Oxford Vs Cambridge

Oxford v Cambridge

Dating back to 1829 when the first Oxford v Cambridge boat race was held on the River Thames, the rivalry between these two famous universities has always been high! Currently Cambridge are in the lead with 83 wins and Oxford are very close with 80 wins. So it’s all to row for this year! The race is 4.2 miles long and both the men and the women’s crew complete the same course. The cities these two impeccable rowing clubs herald from certainly make for an ideal break or weekend away with friends or loved ones. Therefore, we’re shining the spotlight

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English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week 2019

Visiting a tourist attraction has never been so popular. Take a selfie with the tourist attraction in the background, buy a gimmicky t-shirt and check-in on social media! Tourism is the third largest employer supporting 2.6 million jobs and English Tourism Week is the perfect excuse to pack your weekend bag and visit the wonders England has to offer. We’re visiting the top five most visited attractions from 2018, according to VisitBritain. Stonehenge First up won’t be a surprise; Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire and is admired by many tourists each and every year! The man made circle

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Dive under the duvet for National Bed Month!

There is nothing quite as welcoming than walking into a freshly made hotel room and being greeted by a plush king sized bed! You know the crisp white egyptian cotton sheets are just waiting to cocoon and comfort you after a hard day of work or play. This month is National Bed Month. The annual campaign draws awareness to the importance of a quality night’s sleep. And if you struggle with sleep, the following recommended methods may help you get the required dose of Zs in! Tips to help you sleep better You will need a comfortable and supportive bed

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Apartment Stays for 2019

Apartment Stays for 2019

Travelling for business or leisure, whether you are alone or accompanied by friends and family, apartments are definitely a popular choice of accommodation. They offer a range of benefits such as much more space to work, cook, relax and sleep! It’s a home-from-home stay that works for a weekend break and longer periods when work projects keep you away. We’ve rounded up some amazing apartments around the UK for you to stay in. Roomzzz Nottingham City Located just five minutes away from the city centre and with an impressive 106 modern apartments, Roomzzz Nottingham City is in prime location for

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Offer of the Month: Best Western Valley Hotel

Offer of the Month: Best Western Valley Hotel

Ironbridge is a town located in the heart of Shropshire. It’s known as the home of the first major bridge to be constructed with cast iron – the famous Ironbridge – and it’s considered by many to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Back in the 1600’s the normal flow of the River Severn was diverted and it created a gorge. This exposed the river banks and led to the discovery of layers of limestone, coal, ironstone and clay. All these natural resources helped fuel the Revolution.  Ironbridge Attractions Soak up the culture of this world heritage site which provides an

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German Christmas Markets

German Christmas Markets in the UK

Seasonal shopping, an abundance of food stalls, endless mulled wine and gorgeous Christmas light displays await at this year’s German Christmas Markets! Guaranteed to leave you feeling fuzzy and warm inside, we’ve rounded up a selection of UK destinations ticking the boxes for a Christmas market paired with a weekend getaway. With so much magic and sparkle, it’s the perfect way to get into the festive spirit!  Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham is the largest authentic German Christmas Market outside of Austria and Germany! Visitors can enjoy more than 80 market stalls in the city centre

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Bonfire Night in London

Combine a sparkling stay in London with Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is almost here! As firework displays get bigger and better every year, there is a great choice of organised displays for everyone to enjoy. The Houses of Parliament in London are known for being the scene of the failed Gunpowder Plot in 1605 when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the king and parliament. This is why we have Bonfire Night. Keeping it in London, we’ve selected some of the fabulous organised firework displays which take place this weekend. We’re certain you’ll love them! Brent Firework Night – North London Wembley Stadium will be alive with an incredible firework

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Christmas Shopping

5 UK Christmas Shopping Destinations

The festive season is fast approaching and the shops are filling their shelves with gift sets! To beat the December rush, we’ve rounded up five fabulous shopping destinations in the UK, which are guaranteed to add magic and sparkle to this year’s present searching! Oxford Street, London A must for those who love the ultimate shopping experience, and not just for Christmas, but all year round! Last year, 40 million shoppers made their pilgrimage to Oxford Street to shop for Christmas presents and there’s no surprise given the sheer variety this famous shopping area has to offer those looking for

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Spooktacular Halloween Destinations

Spooktacular Destinations for Halloween

As the UK is home to some of the spookiest paranormal activity in the world, visiting spooktacular destinations for Halloween is a must for ghost and ghoul hunters! And with that in mind, we’ve put together five destinations offering haunting stories and scary sightings to sink your teeth into for Halloween and all year round! Pluckley, Kent Stephen Nunney / Saint Nicholas Church, Pluckley / CC BY-SA 2.0 According to the Guinness Book of Records in 1989, Pluckley was the most haunted village in England. Sightings include a Watercress Woman who reportedly haunts Pinnock Bridge and local residents and tourists have spotted her a

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Bonfire Night 2018

5 UK Firework Displays for Bonfire Night 2018

Remember, remember the 5th of November! It’s that time again when the anniversary of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 is remembered with the burning of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire and the night sky is illuminated with dazzling fireworks displays. This annual commemoration has evolved into the ultimate extravaganza and today it provides the perfect excuse for a few nights away with your loved ones! To make it easy, we’re shining the spotlight on 5 UK Firework Displays we think you’ll love for Bonfire Night 2018. And you can add in some shopping and sightseeing too! Leeds Castle Fireworks

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