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Edinburgh Vs. Glasgow : Where You Should Visit

  In Scotland, the rivalry between Glasgow and Edinburgh goes back over three centuries. According to academic, Robert Crawford, the inter-city rivalry began over a simple loaf of bread. In 1656, Glasgow announced that bread being produced by local bakers wasn’t good enough. Edinburgh offered to...

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8 Of The Best Asian Restaurants In Manchester

From beautifully created Japanese sushi platters to the delicacies of Thai cuisine, Manchester is awash with Asian restaurants including modest all-you-can-eat Chinese buffets to Vietnamese gourmet four-course meals that will cost you a small fortune. But, with so many options out there, it can be hard deciding...

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Where to Spend Christmas in the UK

It's the most wonderful time of the year, but as the holidays draw closer and the trees go up we are all wondering where to spend this Christmas. Over 23% of Brits have spent Christmas abroad with Dubai being named the most popular destination for...

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Manchester Bee Trail: To Bee or Not to Bee

This month, we were buzzing with excitement as we went to Manchester to find the bees that have now made this northern city home. We knew people had BEEn BEEfore us, and they had given us unBEElievable reviews. So, we decided to see for ourselves...

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 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 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...

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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...

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...

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....

Inside Scoop: La Reserve Aparthotel in Manchester

In the first of our Citybase partner mini-interviews, we chat about Manchester, what the city has to offer travellers, life after Brexit, and what the future might hold for serviced apartments with Ajith Hettiarachchi, Katia Even and Hannah Birch from La Reserve Aparthotel in Manchester....

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Your Favourite City Break Destinations by Drone

Whether you need inspiration on where to go for a city break, have booked a getaway and can’t wait to get there, or simply want to escape the rat race for a couple of minutes of travel-dreaming, walk this way. Here are your favourite city...

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Manchester City Guide: A guide to the areas of Manchester

A little like Paris, Manchester is divided into quarters - not four equal parts, but rather different areas in the city. At a loss already? Fear not our dear traveller. Let our Manchester City Guide unpack the maze for you. A beautiful fusion of old and...

Museums in Manchester

With a history full of industrial and technological breakthroughs as well as a modern focus on communication, media and the arts, Manchester has some amazing museums and galleries. Browse the full list of museums, choose in between free and family friendly attractions, or simply click...

What to do in Manchester in 48 Hours

Vibrant, dynamic and having great train and airport connections, Manchester is the ideal city break for a weekend or just for one day. But with such short time to explore it’s important to prioritise what you see, so you get a real taste of the...

Manchester Student Special

Our Freshers’ Week guide to off-the-beaten-track Manchester. Home to over 105,000 students, the Manchester city region has one of the largest student populations in Europe, and September will see the arrival of around 25,000 new faces. Student hotspots like Fallowfield and the Curry Mile will be buzzing...

33 Free things to do in Manchester

If you are thinking of visiting Manchester but are on a tight budget then fear not - we have put together a list of the best free things to do in this northern metropolis that won't cost you a penny! With a rich industrial heritage, iconic music scene...

The UK’s Best Hot-Desking Facilities

If you spend a considerable amount of your working week away from your base office, you’ll appreciate the difficulties of keeping up with all the office based tasks and admin that you need to do between client meetings and before returning to base. If you’ve not...