Ollie Horne is a writer, editor and musician based in London. Before joining ROADBOOK as deputy digital editor, he worked as the assistant editor at Cereal, where he contributed stories on design, art and travel, and visited destinations like Rwanda, Seoul and Ghent. Ollie was one of three nominees for the Creatéurs Design Awards for excellence in creative journalism in 2021 and 2023, for his interview with Anish Kapoor in Cereal Vol 20, and for his interview with Javier Reyes for ROADBOOK. Ollie has also written for Soho House, Cubitts, The Modern House, Design Anthology UK, The Design Edit and Francis Gallery.
What does a journey mean to you?
Movement and change.
Which country or location most inspires you?
This is always shifting, but a constant is an endless love for mountains – I find them so inspiring. Recent lovely mountain experiences have been had in Scotland and Morocco.
Where would you go back to, and why?
Switzerland, always. I’ve been lucky enough to spend a few holidays there growing up, so it always feels slightly nostalgic to visit again. It’s just an enchanting country, particularly the Bernese Alps.
Top insider tip for London?
On the outskirts of the city, the Oyster Shack hidden in the middle of Epping Forest is a fun and slightly bizarre place for a weekend lunch.
What journey would you most like to go on?
This list is constantly being added to. One day I’d love to do an enormous transcontinental cycle. Or perhaps a few weeks cycling down Korea, catching a ferry from Busan to Fukuoka, and up Japan. I’d love to visit Bhutan one day, perhaps to hike the Trans Bhutan Trail.