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01 Aug Citybase Recommends: Our Video Shoot Locations

In July 2018, the Citybase Marketing team headed to three different locations to shoot our homepage video. We brought you social media take overs, behind the scenes action, and will be unveiling the video itself later this year. From Amsterdam to Edinburgh and then on to London, here are these three locations, with our recommendations of where to stay, what to do, and where to explore while you are there. Head down to the bottom of each location section to find printable checklists for you to carry with you at each location.

AMSTERDAM

amsterdam

A truly beautiful city, Amsterdam is one of the capitals of culture. From Van Gogh to the magical canal streets that glitter with fairy lights, Amsterdam is romantic, friendly, and overall the perfect destination to spend quality time with friends, relatives, or as a solo traveller. Our blog post,  Tried and Tested: Amsterdam can attest to this. So what is there to do in this wonderful city in The Netherlands?

3 Free Things To Do

  • Wander through the Flower Market and enjoy the vibrant colours and sweet smells.
  • Vondelpark, Amsterdam’s largest and most famous park is open all year round and is a tranquil place to explore in all weather
  • Wander the streets and the canals, you can walk for hours in this city with it only feeling like a few short minutes

3 Things You Mustn’t Miss

  • Anne Frank’s House for a moment of quiet reflection and education.
  • A Canal Cruise along the quiet outer canals by Amsterdam Zoo and then into the slightly busier city centre canals.
  • Museumplein, a square full of interesting museums such as the Modern Art Museum and the famous Rijkmuseum

3 Things On Your To Do List

  • Take a photo with the Iamsterdam sign
  • Wander around the Jordaan District to browse independent shops and boutiques.
  • Explore the Botanical Gardens, offering a stunning area to discover, this area is also home to the zoo and war museum.

Where To Stay

Amsterdam CityID

Amsterdam ID Aparthotel is a trendy property in keeping with Amsterdam’s vibe and culture. An on-site bar, gym, and sauna offer a great base for your stay with relaxed and welcoming communal areas where you are sure to make friends. Located in a great area to explore the city centre and attractions, being just a few minutes’ walk to Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

Print Off  Amsterdam Checklist

 

EDINBURGH

edinburgh

Magnificent historic buildings, towering above the new town area of Edinburgh, with the castle overlooking the city, housed on an extinct volcano. No where in the world can you find such a unique and diverse city with so much history. A city where you can go shopping in the morning, tour a castle in the afternoon, and hike up a volcano in the evening. Edinburgh is absolutely one of a kind and you can see what we got up to in Edinburgh here.

3 Free Things To Do

  • Calton Hill not only has incredible views of the city, but is also home to ‘Edinburgh’s Shame’, a half-finished national monument which has become a tourist hot spot.
  • The National Museum of Scotland is free to enter, and offers a plethora of exhibits and items to learn about and discover.
  • Ross Fountain and Princes Street Gardens are a way to get phenomenal views of the castle.

3 Things You Mustn’t Miss

  • Explore the castle, from the crown jewels to the depths of the dungeons, this castle has much more to discover than the exterior may suggest, and even that is impressive.
  • Holyrood Park, an amazing 650 acre park in the middle of Edinburgh, home to the famous Arthur’s seat.
  • The Royal Mile runs from Edinburgh Castle down to the Palace of Holyrood House and is home to museums, statues, and shops.

3 Things On Your To Do List

  • Hike up Arthur’s Seat and stand in awe at the views from the top
  • Take a photo on top of Calton Hill
  • Explore the other areas such as Haymarket and Stockbridge for cool independent shops and cosy cafes.

Where To Stay

Edinburgh

Destiny Scotland provide a range of serviced apartments in Edinburgh, with luxury interiors and beautiful decor, we definitely recommend this accommodation, close to the city centre, shops and restaurants.

Print Off Edinburgh Checklist

 

LONDON

London

London was the final location for our video shoot. England’s capital city is a modern cosmopolitan centre with a rich history to boot. From beautiful parks with resident deer to some of the busiest shopping streets in Europe. This city has risen, continuing to develop with affluent areas such as Kensington and Notting Hill as some of the most gorgeous parts of the capital.

3 Free Things To Do

  • Tate Modern is one not to miss, with floors of exhibits housed in a former power station.
  • From the Museum of London to the British Museum, there are plenty of museums with free entry and a lot to discover.
  • Portobello Road Market, wander this area, even if you have no intentions of buying, the atmosphere is amazing.

3 Things You Mustn’t Miss

  • The London Dungeons, educational, famous, and interactive, this attraction is above and beyond.
  • Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, a must see and a must visit if you are staying in the capital city.
  • Even if you are not watching a concert, the 02 Arena is worth a visit with an array of restaurants inside.

3 Things On Your To Do List

  • Take a photo of views from the London Eye.
  • Watch the changing of the guard ceremony outside of Bucking Palace.
  • Wander Canary Wharf, when everyone is at work, or on weekends this area is eerily peaceful and awe inspiring.

Where To Stay

London Residence Inn

Residence Inn Kensington is located in a great area, just a 10 minute walk West Kensington and Earl’s Court tube stations. From here we found it easy get around the city. The apartments were ideally sized for us, modern comfortable, with a great bar, games room and gym on site the property offers a complimentary breakfast in the morning which was varied and tasty.

Print Off London Checklist

 

 

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