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...

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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...

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The 12 days of Christmas: 12 places to spend Christmas in the UK
Updated 29th June 2020 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. (This year, however, we recognise that these figures are going to be very different! Following the coronavirus pandemic, travelling abroad for Christmas is going to be limited for most, and there will also be an impact on what events are happening in 2020. We will continue to update this page to keep you informed!) 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.
Night View of Somerset House in Strand, London.
A Luxury Christmas in London

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...

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How to Survive the 12 Days of Christmas

Christmas is a time to relax and enjoy the company of loved ones. But if your Christmas is anything like our staff’s… the dog will go on the run with the turkey, someone will drop the glass bauble that was a family heirloom, Trivia Pursuit...

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Top 6 Bars to Enjoy a Festive Cocktail in Glasgow

Whether you are out celebrating the festive season with your work colleagues or are in need of a drink stop in-between hitting the shops nothing beats a Christmas cocktail. Here’s a list of our favourite Glasgow cocktail bars and their top festive tipples: 1.The Bungo The Bungo Bar...