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Work, Stay, Relax: Redefining Business Travel with Serviced Apartments

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In the fast-paced world of business travel, finding the perfect balance between work efficiency and personal comfort can often feel like an elusive goal. Traditional hotel stays may provide amenities but often lack the personalised touch and flexibility that modern professionals crave. However, the business travel landscape is evolving, and a new trend is emerging […]

A Perfect Weekend Getaway in London

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London, a city steeped in history and bustling with modern life, offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable weekend getaway. Whether you’re a history buff, a lover of the arts, or a food enthusiast, London’s diverse attractions and neighbourhoods cater to every taste and interest. Here’s how to spend a perfect weekend in the British […]

Inverness: A Weekend Getaway to Scotland’s Highland Gem

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Nestled amidst the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is a beacon of history, culture, and natural splendour. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, rich heritage, and warm hospitality, this enchanting city offers a perfect weekend retreat. Whether you’re a history buff, nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a peaceful getaway, Inverness promises an unforgettable experience. […]

Maximising Your Edinburgh Business Trip: The Ultimate Guide

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Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is renowned for its historic landmarks and cultural heritage and as a bustling hub for business. If you plan a business trip to this enchanting city, you’re in for a treat. However, balancing work and exploration is essential to maximise your time in Edinburgh. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help […]

Exploring London’s Hidden Gems

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London is a city rich in history, culture, and iconic landmarks, yet it is often explored through the lens of popular tourist destinations. However, beyond the well-trodden paths lies a world of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. These lesser-known treasures offer a unique perspective on the city, providing authentic and unusual experiences for those […]

Weekend Bliss: Enjoying London from a Serviced Apartment

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London, a city that seamlessly blends history, culture, and modernity, offers many experiences for weekend getaways, whether as a tourist exploring the city or a local seeking a break from routine. Staying in a luxury serviced apartment can elevate your weekend escape experience beyond expectations. For the ultimate stay in a central location, consider Mansley […]

York Unveiled: 10 Must-Experience Activities and Attractions

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From iconic landmarks to quirky shops, York serves up history and adventure.Boasting over 2,000 years of fascinating history, York unveils some of England’s top sights and attractions just waiting to be discovered down its ancient lanes and museums. As the number one tourist destination outside London, this captivating city has exactly what visitors crave: time-honoured […]

Edinburgh Old Town: Your Gateway to History, Culture, and Adventure

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As one of the top areas to stay to fully explore Edinburgh, the city’s atmospheric Old Town neighbourhood rewards visitors with winding mediaeval lanes, charming cobblestone streets, and historic landmarks perfect for experiencing history, culture and adventure. Beyond the royal castle and kilt shops, this historic quarter hides many subtle treasures waiting to be uncovered. […]

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Experience the Best of Edinburgh Old Town from Your Perfect Place to Stay

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Wander off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile into a shadowy alleyway, drawn by the sounds of a fiddle and tin whistle and stumble into a tiny pub absolutely buzzing with locals drinking whisky and swaying along to Scottish folk songs. That is the real magic of Old Town that exists down its captivating close and wynds just […]

Uncovering Inverness’s Hidden Charms: A Local’s 5-Day Guide

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As you sit sipping whisky by the bar at The Gellions pub – reportedly the oldest pub in Inverness, dating back to 1841 – try chatting with the bartenders about obscure legends from Inverness past. Such tales encapsulate what makes Inverness so magical – a layers-deep story just waiting to be uncovered if you know […]

The Best Things to See and Do at the Edinburgh Christmas Market

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As one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe, this iconic Scottish festival transforms Edinburgh into a fairy tale city each and every festive season. With over 2 million visitors annually, the Edinburgh Christmas Market has grown tremendously since it began at the turn of the millennium. Edinburgh Christmas Market 2023 Dates and Times The […]

Looking for the Best Christmas Market in Europe? Look No Further Than Edinburgh!

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During my first December in Edinburgh, a local friend invited me to “sain” the house and join the torchlit procession for an unforgettable Hogmanay experience. I realised then this was no ordinary Christmas market town. In this post, we’ll dive into the history, sights, tastes and traditions that make Edinburgh’s Christmas festivals so extraordinarily Scottish. […]


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As autumn sweeps through the historic alleys and cobblestone streets of Edinburgh, the Scottish capital awakens to a different kind of magic. Halloween in Edinburgh is not just a day; it’s an entire season, and it’s full of eerie tales, mysterious history, and spooky activities. From chilling ghost walks through dark alleyways to mysterious explorations […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – Cheltenham Jogging

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Cheltenham The UK’s most complete Regency town doubles up as an excellent place for a jog. With spacious, leafy boulevards and stunning architecture, runners will be treated to a journey through history as they pass through classical Georgian architecture and grade-2 listed landmark parks. Boat House Cafe Loop (3.23 miles) Pitville, considered amongst Cheltenham’s most […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – Edinburgh Jogging

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Edinburgh With steep hills, ancient stonework and winding streets, Scotland’s capital city may not strike you as a jogging hotspot but, if you know where to look, there are plenty of tracks to suit runners of any skill level – here are a few to consider. Arthur’s Seat Circuit (4.7 miles) If you’re looking to […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – Inverness Jogging

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No matter how north you travel, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more scenic jogging city than Inverness. Located just eight miles from Loch Ness, brimming with local landmarks and boasting impeccable street safety, we are proud to encourage our guests to lace them up and hit the track during their stay in the highlands […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – London Jogging

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When you stay at one of our London properties, you’re always in close proximity to a safe, scenic jogging track. Whether you’re working up a sweat on a four-mile run, or taking in the city sights on a light, local trot, you’re bound to find something to fit your fitness levels. Curzon Street properties: As […]

ByMansley Off To a Promising Start at The Serviced Apartment Awards 2023

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We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for two awards at the 2023 Serviced Apartment Awards. The Serviced Apartment Awards are regarded as ‘The Oscars’ of the Serviced Apartment industry, so to have been shortlisted for Best Operator 51-200 units and Best Architecture/Exterior External Design is very exciting. Being recognised as one […]

Bippity, Boppity Blitz! A Brief ByMansley Guide To Spring Cleaning

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We spoke with our head of housekeeping to get the craftiest, most effective tips for keeping your home (or serviced apartment) as clean as a whistle. Unless you belong to a very specific personality type, cleaning the home is not considered to be a ‘fun’ activity. This poses a problem when cleaning season coincides with […]

No Rain, No Gain: 6 Tips For Enjoying a Damp Easter Holiday With The Kids

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Last week, the Met Office confirmed what every parent secretly fears in the build-up to Easter. Dust off the Scrabble, dig up the umbrellas and stock up on Nurofen – it’s rain. Pouring down unfailingly on every picnic, park walk and egg-shaped dream. Thankfully, with a little creativity and a high tolerance for carpet stains, […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – Inverness Eco Dining

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Considering its proximity to so many areas of natural beauty, it’s no wonder that sustainability is taken so seriously by the Inverness hospitality sector. Whether you’re hungry, thirsty or in need of a pick-me-up, indulge your tastes without having to worry about carbon impact. Inverness Coffee Roasting Co.15 Chapel St, Inverness IV1 1NA As the […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – Edinburgh Eco Dining

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In line with the Scottish capital’s wider sustainability efforts, guests will find plenty of delicious, inventive and earth-friendly dining options within the city limits, offering a range of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals. Hendersons7-13 Barclay Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4HW Boasting a heritage of vegan and vegetarian cuisine that dates back to 1962, Hendersons features an […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – Edinburgh Hikes

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For the avid hiker, Edinburgh and its surrounding areas offer a wealth of walking wonders, ranging from gentle strolls to challenging treks. Whether you’re looking to stretch your legs or test your mettle, you’re sure to find a trail worth treading. Arthur’s Seat: Located on the summit of an extinct volcano, the iconic hike to […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – Edinburgh Parks

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With more Green Flag spaces than any other UK city and a unique blend of historical architecture, picturesque landscapes and cultural landmarks, Edinburgh is a park-lover’s paradise. Why not pick up a book, pick out a location and unwind in a patch of shade? When it comes to sustainability, Edinburgh is comfortably placed amongst the […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – Cheltenham Sustainability Festivals

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Guests staying in Cheltenham during February may want to stop by its yearly climate-based event, ‘From the Ground Up: Festival of Sustainability’. This one-day celebration features art competitions, ‘recycled fashion’ shows, keynote speakers, charity activities or green business networking opportunities. Venue: St Philip & St James’ Church, Leckhampton Date: Mid-February (annually) Dress code: Casual Since […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – Cheltenham Eco Shopping

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Shopping in Cheltenham doesn’t have to harm the planet. You’ll find plenty of outlets and local businesses that put the environment front and centre, without compromising on quality – here are a few to consider. Food Loose and Plastic Free For a completely novel shopping experience, take a trip to FoodLoose in Cheltenham town centre […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – Cheltenham Eco Dining

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Hungry vegans and conscientious eaters will enjoy an abundance of plant-based dining options in Cheltenham town centre, provided by the sustainably-minded local community. Options include cafés, pubs and internationally inspired restaurants that will have even the most committed carnivores swapping veal for vegetables. The MahalMontpellier Dr, Cheltenham GL50 1TY Amongst Cheltenham’s most celebrated restaurants, The […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – London Eco Dining

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Rising to the challenge of reducing food-based emissions, London’s new assembly of eco restaurants are protecting the planet with a focus on sustainable recipes, carbon reduced supply chains, zero plastic and more – here are a few nearby options for you to plan dinner around. Spring, LondonSomerset House, Lancaster Place, WC2R 1LA Spring restaurant, based […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – London Cycling

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London is a cycling city and, by 2041, it is expected that 70% of Londoners will live within 400 metres of a high-quality, safe cycle route. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, why not try hiring a Santander Cycle? They’re cheaper than motorised options and cycling is often just as expedient. How to […]

Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – London Parks

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Around a third of the Greater London area is covered by vegetation, with up to 436 hectares of tree canopy cover. If you know where to look, you’ll find plenty of green spaces to unwind in – here are a few located near our properties: Mayfair properties Kensington property Is it possible to practise sustainability […]

Easter in Edinburgh: Your Ultimate Guide

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Easter is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate this festive season than by exploring the historic city of Edinburgh? From Easter egg hunts to cultural festivals, the city has something for everyone. And if you’re looking for comfortable and luxurious accommodation, Braid Apartments by Mansley is the perfect place to stay. […]

Benefits of Serviced Apartments

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When it comes to finding the perfect Edinburgh accommodation, there are plenty of options to choose from. But if you’re looking for something that offers more space, comfort, and convenience than a traditional hotel room, then you should consider staying in a serviced apartment. Serviced apartments are a great option for anyone visiting Edinburgh. They […]

Experience the Best of Edinburgh

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Edinburgh is a city steeped in history and culture, and there’s no better way to experience it than by staying in The Knight Residence by Mansley serviced apartments. Located in the heart of Edinburgh, these apartments offer the perfect base from which to explore everything the city has to offer. One of the best things […]

Explore Cheltenham this Easter

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Spring in Cheltenham is an exciting time of year, with the city coming to life as the weather warms up and the flowers start to bloom. If you’re planning a trip to this charming town, then Strozzi Palace Suites is the perfect place to stay. Situated in the heart of Cheltenham, our luxurious suites offer […]

Visit Inverness this Spring

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Inverness is a beautiful city situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. It is a popular tourist destination with many attractions such as the Loch Ness Monster, Inverness Castle, and Culloden Battlefield. If you are planning a trip to Inverness, you should consider staying in a serviced apartment. Serviced apartments offer a convenient and […]

Mansley Serviced Apartments Announces Plans For Its Latest Property In York

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We are proud to announce plans for our latest serviced apartments property in York.The building, dating from the 19th century is situated in the centre of the city, on Parliament Street, in the heart of the retail centre and home to the York Christmas Market.The development will feature 19 self-catering apartments providing 23 bedrooms, including […]

Our Black Friday Sale 2022

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Our exclusive Balck Friday Sale is now on! GET THE BLACK FRIDAY RATES TODAY We have started our sales earlier just for you! Find your great Winter Escape with a fantastic discount. Good to know:

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast the Musical, Edinburgh 2021

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The hit musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is coming to Edinburgh this Autumn. Showing at  Edinburgh Playhouse, less than a 15-minute walk from Braid Apartments by Mansley this massively popular show remains in the top 10 longest-running shows in Broadway history The five-week run which kicks off Edinburgh’s Winter season is the only Scottish […]

Watch Wimbledon Outdoors in Mayfair

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Game, Set and Match! Wimbledon 2021 runs from 21st June to 21st July, and as the weather gets brighter and better, take some time out to enjoy a few sets, just as intended – outdoors with a punnet of strawberries and some bubbles in tow! Whilst tickets and entry to the courts at Wimbledon its […]

London’s Calling

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London is calling… … and you must go! London has woken up from its lockdown slumber,  Yes, London is Open! We’ll be honest, it feels a little different, but it is still the same amazing, surprising and inspiring place. only better. The capital is ready for the visitors and has a whole range of new […]

Edinburgh’s Festivals are Back

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Edinburgh’s much-loved festivals are back this Summer It’s been a long wait but Summer 2021 sees the return of some of the long-awaited festivals. Here’s the latest: Edinburgh Fringe Festival The world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Billed as one of the biggest festivals celebrating art and culture, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, […]

Summer Nature Escapes with the Family from Edinburgh

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Escape to Nature with the City in Reach The perfect summer staycation combines the luxuries of a city break with the relaxation of a nature escape! Edinburgh is perfectly poised, offering a lot to see and do with the family. And when you want to escape the city buzz, there’s everything from unspoilt beaches to […]

Shepherd Market – Mayfair, London

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Located directly behind 44 Curzon Street by Mansley, Shepherd Market was developed in 1735-46 by Edward Shepherd and comprises a number of small side streets with a charming square and piazza.  Today it houses a variety of boutique shops, restaurants and impressive Victorian pubs. In the 1680’s, King James II established a fair on the […]

Edinburgh’s Historic Grassmarket

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Edinburgh’s Grassmarket is a historic market place and an events space in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Just a short walk away from The Knight Residence by Mansley The Grassmarket is located directly below Edinburgh Castle and forms part of one of the main east-west vehicle arteries through the city centre. It adjoins the Cowgate […]

Christmas In Edinburgh

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Celebrate the festive period in style and experience Edinburgh’s spectacular Christmas this year. Situated in New Town, in the heart of Edinburgh City centre for 6 weeks, there are dazzling, exciting and fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Treat your loved ones and engage in some Christmas shopping. Peruse elegant shops situated near George Street, […]

The History of Inverness – Places to Visit

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Inverness is one of the oldest towns in Scotland and the history dates back to 6th century AD, when it was an ancient city where St Columba was meant to have visited King Brude a Pictish King. Inverness means ‘Mouth of the River Ness’ and is known as the capital to the Highlands of Scotland. […]

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North Coast 500 Route

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The official North Coast 500 Route (NC500) is a circular road trip that starts and ends at Inverness Castle and is Scotland’s version of the famous U.S. Route 66. With 516 miles (830.4 km) of breathtaking scenery, this is Scotland’s largest road trip around the north coast of Scotland. Originally created as a tourism project […]


Cheltenham – Historical Town

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The vibrant town of Cheltenham, located on the borders of the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, is an attractive weekend break favourite amongst tourists. Also known as a regency spa town, Cheltenham has been a popular holiday area for almost 300 years, with a fabulous and stylish variety of restaurants, shops and nightlife. Cheltenham is submerged by it’s […]


Chelsea Flower Show

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The Chelsea Flower Show is the world’s most famous flower and gardening event since 1912. Located in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, London, this prestigious show runs annually in every May, kicking off British Summer time for a period of five days. With over 157,000 visitors attending each year, the Chelsea Flower […]

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