amsterdam
The Top 10 Things To Do In Amsterdam

From galleries, museums, and beautiful architecture with well preserved 17th Century canals, there is plenty to explore in Amsterdam. This city has an impressive history with many weird and wonderful facts. Did you know, for instance that the name Amsterdam comes from the river Amstel...

16 Things You Didn’t Know About Britain

How well do you really know Britain? Aside from being one of the world’s richest countries and having its own monarchy, there’s a lot about Britain that might take you by surprise, like how long its empire ruled for, or the number of languages spoken...

edinburgh
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...

The dances
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...

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...

Tube map
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...

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: ...

Citybase Apartments Unveils Brand Refresh & New Parent Company

Serviced apartment specialist Citybase Apartments today revealed its fresh new look, upgraded website, new international locations and updated portfolio of high quality, family- and group- friendly apartments. The formation of its new parent company – Habicus Group - was also announced, with all firms within the...

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...

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...

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...

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.  ...

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...