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

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Gotta Have It

Enough with cosy interiors and soft greys - here’s our edit of the fabrics, paints and tiles to lift your spirits and inject some spring into your step, hallway, walls, sofas...

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The Spring Edit

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The UK’s most creative and unique independent shops, makers and producers local to you.

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Little Black Book

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

  • The talented locals behind the Indie Store
  • The talented locals behind the Indie Store


  • First round on you? (I’ll have three Margaritas, two G&Ts and a bottle of celebratory Champers, naturally). June 21, let’s be ‘aving you!🍸💃👠
  • Opportunity knocks! ✏️ Does your child have a passion for STEM, Humanities or Languages? There's an amazing opportunity for 2 local girls to receive a fully funded Bursary place at leading UK school, @benendenschool. To find out more, click the link in our bio.
  • Property Flirt 🏡 Let's escape our four walls and dive into this 6-bedroom stunner of a property, just outside #Sevenoaks - link in bio! But before we go, how much do you reckon it's worth? #propertyflirt
  • Let these pavé diamond lips do the talking! 💋 Send the Significant Other in your life a link to purchase this beautiful statement piece from fab #Kent jeweller - @jacquilarssonjewellery - just in time for Valentine's. Link in bio to see the range! You'll love that they are both playful and stylish in equal measure. Just like you of course! ❤️
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  • The talented locals behind the Indie Store

    The talented locals behind the Indie Store

    As we step back into the real world, it’s more important than ever to support local. In the first part of our Meet the Maker series, we talk to four of our Indie Store businesses to find out what makes them special.

    • “I want to be Goop, but for normal women!” Muddy meets Meg Mathews

      “I want to be Goop, but for normal women!” Muddy meets Meg Mathews

      Primrose Hill party queen turned wellness guru? Stranger things have happened! Muddy chats to the always glamorous Meg Mathews about her new book, the menopause and, er, vagina facials.

    • Muddy meets… Melissa Hemsley

      Muddy meets… Melissa Hemsley

      It turns out the healthy cooking queen has culinary disasters too! Melissa spills the beans (then whips them up into a tasty frittata) on burnt pans, how to waste less food and keeping an endless supply of cookie dough in the freezer.

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  • Grab the sunnies: our 2021 travel bucket list

    Grab the sunnies: our 2021 travel bucket list

    It’s been so long, holidays have taken on a rather emotional hue. So we asked our editors how they really want to spend their annual leave. Expect cocktails, cities, and plenty of sun.

    • Brilliant Winter Walks

      Brilliant Winter Walks

      Walking is the only way to travel these days! Shake a leg and let’s go outside – ideally for a bracing walk around one of Kent's prettiest locales. Stay close to home and stay safe...

    • Newnham Court Shopping Village

      Newnham Court Shopping Village

      This weekend is set to the most popular time for buying a real Christmas tree, according to Notcutts garden centre. Visit them at Newnham Court Shopping Village where you can tick off everything on your festive to do list at the same time. Here's our 5 top reasons to visit...

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

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

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Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 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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