Ben West

Author, journalist, photographer, editor

I have written extensively for publications in the UK and worldwide, including most UK national newspapers and many magazines, and have written for various corporate clients. I have also edited publications, researched television shows and written a number of books. My photography has appeared in a number of publications, and films broadcast also, and I have appeared on a number of radio and television programmes.

UK NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS   Articles published in The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Observer, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Financial Times, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Independent, Independent on Sunday, Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Daily Star, Sunday Correspondent, Today, The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, The Herald

UK REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS   Articles for the Evening Standard (London), Metro, the Aberdeen Press and Journal, Daily News

MAGAZINES   Articles published in The New Statesman, The Spectator, Reader’s Digest, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Tatler, GQ, House and Garden, Travel Africa, Prima, Screen International, Midweek, Ms London, Homes Overseas, A Place in the Sun, Coast, The Week, Company, Woman’s Weekly, BUPA 37 Degrees, Junior, Jetaway, Bluewings, Germanwings, Nasair, Morning Calm, P&O Cruises Pacific magazine, B.there!, Voyager, easyJet Traveller, Zing magazine, RAF News, Self Build Homes, Select Traveller, France, Living France, Italia, Completely London, London Homes and Property Magazine, The Resident, Greenwich Visitor, Selling Travel, Black + Green Magazine, Emirates Portfolio magazine and others

WEBSITES   High50.com, WorldTravelGuide, Britain’sFinest, SimplyLuxuryHolidays, SimonSeeks, Traverati, student.com, gulfnews.com, travelnews.ch

BOOKS   Cameroon (Bradt), London for Free (Pan), Fun for a Fiver in London (Pan), Fun for a Fiver in Amsterdam (Pan), Rough Guide to Family Fun in Ireland (Rough Guides), Buying a Property Abroad (Cadogan), Retiring Abroad (Cadogan), Buying a Property in Spain (Foulsham), London’s Top 50 Free Museums (Antelope Press).

COLUMNS ETC   Past column in the Sunday Times travel section, ‘Free Time’, weekly English dispatches for Swiss travel website www.travelnews.ch

BLOGGING   londonzurich.com was website written by travel journalists Ben West and Sonja Huesler, and as well as featuring travel tips, it highlighted many of the culture clashes between the UK and Switzerland. In 2015 it was included in Globesession magazine’s top ten list of Swiss travel blogs.

CORPORATE/COPYWRITING/RESEARCH   Corporate clients have included Mercedes Benz, Credit Suisse, Sutton Young, Spracht Weberei (Switzerland), Banda Property, Bezier, CBS Outdoor, King’s Cross, BUPA, Norwich Union, the NHS. Research for television production companies.

SOME PUBLISHED EXAMPLES

The Times – See the gorillas for under £1000

Daily Telegraph – German wine tour

Financial Times – Kentish micropubs

The Guardian – North Cyprus

High50 – Dubai: hell on earth

Travel Africa – Nyungwe Nziza, Rwanda

Travelnews – How to keep holiday bookers

Woman’s Weekly – The Norfolk Broads

Mail on Sunday – Leeds with Prunella Scales and co

Daily Mail – Barcelona: retracing my grandfather’s steps in the Spanish Civil War

travelnews.ch – How the shared economy is affecting the travel industry (in German)

Travel Africa – Cycling to Uganda’s stunning lakes

travelnews.ch – What’s gone wrong with easyJet?

travelnews.ch – Pop-up airlines

Scotland on Sunday – Plastic fantastic

Travelnews – The return of travel guidebooks

Metro – Culinary Copenhagen

travelnews.ch – Brexit’s effect on the travel industry

travelnews.ch – Business travel is changing

travelnews.ch – The sharing economy explosion

Glasgow Herald – Tunisia

Travelnews – Rwanda, the new luxury destination

Independent on Sunday – Highland safaris

travelnews.ch – Destinations can become instant no-go areas

Harpers Bazaar – Rwanda

Travelnews – Dealing with bad travel reviews

Independent – Family holidays in Ireland

travelnews.ch – A new hotel concept

Woman’s Weekly – Northumberland

Travelnews – The reinvention of the British pub

travelnews.ch – How food put Scandinavia on the food map

Glasgow Herald – Hong Kong

travelnews.ch – Salmond books in as Captain Kirk (in German)

High50 – Gastropubs with rooms

travelnews.ch – Aircraft cabins of the future

Independent – Guernsey

travelnews.ch – London City Airport (in German)

Woman’s Weekly – Kent coast the best family holiday destination

travelnews.ch – Luxury hotels for pets

travelnews.ch – What’s new in the Middle East

travelnews.ch – Major new hotels

 

WEBSITE: www.benwest.biz

CONTACT: ben@benwest.biz