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Welcome to Nottingham city centre

A city rich in history and heritage, Nottingham is home to some unmissable national treasures. Whether you’re looking for a place to shop, somewhere to experience unique arts and culture or discover amazing food and drink venues, there’s plenty to do and see right here in Nottingham city centre.

Home to the magnificent 11th Century Nottingham Castle and with over 700 caves hidden away under the busy streets, the city is teeming with historical charms and traditions including the National Justice Museum, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem pub and the annual Goose Fair tradition which first started back in 1284.  Also home to two internationally recognised universities, over time the city’s population has flourished, bringing with it a diverse range of shops, restaurants, city centre events, arts and sports venues for both students and families to enjoy.

Shopping, culture and more

From high street labels to independent stores and luxury boutiques, Nottingham fulfils all of your shopping needs, no matter your style, taste or budget. The city’s thriving nightlife, eclectic mix of quirky bars and clubs and 250 food and drink venues makes it the perfect destination for any occasion, whether it’s a day trip, weekend stay or longer. 

There are a number of culture and art venues in the city centre not to be missed. The striking Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall host some of the best pantomimes and music artists in the world, and the Nottingham Playhouse offers drama, music, dance and comedy for the whole family. For regular exhibitions and educational film screenings, visit the Nottingham Contemporary. If it’s live music you’re looking for, Rock City and Motorpoint Arena won’t disappoint with their impressive line ups featuring artists from across the globe. 

Shopping

From high street labels to independent stores and luxury boutiques, Nottingham fulfils all of your shopping needs, no matter your style, taste or budget.

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What's On

Whether you're visiting for a day, a weekend or longer, there's lots to see and do in Nottingham city centre.

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Eating and Drinking

There’s over 250 places to eat and drink in Nottingham city centre! Whether it's food on the go or fine dining, try our fabulous food and drink finder for inspiration tailored to you.

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