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Living in Nottingham, England:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

15 local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Nottingham, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 15 people living in Nottingham what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Nottingham is a buzzing city with great cultural life including one of the best independent cinemas in the world, one of the best contemporary art galleries and one of the best jazz clubs outside London. Some great restaurants, two good theatres and a great creative scene. It’s a great place to live.

Primarily a university city with limited jobs in manufacturing. Good areas for country walks nearby. Convenient motorway access and also two international airports nearby. Direct railway links to London and other major cities in the UK. Nottingham is in the center of England, offering easy access to all parts of the UK.

Mariam, says: 2020

As one of the most interesting cities in the UK, Nottingham contains many tourist attractions. Wollaton Hall, a beautiful country house and museum, was also a location for the recent Batman film. Nottingham Castle, steeped in the history and legends of Robin Hood and King John, also provides visitors with sweeping vistas of the city and surrounding countryside.

Those of us who were born in the city of Nottingham are most proud of our dialect. In particular, we are proud to call you “duck”. Do not be insulted; we aren’t suggesting you walk with a waddle! The word “duck” comes from the same stem as the word “duke”, and was traditionally used to show someone respect.

Nottingham is a large city which boats two separate universities. It has a fantastic nightlife with the highest number of bars and restaurants in the whole of the UK. It is also the home of the famous thief, Robin Hood. You can even visit the very tree Robin Hood lived in with his band of merry men!

Caitlin, says: 2020

Nottingham has its quirks and points of interest. Historically and culturally rich in many respects, with its legends of Robin Hood and underground caves, it is an interesting place. Sherwood pines offers a variety of outdoor activities such as biking and walking. Not to mention the ancient major oak tree, a source of captivating legends and stories dating back 100s of years. As for daily life, it’s fun to discover the best venues for going out, seeing live music and experiencing the nightlife. I would particularly recommend a secret cocktail bar, hidden from street view called the boiler room. This is a city with something for everyone.

Nottingham is a great city full of lots of things to do. You can visit the City of Caves, The Justice Museum or the Art Gallery, all within the city centre. The city is full of lots of culture and there’s always plenty of events going on throughout the year.

Shilpi, says: 2020

As a student, Nottingham is a great place. There are two universities in the city of Nottingham, which means the night-life is excellent. Nottingham also has a brilliant transport network, with both tram and bus services, so it is very easy to get around. My favourite thing about Nottingham is its second-hand shops and I often spend time at weekends trawling through them to find vintage clothes and accessories.

Nottingham is a small but bustling city with a large student population. It has a great shopping district, with both high street and designer stores right in the centre. The city is rich in history and features some well known locations such as Nottingham Castle and Wollaton Hall. We also celebrate our local folk hero Robin Hood.

Nottingham is a large city in the East Midlands. Tourists can visit the historic castle that sits on the top of a hill and contains an art gallery. They can also enjoy the varied shopping and restaurant offerings within the different areas of the city. The Lace Market area is of particular interest.

Here, you can go to Wollaston park (which is especially lovely during the summer time). You can also go to Nottingham castle which is quite a walk, if you are walking, but it is worth every step. There are also a lot of fast food restaurants to go to too.

Fahima, says: 2020

Nottingham is the third largest city in United kingdom, also known as Robin Hood city. There are lots of tourist attractions in Nottingham such as Sherwood forest, Nottingham castle, Wollaton Hall and Deer Park including University of Nottingham, Known as one of the greenest universities in UK. It is a good place for living due to low living cost, it’s warm and friendly atmosphere compared to other cities in UK.

Sravani, says: 2020

The average salary in Nottingham is above the national average, and due to Nottingham being such a culturally diverse city, there are many career paths you would be able to pursue. We have lots of immigrants in Nottingham, so people moving here would be able to find people who speak the same language as them, they can find shops selling foods from around the world. Along with the great career prospects, Nottingham also has 688 years of sporting heritage, and collectively, Nottinghamshire’s biggest sporting clubs have close to seven centuries of history. In just a two mile radius of the Tent Bridge crossing you’ll find two of the world’s oldest football clubs international and county cricket and the National Ice Centre.

Nottingham is a small city with a lot to offer. It is probably most famous for being one of the settings of the Legend of Robin Hood. There are two football teams Notts County and Nottingham Forest. Two universities keep the population young and the nightlife vibrant. There is an excellent public transport system to get around the city and it is well connected by rail to the rest of the country.

For someone moving to Nottingham they should consider taking a trip to Sherwood Forest to see where Robin Hood once lived in the Major oak. Sherwood Forest is a famous destination for tourists and one would find it interesting to read about the interesting facts about how Robin Hood became so popular.

Hudayfi, says: 2020

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