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  • 23 of the best places to holiday in the UK

    Staycationing this summer? Then you're going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

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    The Muddy insider guide to Essex

    Close to London yet home to beautiful countryside and a stunning stretch of coastline with in-the-know islands and hidden estuaries, Essex is the underrated jewel of East Anglia and it’s time you paid a visit.

  • The Muddy insider guide to Norfolk

    Stunning beaches, beautiful broads, bijou boltholes and a vibrant main city – Norfolk is one of our favourite year-round staycation destinations. Ready to 'Do Different'?

  • Sunshine escape: 48 hours in Lisbon!

    Stop the city break search! Portugal’s hilly capital’s bursting with colour, culture and great places to eat, drink and stay (not to mention custard tarts at every turn...).

  • 50 gorgeous glamping stays to book now

    Pitching a tent? No thanks! These 50 luxurious stays across the Muddy counties put the 'glam' in glamping, from stunning yurts to chic lodges and charming shepherd's huts.

  • Hotels we heart! 53 stylish staycations to book now

    Fancy cool interiors, facilities to die for and plenty of space at the inn? Your wish is our command! Feast your eyes on the chicest large hotels the Muddy counties have to offer

  • Our insider guide to Southend & Leigh-on-Sea

    Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Fancy visiting the UK's newest city this spring? Don't miss Muddy's insider guide to this picturesque stretch of Essex coast.

  • Your bang-up-to-date insider guide to Oxford

    Staycationing this spring? Then you'll be needing Muddy's amazing insider guide to the city of dreaming spires, including the tourist classics and hipster hangouts.

  • The Muddy insider guide to Norwich

    Headed to Norwich for a holiday, or a local going "up the city"? Either way, you'll want to check out our brand new insider guide to this irresistible city.

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    This year’s tastiest kitchen trends

    Welcome to the kitchen revolutIon! We want bars, dancefloors, pet corners and organised drawers. John Lewis of Hungerford reveal what's new in 2022.

  • Fresh air, fresh fashion!

    Seven compelling reasons to head to Bicester Village including up to 20 per cent off prices in April's renowned Private Sale and the Do-Good pop up boutique. Trust us, no-show is not an option.

  • Let’s take a day trip to Chelmsford!

    Looking for a top-notch day trip just outside of London? Discover 12 of the best things to do in Chelmsford in our carefully-curated Muddy guide. You’re welcome…

  • 25 stunning coastal stays to book now

    Ready to book that spring/summer seaside staycation? Then you'll want to book into one of these super-luxe coastal stays - and pronto - before they're all booked up!

  • Bridgerton filming locations you can visit IRL

    Remember being obsessed with Bridgerton? Well, Netflix’s hit show (82 million viewers and counting) is back for a second series on 25 March, and Muddy’s already buying in the popcorn and keen to visit all the key locations!

  • Supper Clubs: the 9 hottest tickets in town

    From bijoux vegan eats in Oxford to a secret riverside table by boat in Marlow, we've dug deep to root out the finest Supper Clubs in Bucks & Oxon, but shhh! Book them before they sell out.

  • House swap! What does £1m get you?

    Upping sticks to pastures new? Let's see what a cool million will get you on the property market across the Muddy counties - quite a lot, as it happens! Going once, twice, SOLD to the lady with the big grin on her face.

  • EXCLUSIVE! First review of Kitchen Food Company

    This reincarnation of the Michelin-starred 215 in Oxford to a bistro/ deli is going to hit all your buttons. I've tried it ahead of its opening today, so here's everything you need to know.

  • 52 roasts with the most across the Muddy counties

    Why bother basting potatoes with goose fat when this lot do it so much better? Grab your gang and head to one of these gorgeous gastropubs across the Muddy counties.

  • 30 best Sunday roasts with the most in Kent

    Bring on the Yorkshire puds! But no point slaving away in that kitchen yourself. Where are the best spots for a weekend nosh up? Here's 30 of the best places to try in Kent...

  • Lorraine Candy: “Put your oxygen mask on first.”

    Ex Elle editor, parenting author and mum of four Lorraine Candy talks hormones (yours!), pot-plant parenting, and how adults need to look after their own mental health

  • Muddy eats: The Filly Inn, Brockenhurst

    To the New Forest! Cosy rooms, hearty dishes and stunning walks right on the doorstep - pull up a chair and join us at the £1m newly refurbed Filly Inn...

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    Make this: Daylesford Vegetarian Chilli

    Did someone order a cockle-warming winter dish that's super healthy to boot? Try this delicious and quick Vegetarian Chilli supper saviour, direct from the Daylesford chefs.

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    Spice up your life! 5 winter-warming cocktails

    Brrr! Feeling the seasonal chill? Slip into a thermals and spice up cocktail hour with five delicious drinkies guaranteed to warm your cockles.

  • The Boxing Hare, Swerford, Oxfordshire

    A strong Muddy favourite, The Boxing Hare in Swerford comes out fighting with a Michelin chef, experienced owners, a newly renovated orangerie and celeb clientele. Book us in!

  • How to WFH (getting it right this time round)

    We've all been here before; so let's nail it this time. Here to help is your sanity (and sex life) saving and productivity boosting Muddy guide to working from home

  • The best small plates and tapas bars in Bucks & Oxon

    Dainty but delicious, small plates are where it's at in the restaurant world. From tapas to street food, here are 20 of the best local spots to get your fill.

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    Autumn roasts with the most

    Can’t be bothered to baste potatoes with goose fat? I hear you. Instead grab your gang and head to one of these local gastropubs that do roasts with the most.

  • Where to buy vintage homewares in Bucks & Oxon

    Out with the old, in with the... vintage. Autumn is the time to clear out and freshen up your interiors with something edgy and characterful. And with these stores, fairs and auctions, the browsing is the best part.

  • KID CAPE SUPERHERO SELF ESTEEM

    How to supercharge your kids learning

    Are there educational bumps in the road ahead? Why a roadmap of schools advice, academic support and mentoring could supercharge your child's success.

  • Insider guide to Cambridge

    This university city with a whole lotta history, fantastic architecture, excellent restaurants and plenty of green space is SO deserving of your next weekend break.

  • Iford Manor Estate – It’s your passport to Italy – bella bella!

    Discover this Italianate garden that's a little slice of heaven on the Wiltshire-Somerset border. The recent addition of a gorgeous cafe equals hard-to-beat day out, and they now have their own holiday cottage so you don't have to leave!

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    Travel in style: your UK holiday kit list

    Live your best staycation life. We round up the essential ingredients for a fuss-free, fabulous UK holiday – with lots of options from cool local businesses.

  • Insta-worthy places to eat in Oxon and Bucks

    Now we're all going out out, naturally we want to shout about it. Be the envy of your followers at these photogenic local hotspots where the backdrop is as good as the food.

  • Muddy meets actor Zoe Lambert

    Zoe Lambert is making her RSC debut in The Winter’s Tale which never opened on stage due to Covid but has been adapted for TV on Sunday April 25, as part of BBC Lights Up.

  • Man the forts! The best castles within 90 minutes

    Ready for a right royal day out? We've rounded up 9 of the coolest castles in Bucks, Oxon and beyond that are open for business. Tiara at the ready, let's go!

  • Morning routines of happy women: TV star Katy Hill

    Can your morning routine make you a happier person? We spoke to former Blue Peter presenter and life coach Katy Hill on how she spends her early hours.

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    Positive pants on! 6 lockdown silver-linings

    Covid fatigue kicking in? Ditch the bloody banana loaf, lock yourself in the bathroom and enjoy the simple pleasures, then plot your post lockdown escape from 3 Dec. Positive vibes guaranteed.

  • Stars launch RSC Homework Help

    Today Tamsin Greig, Noma Dumezweni and Patrick Stewart launch RSC Homework Help – the chance for UK students to get RSC actors to help unlock Shakespeare’s plays.

  • Nurturing Your Teen’s Career Aspirations

    Many Year 11's are now deliberating over where to study for A levels and what subjects to choose. How can a school best support your teen to succeed in today’s workplace?

  • FIRST LOOK: The Boy in the Dress

    Back of the net! Footie, fashion and clever choreography come together in the RSC's new adaptation of David Walliams' children's novel. Take a peek ahead of next month's opening night.

  • Stay here: One Abbey Lane, Southam

    This beautifully renovated Tudor gem in Warwickshire featured on BBC 2's Restoration Home is now a stylish B&B apartment.

  • John’s House Restaurant

    A few phone calls and a six month waiting list later, I finally made it to Leicestershire's only Michelin-starred restaurant...but was it worth the wait?

  • Behind-the-Scenes

    Rufus Hound and Les Dennis join Caroline Quentin, Alexandra Gilbreath and Jonathan Slinger in the RSC's upcoming revival of John Vanbrugh's Restoration comedy at the Swan, Stratford, from Thur May 2.

  • It’s a Woman’s World

    Muddy has a sneaky behind-the-scenes look at some of the stunning costumes made in Stratford-upon-Avon for the RSC's new gender-switched revival, The Taming-of-The Shrew.

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    Berkshire’s new property hotspot

    River location, great schools, indie shops a gogo and you can whizz into London in less than an hour. Pangbourne's ticking all the boxes.

  • REVIEW: Billionaire Boy

    Will this madcap musical adaptation of David Walliams's best-selling children's book be flushed with success or just bog standard? Muddy rolls up at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre to check it out.

  • New 2019 BMW X5 SUV driving ini woods

    Feeeeeeel the luxury

    Comfortable, luxurious and practically drives itself. Buckle up, baby, Muddy takes the sexy new X5 for a spin.

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    In your element

    Say hello to Somerset's newest luxury (and truly rural) spa, just voted Best Newcomer in the Good Spa Awards

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    Bags of sunshine

    Get your hands on a piece of tropical paradise. This GiftPop clutch has got payday treat written all over it.

  • Shakespeare’s Gardens

    Been to visit the stunning contemporary new sculpture garden at Shakespeare's New Place in Stratford yet?

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