A student’s honest opinion
“There are two universities in Nottingham, but for the University of Nottingham, many students tend to live in the main student area Lenton, although some also choose to live in Beeston, Dunkirk or nearer to the city centre. Lenton has several good cheap pubs, like the Bag ‘o’ Nails and the Happy Return, and lots of takeaways. Beeston also has several pubs and a larger high street than Lenton.
Nottingham is famous for being the home of Robin Hood, and many tourists are attracted by Nottingham Castle and Sherwood Forest. However, this is not all that there is to do in Nottingham. There are several big clubs such as Oceana, Gatecrasher, Reflex and, a Nottingham student favourite, Ocean. There are student nights nearly every day of the week. If you are into alternative music, there is also Rock City, Stealth, the Bodega Social Club and Rescue Rooms, so there really is something for everyone.
Shopping in Nottingham is quite spread out around the city centre, but the main shopping centres are the Victoria Centre and the Broadmarsh Centre. Nottingham also has independent cinemas the Savoy and the Broadway, as well as several multiplex cinemas. Nottingham is also a great city for sport, being home to two football teams. The National Ice Centre and the National Watersports Centre can also be found in Nottingham.” Jess, 23