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Spend Christmas with City Crash Pad!

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Ho ho ho! December is right around the corner and you know what that means – the happy festive season. Sheffield is bustling with festive spirit this time of the year and makes the perfect place to spend your Christmas month. For December only, we’ve got a hot deal that you can’t miss that will make your Christmas month filled with holiday cheer.

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We’re offering a whooping 20% off discount when you book a 10 night stay from 22/12 – 2/1 with us. That’s a huge discount which means more bang for your buck, it doesn’t get any better than that.

Hurry! Our rooms are limited so it’s on a first come first serve basis. Book your stay via our website or give us a call if you prefer to speak to one of our friend staff (10am-6pm from Monday to Friday).

Our New Locations!

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You may have noticed through our twitter and blogposts that we have more exciting locations for our customers. City Crash Pad is based in Sheffield but now we’ve included more locations around the UK. Currently, we offer serviced apartments in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester and are constantly expanding to provide you with more comfortable places to stay when you travel.

All our serviced apartments are ideally location and provide the amenities you need to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Expect more space and better value for money than you would get at a hotel.

Book your stays in these exciting cities now! Follow our twitter at @citycrashpad as we tweet about exciting events not only in Sheffield but our new locations too.

Sheffield Tramlines Festival

On the 25-27 of July, Sheffield’s inner-city music festival is back for its 6th year, with its biggest line-up yet! Artists include Public Enemy, The Cribs, Annie Mac, Katy B, Ms. Dynamite and other national and local artists.

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After holding its first festival in 2009, the Tramlines Music Festival has rapidly expanded and led it to win the award for ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ in 2011.

The main stage will be at Devonshire Green and other venues scattered around the city including O2 Academy, Gothic Cathedral, Fusion & Foundry, The Harley and Queens Social Club.

Advance tickets are now on sale at £12 for the day and £28 for the whole weekend via Gigantic.

The Commonwealth Games Arrive in Glasgow

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From the 23 July – 3 August 2014, the Commonwealth Games are in Glasgow! It will showcase over 4000 finest athletes from all over the commonwealth, making it the biggest ever sporting and cultural celebration in Scotland. The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth Nations. This will be the first time Glasgow is hosting the games, as previous Games held in Scotland were both in Edinburgh.

The games will showcase 17 sports: from the combat of wrestling, to the high adrenaline track events, and not forgetting the graceful gymnastics. What is unique to the games is the inclusion of sports that are played mainly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls and netball.

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England has competed and placed at the top 3 at every Games, with 6 times coming away with the first position. This year, we are sadly missing Sheffield’s Jessica Ennis-Hill, who will be absent from the games because she is expecting her first baby. But we’re excited to root for UK’s double Olympic gold medallist, Mo Farah!

In conjunction with the Games, the Queen’s Baton Relay has begun its 190,000km journey through all 70 nations and territories in the Commonwealth Nations. Follow its international journey here:

http://www.glasgow2014.com/queens-baton-relay

Don’t miss out on this cultural sporting event, book your stay with City Crash Pad to immerse yourself in the exciting happenings Glasgow has to offer.

Tour De France Arrives in Sheffield!

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For the first time in cycling race history, the Tour de France will arrive in Sheffield on Sunday 6th July!

With it, it will bring at least 250,000 spectators who will line the route in Sheffield, cheering on the cyclists.

On 1 July 1903, 60 pioneers set out on their bicycles from Montgeron for the first ever Tour de France. As the years passed and the tour gained popularity, its reach began to extend beyond France. It is the oldest and the most prestigious cycling tour present today, garnering 22 teams from around the world competing in this year’s race.

The 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and cover a total distance of 3656km with various stages such as flat stages, mountain stages and hill stages. After its UK leg of the tour, it will also pass through Belgium and Spain.

The event will draw at least 250,000 spectators who will line the streets and welcome their arrival into Sheffield from York. Be part of the action by booking your stay with City Crash Pad over the Tour de France weekend now.

Happy Birthday Matt Helders

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Matthew Helders is an English musician and DJ, best known as the drummer and lead backing vocals for indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. Born in High Green, Sheffield on the 7th May 1986, Helders went to college in Barnsley with band mate Alex and had A-levels in music technique. The band rose to fame in October 2005 with “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”. The following January they released their album Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not, the fastest selling debut album in British history at the time.

This home grown band has stayed in the Sheffield area, saying ‘we still all Iive in the same place we grew up. It’s probably how we were brought up. We’re never going to move away to London’ and still stick to their roots by insisting on singing in their native Sheffield accent.

Arctic Monkeys recently made Official UK Albums Chart history with their new album ‘AM’. Released by Domino Records it is the band’s fifth consecutive Number One and the first indie-released album to achieve such a feat.

Happy Birthday Michael Palin

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Michael Palin is a famous English comedian, writer, actor and tv presenter most known for being party of the Monty Python comedy group. Born the 5th May 1943 in Broomhill Sheffield, Michael had an interest in acting since young and appeared in his first school performance at just 5 years old. He completed University at Oxford, where he wrote and performed a comedy piece for the first time at a Christmas party.

He gained fame in the same year when he won an acting award at a Co-Op drama festival. After finishing university, he became a presenter on a comedy pop show called Now!, And went on to write comedy for shows such as The Ken Dodd Show and The Illustrated Weekly Hudd. Starting in 1989, Palin appeared as a presenter in a series of BBC travel programs and continued so until 2012.

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Palin has announced his first solo-tour this autumn, based on the soon-to-be published third volume of his diary. “Travelling to Work” will see Palin speak about his career over the last 25 years and include anecdotes, photographs and footage that dates back to nearly 50 years.

Benefits of Serviced Apartments for Business Travellers

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Being away from home is  inevitable for business travellers. With an increasing demand for travel, it’s imperative to make the right choice when choosing your accommodation.

Savvy business travellers are now seeing the benefits that serviced apartments have over hotels. City Crash Pad caters to the needs of the business traveller and takes 3 things into account when ensuring the perfect stay: location, comfort and value.

All our serviced apartments are ideally located within walking distance of the city centre. We provide more than just a bed for the night; our locations provide convenience in terms of restaurants, entertainment venues and high street shops right at your doorstep.

Apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen and living room – perfect for when you need to do work or kick back and watch some TV. We also provide free wifi to ensure you are always connected and conference calls are never a problem.

We guarantee value for money when you stay in a serviced apartment with City Crash Pad. You get more space, more amenities and more flexibility than you would when staying in a hotel.

So on your next business trip, book with City Crash Pad and experience the luxury and practicality of one of our serviced apartments.

Happy Birthday Sean Bean

Happy Birthday to our local Hollywood Star, Sean Bean! Born Shaun Mark Bean in Handsworth, Sheffield on the 17th April 1959, Sean realised his passion for the acting when he enrolled in a drama course at Rotherham College. He then went on to receiving a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his acting debut as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury. Our Hollywood star has appeared in over 30 films and in 2013 was named best actor at the Royal Television Society awards for his role in Accused. He is most famous for his role as Boromir in Lord of the Rings which has achieved world-wide fame.

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The Mighty Bean (has termed by his fans) has been a fan of Sheffield United since a young age and was on their board of directors between 2002 and 2007 after making a six figure contribution to help raise the profile of the club, he even has a tattoo on his upper left arm saying 100% Blades. In 2013, He also paid a visit to the Broomhill Friery to serve fish and chips at his family owned chip shop.

“I try to get back to Sheffield as I often as I can. I like to get back; it´s healthy and good for the mind. This city raised me and I´m very proud of that. It´s a cliché, but true, it´s keeps your feet on the ground.” – Sean Bean..

New Website Launch

We have exciting news to announce at City Crash Pad!

Next week, we’ll be launching our brand new website with much more on offer. Expect a completely revamped website with easier booking services and unbeatable deals that cannot be missed.

What’s more, we’re expanding City Crash Pad Serviced Apartments to offer more locations all around the United Kingdom – expect the same homely accommodation at great prices. Why serviced apartments? It is the popular hotel alternative that gives you more freedom, better value and at least 30% more space than an equivalent standard of hotel.

Get exclusive bonus points and offers in our new rewards scheme. This means the more you stay, the more you’ll be rewarded.

We want to thank everyone who has continuously showed their support and stayed with us, and hope you book your next stay with us soon.

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