Alexander Gilmour is Food & Drink editor and co-host of Everything Else, the FT’s culture podcast. He writes the London Life column and used to act on stage and screen (very occasionally). He lives in east London.
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The pick of London’s restaurant counters
Alexander Gilmour meets the people behind London's Hawkes Cidery
Win brings number of guide’s top tier restaurants to five in UK and Ireland
‘We write the menu twice a day.’ The co-founder of the famed London restaurant tells Alexander Gilmour how it all works
A man without some face fuzz is still technically a man, but he is not reaching his potential
Interior Lives series on how top designers decorate their own space
A global tour of ‘Hamlet’ sheds light on questions of our time
Peaceful marches can unite people, bring hope to communities — and lead to personal redemption
The top-six batsman, seam bowler and team captain on Brexit, moving with the times and the perils of dropped catches
What could be more frivolous than watching five days of sport in a row? But don’t be tempted to play a game yourself
As a witness in court, it is disconcerting to be asked the same existential question time and again — who is Mr Gilmour?
They’re green, healthy and look hot naked — it’s time to make peace with the city’s least-popular demographic
Lee Hall’s raucous drama follows six Highland girls on a wild trip to Edinburgh
It used to be fighting the French but, these days, being a man means downing rum in a hot tub with hairy strangers
At a time when the UK capital needs to be making foreign friends, waiters have a vital diplomatic role
Living in the city often means meeting the same people on the street every day. What should you give? Or should you just keep walking?
A skiing trip that went downhill rapidly inspired a new passion for city life
Forty days and forty nights of healthy eating and early-morning swims. What can go wrong?
A stage adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novel tries to cram in too much
Being ‘neighbourly’ is normal for most of Britain — but not for the capital. So why has my street got a group email?
What would I do? Curl up and die? Collaborate? Or fight back — with ducks?
How to cope with the new year and attract the odd flirtatious smile — get a Norfolk terrier called Waffles