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  • Culture’s calling! What to see in London in 2022

    Thrilling theatre, exhilarating art, fantastic festivals - these are the tickets you need to book now. Settle in for a capital city culture hitlist, and a jam-packed 2022.

  • Your winter / spring 2022 local culture guide

    New year, new exciting things to do! There's a jam-packed schedule of cool cultural happenings coming to Essex this year, and we know all about 'em. Diaries at the ready, let's go!

  • 15 Essex days out to enjoy in January

    Spoiler: January doesn’t need to be bleak – especially when there’s so many great days out on your doorstep! Whether you’re a foodie seeking tasty local fare or a family looking for a fun afternoon activity to hit, we’ve put together 15 of the best things to do in Essex to kick-start your year in style…

  • New Year's Day walks

    12 of the most scenic walks in Essex

    Looking to get out the house and hit a picturesque walk this winter? We've curated some of the most stunning jaunts in Essex for you and the fam, from waterside wins to calming countryside hikes.

  • 8 nearby lovely light trails to visit this winter

    You glow, girl! At least, you will at one of these fabulously festive light trails to visit within an hour of home. Scarf on, boots strapped: let's admire some twinkling.

  • Your festive guide to the big smoke this Christmas

    Eat, drink, and be merry in the capital this festive season with our holly jolly hitlist. From glam pop-ups and glittering fairgrounds to cocktails and carols, here's the best of the best.

  • Essex Christmas markets

    6 merry Xmas markets in Essex & London

    ’Tis the season to shop, right? So where better to start (and stop) than some of the county’s most traditional and talent-filled Christmas markets? Here’s our edit of the top Yuletide pop-ups to hit this year for all your stocking-filler essentials from local artists, crafters and artisanal makers, plus a smattering of festive foodie favourites

  • winter walks in Essex

    Winter walks in Essex that are worthy of a pub-lunch refuel

    Love a countryside hack and post-ramble pub lunch? Us too. Step forward our pick of the most picturesque winter walks in Essex – and nearby soul-warming watering holes – that promise a hearty foodie hit for the hardiest of hot steppers this season

  • Skates on! 11 nearby ice rinks to visit this winter

    We're heading into the season of slip-sliding, wall-grabbing, and pirouetting. Skate queen or just here for the mulled wine, check out these festive ice rinks within an hour of Essex.

  • Christmas wreath making

    Deck the doors! Christmas wreath-making workshops

    There's nothing like a wreath-making workshop to let off some creative steam and get into the festive mood with some buddies. And before you say it's too early, they're selling out already, sweetie! Get your tickets now for these crackers.

  • What’s on this weekend near you

    Not sure where to head or what to see this week? Fear not: we’ve got you covered! From raw laughs with Rhod Gilbert and contemporary art in Colchester to live music along the Stour – here’s a curated collection of the events you won’t want to miss!

  • What’s on in Essex this November? We know!

    Naughty November! From top-billed comedy and emerging art to interactive theatre and sparkling lights, here's your curated guide to the best of Essex this month.

  • City slickin’: what’s on in London this autumn

    London's heading into the cooler months with a host of unmissable cultural highlights. Bag yourself the best tickets now with our guide to what's worth seeing in the big smoke.

  • 47 adult courses to book this summer

    Fancy learning a new skill? From mastering mixology to crafting jewellery to keeping bees, Muddy has the lowdown of all the best and brightest adult courses to book this summer.

  • Bring the bar to you: how to have a virtual night out

    Counting down the days until that chilly pub garden come April? God, us too. Here's the next best thing: bar-quality cocktails, perfect ambience, and a whole lot of glam.

  • Half-term hack: the best online courses for kids

    Run out of ways to entertain the kiddos? Check out Muddy's list of the best online classes and workshops that you can do from anywhere across the country, just in time for half-term.

  • Boredom begone: online courses & classes to do right now

    Bored at home? No longer! Muddy's been hard at work finding you the very best online class to do in your county. From computer coding to nipple tassels, we've got it all.

  • What’s in: 10 new things to watch this week

    Lazy day in front of the telly? Yes please! Here are the hottest new films and TV shows for you to sink your teeth into. Just add popcorn.

  • Staying in? The best of what’s on

    Virtual beauty masterclasses, hot new Netflix releases, high brow theatre (and low brow Love Island) - it's all going on online this week. Stream if you wanna go faster!

  • The staying in boredom buster

    It's a bit nippy for the sunlounger this week so head for the sofa instead - and get stuck into this week's best new at-home culture picks.

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