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I'm Amber, editor of Muddy Surrey, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Say thanks to your kids' school teachers with this selection of cool and quirky gift ideas - all available from small businesses in Surrey.

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  • What’s on TV: this week’s home entertainment

    What’s on TV: this week’s home entertainment

    Looks like the rain has returned, but when the telly’s this good – who cares?! Catch a star-studded who-dunnit, a big-budget adventure film, and more out this week.

    • Culture fix for little kids

      Culture fix for little kids

      No need to trek into London this summer to discover top theatre for little kids - a trio of fab shows for kids aged 4-7 are coming to parks in Surrey. Here's the what, where and when so you can book pronto - or enter our competition to win a family ticket.

    • Books to read this summer

      Books to read this summer

      Looking for a a summer read? Author Roz Morris shares her five all-time favourite books to give you some inspiration.

Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

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  • Best beaches in the south-west and beyond

    Best beaches in the south-west and beyond

    If you’re off to the south-west this summer, you’ll want to know where the best beaches are. And as if by magic, here’s our guide to 18 of the best, including where to eat and where to go for that all important sundowner.

    • Insider Guide to the Cotswolds

      Insider Guide to the Cotswolds

      Plotting a UK staycay this year? Head to the Cotswolds - the honey-tinged heart of England. Curate your summer holiday in this glorious AONB with our bang-up-to-date, in-the-know guide on where to head.

    • 27 of the best beaches in East Anglia

      27 of the best beaches in East Anglia

      Summer's coming (no, really, it is!) so we've got the inside scoop on the best East Anglian beaches for all tastes. Buckets at the ready, sandwiches packed, bring on the sun!

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  • Wine: Best rosé for a summer barbecue

    Wine: Best rosé for a summer barbecue

    Rosé is a great summer wine and works particularly well at a BBQ where it pairs well with the delicate flavours of fish and the more robust smoky meats. Here are nine to order in for your next gathering.

    • Property flirt: Wayside wonder

      Property flirt: Wayside wonder

      Brand spanking new to the Surrey market, here's a family-friendly and fresh-faced hottie in the pretty village of Woldingham - with gardens to die for. But how much is she worth?

    • How to buy art

      How to buy art

      Everyone can enjoy buying and owing art. Here, Laura Walford, director of Surrey-based gallery Belgravia Art shares her top tips for starting, building and displaying a collection.

    • A parents’ guide to giving kids a straighter smile

      A parents’ guide to giving kids a straighter smile

      So you think your child might need braces - but where do you start? Is it best to have them fitted as a child? Or in the teenage years? Smile 101 Orthodontic Centre in Guildford have this advice.

    • Your health questions answered!

      Your health questions answered!

      Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

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  • Fab, fun & free… things to do in Surrey
  • Fab, fun & free… things to do in Surrey

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  • Got the perfect homeware with great quality? Whether it's modern, vintage or reclaimed, vote for your favourite interiors store - by heading to the link in the bio. ⁠
And the finalists are:⁠
🛋️ Monsoon Dragonfly Interiors⁠
🛋️ Rose and Co⁠
🛋️ Vintage Frog⁠
🛋️ Belle Epoque⁠
🛋️ The Packhouse⁠
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#InLoveWithLocal #Surrey ⁠
Sponsored by the @thepropertypartnershipcountry
  • Here comes the bride ... and doesn't her dress look stunning! Which #Surrey bridal boutique gets your vote in the #MuddyAwards2021⁠
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The five finalists are:⁠
👰🏻 The Farnham Boutique⁠
👰🏻 Your Little Secret Bridal Boutique⁠
👰🏻 Helena Fortley Bridal Boutique⁠
👰🏻 Felicity Westmacott Bespoke Bridal⁠
👰🏻 Surrey Bride⁠
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#InLoveWithLocal #bridalboutique⁠
Sponsored by the @thepropertypartnershipcountry ⁠
  • FashionView more

  • Best swimwear for 2021

    Best swimwear for 2021

    Nothing says summer like new swimwear. Who cares if it’s the Med or the back garden, it’s time to splash out. Whether it’s eco, floral, striped, shaping, nautical or sporty, we’ve found your perfect bikini or swimsuit.

  • Beauty

    • Can Haringtons tame the Muddy mane?

      Can Haringtons tame the Muddy mane?

      Fly-away hair with lots of grey? Not just me then... The challenge for award-winning hairdresser and colourist Barry was to create a style that will still look good a week later

    • Affordable French skincare for va-va-voom glow

      Affordable French skincare for va-va-voom glow

      We've unearthed eight French pharmacy brands with that certain je ne sais quoi. Here's your passport to a natural glow a la Marion Cotillard... and the best bit? It won't break the bank.

  • PeopleView more

  • Meet the designer: Giovanna Sessi-Knott

    Meet the designer: Giovanna Sessi-Knott

    Giovanna Sessi-Knott is a luxury handbag designer from Surrey, and also a huge champion of sustainable fashion. She’s speaks five languages and before fashion had careers in finance and interior design. She also has two children. Phew! We’re not sure how she’s does it – but we caught up to find out.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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