Be In... Nottingham

A city of culture, nightlife, sport and of course home to the Legend that is Robin Hood.

Nottingham is friendly, exciting and has great transport links. Home to two major universities, the city attracts over 60,000 students and is the perfect place to embrace your independence. Nottingham is currently the second youngest core city, with more under 30’s than any other expect Manchester (figures from Nottingham City Council, 2017). The city definitely holds a buzz and overall great atmosphere!

The city holds some sporting legends, from Brian Clough to Carl Froch, and Torvill and Dean to Rebecca Adlington, it was also awarded the title Nottingham the Home of Sport back in 2015. With two football clubs, the world-famous test match cricket ground, the National Ice Arena and the Water Sports Centre, you are never short of a sporting activity or two!

If you like a blast from the past, then Hockley is the place for you.  A couple of minutes’ walk from Old Market Square, the cobbled streets are home to some vintage treasures- Cow, Wild Clothing, Braderie and White Rose or if antiques is more you thing pay Hopkinson’s a little visit.

Nottingham is known for its vivid nightlife and has been awarded a Purple Flag Award 7 times! Known for its exciting gig venues, hidden bars and booming clubs- the people of Nottingham definitely let their hair down. If you fancy a game of ping pong, Das Kino is worth checking out or for a cosier vibe head to Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, rumoured to be the oldest pub in England! Hidden in the bustling backstreets of Hockley you will discover a number of cocktail bars, all about new experiences. Chat with friends on Saltwater’s urban rooftop terrace or sip on something sophisticated in Boiler Maker, a funky bar hidden behind a boilers showroom. Other favourites are Coco Tang, Pepper Rocks and The Hockley Arts Club.

Music is the beating heart of Nottingham, there’s a venue round every corner to suit a variety of music tastes. Soak up the crowd’s energy at huge venues such as Rock City and the Motorpoint Arena, or discover emerging artists at the Bodega, Rough Trade and Rescue Rooms.

Time to get your culture fix. If theatre is your thing then take a look at what’s on at the Theatre Royal or Nottingham Playhouse. The city is also home to a number of exhibition spaces, such as Nottingham Contemporary, one of the UK’s most exciting art galleries. If you are interested in History then explore the famous Nottingham Castle or take a trip to Wollaton Hall.

Thanks to its multicultural community, Nottingham is home to variety of different cuisines from Japanese, Thai, Indian and Chinese- you can taste the world without leaving the city. The city’s independent food scene has also blossomed over the past few years with artisan coffee roasteries, tapas bars, sourdough bakeries and homely cafes. Along with pubs and other chain restaurants you are never short of places to get a bite to eat or something to drink.

The average price for property in Nottingham stood at £195,192 in June 2018. In terms of property types, flats in Nottingham sold for an average of £136,445 and terraced houses for £123,828. This is according to the current Zoopla estimates.

For more information contact one of our Nottingham offices- Belvoir Nottingham Central, Belvoir Nottingham South West and Belvoir Nottingham West.


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