Get ready to dive in to the hustle and bustle of the city centre or retreat to Robin Hood’s stomping ground, Nottingham. Explore the caves beneath the city before winding down with a cocktail in hand.
Best restaurants in Nottingham:
- Bohns – Burgers
- Bar Iberico – Spanish Tapas
- Lobster Pot – Seafood
- Oscar & Rosies – Pizza
- Alchemilla – MICHELIN Star Fine dining
- Solo Grano
There’s a wide range of independent restaurants to choose between you really are spoilt for choice. These are our hand picked memorable mentions that we feel are some of Nottingham’s hidden gems.
Bohns Best Burgers – Burgers
20-22 Broad St, NG1 3AL
Called the best burgers for a reason! If you are seeking relaxed evening good locally sourced food combined with friendly service and great atmosphere Bohns is where you want to be.
Bar Iberico – Spanish Tapas
17-19 Carlton St, NG1 1NL
A laid-back Spanish and meditation tapas restaurant serving mouth watering dishes perfect for sharing.
Lobster Pot – Seasfood
199 Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FS (Inner city)
27 Villa Street, Beeston, NG9 2NY (outer city)
Spoilt for choice with two locations Lobster pot has been able to grow based on its reputation of fantastic seafood cooked well.
Oscar & Rosies – Pizza
8 Stoney St, NG1 1LP
Nottingham’s infamous pizza by the metre pizzeria Oscar & Rosies is not one to miss. With a gluten free version available and an entire vegan menu.
Alchemilla – MICHELIN Star Fine dining
192 Derby Road, , NG7 1NF
Looking for a real culinary treat? Alchemilla has excellent front of house, well balance courses with inventive flavoursome dishes.
Solo Grano – Fresh Pasta & Pizza
21-23 Wheeler Gate, NG1 2NA
Fresh, made from scratch daily pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Great food made from high quality organic ingredients really reasonably priced. Very popular with the locals.
Best bars in Nottingham:
- The Tap house
- Ye Old Trip to Jerusalem
- Another? Wine Bar
- Hockley Arts Club
- The Alchemist
- Coco Tang
- Penny Lane
Ready to explore Nottingham’s watering holes?
Best bars and pubs for beers in Nottingham:
20-22 Broad St, NG1 3AL
A cornucopia of good honest craft beer, knowledgeable friendly staff with a relaxed chilled atmosphere. For those who don’t drink beer theres a small selection of cider, spirits and soft drinks.
Jamcafe – Small friendly bar
12 Heathcoat St, NG1 3AA
Jamcafé an unfussy modern venue & Craft Beer bar with regular events and one of the best drinks menus in the city.
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12 Bridlesmith Walk, NG1 2FZ
If you enjoy trying new beers a visit to Junkyard is a must! With an ever changing board of draught beers and fridges full of craft beer cans you are sure to find a new favourite before you leave.
The Tap house
10 Byard Ln, NG1 2GJ
Ever wanted to pull your own pint? The Tap house is Nottinghams first self service beer, cider and cocktail bar where you can do just that. Pour as much or as little as you like from a wide choice of taps and only pay for what you pour.
48-52 Canal St, NG1 7EH
Not just you run of the mill waterside pub, the canal continues inside the pub!
With one of the largest selections of beers in the East Midlands don’t pass up the chance on enjoying a cold one in the beer garden overlooking the canal.
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Ye Old Trip to Jerusalem
Brewhouse Yard, 1, Nottingham NG1 6AD
Sip back in time in one of Nottinghams treasures and England’s oldest inn. Set in the caves beneath Nottingham Castle the in-famous crusader knight pitstop is well worth a visit, with a great range of real ale cask beer.
Another? Wine Bar
9 Trinity Square, NG1 4AF
A self service wine bar with over 48 wines to choose between. Every week new wines are added so theres always something new to try. Each wine has a detailed description and can opt for a taster, small or medium serving. There is also a tucked away garden to sit and enjoy a glass of wine in the sunshine.
Best bars and clubs for Cocktails in Nottingham
Hockley Arts Club
20 Carlton St, NG1 1NN
Hockley Arts Club is made for the senses from the cocktails to the decor. Spread across 3 levels each with their own theme, bar and menu.
11 King St, NG1 2AY
Offering creative cocktails that deliver ‘Theatre in a glass’ and such an amazing experience. Will you opt for a colour changing one? or the transforming one? Or maybe a dry ice tea? Either way you will be in for a delight.
45 Bridlesmith Gate, NG1 2GN
Fight club iced tea anyone? Coco tang is known for its well made, diverse range of cocktails combined with great decor and vibe.
9 Fletcher Gate, NG1 1QQ
What would happen if you combined a seaside arcade with a cocktail bar? Penny Lane! Made for your amusement and delight its a really fun place to go and play some games and drink fabulous cocktails.
Best attractions in Nottingham
- Robin Hood statue
- City of Caves & National Justice Museum
- Nottingham Castle
- Wollaton Hall
- Newstead Abbey
- The Arboretum
- Sherwood Forest & the major oak
- Nottingham Contemporary
- Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall
- Rock City
- Motorpoint Arena
- Victoria Centre
- Old Market Square
There is a lot to see and do in Nottingham which is why we have tried to condense our list down to our top favourite things our great city offers. Enough to give you a flavour of all.
Best tourist attractions in Nottingham:
Robin Hood Statue
Castle Rd, NG1 6AA
How could you visit Notts and not have an obligatory photo with our prized Robin Hood statue?
City of Caves & National Justice Museum
National Justice Museum – High Pavement, NG1 1HN
City of caves – City of Caves, Garner’s Hill, NG1 1HF
It would be criminal to visit Nottingham and not explore the caves beneath or to travel back in time to experience the justice system in the former Old Shire Hall and County Goal. If these uniquely Notts experiences has piqued your interest, then the combined ticket for both tours is just what you are looking for.
Best outdoors attractions in Nottingham:
Wollaton Rd, NG8 2AE
Wollaton hall is not only home to deer, swans, ducks, geese but also Batman! Explore the Elizabethan mansions 500 acre of grounds, it’s a well kept park with something for everyone.
Newstead Village NG15 8NA
The ancestral home of the poet Lord Byron offers wide open spaces where you can explore the stunning gardens, trails, wildlife, waterfalls and woodlands.
Waverley St, NG7 4HF
An unexpected green haven amid the city, with a grand band stand, pond and Chinese memorial garden.
Sherwood Forest & The Major Oak
Sherwood Forest NNR, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9RN
Explore the trails of the legendary stomping ground of Robin Hood. See the Major Oak which is estimated to be 1000 years old and also where Hood and his merry men used to sleep, according to folklore.
Best cultural attractions in Nottingham:
Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF
Nottingham Playhouse is an excelled quality theatre in central Nottingham offering a range of shows from musicals, dance to spoken word and more. Even if you can’t catch a show they also have a lovely outdoor seating area and bar.
Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery
Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB
The arts are fully celebrated at the Contemporary from its RIBA Award-winning building to the ever-changing exhibits inside as well as gigs, film, workshops and more. Free entry with a suggestion of a donation it is well worth a visit.
Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall
Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND
Showcasing major touring productions from West end productions, opera to Comedy. With a variety of shows to choose between hosted in the victorian theatre, it’s no wonder its become a landmark for the city.
8 Talbot St, Nottingham NG1 5GG
An award winning independant stage offering an impressive live music line up from both new comers and major headliners as well as a nightclub.
Bolero Square, Nottingham NG1 1LA
A multi-use indoor arena where you can ice skate, catch a concert or even watch an ice hockey match. There is always something to do, see or experience here.
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Best Shopping areas in Nottingham:
Lower Parliament St, Nottingham NG1 3QN
The Victoria centre is an indoor shopping centre with 2 levels of shops including an indoor market and car park on the lower levels.
Old Market Square
Nottingham NG1 2BB
Nottingham’s equivalent to trafalgar square. Old market square is a hive of activity with shops and eateries in every direction and sometimes the beach or Christmas market occupy the centre of the square.
Hockley, Nottingham NG1
Based in the creative quarter of Nottingham. This area is well known for its eclectic independent shops and eateries.
Best accommodation in Nottingham
- Lace Market hotel
- De Verve Orchard Hotel
- Leonardo Hotel Nottingham
- Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Nottingham
- Crowne Plaza Hotel Nottingham
- Colwick Hall Hotel
- Travelodge Nottingham Wollaton Park Hotel
- Delta By Marriott Hotel Nottingham Belfry
- Premier Inn Nottingham West Hotel & Arena
- Ibis Nottingham City
Nottingham has a wide range of restaurants from small independent companies to
Lace Market hotel
29-31 High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HE
5.4 miles to EDWPS | 0.4 Miles to Centre of Town
A stunning Georgrian town house located in the lace market area of central Nottingham offering spacious rooms with great views. Pet friendly incase your four legged friend is joining you, free wi-fi with a restaurant and bar. A great location to explore all that the centre of town has to offer.
De Verve Orchard Hotel
Beeston Ln, Nottingham NG7 2RJ
4.2 miles to EDWPS | 3.3 Miles to Centre of Town
Located in the parkland of the University of Nottingham De Verve Orchard hotel is a eco friendly hotel. This award warning sustainable hotel is spacious and modern with a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and bar.
Leonardo Hotel Nottingham
Station St, Nottingham NG2 3BJ
5.7 miles to EDWPS | 0.8 Miles to Centre of Town
Located a 4 minute walk from the Train station ideal for those traveling by train. With this chain you know what you can expect as standard, this particular Jurys inn has a restaurant, bar and Costa Coffee bar.
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Nottingham
Nuthall Rd, Nottingham NG8 6AZ
3.7 miles to EDWPS | 3.3 Miles to Centre of Town
Located 1 mile from the M1 with ample parking making it easy to come and go as you please, exploring the outer parts of Nottingham as well as central. Room service is available as well as a fitness centre and on-site restaurant.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Nottingham
Wollaton St, Nottingham NG1 5RH
4.2 miles to EDWPS | 0.3 Miles to Centre of Town
Located 2-minute walk from the Theatre Royal and 7 minute stroll to the Victoria Centre you are centrally located for exploring the city. Room service is available as well as a restaurant, bar and fitness room.
Colwick Hall Hotel
Colwick Park Cl, Racecourse Rd, Nottingham NG2 4BH
7.3 miles to EDWPS | 3.7 Miles to Centre of Town
Once the ancestral home of Lord Byron, Nottingham’s infamous poet and rebel. Colwick hall is now a stunning Georgian hotel based in 60 acres of country park grounds.
Travelodge Nottingham Wollaton Park Hotel
Derby Road, Wollaton Vale, Nottingham NG8 2NR
2.5 miles to EDWPS | 3.3 Miles to Centre of Town
Perfect for those on a budget with a bonus of a Miller & Carter steakhouse being a stones throw away. A no-thrills budget-friendly hotel perfect for a good sleep whilst you explore the city by day.
Delta By Marriott Hotel Nottingham Belfry
Mellors Way off Woodhouse Way, Nottingham, NG8 6PY United Kingdom
2.2 miles to EDWPS | 4.8 Miles to Centre of Town
Delta hotel is the closest hotel to EDWPS it is also located a 5 minute walk from Aldi and Holy Tree Farm Dining & Carvery. You are fully catered to and can even indulge in the on-site Spa for some R&R.
Premier Inn Nottingham Arena
London Rd, Nottingham NG2 4UU
5.6 miles to EDWPS | 0.7 Miles to Centre of Town
Premier Inn offers a good night sleep located near Nottingham’s train station. A gentle stroll away from the centre of town, Motorpoint arena and the shops.
Ibis Nottingham City
16 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 2FS
5.5 miles to EDWPS | 0.3 Miles to Centre of Town
Located in the Hockley area of the centre of town Ibis is a great place to stay if you want to explore the bars and restaurants of Nottingham’s city centre. The Ibis is pet friendly too.