Win a Luxury City Break in Southampton with room2

Celebrate the Great British staycation with room2 and Citybase by entering our fantastic city break competition. The lucky winner will receive a two-night Explorer Package in one of room2's luxurious apartments in Southampton. If you've been yearning for a change of scenery this year...

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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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Behind the Scenes of the Citybase Apartments Homepage Video

The making of the Citybase Apartments homepage video In early 2018, Citybase Apartments’ marketing team began a project to write, produce, direct, cast and shoot a video for the homepage of our website. Here, Marketing Communications Manager Victoria Jackson and Videographer Nathan Dale give their insight...

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Our Most Popular Serviced Apartments Of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close we have evaluated all of our serviced apartments to see which have been the best and which ones you have loved to stay in. The most popular apartments of 2018 have been found: La Reserve Aparthotel These stunning and spacious apartments...

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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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Revealed: The 20 Most Popular Cities In Britain

When it comes to staycations, it is always hard to decide where to visit. Do you pick London, with its towering skyscrapers and theatre productions, or maybe Southampton with its history and fantastic shopping areas? To help you decide we have found out which are...

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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...

The Great British City Off

The Great British Bake Off has hit our screens for the ninth season. Last year, The Great British Bake Off 2017 saw Bake Off Winner Sophie Faldo win with her signature multi-layered entremet which was suitably nicknamed "Ode to the Honey Bee". While we were...

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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...

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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...

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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 by many of them...

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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...

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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...

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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...