Monthly Archives: June 2014

Where to Eat in Glasgow

Whatever the occasion or craving, Glasgow has a wide range of food to choose from. Here are four places we enjoy and recommend you dine at during your stay in the Scottish city.

 

Black Sheep Bistro

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Treat yourself to wonderful Scottish food fare at the Black Sheep Bistro. This family run Bistro is a cosy place with friendly staff, serving hearty portions and desserts that you must not miss.  Slightly off the beaten track but worth the jaunt as the food here is delectable. It’s popular amongst both locals and tourists alike so book in advance to ensure a table.

10 Clarendon St, Glasgow, Strathclyde G20 7QD. TEL: 0141 333 1435

 

Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery

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A trip to Glasgow is incomplete without dining at one of the most well-known restaurants in Scotland, Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery. Based just on the outskirts of the city centre, diners are transported to the 1920s when they enter the restaurant and are greeted by its old world charm. The main draw here is the wonderfully fresh seafood that is skilfully prepared by chefs (we recommend getting the scallops!), prepared to be wowed at both the presentation and taste of these dishes.

652-654 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8UF. TEL: 0141 221 8188

 

Charcoals

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Craving Indian Food? Look no further than Charcoals! It’s safe to say they deserved winning the Best Curry house in Glasgow title at the Best Curry Awards – they serve phenomenal food like Chicken Poori, South Indian Garlic Chilli and Special Naan that is unbeatable. The extensive menu has something for everyone, including great vegetarian options for those who choose to go meat-less.  The hospitality there is second to none – Ali and his brilliant staff go the extra mile to make you feel welcomed. Don’t miss out on this place, it’s the best Indian Food in Scotland!

26A Renfield St, Glasgow G2 1LU. TEL: 0141 221 9251

 

Jack McPhee

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Those on a budget should pay a visit to Jack Mcphee for fish & chips, hailed as the most under rated chippy in Scotland. Get piping hot chips and a fresh crispy battered fish – £5.95 for a big chunk of haddock and chips is a bargain!

261-263 Hope St, City Centre, Glasgow G2 3PS. TEL: 0141 353 1240

Four Ways Serviced Apartments Keep Your Stay Stress-Free

Everyone in one place

Hotel rooms are usually limited on space and fit only 2 adults in one room; if you have children then they may provide you with a pull-out bed at an extra cost. Booking an apartment that is big enough for everyone is easy since serviced apartments vary from one bedroom to two bedroom apartments. This means that everyone can stay together in comfortable space and not have to resort to splitting up.

 

Relax as we take care of the chores

No one likes to do chores and clean during the holiday/business trip. We provide cleaning services to take care of your towels and bedding so that you can concentrate on enjoying your stay instead of worrying about the chores.

 

Your own space to enjoy

Booking an apartment over a hotel room or hostel is an easy decision as an apartment gives you more benefits with the main one being the amount of living space you get to enjoy. City Crash Pad Serviced Apartments includes a living room, dining area and kitchen that you can take advantage of during your stay. So why book a hotel room when you can book a spacious serviced apartment today.

 

All the facilities you need

It’s not uncommon for hotels to charge you extra for wifi, or not have a laundrette available if you want to wash your clothes whilst you are away.  City Crash Pad Serviced Apartments provide free Wi-Fi and a washer/dryer in every apartment so you never have to worry about paying extra.

 

To book on of our serviced apartments click here

How to Beat Jetlag

If you’re a frequent traveller, the symptoms of jet lag are all too familiar. Disturbed sleep, daytime fatigue and difficulty concentrating are all symptoms we experience when we travel quickly across the time zones.

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Why do we experience jetlag? Travelling long distances at high speed throws our bodies off balance and the change in time zones can confuse our bodies. People will find that travelling east produces the worst jet lag since travellers are trying to fall asleep when their bodies are actually waking up.

Here are some helpful tips on how to combat jetlag and feel less sluggish!

  1. Start shifting your sleep 30 minutes – 1 hour per day in the few days before you fly. This helps reduce the amount of time difference your body clock needs to shift when you arrive at your destination.
  2. Think it’s better to stay up all night before your flight so you’ll be tired and more likely to sleep on the plane? False! It’s better to be fully rested before you travel and helps you better adjust and cope with jetlag. Plus, getting through security in a tired and grumpy state is never good.
  3. When you get on the plane, switch your watch to the time of your destination to help psychologically aligned yourself and know when your meal times and sleeping times would be.
  4. Having a stopover can help as it gives your body more time to adapt to the new routine.  It’s also a great opportunity to explore an exciting new city so fit some time in for a stopover.
  5. Dehydration is common during and after a flight since the air is dry, so increase your fluid intake. Avoid taking alcohol while flying as it can increase tiredness and dehydration as it is likely to disrupt your sleep upon arrival.

Do you have any other tips? We would love for you to share them with us in the comment section or tweet us at @Citycrashpad.

Sheffield Graduation July Offer

July is not just summer season, it’s also graduation season. To say a big congratulations to the class of 2014, we’re offering a special promotion just for you.

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Quote ‘sheffgrad’ and get 15% discount off serviced apartment rates* when staying in the month of July.

A serviced apartment is great for the whole family as everyone can enjoy the homely space together and not feel too cramped like you would in a hotel room. All our serviced apartment locations are centrally located which makes it easy to walk to the University Campus as well as the City Centre.

Hurry, what are you waiting for? Book now before our serviced apartments are snatched up!

Email us at reservations@citycrashpad.com or call us on 0845 148 9 148

 

*Minimum 3 night stay required. Terms and conditions apply.

Happy Birthday Matthew Lowton!

Happy Birthday to English footballer Matthew Lowton!

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Born 9th June 1989 in Chesterfield, Lowton joined Sheffield United’s Academy at age 16 after a brief spell with Leeds United. By 2010, he made it to the first team and played regularly for two seasons before moving to Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.

On 18 August 2012, he made his debut in the Premier League against West Ham United and scored his first league goal the next month in a game against Swansea City. Lowton signed a four year deal in 2013 that keeps him at Aston Villa until summer 2017.

Happy Birthday David Blunkett!

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Born 6th June 1947 at Jessop Hospital Sheffield, Mr Blunkett has been blind since birth and came from an underprivileged family in one of Sheffield’s most deprived district. He was educated at the Royal National College for the Blind in Shrewsbury before gaining a place at the University of Sheffield where he gained a BA honours degree in Political Theory and Institutions. Upon graduation, Blunkett entered local politics and became the youngest ever councillor on Sheffield City Council and in Britain. He served on Sheffield City Council from 1970 – 1988 where he was Leader from 1980 – 1987.

At the 1987 general election, he was elected Member of Parliament for Sheffield Brightside and became a spokesman on local government. After Labour’s victory in the 1997 general election, Blunkett became Secretary of State for Education and Employment – becoming Britain’s first blind cabinet minister. He continued his rise in government in 2001, being promoted to Home Secretary.

Blunkett is a lifelong Sheffield Wednesday Supporter and a visiting lecturer at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Politics.

Speaking following his appointment, Mr Blunkett said: “I’ve always been proud to work with the University that welcomed me as a mature student all those years ago. I hope that this will become a centre of excellence and have a lasting impact on the work of politics and social sciences more broadly.”

Edinburgh International Film Festival

City Crash Pad is constantly expanding and including new locations around the UK. We’re happy to include more serviced apartments in Edinburgh – it’s a city brimming with excitement and activities waiting to be discovered.

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A big event coming up not to be missed is the annual Edinburgh International Film Festival from the 18-29th of June. For the 68th year running, this prestigious film festival will showcase and promote the very best in International Cinema, in all genres and lengths, promising a vibrant and diverse programme.

This year’s festival will feature activity from the McLaren’s 2014 Centenary Celebrations, a Scotland Wide Project that celebrates the work of trailblazing artist, Norman McLaren.

brave   little-miss-sunshine   billy-elliot   hurt-locker

Notable films premiered in recent years include Brave, the Hurt Locker, Little Miss Sunshine, Billy Elliot and An Inconvenient Truth. These are just a few of the many films that have premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival before catapulting to international fame.

The event is not limited to showcasing the filmmaking community; it is a great opportunity to be exposed to local Scottish brands who participate in this 10 day event. The programme is bursting with activity for the public and it is not wonder it attracts audiences from across the UK. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the world’s oldest continually running film festival, book your stay with City Crash Pad in Edinburgh now!

Check out their official site at: www.edfilmfest.org.uk