University of Manchester moves into UK top 5 in latest world rankings


University of Manchester moves into UK top 5 in latest world rankings

The University of Manchester is listed as the fifth best institution in the UK according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It is a one place improvement on last year’s position. Overall, the University ranks 36th globally. Launched in 2003, the ARWU ranks more than 1,200 universities, with the top 500 being published….

Birmingham’s Unoticed Masters
The Jewelry Quarter


Birmingham’s Unoticed Masters  The Jewelry Quarter

The Jewellery Quarter is a vibrant district in Birmingham, home to young professionals and described as a ‘national treasure’ and ‘a place of unique character’ by the English Heritage. Home to over 800 businesses including design and digital agencies, museums, bars and restaurants as well as hundreds of jewellery shops from designer brands to unique…

The best spa hotels in the north of England


The best spa hotels in the north of England

An insider’s guide to the best spa hotels in the north of England, including the top places for swimming pools, hydrotherapy pools, saunas, steam rooms, hammams, Rasul mud baths, hot tubs, beauty centres, nail bars and cutting-edge therapies, including ESPA treatments, in the Lake District, York, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Manchester and County Durham. The Midland –…

Birmingham’s Most Outstanding Primary and Secondary Schools


Birmingham’s Most Outstanding Primary and Secondary Schools

Birmingham is home to a number of high-quality educational institutions. The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University are some of nation’s most outstanding universities. But did you know that the area also offers countless outstanding primary and secondary schools? According to the 2018-20 statistics from the Bureau of Education Standards (Ofsted), we have selected…

From Manchester to: The UK’s Best Staycation Destinations


From Manchester to: The UK’s Best Staycation Destinations

With tons of restrictions in place for foreign travel, now is the time for a UK holiday… Blackpool Everyone loves Blackpool. You can’t go wrong with a stick of rock, a ‘Kiss Me Quick’ hat and a massive bag of Fish and Chips on the pier. Okay, so the town certainly looks a bit shabby…

Library of Birmimgham
Europe’s Largest Glass Library


Library of Birmimgham  Europe’s Largest Glass Library

The Library of Birmingham is a transparent glass building. Its delicate filigree skin is inspired by the artisan tradition of this once industrial city. Elevators and escalators dynamically placed in the heart of the library forms connections between the eight circular spaces within the building. These rotundas play an important role not only in the…

Inside Manchester Arndale’s new gaming attraction Electric Playbox


Inside Manchester Arndale’s new gaming attraction Electric Playbox

Manchester Arndale welcomes a new interactive gaming attraction today as Electric Playbox opens. Created by the founder of Tough Mudder, the experience is made up of 10 ‘Playbox’ rooms, where games are projected onto all four walls. Players wear lightweight visors with trackers that allow them to interact with the game through motion sensor and…

Weirdest galleries you’ll ever visit in London


Weirdest galleries you’ll ever visit in London

There are plenty of inspiring art galleries and museums across London, but many people often forget about the quirkier side of the city’s art scene. They’re weird, wonderful and sometimes, a little scary. Let’s discover London’s most offbeat galleries and museums. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities Not much makes sense at the Viktor Wynd…