My Favourites heart

My Favourites

Save your favourites with a single click and you’ll never forget a brilliant Muddy recommendation.

THINGS TO DO. ARTS. EAT. TRAVEL. FASHION. BEAUTY. KIDS. HOME

Get the inside line on what’s unique, special and new near you, straight to your inbox across 25 counties

books

  • Best coffee table books for Christmas

    Ahh, the coffee table book - the perfect blend of form and function. Here are some of the best releases of the year to add to your Christmas list...

  • Read these! Best new books for Autumn

    After a new read for your bedside table? Here's the Muddy pick of the titles to sink your teeth into this month.

  • Your ultimate autumn culture planner 2020

    Culture vultures, grab your diaries. Here's your Muddy-curated cheat sheet to the season's best art, theatre, TV, books and film in the UK.

  • Culture vulture: your July hitlist

    Missing the theatre and live venues? Until normal service resumes for the arts world, here's some inspiration for July - podcasts, books, music and theatre.

  • 10 best books for primary school kids

    Reading can be soothing, uplifting, informative, entertaining - and a great way to connect with your child during lockdown. So put away their streaming devices and cosy up together with one of these 10 great books for kids aged 5-8.

  • Literary lockdown: 50 books to read now

    50 books we've been meaning to read forever – and some old favourites to add to the list – now we've all suddenly got the time.

  • Read THESE brilliant books this month

    Reasons to be cheerful: spring has sprung and a brilliant new batch of March books has arrived. Gather around, and let Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter tell you a story.

  • books

    The 5 best books out in February

    Muddy's pro bookworm Kerry Potter has got five Feb fancies for your delectation. Read all about 'em here!

  • January reads

    What kind of insaniac leaves the house in January? Retire to the sofa pronto and get stuck into one of pro bookworm Kerry Potter's enthralling new literary picks.

  • what's on 2020

    The 2020 cultural picks not to miss

    There's a ridiculous amount of amazing art, books, film, TV, music and theatre landing this year. Muddy's culture vulture Kerry Potter picks out the best of the bunch.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

Read the reviews

Fun Finder

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

Read more
Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

View our picks
Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Dorset & Somerset

Reader Treats Just For You!