Nottingham is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. The city streets have, over the centuries, been traversed by a colourful array of characters from kings to outlaws and the history of the city is captured for visitors in a wealth of museums and splendid historic buildings like Nottingham Castle.
There are two modern shopping complexes, the Victoria and Broadmarsh centres and these are linked by pedestrianised streets to traditional shops and fine arcades. The areas of Hockley and Bridlesmith Gate have become thriving centres for high fashion, continental cafes, antiques, and contemporary art and craft shops. The new Cornerhouse complex hosts a wide selection of restaurants, bars, club and multiplex cinema.
People come to Nottingham to enjoy the best in night-time entertainment. Nottingham is a gastronomic centre with a wide selection of venues. It is also home to the oldest pub in England “Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem”.
The hub of the city’s cultural life is the Royal Centre with the Theatre Royal offering pantomime to ballet to farce. The Royal Concert Hall provides an ideal venue for comedians, concerts and orchestras. Theatre is also on offer at the Nottingham Playhouse.
There’s a reason we were named as ‘Home of English Sport’
Throughout the year, Nottingham plays host to a variety of sporting events including an internationally famous Nottingham Forest and England’s oldest football team Notts County. In the world of cricket, the name of Trent Bridge is synonymous with international tournaments.
Nottingham also offers The Nottingham Tennis centre, Nottingham Racecourse and the Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre, which is set in a beautiful country park. Also in the centre of Nottingham is a state of the art Ice Stadium with concert facilities that are second to none.