Max Williams

Staff Writer

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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

The best bars in Shoreditch

Feeling thirsty? Then sample our guide to the best bars in Shoreditch. From cocktail legends to thrilling new openings, these are the Shoreditch bars to visit

"I treat every actor like their part is integral." How Dexter Fletcher conquered Hollywood

Actor. Director. Inspiration. Dexter Fletcher is enjoying a remarkable career. Max Williams meets the most beloved man in the industry

Charly Clive: "I’m a cheeky little risk taker. I’m also deathly afraid of almost everything"

Comedian and actor Charly Clive on her life-changing drama teacher, her ambitions to start a band and giving her Mum's ACDC concert T-Shirt to a boy she fancied

Enjoy capital Camden accommodation at Stay London

Serviced apartments from Stay London combine the amenities of a five-star hotel with the comfort and convenience of an Airbnb

Gourmands, go genuflect at Galvin La Chapelle

One of the most beautiful restaurants in London, Galvin La Chapelle won a Michelin star in 2011 and maintained it in the decade since. This is food worthy of worship and more

"Everyone uses music to escape." On tour with Santino Le Saint

Early in 2019, we interviewed rising musical artist Santino Le Saint. The intervening years have seen his first album, multiple brand collaborations, millions of streams on Spotify and a European tour. Max Williams travels to Paris for one of its final dates

Boisdale serves food with a side of funk

Fancy some music with your meal? Scottish restaurant Boisdale of Canary Wharf serves up dinner with a live show. We dare you to dance...

Robert Tateossian: meet the King of Cufflinks

From City high flier to cufflink king, Robert Tateossian’s CV is anything but ordinary. As his eponymous company celebrates its 30th anniversary, Mr Tateossian tells Mark Hedley about his journey so far

Nobu Hotel offers class in abundance

Nobu restaurants are famous around the world – and Nobu Hotels are proving equally popular. Head down to Portman Square or Shoreditch and enjoy a stay of class, luxury and very good food

"There’s a key somewhere in relaxing." Sam Heughan at the Savoy

A year after Sam Heughan last graced our front cover, the Outlander star returns to take over the Gucci Suite at the Savoy Hotel. You have to go bigger with each new instalment, right? He speaks to us about life, the universe and everything