PUTTING DOWN ROUTES

Tom Bacon creates hand-drawn illustrated maps from his home, then sells them on Etsy and Instagram. A self-confessed map-geek – “I could honestly look at one for hours on end, getting lost…

THIRST EXTINGUISHERS

What happens when a former firefighter follows his dream? He converts a 1981 Dennis fire engine into a mobile bar and cafe. That’s the story of Paul Weller, who runs The Blue…

HOME-BAKED HERITAGE

On the surface, Mullins is a quaint coffee shop selling hot brews, home-baked cakes and sandwiches. So far, it sounds just the sort of place you find around the towns and neighbourhoods…


EDITOR PICKS


Master at work

Marcus Culverwell is the Headmaster of Reigate St Mary’s School. He grew up just eight miles away in Warlingham and was educated in Caterham. In fact, apart from university, he’s always lived…

Witness the fitness

If you were always trying to avoid PE lessons during school, the thought of becoming a full-time physical instructor would surely send you running for the hills. But that’s what happened to…

MODERN MASTERS

Residents of Reigate have their very own slice of the Mayfair art scene since Clarendon Fine Art opened in December 2020. Clarendon’s flagship gallery on Dover Street holds one of world’s most…


SOUP OF THE DAY

Like millions of other people, Lucy Charlesworth found herself furloughed in the first lockdown. So, with unexpected spare time on her hands, she decided to channel her inner-foodie and do something for…

GO WITH THE FLO

Fifteen years ago, Toni Hawkes enrolled in a floristry course to learn the basics of flower arrangements. Little did she know it would form the later foundation for Flos Flowers, her blooming…

INSIDE JOB

If having your home decorated and designed by Hannah and Steph is as much fun as interviewing them, then you’re in for a real treat. Their passion for interior design and a…

WE SEND LOVE LETTERS

Don’t settle for sweet nothings; receive sweet somethings instead.

VISUAL FLAIR

As a lead stylist for Liberty London, it’s fair to say that Molly has an eye for aesthetics. And after finding herself furloughed last March, she continued down the style route by…

PINS & NEEDLES

Since retraining as an acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner, Ellie Littler has found a new life in Reigate, where she treats physical and emotional issues at Chime, her practice on Church Street.…

PRINTED MATTER

We bet you’ve got your favourite coffee place, restaurant or shop in Redhill or Reigate, but do you have a favourite local artist? Given the number who live in the neighbourhood, you’re…