The World’s Deadliest Creatures

When you think about dangerous animals, you probably think of things such as lions, tigers and sharks, right? Well, they’re certainly up there, but some of the world’s deadliest animals might not be what you’d expect. Here are the biggest killers from seven countries and continents around...

Things to Do with a Toddler in Manchester

Manchester is a great city break destination. You will have heard of its nightlife, its music scene and its shopping and attractions, but what do you do if you are travelling with a toddler? Fear not. Although your little one cannot sample Manchester’s nightlife yet, that...

The Best Cities for a Winter Holiday or Staycation

In a toss-up between staying local and travelling aboard, many of us prefer to choose the latter, especially for a winter holiday. If it’s drizzly at home, then the temptation is to venture somewhere warm and exotic - or snowier, for that matter. On the other...

A Luxury London Christmas

If all you want for Christmas is a bit of luxury, look no further than London. Our capital at Christmastime is hard to beat and this festive season you will find a host of things to do, places to shop and eat for the traveller...

The Very Best Of The UK’s Christmas Markets: When And Where

There is no better antidote to not feeling festive than visiting a Christmas Market. Even if you are not in the mood for shopping, wandering around decorated huts, listening to Christmas songs and sipping mulled wine are guaranteed to spark a festive glow in even the...

What type of Mancunian are you
What type of Mancunian are you? [Quiz]

Rather you are a local or a visitor, there is no denying Manchester is a wonderful city. With an industrial past that has now been transformed into trendy bars, restaurants and retail boutiques, the city lends itself well to the contrasting alternative and glamorous lifestyles...

The Great British Cake Off: Mapping Traditional British Cakes

As The Great British Bake Off graces our screens for another series of nail-biting cookery genius, we felt inspired to track down the traditional cakes associated to particular regions of the UK. So we set off on a culinary adventure, mapping British cakes and tarts. It...

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...