will coldwell

London based journalist and editor, with a focus on society, nightlife and travel. I’ve reported on culture across the globe - from Havana to Tbilisi - with an eye for human stories and a passion for cities. Previously, I was a staff writer at the Guardian (5+ years) and before that the Independent. I have also written widely for publications including Dazed, Vice and I-D and am an alumni of the IJP fellowship program

Co-founder and resident at live art + club night inner u. We’ve run parties in spaces across London, from a warehouse loft to Somerset House Studios. This year we’re based at the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick. To find out more visit inneru.space or soundcloud.com/inneru

To get in touch with ideas/commissions/projects contact w.coldwell@gmail.com

You can also find me on twitter and instagram

selected work

‘Five friends go out and take ecstasy - one doesn’t go home’ - the rise of super strength ecstasy pills - Guardian weekend magazine

Investigating airbnb: how private landlords and agents are still running your city - Guardian travel

Buck Angel: the man with the pussy - Dazed

Havana rising: the millenials pushing Cuba forward - Guardian travel

On a high: why Britain is back on ecstasy - Guardian G2

Meeting the grinning men behind the uk pro-life movement - Vice


DIY London: partying on the periphary

Inside London’s secret sex party revolution

DJ Octo Octa on coming out as transgender: 'everyone was confused, then it was ok'

The fate of Fabric reveals the future of UK nightlife

Nightlife reports - series profiling club scenes in Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Belgrade, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Glasgow and Paris

Party-people power: the Irish LGBT clubs rallying for gay marriage


Arts, beats and fashion: and inside view of Tbilisi’s creative boom

“The hippie dream is still alive”: how Ibiza went from techno to boho 

Mapping Machu Picchu: on the road with Google street view

Wish you weren’t here: how the tourist boom - and selfies - are threatening Britain’s beauty spots

Train wrecked: take the (non) sleeper to germany’s Melt! festival

Savamala could be Belgrade’s new creative quarter – but will it last?

Just add SALT: Norway’s new arctic arts and music festival