As restrictions are slowly being lifted, and we begin to venture out of our homes once more, we are faced with a new problem… What are we going to do? Whether you’re looking for an exciting ‘first experience out of lockdown’, or are just looking for some fun activities in Nottingham, we have 8 Things To Do In Nottingham to add to your summer to-do list.
A delight for Vegans and chocolate lovers alike, Luisa’s Vegan Chocolates are a treat for all regardless of your eating habits.
Created with love from bean to bar, Luisa handcrafts all her chocolate at her little chocolate makery in Sneinton Market, Nottingham. You can watch the chocolate making process, and pick up an edible souvenir such as their tasty award-winning Peanut Butter Cups, or perhaps even a bar of Choc-OAT-Late Oat M*lk Chocolate.
With a range of exciting exhibitions, both on and offline, there is always something going on at Nottingham Contemporary.
One upcoming event to note is Allison Katz: Artery, exploring painting's relationship to questions of identity and expression, selfhood and voice. This is Allison’s first institutional solo show in the UK, and is certainly one not to miss. Pop in to see it between when they open on May 22nd, to October 31.
You don’t need to leave the country to experience new flavours and foods of the world, Nottingham has loads of exciting restaurants and cafes that can transport you to any continent.
Travel to Mexico, with a delicious burrito from Barburrito, and wash it down with a bottomless soda and churros for dessert. With lighter options available, rest assured you will find a spicy (or mild) option for you.
If burritos don’t take your fancy Bistrot Pierre offers great value and seasonal French cooking that will transport you to France. They also have over 20 wines for you to choose from, so you will always have something delicious to pair with your meal.
If you still can’t decide what you’re in the mood for, there is something for everyone at Cosmo. With Asian options, a carvery menu, continental and teppanyaki options, you are sure to find something you like out of their 150 dishes.
Cold, German beer brought to you in two pint steins, a large beer garden with two screens, rack & roll set over three floors… No we aren’t describing a beer-lover’s heaven, this is The Bierkeller.
With a chilled-out, fun energy and regular events, The Bierkeller is a bar like no other. The beer garden is already open, but if you want to make the most of the interior and events on offer, make sure to book in when they open indoors on the 22nd May.
Yes, it’s a supermarket. But it’s also Nottingham’s largest Oriental supermarket. Featuring foods from China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, America, India and more, you know that you will be able to find something for everyone.
Pick up your favourite ‘hard to find’ food, or find a new favourite.
You can’t go wrong with a good old-fashioned burger, and Annie’s takes it one step further. Not only do they have the classics, but they also have exciting combinations, such as ‘The Vermonter’ , a burger topped with two pancakes, crispy strips of bacon and lashings of authentic American maple syrup.
Don’t eat meat? No problem, as every single burger on the menu can be ordered as vegan, vegetarian or meaty.
Opening up again on the 17th of May, Cafe Sobar offers an alcohol free, welcoming environment to all. A ‘refreshing alternative to mainstream bars and venues’ their alcohol-free cafe offers 0% alcohol and 100% satisfaction and refreshment.
Visit them for a full english, veggie or vegan breakfast, a light lunch, or perhaps tea and cake (they have gluten free options). Make sure you also check out their delicious smoothies and mocktails.
Support the charity Double Impact and pick up some tasty food in the process.
With so much to do, it’s important to book time in for some self-care and relaxation. The Beauty Temple offers a range of treatments for anyone looking for a bit of downtime. Choose from luxury treatments such as The Royal Service, or get a manicure at the Champagne Nail Bar.
With so many treatments to choose from, it can be easy to find yourself spending a whole day at The Beauty Temple, and we wouldn’t blame you for it.
As things start to open up again, it’s important to support local businesses and explore your hometown. We hope this guide will help you explore and experience the beauty and excitement that Nottingham has to offer.
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