Explore Nottingham

Why not explore our great city whilst you are here?! 

Here's a quick guide to Nottingham with places to stay, eat, drink and visit.

Get ready to dive in to the hustle and bustle of the city centre or retreat to Robin Hood's stomping ground. Explore the caves beneath the city before winding down with a cocktail in hand. 


Bohns - Burgers

Bar Iberico - Spanish Tapas

Lobster Pot - Seafood

Oscar & Rosies - Pizza

Alchemilla - MICHELIN Star Fine dining

The Hand & Heart - Traditional pub with caves

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Best restaurants in Nottingham

Nottingham has 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, Nottingham 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, Nottingham NG1 1NL

A laid-back Spanish and meditation tapas restaurant serving mouth watering dishes perfect for sharing. 

Lobster Pot - Seasfood

199 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG1 3FS (Inner city)

27 Villa Street, Beeston, Nottingham 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.

Jamcafe - Small friendly cafe bar

12 Heathcoat St, Nottingham NG1 3AA

Jamcafé an unfussy modern venue & Craft Beer bar with regular events and one of the best drinks menus in the city.

Oscar & Rosies - Pizza

8 Stoney St, Nottingham NG1 1LP

Nottinghams infamous pizza by the metre pizzeria Oscar & Rosies is not one to miss. With gluten free version available and an entire vegan menu. 

Alchemilla - MICHELIN Star Fine dining

192 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 1NF

Looking for a real culinary treat? Alchemilla has excellent front of house, well balance courses with inventive flavoursome dishes. 

The Hand and Heart - Traditional pub with caves

65-67 Derby Rd, Nottingham NG1 5BA

A charming bar in a spectacular setting. Dine in the caves or relax in their garden room conservatory. If you happen to be staying until Sunday their roast dinner is not one to pass on. 




The Tap house Nottingham

Crafty Crow


Ye Old  Trip to Jerusalem

Boiler maker

Hockley Arts Club

The Alchemist

Coco Tang

Penny Lane 

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Best bars in Nottingham

Ready to explore Nottingham's watering holes?   

Best bars and pubs for beers in Nottingham:


20-22 Broad St, Nottingham 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, Nottingham NG1 3AA

Jamcafé an unfussy modern venue & Craft Beer bar with regular events and one of the best drinks menus in the city.

Follow on instagram @Jamcafe


12 Bridlesmith Walk, Nottingham, 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, Nottingham 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. 

Crafty Crow

102 Friar Ln, Nottingham NG1 6EB

A real ale haven based near the castle. Their ale selection is always on constant rotation, serving up treats from micro-breweries from up and down the country as well as Magpie Brewery. 


48-52 Canal St, Nottingham 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. 

Follow on Facebook or on twitter & Instagram @canalhousebar

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. 

Best bars and clubs for Cocktails in Nottingham:

Boiler maker

36b Carlton St, Nottingham NG1 1NN

Nottingham's very own hidden cocktail bar. Boilermaker is an atmospheric bar, offering table service and cocktails with a twist as well as the classics. 

Hockley Arts Club

20 Carlton St, Nottingham 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. 

The Alchemist 

11 King St, Nottingham 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. 

Coco tang

45 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham 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. 

Penny Lane

9 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham 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. 

Robin Hood statue

City of Caves & National Justice Museum

Nottingham Castle 

Wollaton Hall 

Newstead Abbey

The Arboretum

Sherwood Forest & the major oak


Nottingham Contemporay

Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall

Rock City

Motorpoint Arena

Intu Victoria Centre

Old Market Square


Best attractions in Nottingham

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. 


Robin Hood Statue

Castle Rd, Nottingham NG1 6AA


How could you visit Nottingham and not have an obligatory photo with our prized Robin Hood statue?

City of Caves & National Justice Museum

National Justice Museum - High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN

City of caves - City of Caves, Garner’s Hill, Nottingham, 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 Nottingham experiences has piqued your interest, then the combined ticket for both tours is just what you are looking for. 

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle, Lenton Road, Nottingham NG1 6EL

After a recent £30 Million revamp the castle gates are open once more. Ready for the public to discover the trials and tribulations of the history that lies within.  




Wollaton hall

Wollaton Rd, Nottingham 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 Abbey

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. 

The Arboretum

Waverley St, Nottingham 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. 

Follow on Facebook: @visitsherwood or Twitter: RSPBSherwood


Nottingham Playhouse

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.

Rock 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.

Motorpoint arena

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. 

Follow on Facebook: @motorpointarenanottingham
Twitter & Instagram: @nottinghamarena


Victoria Centre

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.  

Lace Market hotel 

De Verve Orchard Hotel

Jurys inn 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 

Best accommodation in Nottingham

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. 


Jurys inn 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.