Art & Culture

Nottingham is home to a rich variety of art galleries, theatres, cinemas and live music venues.

From independent cinema at Broadway to world-class shows at Nottingham Playhouse or Theatre Royal to leading art galleries such as Nottingham Contemporary to music and film festivals, Nottingham truly is a top destination for a cultural break.

The newly renovated Nottingham Castle, is also a must, with fantastic galleries and impressive caves to explore.

Food & Drink in Nottingham

Nottingham is full of restaurants and bars for every taste and every budget. From fine dining to quick-eats Nottingham has it all.

If you're fancying some independent eateries, Lace Market is the place for you. You can find Viva for Indian tapas, Ugly Bread Bakery for breads, sandwiches and amazing handmade sourdough pizzas.

Nottingham is also home to the authentic American burger restaurant Annie's Burger Shack, which offers amazing food suitable for both vegetarians and vegans!

Night Life

Nottingham boasts a seriously eclectic choice of nightlife, you'll always be able to catch a gig at the massive Motorpoint Arena, or if you're wanting to catch the next big thing The Bodega has a fantastic history of hosting new and upcoming bands (having hosted Arctic Monkeys, The Libertines and Lewis Capaldi only to name a few!).

If you're feeling like a club night, there are many places to choose from so suit your taste: Rock City, Baa Bar, Pryzm... The list goes on!

Nottingham Parks

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and take a breather at one of Nottingham's many parks. There are great walks, fabulous cycle trails, brilliant natural and exciting play areas for the kids and lovely picnic spots.

Nottingham's most famous park is without a doubt the Sherwood Forest Natural Nature reserve, it's home to an 800-year old oak tree! But it's of course known for its association with Robin Hood, the outlaw hero of medieval legend.


Lots of Nottingham's museums are located in the heart of the city, like the National Justice museum where you can discover the history of crim and punishment in Victorian England.

For more bang for your buck you can pick up a joint ticket to both the National Justice Museum and the City of Caves, where you can venture underground and learn about Nottingham's large maze of over 800 caves.


Nottingham's main shopping centre, The Victoria Centre hosts big brand names such as River Island, Urban Outfitters, Yankee Candle and an impressive array of food with popular outlets such as Subway, McDonald's....

Just outside of the Victoria Centre lies Clumber Street, not only is it the busiest shopping streets in Nottingham, but in the whole of Europe. Hockley is home to many independent stores, including heaps of vintage clothing and one of only four Rough Trade's in the whole of the UK!

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