Glasgow Hogmanay
The Ultimate Guide To Hogmanay

Hogmanay (pronounced Hog-Muh-Nay) is what the Scottish call New Year’s Eve, or the last day of the year. It is, for many, the biggest celebration of the year and around that time of year, Scotland becomes a place full of events, fireworks, and performances. This...

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

By Anton Constantinou 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...

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...

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%...

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: ...

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...

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.  ...

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...

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...

Lost In Translation: 21 Idioms Which Literally Make No Sense When Translated [Infographic]

Idioms are probably the biggest quirk in any language, and every language has them. But when translated into English, some foreign idioms are confusing, if not downright hilarious. Here, we’re bringing you 21 idioms which literally make no sense when translated! Fancy sharing our infographic? <img src="https://www.citybaseapartments.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/idioms.jpg"...