Four Things to Look Forward to in Nottingham This Summer

Long summer evenings and warmer weather is almost upon us. Think live music, fantastic food, bustling beer gardens, sunny strolls through the city - whatever tickles your fancy the summer months are set to be filled with spectacular selection of events and events. Plan ahead and get excited about our four things you cannot miss in Nottingham this summer.

Nottingham Castle Reopens its Gates

The much anticipated reopening of Nottingham Castle is due to take place June 21st. Following a sensational £30 million refurbishment, the cherished castle is back once again with a whole host of fresh features.

Having been closed for three years, the site is truly ecstatic to open its door again and welcome the public back into the astonishing historic setting. The substantial revamp includes nine new exhibition areas hosting collections of art and sculptures, an aptly named outdoor play area ‘Hood’s Hideout’ bringing the legendary folklore to life and much more.

Opening daily from 10am to 6pm, tickets will soon be available to book so make sure you don’t miss out!


Brilliant Beer Gardens

Despite restrictions allowing food and drink to be enjoyed indoors, the summer months boast glorious sunshine and the chance to enjoy a refreshing cold beverage outside. 

Beer gardens are undoubtedly the place to be basking in the warmer weather with family and friends, all while supporting the local businesses that have been craving a crowd for so long.

In Nottingham city centre there’s no shortage of superb outside spaces to choose from. To get you going here are some of the great places to choose from.




Pitcher & Piano

Located inside an impressive grade-II listed church, this is one of the more unique places to enjoy your favourite food and drink. 

Via Fossa

Post work drinks with colleagues or a weekend lunch with family and friends, Via Fossa is a waterside hotspot that is a must visit. Sit back and relax whilst enjoying views of the canal.


As Winners of Nottingham’s BBN Best Large Bar 2019, Alto will not disappoint. Make the most of the fresh food menu and delicious cocktails in a picturesque terrace setting.


Comedy at the Canal House

Chuckle the night away at a comedy night because let’s face it, we all do with a good laugh after the last year or so.

On every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, you can get stuck into the award winning £1 comedy night hosted at the Canal House. As part of this, you can expect to see top comedies testing their latest materials, as well as smaller supporting acts dishing out laughs for a bargain price.

Find the latest Comedy Night at the Canal House in our ‘What’s On’ listings.


Rock the Night Away

Treat your eardrums to the sound of your favourite acts and artists in one of Nottingham’s most notorious venues, Rock City.

For the music lovers out there, it's been a long time coming soaking up the sounds of live music - there’s nothing quite like it. What’s more, with restrictions having been in place, legendary hosts, Rock City are eager to put on a summer of shows you will not forget.

Don’t miss out on Rock City’s crammed calendar of events this summer!



For the latest updates on what’s happening in Nottingham and tips on exploring the city this summer, keep an eye out on It’s In Nottingham.

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