Best of Surrey & SW

Our March magazines are going to be a special pet-themed extravaganza focusing on everything from animal first aid to cat yoga. Inspired by the idea, Rhys Mancell Smith lists some of the best animal shelters covering the Surrey & SW London area more

26 Jan 2017 16:27 News 1 Comments

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, Jackie Mitchell lists her top 10 favourite Chinese Restaurants in Surrey... more

23 Jan 2017 12:25 Food

With the annual period of mince-pie-laden over indulgence finished, Will Gadsby Peet looks at some great local options for keeping fit and looking fabulous that'll help you make 2017 a year of wellness and wellbeing. more

3 Jan 2017 11:44 Health/beauty

Salim playing cards with Crisis Volunteers

Sam Mellish

For most people Christmas is a period of family and over indulgence, but for many it can be the hardest time of year. Get in to the festive spirit by giving a little back this year at some of these brilliant local charity projects. more

7 Dec 2016 15:23 News

If you have a food allergy or intolerance, eating out can be problematic. Jackie Mitchell has compiled a list of her top ten ‘free from’ restaurants in Surrey. more

15 Nov 2016 14:23 Food

We asked our readers where to head for the best cooked breakfast in town, and got a full plate of tasty responses more

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Fireworks over Palace of Westminster

Sung Kuk Kim

New Year's Eve is always a great night but can be tricky to know where you want to go. Here's a good mix of decadent meals, swanky nights of dancing and beautiful fireworks from which to take your pick more


Essential Surrey & SW London's resident veggie person Hattie Curl goes in search of the finest local vegetarian and vegan eateries more

14 Oct 2016 11:15 Food

Like Pimms, cricket, frustration at the national football team and bad weather, gin has a rich history as a fundamental part of the British experience. Hattie Curl goes in search of Surrey & SW London's finest distillers more

13 Oct 2016 15:16 Food

We launch our very own Certificate of Excellence to reward local organisations that add to the overall culture and wellbeing of Surrey & SW London more

12 Oct 2016 11:16 News

The best way to end any week is most definitely with a hearty mountain of gravy smothered meat. Here are our top picks for roasts in Surrey that will rival even your mum's cooking. more

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It’s never too late to sharpen up your kitchen skills. Sophie Farrah goes in search of the best local cookery schools to help her find her inner chef more

30 Sep 2016 15:21 Food

There’s a smorgasbord of culinary courses on offer. Time to dig in, says Catherine Whyte more

22 Sep 2016 16:37 Food

Escape the monotony of high street chains and check out a better way of shopping with Surrey's brilliant independent boutiques. Shopaholic Sophie Williams lists her top 20 more

9 Aug 2016 11:49 Home Style 1 Comments

There's nothing better than a good spot of brunch, I mean hello breakfast + lunch = awesome. Louisa Graham-Taylor explores some of Surrey's top 10 hotspots for a perfect brunching experience. more

4 Aug 2016 17:12 Food

Fancy riding through the Royal Parks, jumping fences in historical woodland or hacking out on a pub ride? Here is a cheeky leg-up on the top horse riding experiences available in Surrey. more

4 Aug 2016 16:09 Sport

There are few things as good for you both mentally and physically as a solid yoga workout. Sophie Williams lists her top 10 yoga studios in Surrey and South West London for helping you find your inner Zen more

28 Jul 2016 15:45 Health/beauty

Every year holiday makers flee our shores to enjoy their summer getaways. Essential Surrey ranks 10 of the best Surrey weekends away that are waiting to be discovered right on your doorstep more

22 Jul 2016 15:48 Health/beauty

There's nothing like the great outdoors over summer! Sophie Williams looks at 11 awesome outdoor experiences for a fantastic day of family fun in sunny Surrey ... more

14 Jul 2016 14:04 Kids/Schools

With the weather starting to warm up (minus the occasional thunder storm) the open air theatre season is getting in to full swing. Sophia Shenken looks at the best outdoor theatre performances on offer in Surrey & SW London... more

4 Jul 2016 15:28 Theatre/Arts

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