Max Williams

Staff Writer

Max Williams's articles

The Ivy, West Street is iconic for a reason

The Ivy on West Street has been one of the most fashionable restaurants in London for more than a century. Enjoy its timeless charms and genuinely fantastic food

"It’s about the journey." Graham McTavish is the gentlest of giants

Graham McTavish has starred in some of the biggest TV shows in the world. Next up? House of the Dragon. Meet an on-screen hardman with the gentlest of souls

Percelle Ascott is onto a winner

Producer, actor, entrepreneur... Over the past decade, Percelle Ascott has established himself as one of the most influential figures in British youth culture. He tells us what’s coming next

Vivat Bacchus: viva la vino!

South African restaurant and wine bar Vivat Bacchus is a wonderful place to while away an evening. Pay a visit to the London Bridge or Farringdon outlets

Samm Henshaw: "I’d love to direct something one day!"

South London musician Samm Henshaw talks us through his life and style

Nibble on Nikkei at Nakanojo

Why choose between Peruvian and Japanese cuisine when you can have both? Nakanojo brings Nikkei dining to the King's Road

Anthony Joshua has already secured his legacy

Anthony Joshua is fighting for glory on Saturday night – but his career will be bright regardless and his legacy is secure

"I don't think it gets much bigger than this." Conor Benn on the fight of a generation

He was raised in a mansion, forged in the ring. His name is both a blessing and a burden. His fights offer pure visceral entertainment. Conor Benn speaks to Eddie Hearn about life, legacy and famous fathers

South Place Hotel offers a perfect Shoreditch staycation

With five bars and two restaurants on site, the brilliant boutique South Place Hotel offers visitors one hell of a stay. Shoreditch is around the corner but you mightn't want to leave...

Karl Shakur and Liisi LaFontaine might be the coolest couple on the planet

One is a travel photographer with more than half a million Instagram followers and counting. The other is the star of Moulin Rouge!, the West End’s hottest show. Meet Karl Shakur and Liisi LaFontaine

Enjoy the highlife at PocketSquare and Hyatt Place

With a killer rooftop bar in PocketSquare and a delightful Sicilian restaurant in Zoom East, Hyatt Place London City East is a hotel worth seeking out

Paint Soho red at The Little Scarlet Door

The Little Scarlet Door is the latest addition to Little Door and Co – bringing Manhattan-style loft parties to Soho. Expect delicious drinks and plenty of glamour

Shooting the stars at Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival turned 75 this year and still remains as prestigious as ever. Max Williams speaks to photographer Bertie Watson about his experiences shooting the most glamorous fortnight in the calendar

Trivet is a truly terrific restaurant

The first solo restaurant from Fat Duck alumni Jonny Lake and Isa Bal, Trivet is bringing a delightful dining experience to London Bridge. You don't win a Michelin star by accident...

Take in the tranquility at Bingham Riverhouse

Boutique Richmond hotel Bingham Riverhouse is considering one of the finest in London. It's the perfect place to while – and wine – away a summer's afternoon

Daryl McCormack: "There was literally nowhere to hide"

Daryl McCormack starred in Peaky Blinders but has landed the role of his career opposite Emma Thompson in Good Luck To You, Leo Grande. Max Williams finds out why it was the role the actor was born to play

Hithe + Seek is a corner of hotel heaven

Located in the five-star Westin London City, Hithe + Seek serves up delicious sharing plates, cracking cocktails and a wine list of considerable invention

Dereck Chisora most memorable moments

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora returns to action on Saturday night. We pick the most memorable fights and moments of a truly unique career in British boxing

Jon Albon will keep running up that mountain

Jon Albon may have begun his life working underground, but he’s now on top of the world. We join him on his journey to smash the 20-hour UTMB barrier

Seek out Above at Hide's new tasting menu

One of London's finest restaurants, Above at Hide has launched a new tasting menu. Choose between five or seven courses – but obviously choose the seven