Where to stay
For a more peaceful alternate outside of the hustle and bustle, try a visit at one of the Farm Stay bed and breakfasts or cottages just outside the city.
The Old Market Square is the city center where much is happening. It’s a great place to stay for access to places on foot and just a tram ride away.
The Hockley Quarter is an eclectic and varied neighborhood. It features many independent boutiques and alternative cinema and theatre complexes in the eastern half of the city.
In the Lace Market, which is home to much of Nottingham’s ancient culture and the Victorian architecture that serves as a reminder of the city’s lacey heydays.
The renovated sections of the Lace Market are hopping night spots, full of bars and restaurants.
Nottingham is one of the top places to shop in the UK. The southernmost part of Nottingham has plenty of shopping and a soon to be giant Broadmarsh shopping centre. Just beyond are excellent places to dine long the canal as well. Trinity Square’s Flying Horse walk and the Pod are home to smaller, more intimate shops. The Bridlesmith Gate has many designer shops and is home to the first Paul Smith boutique. Many other streets like Poultry Walk, West End Arcade, and Hurts Yard have small, interesting shops. Derby Road features many specialty stores too. The biggest of them all are the Victoria Centre and Westfield Broadmarsh near Old Market Square.
Tales of Robin Hood abound in the western part of Nottingham where the Castle and Maid Marian Way rule. This is also where the business district and high rises are.
Theatres call north Nottingham home and the Theatre Royal, Nottingham on Theatre Square, and Nottingham Playhouse can all be found here.
1. Hart’s Hotel
2. Jurys Inn Nottingham
3. Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa
4. Days Hotel Nottingham
5. Holiday Inn Nottingham
6. Holiday Inn Express Nottingham City Centre
7. Lace Market Hotel
8. Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms
9. Cockliffe Country House Hotel
10. Premier Inn Nottingham – London Road
Read more in our Nottingham Guide.