William Cook

Tangier: Hidden treasure

16 November 2013 9:00 am

William Cook finds magic in the alleys of the medina

Slow Train to Switzerland, by Diccon Bewes - review

9 November 2013 9:00 am

In 1863, the pioneering travel agent Thomas Cook took a group of British tourists on the first package holiday to…

Notes on … Christmas shopping in Bruges

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Most Belgians of my acquaintance tend to be rather disparaging about Bruges. It’s a theme park, they say, a Flemish…

The false paradise of Metroland

5 October 2013 9:00 am

William Cook has moved to Metroland. He contemplates John Betjeman’s vision of it

Henry van de Velde — the man who invented modernism

28 September 2013 9:00 am

In the Musée du Cinquantenaire, a grand gallery on the green edge of Brussels, those bureaucratic Belgians are welcoming home…

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: the 500-acre site is a great artwork in its own right

Yorkshire: England’s sculptural heartland in the north

21 September 2013 9:00 am

William Cook is inspired by England’s sculptural heartland in Yorkshire, just as Moore and Hepworth were

Notes on…Walking in the Lake District

27 July 2013 9:00 am

What is it about the Lake District? The weather is often filthy, the locals are famously surly (‘sup up and…