurious long weekend (or week). Travel the country in style while staying in some of the finest hotels in the world

Luke Rollason: "Carrying a sword in public is a stupid thing to do"

Extraordinary actor Luke Rollason on performing live comedy, the perils of time travel and losing a sword on the train

Laurence O'Fuarain: "I have been baptised in fantasy"

Irish actor Laurence O'Fuarain once went to school in his sister's blouse. This is one of several fantastic anecdotes from the Witcher: Blood Origin star

Velvet brings classic cocktails to the Corinthia

With cocktails curated by the legendary Salvatore Calabrese, Velvet at the Corinthia has serious credentials. This is the kind of bar that makes you feel like a film star

Malaga offers culture, history and sunshine by the sea

Yearning to escape to the sun? The Andalusian city of Malaga on Spain's Costa del Sol offers everything you could desire from a weekend escape

Herman Tømmeraas: "I often interview myself when I feel sad"

Herman Tømmeraas got his – literal – big break playing the giant Fjor in the Netflix show Ragnarok. The Norwegian actor shares his life and style

Hey Mama! Take Shelter in Prague's coolest hotel

Prague is one of the world's coolest cities – and Mama Shelter is one of the world's coolest hotel brands. Next time you visit the Czech capital, be sure to stay with Mama...

Matild Palace is a Budapest beauty

Fancy a trip to Budapest? Of course you do. Beautiful and historic, Matild Palace is a UNESCO world heritage hotel that more than lives up to its name

"I didn’t know what the hell we just made!” Phil Dunster is at the top of his game

Being one of the stars of the world’s hottest TV show might bring pressure, but Phil Dunster appears to be having a blast. Ahead of Ted Lasso’s third season, the British actor sits down to discuss his career

Thomas Rhett: "I still tear up at The Notebook"

Thomas Rhett is one of the biggest stars in country music - and one of the nicest guys. He talks favourite boots, career ambitions and his abiding love for The Notebook

"I’m still that eight-year-old kid..." | All about Jon Bass

He got his break on Broadway before going green in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. But Jon Bass is still that eight-year-old kid who wanted to make people laugh

Chotto Matte is taking Nikkei cuisine global

With venues opening around the world, Nikkei restaurant Chotto Matte is quickly becoming something of a phenomenon. There are two in London alone...

Kit Young: "I’m always the guy with some type of weapon"

Kit Young is a fantasy regular with leading roles in Shadow and Bone and The School for Good and Evil. What next for the actor? He checks in for a chat

Essie Davis: "I want to win an Oscar! Among many other things"

She's won awards. Starred in monster TV shows. And played one of the great detectives in Miss Phryne Fisher. The delightful Essie Davis discusses her remarkable career

"I almost cussed Dwayne Johnson out!" Aldis Hodge in conversation with Kevin Bacon

Aldis Hodge craved a superhero film for years. Then he went and landed a major role in the blockbuster Black Adam. He shares his story with his friend, the legendary Kevin Bacon

Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù: "There is a lot more blood"

Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù studied economics at the University of Birmingham but acting was always his passion. He’s now the lead in the hit TV series Gangs of London. Here's how it all worked out

Louie London brings timeless cool to the capital

Restaurant and cocktail bar Louie London blends the best bits of four of the world's coolest cities. You'll want to pay a visit