Katie Gatens

Assistant Content Editor, British Airways High Life

Travel, arts and culture writer with experience in both print and online media and a range of published articles in British Airways' High Life, Grazia Daily, The Debrief and lamono magazine



The uncertain future of Japan's Ama divers
Unexpected Islands
With only a fraction of its 6,000 isles known to travellers, Greece is still one of the most under-explored places in Europe. Encountering a different side to the country, Katie...
The Travel Shelfie
The choice of reading can make or break your summer holiday. Here, novelists, fashion designers, musicians reveal what they're planning to pack.
The Mega Carta
To celebrate Magna Carta's 800th anniversary, and in the month of the general election, Katie Gatens asked influential thinkers to contribute one new rule that would improve...
The profile: Cillian Murphy
The profile: Gemma Chan
Interview with 'Humans' star Gemma Chan
The profile: Paul Dano
He was a mute teenager in Little Miss Sunshine and a villainous plantation worker in 12 Years a Slave. Then Paul Dano picked up a surfboard for his most challenging role yet as...
New Kids on the Style Block
When it comes to emerging talent, the London fashion scene is renowned, so who are the ones to watch? Katie Gatens asks some of the capital's leading talent to vote for the...
Five curious places to see art
Naoshima, Japan Docking into the port of Naoshima (accessible by ferry from Uno), you'll see the signature, speckled pumpkin by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Rent an electric...
London as a Hub
London as a Hub


Celebrity Concierge – Isla Fisher
The Club - a digital travel magazine for members of the British Airways Executive Club. Inspirational travel tips, ideas and hints on how to travel smarter, written by some of...
My Club: Mo Farah
Interview with Olympic Gold medalist Mo Farah
On the road with... Foals' Yannis Philippakis
Where are you now? We were in Vegas last night - now we're on our way to Denver and we're driving through the mountains, the view is spectacular. I had my birthday in Vegas and...
The artists' guide to Glastonbury 2016
It's probably the most famous music festival on earth, but with thousands of performers it can be hard to know what to see and do. Katie Gatens asks the musicians playing this...
Orlando Bloom: My life in travel
What's your reaction to the new First cabin on the 787-9? The First cabin on the 787-9 is spacious, comfortable and private. It is a great travelling experience. What makes...
60 second interview: Mystery Jets
What was it like growing up on Eel Pie island? It was great fun. It's an island in London with a small population of about 80 people. There's a lot of nature and boat yards, so...
BA - The Club - A word with... Ray Mears
Find out what ticks the travel boxes of a survivalist who's spent a lifetime pushing the boundaries
My New York: Actress Laura Gómez
The best place to escape the crowds The Cloisters - a museum in Washington Heights, out of the way of the hustle and bustle. Five European abbeys were disassembled and then...
My New York: Julia Stiles
A place to escape the crowds? There are some great gardens in the East Village - Bette Midler has been really active in promoting community gardens in the area. One of my...
On the road with...Mark Ronson
Interview with Lily James / London as a Hub
On the Road with... Passenger
Most unforgettable night? Well usually I'm in bed by 11.30, but one night we flew into Mexico City from Texas and ended up at this party where we drank a lot of tequila and met...
60 second interview: Gilles Peterson
This month the DJ is back with The Worldwide Mixtape, a carefully curated blend of music from all over the world


In Review: Field Day 2016
Field Day 2016 11th-12th JuneVictoria Park, London Words by Katie Gatens "This is how the world will end" hollers a witchily feathered PJ Harvey during her headline set at the...
In Review: Squarepusher at The Troxy - London | News | Ticket Arena | TA
SquarepusherSaturday 24th OctoberTroxy, LondonAdmittedly it’s been a bit of a wait for Squarepusher’s latest album, Damogen Furies - five years since his spin-off...
Thailand: Keemala, Phuket
THE LOWDOWN: It's impossible to look at Keemala's fairytale treehouses, lush jungle and infinity pools without a slight drop of the jaw, giddy moment. And that's just me...

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