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Travel Through The Ages

Whatever your age, gender or relationship status; whether you're a brilliant Baby Boomer or a confused Millennial, we all love to travel, take a break now, and escape from reality now and then. But, how do travel priorities differ across the demographics? We wanted to understand...

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21 Facts you (probably) didn’t know about Edinburgh

With a recent trip to Edinburgh, we published tried and tested Edinburgh. Whilst in this great city we found out some incredible facts that you (probably) didn't know about Edinburgh, and we would like to share them with you. We were surprised with many of them...

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Hidden Bars in Edinburgh: Us Vs. The Internet Part 2

Last week we gave you hidden bars part 1 which summed up what the internet thought the best hidden bars were in Edinburgh. Well, this week we bring you the much awaited follow up to this. Last weekend Citybase Apartments went on the road to...

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The Most Influential Dances From The Greatest Cities

Dance can be many things. Dance can be an escape, an expression, an art, and a passion. It can tell many stories, and influence cultures across the globe. It has always been part of our history, so here at Citybase we wanted to know where...

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Hidden Bars in Edinburgh: Us Vs. The Internet

Edinburgh has long been a hotspot for tourism, whether it’s a weekend city break, staycation, or relocation to the area. This Scottish Capital has it all with its incredible historic sites, such as Edinburgh Castle, which has long been the focal point of many tourist...

The Alternative UK University City League Table

We all know that the likes of Oxford and Cambridge regularly feature at the top of university league tables when it comes to student satisfaction and academic performance, but what about the other issues which matter to the students of today? After all, it’s important to...

Things you will love about Covent Garden

Even though native Londoners are supposed to be a bit sneery about tourist hotspots, I am unashamedly in love with Covent Garden. My enduring relationship with London’s first ever piazza was probably partly responsible for my equally committed devotion to shopping, food and theatre. Covent Garden...

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The 10 Most Inspirational Women In Travel History

March 8th will see the world celebrate International Women's Day and, on March 11th Mothers' Day takes place in the UK. So, we have decided to celebrate women in history with this list of the 10 most inspirational women in travel. Women that have changed...

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How to Get the Most Out of Travelling Solo

Travelling solo can boost your confidence, help you face your fears and give you perspective; the most reported benefit of travelling alone. You become more independent, can figure out what works for you, what you enjoy, and how you want to live your life. You’ll...

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Ten things you didn’t know about the London Underground

  With the announcement recently that the London Underground can reach up to 105 decibels, which equates the noise to that of a rock concert; we have decided to put together a list of ten things that you may not know about the London Underground.   60%...

Valentines Day – The Stats [Infographic]

The season of love is upon us and more than half of Brits are expected to part with over £1 billion of their hard-earned cash in the name of love. While the usual gift arsenal of cards, flowers and chocolate still apply, three quarters of...

Top 5 Romantic Destinations For The Perfect Valentine’s Day

As the most romantic day of the year approaches, plenty of us will be planning an exciting treat for our partners on Valentine's Day. To help you find the right romantic weekend away for the special occasion, here at Citybase Apartments, we have put together...

Exploring The Countries With More Tourists Than Locals

When it comes to choosing a holiday destination, most of us tend to consider three main things: the weather, the cost, and what there is to see and do. But, what if you were to consider how many fellow tourists you might encounter? After all, the...

Win a Romantic Valentine's Getaway
Win a Romantic Valentine’s Getaway

Hit the spot this Valentine's Day by wooing your beloved with a romantic getaway. Enter now our giveaway, to win a magical two-night stay. Romance is already in the air here at Citybase. And who doesn't like a good love story? So this Valentine’s Day, we’ve teamed...

An Illustrated Look At 5 Inspiring Chinese Proverbs

The most time-honoured and popular Chinese proverbs are seen to present wisdom or a concept in a short pithy idiom. Many have just four Chinese characters, however when translated; just how can these inspire us? Here's an illustrated look at 5 inspiring Chinese proverbs: ...

25 Of The Best Travel Instagram Accounts To Follow In 2018

When it comes to finding inspiration for your next vacation, there are few better places to look than on the ever-influential photo app, Instagram. Full of snaps to fill you with wanderlust, and globetrotting travellers exploring exotic places, it’s easy to get lost in the thousands...

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The Best Shopping Destinations in Birmingham

Home to one of the UK’s biggest shopping malls, Birmingham is a famous shopping destination. But with so much on display, how do you choose where to visit? Fear not fellow shopaholics, our Birmingham shopping guide is here to help you find just the spot. 1....

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List [Infographic]

Travelling is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It allows us to see the beauties of the world beyond our own borders, immerse ourselves in new cultures, and experience life in ways we’ve never seen before. But, with so many destinations on offer and an increasingly accessible...