An ode to Nottingham – why we love our city

We are proud to be based in the heart of the bustling city of Nottingham, with so much right on your doorstep.

From quirky bars to charming independent restaurants and historic tourist hot spots such as Nottingham Castle, it’s no wonder the city has seen an increase in the number of people re-locating from the capital over the last few years.

As well as affordable housing, with the average house price in the city now £210,977*, extensive easy transport links and a diverse cultural offering, the city has a lot to offer to its current residents, visitors and those looking to move.

We love the buzz and vibrancy of Nottingham, and that’s why we’re based in the Lace Market, right in the heart of the action.

As things start to reopen – we have compiled a list of the reasons why we love our city, including our favourite watering holes, haunts and beauty spots.

Rich heritage

Nottingham’s rich heritage can be admired all over the city, stemming from the glorious grounds at Wollaton Park, to the historic corners of Nottingham Castle. From the legend of Robin hood, to the surrounding carved caves.

Whether you’re after a picturesque walk around stunning grounds, or seeking something a bit more intriguing, the history of the city covers every aspect.


Nottingham’s collection of bars is diverse and the city is home to some of quirkiest establishments around, including the likes of Coco Tang, Pepper Rocks and Hockley Arts Club, to name a few.

Wander down the city’s winding cobbled streets, and you can find many hidden gems and independent restaurants – it’s also home to England’s oldest inn, nestled beneath the cliff on which the castle stands, and the views from the outside are incredible.


Whilst it’s evident we are all excited to get back to the dancefloors again, Nottingham is a great port of call for a night out on the tiles. This diverse city is home to an extensive range of clubs and bars, covering all kinds of music genres – from RnB to indie, pop to rock, the choices are endless. Nottingham is also home to the famous ‘Rock City’, renowned for being the UK’s leading live music venue and club.  From club nights to live gigs, we are excited to see it restored back to its former glory, once restrictions are lifted.


Nottingham is renowned as a sporting hub and is home to Motorpoint arena, Trent Bridge Cricket Club, Nottingham Forest and Notts County Football Club – so whether its football, cricket or ice hockey you want – Notts has you covered.


If you’d rather spend a day perusing the shops, Notts is home to the likes of John Lewis, Flannels, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, as well as The Victoria Centre arcade which houses a variety of retail brands. Many independent hidden gems can be found down the streets just off Market Square, and the Lace Market. One of our favourites include White Rose – a chain of eight vintage fashion boutiques dotted around the city, selling retro items, all in aid of a good cause.

Cuisine Culture

Nottingham’s buzzing restaurant scene offers everything from Italian to Asian fusion, American and beyond, with the likes of Oscar & Rosie, Mowgli and Sexy Mamma Loves Spaghetti – from street food vendors, to fine dining – the city has you covered in terms of dining for all kinds of occasions.

Riverside Views

Running alongside the River Trent, just a fifteen-minute walk from the city is the picturesque Victoria Embankment, with sweeping views of the river and easy connection to great walks along the canal path and to country parks such as Colwick and Holme Pierrepont.

The riverside area is currently undergoing vast regeneration, with several developments under construction such as The Yacht Club, Trent Bridge Quays and The Waterside Apartments, providing central waterside living options for all, nestled in between West Bridgford and the city.

Transport Links

With a tram line running through the heart of Nottingham, rest assured if you’re running late, a tram will only be a few minutes away, ready to transport you to the other side of the city in no time. Offering an airport, trainline and extensive bus routes, there are plenty of travel options for commuters, and trains run from Nottingham to London regularly, the fastest route being an hour and 32 minutes.

*Analysis of the ONS’s “Internal migration: by local authority and region, five-year age group and sex” dataset, published 24th June 2020 and covering the period 2014-2019