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Nottingham City Guide

Population: 300,000
Language Spoken: English
Currency Used: £ Sterling
Emergency Contact Number: 999
Country Calling Code: 0044
Time Zone: GMT
Student Population: N/A

Welcome to Nottingham! The city, which dates back to 600 AD, lies on the River Trent, is situated in the East Midlands of England, and has a population of over 300,000. It is famous for its association with the Robin Hood' legend. During the Industrial Revolution, much of Nottingham's prosperity was founded on the textile industry, and during the days of the British Empire it was the heart of the world's lace industry. In recent years Nottingham has became well-known for 2 European Cup wins by Nottingham Forest FC.

East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 20 miles south-west of Nottingham and there are daily domestic and European flights. There is a regular bus service to and from the airport into the city centre, or you can call one of the local taxi companies.We recommend Royal Cabs. If you are travelling by bus or train, Norton Street Coach Station and both Lime Street and Central train stations are located in the city centre. (TIP: Another option is to fly to London Heathrow (LNH) or Birmingham Airport (BIR), and connect to Nottingham by bus or train).

Public transport in Nottingham is excellent and in 2010 Nottingham was rated as the least 'car dependent' city in the country! There is an extensive bus service operating within the city and surrounding suburbs. There are also local train services and a state-of-the-art tram line, which operates from the north side of Nottingham to the south of the city, passing through the city centre. All public transport options are inexpensive, however, many students walk or cycle. If you have luggage, shopping or returning home late at night, we recommend calling a taxi.

For short term accommodation, use one of the city's quality hostels. For longer term student accommodation in Nottingham, please check out the accommodation section of the website.

Restaurants in Nottingham coming soon.

Nottingham has a large student population and plenty of student orientated bars and nightclubs. We recommend trying the two Scream bars: Ropewalk and the Horn in Hand. Both are centrally located and offer great food, excellent drink prices, all of the live sport and a variety of entertainment throughout the week.

Nottingham has a number of attractions to keep you busy. Spend a few hours in the Galleries of Justice or the Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery, visit the Brewhouse Yard Museum, or enjoy a show at the Nottingham Playhouse. If you are a sports fan there is 'Championship football' at The City Ground and cricket at Trent Bridge. For the more energetic, enjoy a run or a cycle through the streets and parks of the city.

Shopping in Nottingham city centre is an enjoyable exerience thanks to the pedestrianised streets and tram system. The two main shopping centres are Broadmarsh and the Victoria Centre. They offer a good mixture of all the major high street shops and department stores. You will also enjoy The Exchange, which offers a number of designer stores as well as independent shops. Hockley, Derby Road and the Old Market Square are also worth exploring.

Nottingham is home to the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and a number of colleges. For more info. on studying at any of these, please visit the university section of the website.

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