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Holden Frith

Holden Frith is The Week’s digital director, a role in which he is responsible for digital strategy, product development and editorial direction. He also makes regular appearances on The Week Unwrapped podcast, speaking about subjects as diverse as vaccine development and bionic bomb-sniffing locusts. He joined The Week in 2013, spending five years editing the magazine’s website before moving into his current role. Before that, he was deputy digital editor at The Sunday Times, where he was part of the team that launched the newspaper’s digital subscription service – and was responsible for day-to-day production on the app and website. He has also been TheTimes.co.uk’s technology editor and the launch editor of Wired magazine’s UK website.

Holden has worked in journalism for nearly two decades, having started his professional career while completing an English literature degree at Cambridge University. He followed that with a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. A keen photographer, he also writes travel features whenever he gets the chance.

Roketsu, London: the rarefied Japanese art of kaiseki
Roketsu, central London
In Review

Roketsu, London: the rarefied Japanese art of kaiseki

Regarded as the highest form of Japanese cuisine, kaiseki fuses artistry and seasonality
21 Apr 2022
Reykjavik Edition: the hottest hotel in Iceland
A room at the Reykjavik Edition
The big trip

Reykjavik Edition: the hottest hotel in Iceland

A brand new place to stay in the heart of the Icelandic capital marries high style with a great location
21 Apr 2022
Tried and tasted: 19 best gins for the perfect G&T
Gin and tonic
In Review

Tried and tasted: 19 best gins for the perfect G&T

The proliferation of gins – and tonics – has created a delightfully daunting choice
20 Apr 2022
Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: a smart, practical electric SUV
Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron
In Review

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: a smart, practical electric SUV

The Sportback version of Audi’s compact EV adds more dynamic styling for minimal sacrifice of space
1 Mar 2022
London’s best Indian restaurants
Indian fine-dining in London
In Review

London’s best Indian restaurants

Where to find the finest curries in the capital
25 Feb 2022
Chena Huts: rustic by name, luxurious by nature
Chena Huts, Sri Lanka
The big trip

Chena Huts: rustic by name, luxurious by nature

There’s nothing basic about the ‘huts’ at this smart beach resort in south-east Sri Lanka
23 Feb 2022
Black Badge Ghost: Rolls-Royce embraces the dark side
Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost
In Review

Black Badge Ghost: Rolls-Royce embraces the dark side

The Black Badge series is a sportier reinvention of the stately Roller
15 Feb 2022
An Arctic adventure in Finnish Lapland
A reindeer safari at Salla Wilderness Park in Arctic Finland
The big trip

An Arctic adventure in Finnish Lapland

From snowmobile safaris to cross-country skiing, there’s more to Lapland than a trip to see Santa
25 Dec 2021
Six Senses Kocatas Mansions: the world in one city
Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul
The big trip

Six Senses Kocatas Mansions: the world in one city

A grand oasis of calm in the historic trading centre of Istanbul is the ideal post-pandemic destination
24 Nov 2021
The Bradley Hare: Wiltshire’s instant classic
The Bradley Hare, Wiltshire
In Review

The Bradley Hare: Wiltshire’s instant classic

Fine food and stylish rooms in a welcoming country pub
29 Oct 2021
Tried and tasted: 17 of the best gins
Height of Arrows gin by the Holyrood Distillery
On the menu

Tried and tasted: 17 of the best gins

The proliferation of gins - and tonics - has created a delightfully daunting choice
26 Oct 2021
Santo Maris: rest and renewal in Santorini
Santo Maris Santorini
The big trip

Santo Maris: rest and renewal in Santorini

Take a restorative break on an island that knows a bit about struggle and healing
11 Oct 2021
South Place Hotel: style and the City
South Place Hotel terrace
In Review

South Place Hotel: style and the City

The restaurants are as important as the rooms at this high-design bolthole
14 Sep 2021
Maru: the expert’s guide to good sushi
Maru chef Taiji Maruyama
On the menu

Maru: the expert’s guide to good sushi

The restaurant’s omakase menu blends British ingredients with Japanese tradition
19 Aug 2021
El Palace Hotel, Barcelona: the art of luxury
El Palace Hotel, Barcelona
The big trip

El Palace Hotel, Barcelona: the art of luxury

Experience the cultural heritage of the Catalan capital as you soak up the Spanish sun
11 Aug 2021
Verdura Resort: splendid isolation in Sicily
The Rocco Forte Verdura resort in Sicily
The big trip

Verdura Resort: splendid isolation in Sicily

Rocco Forte’s Sicilian resort is perfect for a post-lockdown retreat
20 Jul 2021
Glenapp Castle review: Scottish luxury with a streak of adventure
Glenapp Castle at sunset
The big trip

Glenapp Castle review: Scottish luxury with a streak of adventure

Wild and wooly or cosy and refined - it’s up to you at Ayrshire’s castle for all seasons
22 Jun 2021
Join the luxury villa club with Stay One Degree
A Stay One Degree villa by Lake Como, Italy
The wish list

Join the luxury villa club with Stay One Degree

The members’ club that grants you access to castles, cabins and villas both at home and abroad
26 May 2021
What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems
Elderly people
In Depth

What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems

In both countries new taxes were introduced to pay for comprehensive care
13 May 2021
Fact check: the Oxford vaccine and older people
An NHS nurse vaccinates a patient
Behind the scenes

Fact check: the Oxford vaccine and older people

New data suggests jab may reduce Covid transmissions by 67%
3 Feb 2021
Can the South African Covid-19 strain evade vaccines?
A South African woman walks through Durban wearing a mask
Getting to grips with . . .

Can the South African Covid-19 strain evade vaccines?

Scientists fear new mutation may be less susceptible to existing inoculations
2 Feb 2021
What would change under Tier 5 restrictions?
A police officer wearing a mask
Today’s big question

What would change under Tier 5 restrictions?

Stricter coronavirus rules looking inevitable as virus continues to spread across UK
4 Jan 2021
Tier 4 to expand as new strain spreads
A Covid warning sign in London
In Brief

Tier 4 to expand as new strain spreads

Boxing Day lockdown for more of southern and eastern England
23 Dec 2020
Johnson ennobles ‘disgraced Tory donor’
Peter Cruddas
Why we’re all talking about . . .

Johnson ennobles ‘disgraced Tory donor’

Honours commission advises against appointing Cruddas to the House of Lords
23 Dec 2020
Novichok put in Navalny’s underwear, says FSB spy
Alexei Navalny
Stranger than fiction

Novichok put in Navalny’s underwear, says FSB spy

FSB agent tricked into revealing bizarre details of plot to kill Putin’s chief critic
22 Dec 2020
Mutant Covid: how dangerous is it?
A commuter wears a mask while travelling on the London Underground
Getting to grips with . . .

Mutant Covid: how dangerous is it?

A mutation first detected in Kent is far more infectious - but scientists hope that vaccines will still work against it.
22 Dec 2020
Best alcohol-free drinks for adults
Seedlip
On the menu

Best alcohol-free drinks for adults

Spirit-free spirits and wine-like cordials - the top non-alcoholic substitutes for a proper drink
22 Dec 2020
Trump mulled using ‘martial law’ to keep the presidency
Donald Trump leaving the White House
In Brief

Trump mulled using ‘martial law’ to keep the presidency

Senior aides reportedly shot down talk of rerunning the election under military control at a ‘chaotic’ White House meeting
21 Dec 2020
What the closure of Calais means for Brexit
The empty port of Dover
In Brief

What the closure of Calais means for Brexit

France’s ban on all arrivals from the UK may be temporary - but EU-wide rules are likely to follow
21 Dec 2020
Coronavirus: how war-torn Yemen managed to become Covid-free
Fumigating a neighbourhood in the Huthi rebel-held capital Sanaa
In Brief

Coronavirus: how war-torn Yemen managed to become Covid-free

Impoverished Middle East country appears to have wiped out coronavirus despite suffering effects of other endemic diseases
4 Dec 2020
How the deep-freezed Pfizer vaccine will be rolled out
A nurse prepares a vaccination
In Brief

How the deep-freezed Pfizer vaccine will be rolled out

Care homes may face delays in getting deliveries of the Covid-19 jab owing to logistical difficulties
3 Dec 2020
How does the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine work?
A scientist working on Pfizer vaccine development.
In Brief

How does the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine work?

UK becomes first nation to approve vaccine paving way for roll out
2 Dec 2020
Naked MEP leaps from window after ‘all-male orgy’ bust
Jozsef Szajer, a former MEP from Hungary’s Fidesz party
In Brief

Naked MEP leaps from window after ‘all-male orgy’ bust

Hungarian politician Jozsef Szajer admits attending ‘private party’ broken up by Belgian police for Covid curfew violations
2 Dec 2020
Coronavirus: what Thanksgiving reveals about Christmas risks
Donald Trump seen with Thanksgiving turkey "Corn" before it was pardoned.
In Brief

Coronavirus: what Thanksgiving reveals about Christmas risks

Fears of surge in Covid-19 cases as millions of Americans travel to family gatherings
30 Nov 2020
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