A Look At Holiday Trends By Generations [Infographic]

The way we travel has changed a lot throughout the years, and older generations have had a much different experience than millennials have. We’ve taken a look through the stats to see how travel has changed throughout the years, and how the different generations travel in...

Tips for travelling with teens
Easy Tips for Travelling with Teens

While little ones are often well-catered for, it's easy to forget your teen's needs when planning family holidays. These are our top tips for travelling with teens. We don’t really like to think about it. As parents, there is something exciting and liberating about not having to...

An Illustrated Guide To Mancunian Slang

Whilst it's typically Cockney's you'd first think of when it comes to slang, Mancunians also have their very own way with words. We thought we'd celebrate this and put into a visual format some of the phrases and terms you'll often hear used in Manchester.  ...

Where To Go In London: Commonly Asked Questions About The City

Millions of visitors are drawn to London each year by its theatres, museums, shopping, culture, history and architecture. However, knowing where to find everything is another matter altogether. Seeing how London is our most booked city, we asked our Client Reservations team: what questions are you commonly...

Visit Manchester this Autumn

Vibrant, bohemian and arty, there is always plenty to do in Manchester. From landmarks to theatres and museums, all the usual touristic attractions are on offer, but here are our highlights - all the events and sights you just don’t want miss in Manchester this...

Best London Apartments In Alternative Locations

London has many sought after areas, but finding somewhere to stay in them can sometimes prove difficult. If people aren’t looking for apartments near train stations, then they’re hunting down places with the best bars, restaurants and sightseeing activities. But it’s not all black and...

Launching our Charity of the Year – Mind

After being nominated by our staff and receiving the highest number of votes, Mind has been chosen as our charity of the year. Offering support and information, Mind aims to raise awareness for issues surrounding mental health and provide assistance for those in need. With one...

Around The World In 15 Abandoned Cities [Infographic]

Whether a place has been abandoned as a result of disaster, migration or maybe even never populated in the first place, there is something both fascinating and eerie about a town or city with no inhabitants. Here are 15 of the most fascinating ghost towns from...

things to do in London with teens
Things to do in London with Teens

Travelling with a teenager is different from travelling with an adult or a younger child, so we asked the teen children of our staff what they like to do when on holiday with their family. The answer was a mixture of sophistication and fun. They...

24 hours in Manchester

In the latest of our Citybase Tried and Tested series, our intrepid travellers spend 24 hours in Manchester. A wise Mancunian philosopher* once said “Manchester’s got everything except a beach” and we think that sums up this colourful, irreverent, music- and sports-mad city quite nicely....

Joys of travelling with kids
The Joys of Travelling with Children

There is no denying that travelling with kids is a very different experience from travelling with friends or as a couple. From what you pack to where you go, it changes everything. We've taken a look at the differences, perks and funny happenings of going...

London’s Best Pop-Up Bars

For London's hip and thirsty, summer days mean one thing: pop-up bars. These temporary, open-air spaces are a melting pot for all things cocktail-based and, as many only stick around for a short period of time, they're worth checking out as soon as you can. Some operate...

Beginner's Guide to Edinburgh Festival Fringe
A Beginner’s Guide To The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Every year in August, the eyes of the cultural world turn to Edinburgh, as the Scottish capital showcases the best of theatre, comedy, literature, cabaret and dance, but with the Fringe Brochure running to 461 pages, it can be overwhelming for a beginner or first-timer:...

Top Eight Child-Friendly Museums in London

Summer in London is upon us. And with school holidays just around the corner, the time has come to get planning for the weeks ahead. Given how unpredictable British weather is, you’d be wise to have a couple of indoor activities up your sleeve. Because, as...

win a city break to Manchester
Win a Luxury City Break in Manchester

The suspense is over. We have a winner for our Luxury Manchester Giveaway! Are you ready? Before we make someone's Friday the best Friday ever, if you have not won this giveaway don't be dishearted. We plan to have more promotions like this throughout the year, so...

Google Autocomplete’s Guide to London

Google, our friend; our constant companion to modern life, always on hand with a reliable map, a handy definition, a quick translation or restaurant recommendation. In fact there isn’t much that we don’t ask our trusty guide to the internet, with searches about London being...