Nottingham Student Guide – An overview

Nottingham

An overview

Nottingham is famous for Robin Hood.

The city of Nottingham can be found in the county of Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands of England. The city has a high student population of over 57,000 making it a young and vibrant city with lots on offer. The canal side of Nottingham provides the perfect backdrop for summer drinking and there are a number of pubs scattered along the canal with beer gardens. Nottingham is full of nightclubs and live music venues, all of which cater for students and often host cheap weekday evenings. The Cookie Club is a 500 capacity nightclub in the heart of Nottingham and has three dancefloors, 3 bars, a chillout room and a rooftop garden. The club is popular on Wednesdays and entry is only £1 (but don’t forget your NUS card!)

With over 1,000 shops in the centre of the city, Nottingham is a haven for shoppers and provides the perfect opportunity for a bit of retail therapy. The Market Square is in the centre of the city and where you will find all the favourite high street stores. The Hockley area of the city is where you can find smaller independent boutiques selling everything from vintage clothes to vinyl records and handmade jewellery.

If live performance and music is more your thing then Nottingham has lots on offer. Rock City is a nightclub and performance venue in the centre of the city and regularly hosts concerts from well-established bands and singers to up-and-coming performers. Nottingham Contemporary is one of the leading venues in Nottingham’s thriving art scene and is one of the largest contemporary arts centres in the UK. Lakeside Arts Centre is a public arts space run by the University of Nottingham and regularly hosts exhibitions, performances and live events.

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