View at dusk from the Southbank embankment to House of Parliament and Westminster Bridge
Christmas on the Southbank: What to See & Do

There’s no better place to celebrate Christmas than in London - you could call me biased, but it’s true! With an array of things to do, eat, drink and celebrate on each corner, the city truly embraces the Christmas spirit. In true festive style, the...

Leeds Corn Exchange at Christmas
Christmas shopping in Leeds: the Knightsbridge of the north

Whether you’re a last minute, one stop shop Christmas shopper, or a self-confessed shopaholic, Christmas shopping in Leeds offers something for every taste and budget.  Boasting over 1000 different retailers ranging from budget brands and charity shops to exclusive boutiques and designer names, it is...

Snowing London, Tower bridge in snow
Things to do this autumn and winter in London

For many of us here at Citybase, the build-up to Christmas is just as much fun as Christmas day itself and luckily London supplies us with a spectacular selection of festive events to take part in. Throughout October, November and December there is much to...

Dublin's best parks
The 5 Best Parks in Dublin

A city break doesn't have to mean the hustle and bustle of shops and the busyness of the streets 24/7. Cities often have large open spaces, hiking trails, and cycle paths all nearby, you just have to know where to look. Dublin is no different,...

A-Z of Serviced apartments
The A-Z of Serviced Apartments

Citybase Apartments is a world leader in providing serviced apartments across the world. But, what is a serviced apartment, why do you need one, and how is it better than your average hotel? Well, we are all about making things a little different, so we...

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Things To Do On Easter Weekend 2019

With so many things to do over the Easter weekend you don't have to sit around eating as much chocolate as you can handle (although that is always a great thing to do). No matter which city you have chosen to spend your Easter holidays...

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...

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The 12 days of Christmas: 12 places to spend Christmas in the UK
Ther 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 the holidays. But, with over 50% of Brits staying in the UK over Christmas, we have racked our brains and researched the depths of the internet to find you the best destinations for Christmas in the UK. Whether you are on a city break staycation, or a day trip to see the twinkling lights, here are the top eight cities to spend Christmas.
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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...

winter break destination quiz
What is your perfect winter break destination? [Quiz]

Don't let the chill fool you, winter is a great time to travel. As the scenery transforms with the weather, some cities gain a very distinct feel. Restaurants change their menus for seasonal warmers, attractions get covered in festive lighting and fashion accommodates the cold by introducing some...

Night View of Somerset House in Strand, London.
A Luxury London Christmas

If all you want for Christmas is a bit of luxury, look no further than London. Our capital at Christmastime is hard to beat and this festive season you will find a host of things to do, places to shop and eat for the traveller...

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...

London’s Best Pop-Up Bars

By Anton Constantinou For London's hip and thirsty, summer days mean one thing: pop-up bars. These temporary, open-air spaces are a melting pot for all things cocktail-based and, as many only stick around for a short period of time, they're worth checking out as soon as you...

Beginner's Guide to Edinburgh Festival Fringe
A Beginner’s Guide To The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Every year in August, the eyes of the cultural world turn to Edinburgh, as the Scottish capital showcases the best of theatre, comedy, literature, cabaret and dance, but with the Fringe Brochure running to 461 pages, it can be overwhelming for a beginner or first-timer:...

2017 Best UK City Festivals

As the weather gets warmer, Britain becomes the destination for festivals and events of all sizes and genres. You will have heard of the most famous ones, Glastonbury and the V Festival, but for those not so keen on camping or unable to fork out...