07 February 2018


When searching for accommodation, tenant’s first points of contact with properties are always the pictures. Most online marketplaces highlight your pictures above all else, search results with unattractive photos are scrolled past, so it is important that your pictures effectively hook guests into clicking on your listing.

But sometimes getting professional photos just isn’t possible. For those doing their own pictures, here’s how to get those perfect pictures:

  • Clean up everything

Your pictures are meant to invite and entice guests to stay at your listing but clutter and disorganization will do the opposite. By presenting a spotless and well-organized space, you show potential guests that they will not have to worry about a thing if they stay with you, and that the space will be ready and livable for them.








  • Finish Decoration & Maintenance work

Unfinished paint-jobs, stained walls and ripped up floorboards are a big no-no. Pictures of a property with work being done will scare tenants off as they will worry the work won’t be done in time for their move-in date.

  • Use light to your advantage

When photographing your space, make sure you get as much light in the space as possible. Well-lit spaces seem bigger and are more inviting and open, thus encouraging guests to book your property. Make sure to open the blinds, turn on the lights, and photograph in the sunny daytime hours to get as much light as possible.








  • Preparing and Staging

The aim isn’t to capture your property as it is, it’s to represent the home it can become for a tenant. Before you take a photo:
-          Tidy and declutter. It sounds obvious, but it’s essential and should happen first.
-          Touch up and repair. If you have tidying problems you’ve been putting off, get them finished. People will notice.
-          Nothing emphasises cleanliness more than a shiny surface.
-          Add props. Fresh flowers, a dining table laid out for a dinner party or wine glasses and a nice bottle on the terrace all help to convey a lifestyle.
-          Clear the area. It might be tempting to feature a person (or a pet) for perspective. Don’t, you want tenants to see themselves, not a stranger, in the property.

  •  Cater to your target customer

Know who is best suited for your space and feature the parts of your listing that are most important to them. For example, if your property is ideal for businesspeople, show your workplace or printer. If you target families, show that the space is safe and include pictures of games and children’s books that you have there.

  • Keep it honest

No matter what, the most important thing to do is remain honest. Hosting successfully is all about managing your guests’ expectations, so if they see things in the pictures that are not actually there, then they will definitely be disappointed. Instead, make sure to present your space honestly and meet (or even surpass) your guests expectations.









  • Highlight the cool stuff

While you definitely want to cover the basics (bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms), make sure to showcase the aspects of your property that give it personality. Unique artwork or special features should definitely be shown off, and can help you present your property as a fun and interesting place to stay.

  • Use a good quality camera

Phone cameras are now very advanced, but if you can get your hands on a good camera, then do. The more pixels a camera has, the larger the photos it can take without becoming pixelated. Larger photos make rooms seem larger, so are worth getting if you can!









  • The lead photo is the most important

The lead photo is one that will display on the search page before a tenant even decides to click on your property. It has to be the best picture you have in order to entice them to click through and read more.
You should choose either a picture of the most attractive interior room of the property because without a great lead picture, tenants won’t bother to click through to your advert, resulting in fewer inquiries.

  • What to snap

Now it’s time to think about those details that will attract your market. These could include:
-          Storage areas. Families and busy professionals value large or well-placed storage.
-          Period features. If your property has a beautiful fireplace or original plasterwork, show it off.
-          Gardens, balconies and terraces are living space too, don’t neglect them.
-          Nearby amenities. A park or attractive street can add lifestyle appeal and should form part of your listing.
     

Discount Insurance provides savvy landlords with competitive insurance to help make their properties rentable. Give us a call on 0800 294 4522 for a quick quote today! 

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

When searching for accommodation, tenant’s first points of contact with properties are always the pictures. Most online marketplaces highlight your pictures above all else, search results with unattractive photos are scrolled past, so it is important that your pictures effectively hook guests into clicking on your listing.

But sometimes getting professional photos just isn’t possible. For those doing their own pictures, here’s how to get those perfect pictures:

  • Clean up everything

Your pictures are meant to invite and entice guests to stay at your listing but clutter and disorganization will do the opposite. By presenting a spotless and well-organized space, you show potential guests that they will not have to worry about a thing if they stay with you, and that the space will be ready and livable for them.








  • Finish Decoration & Maintenance work

Unfinished paint-jobs, stained walls and ripped up floorboards are a big no-no. Pictures of a property with work being done will scare tenants off as they will worry the work won’t be done in time for their move-in date.

  • Use light to your advantage

When photographing your space, make sure you get as much light in the space as possible. Well-lit spaces seem bigger and are more inviting and open, thus encouraging guests to book your property. Make sure to open the blinds, turn on the lights, and photograph in the sunny daytime hours to get as much light as possible.








  • Preparing and Staging

The aim isn’t to capture your property as it is, it’s to represent the home it can become for a tenant. Before you take a photo:
-          Tidy and declutter. It sounds obvious, but it’s essential and should happen first.
-          Touch up and repair. If you have tidying problems you’ve been putting off, get them finished. People will notice.
-          Nothing emphasises cleanliness more than a shiny surface.
-          Add props. Fresh flowers, a dining table laid out for a dinner party or wine glasses and a nice bottle on the terrace all help to convey a lifestyle.
-          Clear the area. It might be tempting to feature a person (or a pet) for perspective. Don’t, you want tenants to see themselves, not a stranger, in the property.

  •  Cater to your target customer

Know who is best suited for your space and feature the parts of your listing that are most important to them. For example, if your property is ideal for businesspeople, show your workplace or printer. If you target families, show that the space is safe and include pictures of games and children’s books that you have there.

  • Keep it honest

No matter what, the most important thing to do is remain honest. Hosting successfully is all about managing your guests’ expectations, so if they see things in the pictures that are not actually there, then they will definitely be disappointed. Instead, make sure to present your space honestly and meet (or even surpass) your guests expectations.









  • Highlight the cool stuff

While you definitely want to cover the basics (bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms), make sure to showcase the aspects of your property that give it personality. Unique artwork or special features should definitely be shown off, and can help you present your property as a fun and interesting place to stay.

  • Use a good quality camera

Phone cameras are now very advanced, but if you can get your hands on a good camera, then do. The more pixels a camera has, the larger the photos it can take without becoming pixelated. Larger photos make rooms seem larger, so are worth getting if you can!









  • The lead photo is the most important

The lead photo is one that will display on the search page before a tenant even decides to click on your property. It has to be the best picture you have in order to entice them to click through and read more.
You should choose either a picture of the most attractive interior room of the property because without a great lead picture, tenants won’t bother to click through to your advert, resulting in fewer inquiries.

  • What to snap

Now it’s time to think about those details that will attract your market. These could include:
-          Storage areas. Families and busy professionals value large or well-placed storage.
-          Period features. If your property has a beautiful fireplace or original plasterwork, show it off.
-          Gardens, balconies and terraces are living space too, don’t neglect them.
-          Nearby amenities. A park or attractive street can add lifestyle appeal and should form part of your listing.
     

Discount Insurance provides savvy landlords with competitive insurance to help make their properties rentable. Give us a call on 0800 294 4522 for a quick quote today! 

17 January 2018

If your New Year’s Resolutions includes finally decorating your home, but you don’t want to leave a dent in your wallet, there are many ways you can improve the look of your home without spending thousands of pounds! We have compiled our favourite ways to improve your home on a budget in 2018.

The Kitchen

A fresh kitchen can completely change the look of your property; however the cost of installing a new kitchen might put you off the idea.

It doesn’t need to be expensive however, simply paint your cabinets to give them a fresh look! Add to that new cabinet handles and you have a new kitchen. You can get two litres of kitchen cupboard and cabinet paint in B&Q for just £37. There are companies that make modern handles which will even fit IKEA cabinets, but you can easily get these in any home store.

If you are also not a fan of your tiles, you can give those a coat of paint like this one to match your brand new cabinets! 

If you have a bit more money, we do suggest investing in a new worktop. Something simple like laminate is generally the cheapest but can easily transform your kitchen. 


The Living Room

The living room space is probably one of the most important in your home, to improve it on a budget consider painting it or creating a feature wall.

If you are short on space why not install alcove shelving? You can make a stylish display using these, or turn it into a mini library. Depending on the type of shelves you go for these can look very stylish.

If you have a wooden floor, invest in a pretty rug to make the space feel more homely and snug. If you already have a carpet, how about curtains? Changing your lights or purchasing a floor or side lamp is also a way of making the room more cosy.

Consider restoring your old sofas rather than purchasing them new as most fabric sofas can be upholstered.


Bathroom

When wanting to give your bathroom a breath of fresh air you don’t have to be limited to painting the walls and purchasing a new mirror and a laundry basket.

You can purchase a bath resurfacing kit for just £69.50 that lets you give your bath a new lease of life and is available in 48 colours. When painting the bath, also consider painting the sink. Consider 
changing the faucets at the same time to make the bathroom look more modern.

Again, using paint you can change the look of your tiles and floor.


Bedroom
An easy way to refresh your bedroom can be as simple as adding a mirror or a picture, purchasing a rug or a new duvet set and some pillows!

You can replace old drawer handles and pulls with more decorative ones. If you have a simple bed, you can upgrade it by mounting a headboard onto the wall.

Dressing up your windows with curtains or purchasing a plant can also do wonders for the space.


Discount Insurance can help you cover your home with great value insurance. Call 0800 294 4522 to get a quote today!
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
If your New Year’s Resolutions includes finally decorating your home, but you don’t want to leave a dent in your wallet, there are many ways you can improve the look of your home without spending thousands of pounds! We have compiled our favourite ways to improve your home on a budget in 2018.

The Kitchen

A fresh kitchen can completely change the look of your property; however the cost of installing a new kitchen might put you off the idea.

It doesn’t need to be expensive however, simply paint your cabinets to give them a fresh look! Add to that new cabinet handles and you have a new kitchen. You can get two litres of kitchen cupboard and cabinet paint in B&Q for just £37. There are companies that make modern handles which will even fit IKEA cabinets, but you can easily get these in any home store.

If you are also not a fan of your tiles, you can give those a coat of paint like this one to match your brand new cabinets! 

If you have a bit more money, we do suggest investing in a new worktop. Something simple like laminate is generally the cheapest but can easily transform your kitchen. 


The Living Room

The living room space is probably one of the most important in your home, to improve it on a budget consider painting it or creating a feature wall.

If you are short on space why not install alcove shelving? You can make a stylish display using these, or turn it into a mini library. Depending on the type of shelves you go for these can look very stylish.

If you have a wooden floor, invest in a pretty rug to make the space feel more homely and snug. If you already have a carpet, how about curtains? Changing your lights or purchasing a floor or side lamp is also a way of making the room more cosy.

Consider restoring your old sofas rather than purchasing them new as most fabric sofas can be upholstered.


Bathroom

When wanting to give your bathroom a breath of fresh air you don’t have to be limited to painting the walls and purchasing a new mirror and a laundry basket.

You can purchase a bath resurfacing kit for just £69.50 that lets you give your bath a new lease of life and is available in 48 colours. When painting the bath, also consider painting the sink. Consider 
changing the faucets at the same time to make the bathroom look more modern.

Again, using paint you can change the look of your tiles and floor.


Bedroom
An easy way to refresh your bedroom can be as simple as adding a mirror or a picture, purchasing a rug or a new duvet set and some pillows!

You can replace old drawer handles and pulls with more decorative ones. If you have a simple bed, you can upgrade it by mounting a headboard onto the wall.

Dressing up your windows with curtains or purchasing a plant can also do wonders for the space.


Discount Insurance can help you cover your home with great value insurance. Call 0800 294 4522 to get a quote today!

04 January 2018


As the year starts many people begin thinking about making changes to their lives, making New Years Resolutions and very often think about upgrading the decor of their properties. 

The image sharing site Pinterest has unveiled its annual report, the Pinterest 100, which forecasts the global trends for the year to come. 

The trend report reveals 100 of the top trends predicted for the year, inspiring people on everything from fashion and interior design, to food and travel.

The report is conducted by analysing what Pinterest users are searching for and saving around the world across a range of categories using this method, the site can predict upcoming, mainstream trends.

Pinterest has a strong community of 200m users, they believe that its trend predictions are here to stay and are not simply a temporary hot trend of the month including the home category, which generates over 14 billion ideas and has had a 75% increase in pins year after year.

Here are the top ten home trends for 2018 from the Pinterest 100 that landlords can consider to appeal to stylish renters:

1. Resort-inspired style
On the popularity rise are spa-inspired bathrooms and rattan furniture, which bring a vacation vibe to the property. Saves for ‘spa bathrooms’ are up 269%.

2. Metallics
Metallics go great with a lot of colours, and mixing different finishes together gives a stylish edge to the property. Instead of purchasing a simple white microwave or kettle, why not provide a metallic version for a more modern look? Saves for mixed metals are up 423%.

3. Hello, terrazzo.
Terrazzo was a very popular flooring choice in the 70s, but it’s been forgotten since until now! It’s been used on ceilings, entryways and everything in between, with the saves up 316%.

4.The fifth wall
Statement walls have been in fashion for years, however this trend is all about transforming your ceiling with bold paint, wallpaper or intricate texture. The saves are up 310%.

5. Beautiful for the bone
Bone inlaid tiles are set to be popular this year with saves for bone inlay up 207%.

6. Herringbone patterns
You can easily add an extra dimension to your walls with grey tiles in herringbone patterns for a modern twist. Saves have soared by 131%.

7. Statement doors
White doors are boring, a colourful front door, or friendly message on a mat is the new way to make a property welcoming! The saves for colourful doors are up 121%.

8. Patterned plants
Plants make a property feel homely and this year its all about multiple coloured plants and patents. Saves for pattered plants have jumped 533%!

9. Big wall art
Don’t leave the walls blanks in 2018, whether it’s a large poster, work of art or photography print saves for big wall art are up by a whooping 637%!

10. Sage
Use natural sage tones to soften your property’s rooms, perhaps the living room or the bedroom. Sage is the new magnolia with saves for it increasing by 170%.

If you are looking to spruce up your property why not use these trends for some inspiration!

Discount Insurance can provide you with great value Home Insurance call 0800 294 4522 for a quote oday!



Thursday, January 04, 2018

As the year starts many people begin thinking about making changes to their lives, making New Years Resolutions and very often think about upgrading the decor of their properties. 

The image sharing site Pinterest has unveiled its annual report, the Pinterest 100, which forecasts the global trends for the year to come. 

The trend report reveals 100 of the top trends predicted for the year, inspiring people on everything from fashion and interior design, to food and travel.

The report is conducted by analysing what Pinterest users are searching for and saving around the world across a range of categories using this method, the site can predict upcoming, mainstream trends.

Pinterest has a strong community of 200m users, they believe that its trend predictions are here to stay and are not simply a temporary hot trend of the month including the home category, which generates over 14 billion ideas and has had a 75% increase in pins year after year.

Here are the top ten home trends for 2018 from the Pinterest 100 that landlords can consider to appeal to stylish renters:

1. Resort-inspired style
On the popularity rise are spa-inspired bathrooms and rattan furniture, which bring a vacation vibe to the property. Saves for ‘spa bathrooms’ are up 269%.

2. Metallics
Metallics go great with a lot of colours, and mixing different finishes together gives a stylish edge to the property. Instead of purchasing a simple white microwave or kettle, why not provide a metallic version for a more modern look? Saves for mixed metals are up 423%.

3. Hello, terrazzo.
Terrazzo was a very popular flooring choice in the 70s, but it’s been forgotten since until now! It’s been used on ceilings, entryways and everything in between, with the saves up 316%.

4.The fifth wall
Statement walls have been in fashion for years, however this trend is all about transforming your ceiling with bold paint, wallpaper or intricate texture. The saves are up 310%.

5. Beautiful for the bone
Bone inlaid tiles are set to be popular this year with saves for bone inlay up 207%.

6. Herringbone patterns
You can easily add an extra dimension to your walls with grey tiles in herringbone patterns for a modern twist. Saves have soared by 131%.

7. Statement doors
White doors are boring, a colourful front door, or friendly message on a mat is the new way to make a property welcoming! The saves for colourful doors are up 121%.

8. Patterned plants
Plants make a property feel homely and this year its all about multiple coloured plants and patents. Saves for pattered plants have jumped 533%!

9. Big wall art
Don’t leave the walls blanks in 2018, whether it’s a large poster, work of art or photography print saves for big wall art are up by a whooping 637%!

10. Sage
Use natural sage tones to soften your property’s rooms, perhaps the living room or the bedroom. Sage is the new magnolia with saves for it increasing by 170%.

If you are looking to spruce up your property why not use these trends for some inspiration!

Discount Insurance can provide you with great value Home Insurance call 0800 294 4522 for a quote oday!



21 December 2017


We will be operating the following hours over the festive period:

23rd - 26th Dec: Closed
27th - 29th Dec: 9am – 7pm 
30th - 1st Jan: Closed
2nd Jan: 9am – 7pm
Our normal opening will resume from Tuesday 2th January 2018.

Also, don’t miss the chance to get a quote on your Home Insurance or Landlord Insurance this Christmas and be in with a chance of winning a £150 high street voucher in our prize draw!
Call us on 0800 294 4522 if you need any quick quotes over the festive period!

Visit www.discountinsurance.co.uk/promotions for full details.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

We will be operating the following hours over the festive period:

23rd - 26th Dec: Closed
27th - 29th Dec: 9am – 7pm 
30th - 1st Jan: Closed
2nd Jan: 9am – 7pm
Our normal opening will resume from Tuesday 2th January 2018.

Also, don’t miss the chance to get a quote on your Home Insurance or Landlord Insurance this Christmas and be in with a chance of winning a £150 high street voucher in our prize draw!
Call us on 0800 294 4522 if you need any quick quotes over the festive period!

Visit www.discountinsurance.co.uk/promotions for full details.

13 December 2017



Christmas is getting closer and what this means for many of us is travelling to see family!
As the temperatures turn colder however it is vital to remember to maintenance your car and be aware of the weather conditions to ensure you get to your destination safely.

Prepare for the journey ahead
Make sure you don’t forget any presents! In addition to all-important gifts make sure you prepare in case your journey takes a turn for the worse. Make sure you’ve packed de-icing equipment such as a de-icer spray and ice scraper as well as a hazard warning triangle, a first aid kit, extra warm clothes, shoes and blankets, a phone charger pack and a working torch. Also make sure you have some food and drinks with you in case your journey takes longer than expected!

Keep up to date on the weather conditions
Make sure you switch on local radio to get up to date information on the weather as well as traffic conditions. Always make sure you have an alternative route planned in case of worsening weather conditions or traffic.

Adapt to conditions
The majority of us have very little experience of driving in extreme cold conditions, so take time to think about how this may affect your driving skills. If you find yourself driving in snow or ice covered roads, reduce your speed to limit any risk of skidding. Most tyres will lose a lot of grip in these conditions! Think about getting winter tyres or all-season tyres if you travel a lot in the winter months.

When it comes to tyres it is vital to have at least 3mm of tread for the winter, do not let air out of your tyres in order to get more grip - it does not work and it is unsafe. Only use snow chains if there is enough snow to prevent damage to the road surface.
Ensure you keep a bigger distance than usual from the vehicle in front, as sudden breaking with no grip can also cause you to skid in the road.

Clear your view
Make sure your windscreen is completely clear of snow or ice, as well as all your mirrors! It is vital you can see properly especially when driving in the dark or when it is snowing. Factor in an extra 10 minutes to completely clear your windscreen of ice and snow. Make sure your windscreen is also clear on the inside. To get rid of condensation use the air-con as it demists the screen faster. Make sure to check your wipers, if they are worn make sure to replace them. When you park up make sure you turn them off if they freeze to the screen you could damage the blades or wiper motor when you turn the ignition on.

Making sure there is no snow on your roof is also important as the extra weight can also impact your steering and most importantly braking speed.

Take it slow
Stopping distances can be 10 times longer in the snow, gentle manoeuvres are the key to safe driving in ice and snow. Make sure you wear comfortable and dry shoes for driving. When you are pulling away do so in second gear, easing your foot off the clutch gently to avoid wheel-spin, if you drive an automatic vehicle check the handbook as some cars have a winter mode or recommend selecting ‘2’ in slippery conditions. If you have to use your brakes ensure you apply them gently.

If you are going uphill ensure you leave enough space to the car in front of you, waiting until it is clear so you don’t have to stop part way up. Keep a constant speed and try to avoid changing gears on the hill.

While going downhill make sure you slow down before the hill and use lower gears rather than braking, leave as much room as you can to the car in front.

Check your breakdown cover

Make sure you have the details for your breakdown cover provider as well as checking your car insurance policy documents to make sure you know exactly what you are covered for.

If you are taking a trip make sure you have your Travel Insurance and Breakdown Cover sorted, call Discount Insurance on 0800 294 4522 for a quick quote!





Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Christmas is getting closer and what this means for many of us is travelling to see family!
As the temperatures turn colder however it is vital to remember to maintenance your car and be aware of the weather conditions to ensure you get to your destination safely.

Prepare for the journey ahead
Make sure you don’t forget any presents! In addition to all-important gifts make sure you prepare in case your journey takes a turn for the worse. Make sure you’ve packed de-icing equipment such as a de-icer spray and ice scraper as well as a hazard warning triangle, a first aid kit, extra warm clothes, shoes and blankets, a phone charger pack and a working torch. Also make sure you have some food and drinks with you in case your journey takes longer than expected!

Keep up to date on the weather conditions
Make sure you switch on local radio to get up to date information on the weather as well as traffic conditions. Always make sure you have an alternative route planned in case of worsening weather conditions or traffic.

Adapt to conditions
The majority of us have very little experience of driving in extreme cold conditions, so take time to think about how this may affect your driving skills. If you find yourself driving in snow or ice covered roads, reduce your speed to limit any risk of skidding. Most tyres will lose a lot of grip in these conditions! Think about getting winter tyres or all-season tyres if you travel a lot in the winter months.

When it comes to tyres it is vital to have at least 3mm of tread for the winter, do not let air out of your tyres in order to get more grip - it does not work and it is unsafe. Only use snow chains if there is enough snow to prevent damage to the road surface.
Ensure you keep a bigger distance than usual from the vehicle in front, as sudden breaking with no grip can also cause you to skid in the road.

Clear your view
Make sure your windscreen is completely clear of snow or ice, as well as all your mirrors! It is vital you can see properly especially when driving in the dark or when it is snowing. Factor in an extra 10 minutes to completely clear your windscreen of ice and snow. Make sure your windscreen is also clear on the inside. To get rid of condensation use the air-con as it demists the screen faster. Make sure to check your wipers, if they are worn make sure to replace them. When you park up make sure you turn them off if they freeze to the screen you could damage the blades or wiper motor when you turn the ignition on.

Making sure there is no snow on your roof is also important as the extra weight can also impact your steering and most importantly braking speed.

Take it slow
Stopping distances can be 10 times longer in the snow, gentle manoeuvres are the key to safe driving in ice and snow. Make sure you wear comfortable and dry shoes for driving. When you are pulling away do so in second gear, easing your foot off the clutch gently to avoid wheel-spin, if you drive an automatic vehicle check the handbook as some cars have a winter mode or recommend selecting ‘2’ in slippery conditions. If you have to use your brakes ensure you apply them gently.

If you are going uphill ensure you leave enough space to the car in front of you, waiting until it is clear so you don’t have to stop part way up. Keep a constant speed and try to avoid changing gears on the hill.

While going downhill make sure you slow down before the hill and use lower gears rather than braking, leave as much room as you can to the car in front.

Check your breakdown cover

Make sure you have the details for your breakdown cover provider as well as checking your car insurance policy documents to make sure you know exactly what you are covered for.

If you are taking a trip make sure you have your Travel Insurance and Breakdown Cover sorted, call Discount Insurance on 0800 294 4522 for a quick quote!





29 November 2017

In the run up to Christmas people across the world travel to various Christmas markets which are famous for providing a range of attractions, from ice skating to mulled wine and various rides.
We have compiled a list of the best Christmas markets that you have to visit!

Zagreb, Croatia
The capital of Croatia has been voted two times in a row as “European Best Christmas Market”. During the time of Advent, Zagreb offers a very special Christmas atmosphere that you simply must experience. 


A growing number of tourists choose the capital of Croatia as their go to destination for a weekend break! The city streets and squares provide loads of entertainment including singing, dancing, traditional delicacies and various themed attractions.

When: 2nd December 2017 to 7th January 2018

Dresden, Germany
Dresden is a great destination with a grand total of eleven completely different Christmas markets which all have different themes, stretching from the main railway station and the Albertplatz with the main Dresden Striezelmarkt 
located in the historical city centre. 

The focal point of the Dresden Christmas Market is the world’s tallest Christmas pyramid with a height of 14 metres and the world’s biggest nut cracker.

When: 29th November to 24th December 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

The main markets in Prague are located at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square which are 5 minutes walk from each other. With large hams roasted on spits you need to sample the tasty barbequed sausages and cakes and pastries prepared in front of you. 
The most impressive is the mighty Christmas tree transported every year from the forests of Central Bohemia.

When: 2nd December 2017 to 6th January 2018


Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Christmas Market takes place on and around Grand-Place, Bourse, Place Sainte-Catherine and Marché aux Poissons. You will be enchanted by the magical son et lumière illuminations on the Grand-Place. 

Attractions also include merry-go-rounds, the large wheel and ice rink at Marché aux Poissons.

When: 24th November to 31st December 2017


Metz, France

Metz Christmas Market is considered as France’s second most visited market after that of Strasbourg. The city is know for its lofty gothic Cathedral St Etienne and its German Imperial District.

Metz takes pride in being a vibrant provincial town in the region of Lorraine. The attractions include ice sculptures at the Frozen Fairyland, a walk through magic forest and the merry-go-around and of course, ice skating!

When: 18th November to 30th December 2017

If you are taking a trip make sure you have your Travel Insurance sorted, call Discount Insurance on 0800 294 4522 for a quick quote!
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
In the run up to Christmas people across the world travel to various Christmas markets which are famous for providing a range of attractions, from ice skating to mulled wine and various rides.
We have compiled a list of the best Christmas markets that you have to visit!

Zagreb, Croatia
The capital of Croatia has been voted two times in a row as “European Best Christmas Market”. During the time of Advent, Zagreb offers a very special Christmas atmosphere that you simply must experience. 


A growing number of tourists choose the capital of Croatia as their go to destination for a weekend break! The city streets and squares provide loads of entertainment including singing, dancing, traditional delicacies and various themed attractions.

When: 2nd December 2017 to 7th January 2018

Dresden, Germany
Dresden is a great destination with a grand total of eleven completely different Christmas markets which all have different themes, stretching from the main railway station and the Albertplatz with the main Dresden Striezelmarkt 
located in the historical city centre. 

The focal point of the Dresden Christmas Market is the world’s tallest Christmas pyramid with a height of 14 metres and the world’s biggest nut cracker.

When: 29th November to 24th December 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

The main markets in Prague are located at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square which are 5 minutes walk from each other. With large hams roasted on spits you need to sample the tasty barbequed sausages and cakes and pastries prepared in front of you. 
The most impressive is the mighty Christmas tree transported every year from the forests of Central Bohemia.

When: 2nd December 2017 to 6th January 2018


Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Christmas Market takes place on and around Grand-Place, Bourse, Place Sainte-Catherine and Marché aux Poissons. You will be enchanted by the magical son et lumière illuminations on the Grand-Place. 

Attractions also include merry-go-rounds, the large wheel and ice rink at Marché aux Poissons.

When: 24th November to 31st December 2017


Metz, France

Metz Christmas Market is considered as France’s second most visited market after that of Strasbourg. The city is know for its lofty gothic Cathedral St Etienne and its German Imperial District.

Metz takes pride in being a vibrant provincial town in the region of Lorraine. The attractions include ice sculptures at the Frozen Fairyland, a walk through magic forest and the merry-go-around and of course, ice skating!

When: 18th November to 30th December 2017

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