Travel Hints & Tips

The best festivals in Manchester this autumn

August 2017 | City in the spotlight, Insider’s Guide

With so many incredible festivals having taken place in Manchester over the summer (see here for examples), you might think things would start slowing down with the cooling of the temperature and the arrival of Autumn…Well, think again as September and October are packed with loads of fun events and festivals to welcome in the new season and reassure people that winter ain’t that bad.

Amazing Festivals this August: Manchester

July 2017 | City in the spotlight, Insider’s Guide

We recently took a look at some of the best music and dance festivals on offer this August in London, and now it’s Manchester’s turn. This Northern town is famous for its eclectic and fresh music scene, as well as for its crazy, all-night long parties – and what better recipe could you have for the perfect festival? The month will see all a hugely diverse and exciting range of genres, artists and venues in its different festivals, from the smooth croons of the Manchester Soul festival through to the electric beats of Creamfields.

10 Reasons why you have to visit Birmingham

July 2017 | City in the spotlight, Insider’s Guide

We knew Birmingham was on the cusp of big change when we finally arrived at its new train station. Yes, when Grand Central opened in 2015 and transformed an embarrassing old New Street station into somewhere visitors wouldn't mind spending more than ten minutes in, we knew things were getting better for the UK’s second city. I also wanted to take the family to the Balti capital of the UK… but more of that later.

Upcoming Summer Events in Croydon

June 2017 | Insider’s Guide

Over the summer months, London becomes even more exciting than usual – longer, warmer days see thousands and thousands of interesting events and festivals taking place across the city, and south London’s Croydon is no exception.

The Best Comic Cons in the UK

March 2017 | Insider’s Guide

Comic Book Conventions, or Comic Cons, are hugely popular around the globe, forming some of the biggest celebrations of modern pop culture and covering film, sci-fi, gaming, anime, manga, comic books, cosplay, web comics, and fantasy novels. There are plenty of Comic Cons happening around the UK this year, drawing a huge number of fans from all around the country.