The Gumtree Blog

6 ways to entertain the kids this summer break

Wednesday 2 August 2017, by

You know the drill, school is out and the kids are happy, but how long will this last?! With the new school year still another month away, there is a lot of time to kill… For those among us who are blessed with particularly active kids, this unusual period of rest can be a challenging. …read more

The Psychology of Scamming: Trust & Safety in the Online Marketplace launch event

Monday 10 July 2017, by

The issue of scamming has long been a problem in society – ever since the first humans started bartering for good. And yet for all its good, the internet has opened up a much wider audience, and more opportunity for these fraudsters to operate. Whilst the vast majority of users have a safe and successful …read more

5 ways to get ready for a winning tennis season

Friday 30 June 2017, by

You were warmed up with the summer tennis season opening, and now you know your backhand from your overhead smash, so you’re ready for the historic tennis fortnight. You’re ready to enjoy the nail biting next few weeks which could see Andy Murray crowned champion once more. But do you have all the necessaries for …read more

10 ways to enjoy a typically British summer

Wednesday 21 June 2017, by

With the temperatures exceeding 30 degrees this week we can safely say that summer has finally arrived! With June 21st being the official first day of summer we just can’t wait to get outside for our dose of UV rays. Of course, the summer holidays are still a while away. But we’ve got 10 ideas how …read more

Our 6-step prep guide to your best Glastonbury yet

Friday 16 June 2017, by

You’ve chosen your headliners for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you’ve bought a sleeping bag, and have a pocket poncho- you’ve covered the Glasto basics… right?! If you’re feeling a little light on the fundamentals, we have compiled 6 essentials for the festival below. So, whether you’re a Glastonbury newbie or veteran, we have you covered. A …read more

#NationalUpcyclingWeek Promotion Terms & Conditions

Thursday 15 June 2017, by

What is it? Limited, a company incorporated in England with its registered office at 5 New Street Square, EC4A 3TW, London, United Kingdom (“Gumtree”), is running a promotion (the “Promotion”).   Gumtree will select an entrant who complies with the present Terms & Conditions, to receive a 3 night trip in a ‘Superior Room’ at Hotel Stadthalle for 2 people. …read more

Get involved in National Upcycling Week

Thursday 8 June 2017, by

Always fancied trying your hand at upcycling? Have an abandoned upcycling project that could benefit from some new skills? We have just the events for you. This National Upcycling Week, you are invited to add a string to your upcycling bow and learn how your old items can be transformed into beautiful, fully functional upcycled wonders. …read more

Want to get started with upcycling? Watch our how-to videos…

Thursday 8 June 2017, by

To celebrate National Upcycling Week 2017, we’ve selected a shiny list of up-and-coming upcycling bloggers who will be right up your street. Whether you’re already an upcycling expert or just getting started, snoop on those amazing vlogs to get your daily shot of inspiration.   1 – DiY Blonde Fancy an industrial style for your interior …read more

Stuck for Father’s Day gift inspo? Here’s 6 ideas to cement your perfect child status

Thursday 8 June 2017, by

They’re the kings of awkward dance moves, terrible fashion faux-pas and cringe-worthy dad jokes… There is a good chance some of them think they are entirely capable of being a football pro, while some secretly wish they were the lost member of The Rolling Stones. And on Sunday we are showing our appreciation for them – …read more

Introducing #NationalUpcyclingWeek competition

Thursday 8 June 2017, by

We have exciting news for all the avid upcycling fans… In celebration of National Upcycling Week 2017, you’ll have the chance to win a weekend away in an upcycled hotel for two in Vienna… You’re going to love this place. The hotel has completely renovated guest rooms, upcycling style. Firewood has turned into coffee tables, books have become nightstands, and newspapers …read more