It's time to head back into Nottingham and support our shops, restaurants, bars and independent businesses!
Let’s Go Nottingham is all about getting back out there and experiencing everything our city has to offer following a long year of lockdowns. As businesses begin to open and restrictions lift, we are encouraging Nottingham’s community to safely return to the city and enjoy themselves once again. By doing so, you will be supporting many of the city’s businesses that make Nottingham a great place to visit. Whether you have a favourite shop, restaurant or bar, now is the time to pay them a visit and support them through what will hopefully be one of the final chapters in an extremely challenging period.
Let’s celebrate the city we call home and unite our community under a single banner, ensuring Nottingham remains a vibrant, exciting location for spending time in with our friends, family and colleagues. Safety is still vitally important as Nottingham begins to reopen so please keep remember to practice Hands, Face, Space as you get back to enjoying the city.
Let’s go explore the city, let’s go get that drink, let’s enjoy that delicious meal… Let’s Go Nottingham.
From shopping the big brands in The Exchange, Victoria Centre and along Clumber Street to exploring Nottingham’s dynamic independent scene in Hockley and Friar Lane; shopping trips are back on! Following the reopening of non-essential business on 12th April, you can now visit all your favourite shops in the city centre, including big names such as John Lewis & Partners, House of Fraser, TK Maxx and many more. Don't forget your mask! Nottingham’s retailers may kindly ask you to wear a mask whilst shopping with them, so it’s important to have one to hand in order to avoid disappointment.
Food & Drink
Nottingham is home to an impressive variety of bars, pubs and restaurants. At one point in time, we had more restaurants per square mile than any other city in the UK outside of London. We love our food, and for good reason!
From 17th May, venues can serve food and drink to groups of six or two households of any size indoors. Face masks must still be worn at all times when you are not seated. The majority of bars and restaurants will take your order at your table to help minimise inconvenience for you.
As well as being able to enjoy food and drink indoors, the number of people you can sit outdoors with has increased from 6 to 30 (great news for big groups!). This means that you can enjoy al fresco dining at some of the Nottingham’s most popular restaurants as well as refreshing drinks in one of the many beer gardens nestled around the city. Pitcher & Piano, Rock City and Ye Old Salutation Inn are just a few of the venues with outdoor seating available! Try booking to guarantee your space and don’t forget to wear your mask when not seated.
Health and Beauty
Hairdressers, barber and beauty salons are back open! It’s been far too long and if you’re overdue a trim then the wait is finally over. Nottingham has no shortage of hairdressers and barbers but if you don’t want to miss out then we’d advise getting booked in as soon as you can.
Like many other non-essential businesses, beauty salons and studios are able to make their big return from 12th April. To say it’s been a stressful year would be an understatement, so go ahead and book that appointment. Everyone deserves some much need pampering right now. Like with shopping and restaurants, please follow all safety measures in place when you pop in for your treatment or hair cut.
Safety and opening packs
To help support business to reopen as safely as possible, It's in Nottingham have provided many of the city's business owners with floor signage, hand sanitiser, safety posters and other helpful items. If you plan on visiting Nottingham to shop, look out for blue signs before entering shops as they will show handy information such as where to queue. Once inside, you may also find useful guidance regarding one way systems, if the shop is accepting cash and other particulars. By looking out for, and following these signs, you will be enabling our city's businesses to operate as safely as they can. Please remember to practice social distancing and wash your hands regularly to help do you part in keeping yourself and everyone safe.
Not ready to return to the city just yet?
As much as we’d love for everyone to be able to safely visit Nottingham, we know that this simply isn’t possible for everyone right now for a variety of reasons, both personal and health related. We firmly support your choice to stay home and encourage everyone to always put health first.