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Shop ‘til you drop at Nottingham’s vast assortment of shops. Take a trip to the Victoria Centre for all your favourite high street brands or stroll through Hockley to sample a range of independent stores.
The 18montrose store has the latest men’s and women’s collections from brands including Stone Island, Rick Owens, Yeezy, and Alexander Wang.
2 Magpies Design
At Two Magpies we believe your home should be your sanctuary. Filled with belongings that you love and that bring you pleasure.
In a time where we are free to express our own style, where fashion…
Age UK Nottingham is an independent charity working in Nottingham to offer support and services to older people. Find out more here.
All Saints is a clothes shop specialising in designer clothes, formal wear and swimwear. They also sell a range of accessories including jewellery, sunglasses and belts.
From sexy lingerie to the world famous and exclusive Rampant Rabbit, they’ve been tickling your fancy for 40 years.
With over 20 years’ experience, Argento sells exclusive, home-grown brands including Argento, Storie, August Woods, Dirty Ruby & Karma which includes both sterling silver and costume jewellery. They…
Argos has something for all the family, including top brands like Bose, Beats, Dyson, LEGO, Nespresso and Samsung, and exclusive lines like Chad Valley. They offer customers what they want, how they…
Asiana is Nottingham’s largest Oriental supermarket. Foods from China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, America, India and more.
Priding themselves on impeccable customer service and a great range of products, this independent bag specialist has been situated in the city centre for over 20 years.
At Barnardos charity shops you can find all sorts of bargains, buy amazing cards and gift wrap, donate goods or volunteer. 100% of the profits made from the sale of goods will help the UK’s most…
Beaverbrooks Nottingham has a range of fabulous jewellery and watches, as well as a wide variety of luxury goods, from beautiful hand selected Beaverbrooks diamonds to TAG Heuer boutique. Whether you…
Behind the Red Door
Behind the Red Door is a beautiful independent gift boutique situated on the edge of the historic lace market area in the heart of Nottingham city. We have handpicked an eclectic mix of contemporary…
Berry’s is an independent, family-owned jewellers known for the superior quality of their jewellery. With particular expertise in fine watches and diamonds, they stock the world’s most exclusive…
Blacks specialises in outdoor clothing and equipment, and stocks well known brands including Northface and Jack Wolfskin.
Blue Banana is an alternative shop selling clothes and accessories for men and women. Stocking brands such as Converse, Hell Bunny, Hype, DC, Dr Martens and more, there’s a wide variety of products on…
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Nottingham Shopping – Visit Nottinghamshire
Nottingham has earned strong reputation for leading the way when it comes to style. Once the international centre for delicate lace and hosiery manufacture, then the home of design royalty Sir Paul Smith, our legacy lives on as one of the country’s top ten shopping destinations.
Nottingham’s distinct architecture makes a spree within the city even more fun, and with the city centre’s compact size and pedestrianised streets it is very convenient for strolling between shops. You will find a colourful mix of stylish independent retailers, specialist boutiques and big brand favourites lining the streets, with many more smaller chic label stores to be found. Read on to discover the key places to find your favourite big brands in Nottingham, or click here to read about our independent retailers.
The city’s premier shopping centre is packed with big brand names. Fashion stores include TopShop, River Island and Urban Outfitters, while department stores include House of Fraser and John Lewis. Quirky and stylish homewares can be bought at Tiger, Sostrene Green and Yankee Candle. For the kids, stop off at Build-a-Bear and The Entertainer, and don’t forget to hire a fun buggy for little ones that are too tired to walk!
The Exchange Arcade
Set within Nottingham Council House, the Exchange Arcade is a wonderful sight to behold and always worth strolling through to see the beautiful friezes painted on the ceiling. Home to the excellent Gauntleys Fine Wine, Whisky and Cigar Merchants for over a century, you can also find Doc Martens, Patisserie Valerie, Radley and Castle Fine Art.
Flying Horse Arcade
Enjoy a boutique shopping experience in this most unique of arcades which was once the labyrinthine Flying Horse Inn. Along with the city’s Vivienne Westwood store, you’ll find an array of independent businesses, including The Cheese Shop, Brew Cavern, Apalts, Whitewall Gallery and fashion store Gigi Bottega.
This busy thoroughfare connects Victoria Centre with the Old Market Square and Bridlesmith Gate. Popular with shoppers, it features stores such as Lush, Holland & Barrett, Jessops and Schuh.
A charming street connecting Clumber Street to the Lace Market and Broadmarsh zones, this area is home to a number of brand favourites and independent stores, such as Space NK Apothocary, The Token House, Kath Kidston, Ted Baker, and Diesel.
Old Market Square
In the heart of Nottingham you’ll find the Old Market Square, home to Debenhams, Lakeland, and Nottingham Tourism Centre. Buzzing with action throughout the year, the square is host to an array of colourful markets and events. Click here to see what’s on.
For more information on shopping in Nottinghamshire, check out our Shopping in the County and Independent Shopping pages.
Victoria Centre – Nottingham – Visit Nottinghamshire
Victoria Centre has now reopened, for the latest opening times please click here.
Coronavirus update: For the latest information on coronavirus and how it might impact your travel in and around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, including information on which venues and attractions are closed, please visit our Know Before You Go page. We recommend that you check the website and social media of individual venues and attractions when planning a visit.
Victoria Centre is a shopping centre at the heart of Nottingham. With over 120 stores including John Lewis, House of Fraser, Next, Topshop, Office and River Island. Victoria Centre is now home to Clocktower dining, including lots of great restaurants.
Victoria Centre is the place to shop in the East Midlands and getting here couldn’t be easier; the Centre has its own bus station servicing the North of the city as well as a car parking for over 2750 cars and local tram stops nearby.
There’s plenty to enjoy at Victoria Centre, from Fashion Shows to free holiday activities for little shoppers, Student Nights to festive Christmas fun and regular competitions with fabulous prizes, there’s something to suit everyone at Victoria Centre!
FREE Wi-Fi available throughout the Centre
Lovely new family rooms suitable for changing and feeding infants and young children
An adult changing room, one of only two in the city
Easy onsite parking for over 2750 cars
Victoria Centre gift cards are available at the Customer Service Desk
Fun Buggy Hire – Fun buggies available to hire from our Customer Service Desk on the lower mall
Great fashion and beauty brands within our stores, such as Paul Smith, Bobbi Brown, Benefit, FCUK, Mango, Ted Baker, Nails Inc, Aveda and many more
Click & Collect, our fab new way to shop via www. victoria-centre.com and collect in-centre
Access to Victoria Bus Station
Home to the Victoria Market
Shop mobility is located in White Zone car park
Amazon Lockers are located in the Red Zone car park
Our Customer Service Team are here to help with any questions you may have! Please find them at the Customer Service Desk on the lower mall outside John Lewis, or call on 0115 912 1281.
We have over 2750 car parking spaces including disabled and parent and child spaces in both the White Zone car park (Victoria Zone North) and Underground car park (Victoria Zone South). Passenger lifts give easy access from each car park directly to the shopping centre. Disabled shopping bays are located in both car parks, near the lift lobbies.
Click here for more information on parking at Victoria Centre
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Nottingham Shopping: Nottinghamshire, England
(Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK)
Be sure to pack your shopping bags when you come to Nottingham, as the city currently ranks in the UK’s top five shopping destinations.
Shopaholics will not be disappointed when they hit the shops in Nottingham, with the city centre boasting an extensive selection of independent stores, designer fashion boutiques, and many of the best-known high street chains.
All of this, combined with large and spacious pedestrianised areas, make the city the perfect spot for some serious retail therapy.
The majority of shops and shopping centres in Nottingham are open seven days a week, from around 09:00 until 17:30 Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 18:00 on Saturdays and 10:00 to 16:00 or 17:00 each Sunday. Many shops choose to open later on Wednesday nights (late-night shopping), often closing at 20:00.
Where to Shop
Nottingham is known for being home to Paul Smith’s flagship fashion store, which is located along the Low Pavement in Willoughby House and only opened fairly recently, in 2004. Many other top fashion stores and designers have outlets nearby, with popular boutiques including Diesel, Hugo Boss and Mikey, amongst others.
The Old Market Square is central Nottingham is close to the South Parade and contains many of the city’s most popular stores, such as Debenhams, Habitat and Primark. The city’s tourist information centre can also be found in this shopping district, close to a number of restaurants.
The cosmopolitan and somewhat Bohemian region that is Hockley contains an interesting blend of independent retailers and cafes, together with the nearby Lace Market and Sneinton Market. Nottingham’s largest shopping centre is Victoria Centre, a major indoor mall built in 1972 and located on the site of the city’s old railway station, off Shakespeare Street. The Victoria Centre is home to over 100 different shops, including John Lewis and the House of Fraser, with parking for almost 3,000 cars. Each year this huge shopping centre attracts in excess of 20 million shoppers.
Other popular shopping destinations in the city of Nottingham include Derby Road and Canning Circus, the Exchange Arcade, Flying Horse Walk, and 80+ stores at the Broadmarsh shopping centre, close to the railway station.
Geri and Simon’s Nottingham Guide
Nottingham has some terrific shopping areas and unique boutiques, with some shops only found here and in London. Head to Bridlesmith Gate for clothes and boutiques, Hockley for vintage and independent shops, or Market Street and Queen Street for records and comics. Also check out Flying Horse Walk, and The Exchange.
We’re huge fans of Paul Smith, and lucky for us, his very first shop and his beautiful flagship store are right here in his hometown of Nottingham. Check out Byard Lane (just off Bridlesmith Gate) for the tiny original shop, but don’t miss the flagship store — a three-storey Georgian town-house at 20 Low Pavement (next to Jamie’s Italian). The building and details are wonderful.
It’s easy to miss our favourite independent comic shop with it’s humble window display. It’s dark and tiny, but don’t be afraid to enter as you’ll find the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable.
Yeah it’s a chain, but our store is big, well-stocked and another joy for comic fans.
The Music Exchange
Beloved of Sir Paul Smith, this is more than an independent record shop. It’s a social enterprise dedicated to supporting the local community and music scene. It’s so very tiny, and the racks of vinyl will have you on your tip-toes.
Yes, really. There are many Waterstones but we love ours. It’s huge, there’s a coffee shop on the 3rd floor, and the travel section is amazing. It’s a great place to find some peace and quiet in the city.
Ideas On Paper
Easy to miss, this independent shop in Cobden Chambers sells a selection of collectible magazines, journals, books, and stationery. Owner Alex describes it as like being in a graphic designer’s apartment, and he’ll probably offer you a coffee whilst you browse.
Affordable vintage clothing and accessories sourced from all over the world. This place is very popular and for good reason.
One of our oldest vintage clothes boutiques with a nice line in Americana. Feels like a very well-organised Texan jumble sale.
Wonderful modern gift shop selling cards, posters, bags, books, cameras, homewares and so much more.
Joe calls this a “store full of cool” and he stocks plenty of interesting bags, homewares, clothing accessories and unusual gifts. Just don’t get him talking or you’ll be there all day.
A miscellany of oddments, antiques and furniture. They serve tea and hot snacks amidst all the nik-naks.
Le Chien et Moi
A wonderful curiosity shop of eclectic wares for lovers of unique or unusual goods. You’ll also meet their resident Bassett Hound, Mulberry.
Great little thrift and vintage store selling clothes, accessories, and homewares.
Part of a chain, but has that indie feel. However, they’ve just relocated from the wonderful building on Queen Street and are now in the rather tired Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. Bit sad really, although we have the new Rough Trade store to look forward to.
Rough Trade (coming soon)
London, New York… Nottingham! We’re getting our own Rough Trade record store, and it may or may not be open in time for our wedding. Probably not, but if it is you’ll have to check it out.
Going wild? A radical green plan for Nottingham’s unloved shopping centre | Environment
An empty 1970s shopping centre in Nottingham could be transformed into wetlands, pocket woodlands and a wildflower meadow as part of a post-pandemic urban rewilding project.
The debate about Broadmarsh shopping centre, considered an eyesore by many, has rumbled on for years. This year it was undergoing a £86m revamp by real estate investment trust Intu when the firm went into administration.
The number of empty shops on UK high streets has risen to its highest level in six years, and as retail giants such as Debenhams and Arcadia Group falter, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has come up with a new model of inner city regeneration: urban rewilding.
The trust wants to bulldoze the already half-demolished Broadmarsh building and turn it into 2.5 hectares (6 acres) of scruffy green space at an estimated cost of £3-4m. The designs were created with Influence Landscape Architects and could set a precedent for what to do with the growing amount of vacant retail space in other cities. “It’s unbelievable to hear that stores like Debenhams are in the position they are in – they’re stalwarts of the city, but it does put out an opportunity,” said Sara Boland, managing director of Influence.
The Broadmarsh post-Covid rewilding scheme would fit in with Nottingham’s ambition to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral city. Photograph: The Wildlife Trusts
Ponds surrounded by reeds, crocus meadows and wet grasslands would attract butterflies, dragonflies and a range of birds including reed warblers and black redstarts, according to the Wildlife Trust, which is calling on people to back its green vision. It will put its plans to Nottingham city council in the coming weeks as the authority canvasses views on what Broadmarsh could become as part of a 10-week consultation process.
The proposed scheme would run counter to the conventional idea of urban parks and instead hark back to what Broadmarsh would have looked like in centuries gone by. “Often open spaces in cities can be manicured and a bit formal,” said Boland. “The idea of this was to have more rewilding, restoring, protecting – this kind of connectivity, so the zones we then developed were about foraging, pond dipping and protecting species.”
Nineteenth-century maps helped architects get a clear picture of what this part of Nottinghamshire once looked like – a fertile garden area covered in fruit trees. Old street names include Pear Street and Peach Street; those fruits would be grown in the park to reflect its heritage. Crisscrossing the park would be walkways based on centuries-old street layouts.
Nottingham Wildlife Trust has long wanted to create green corridors in this area of the city to connect it to Sherwood Forest to the north. It has put up nest boxes on many buildings close to Broadmarsh to encourage black redstarts, which used to live in the city but are now rarely seen.
“We’ve actually spent quite a bit of time over the past 20 or 30 years looking at various redevelopment proposals for this part of the city and for the Broadmarsh centre. We’ve submitted ideas for roof gardens and new avenues, all sorts of greener features,” said Erin McDaid, head of communications and marketing at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. “We feel this could be a real opportunity for the city to stand out from the crowd as cities across the UK look to recover their economies and find a new direction for urban centres.”
The Broadmarsh centre was opened in 1975, in an area of the city designed with drivers in mind. Now times are changing, said Nottingham resident Ewan Cameron. “I don’t think people really want [a shopping centre]. It’s kind of a 90s style of thinking … Broadmarsh felt like a place that people used to walk through, but there was no sense of community, no sense of life.
“Anyone coming into Nottingham on the train would have to pass by it before they reached the city centre, and it was just this horrible, ugly building with no windows. It was very unwelcoming,” he said. When Intu went into administration five months ago, Cameron started a petition to turn the unloved shopping centre into green space. It struck a chord with many people, and already has 10,000 signatures.
The Broadmarsh centre was in the process of being demolished but work had to stop when the company developing the site went into administration. Photograph: Fabio De Paola/The Guardian
Last year Nottingham city council won the Guardian’s public service award for its ambitious policies to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral city. The city met its 2020 target to reduce carbon emissions by 26% four years early and the energy consumption of council buildings has fallen by 39%. A green development would show the city’s commitment to securing 30% of land for nature by 2030, the Wildlife Trust says.
David Mellen, Nottingham city council leader, said the conversation about the Broadmarsh site had captured people’s imagination. He said: “It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine a significant space right in the heart of one of the country’s core cities and build a new vision for urban areas following the coronavirus pandemic that is people centred and green but also leads to jobs and housing, improving quality of life.”
Cameron said he was “blown away” by the new designs. “It’s a chance for people to rethink how cities work and how we can design cities to make people’s lives better, rather than a place to shop,” he said.
“I hope the council will genuinely listen to people and I hope they haven’t made their mind up already and this isn’t a box-ticking exercise.”
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Victoria Centre, Nottingham – FHP FHP
Nottingham ranks in the Top 10 of the UK’s most popular and successful city centres. Victoria Centre is Nottingham’s premier shopping destination comprising of 985,000 ft² of retail and leisure space in 104 units. The centre attracts 23 million shoppers a year.
The centre is anchored by John Lewis, House of Fraser, Boots, Next & River Island. Major retailers include Urban Outfitters, Superdry, Monsoon, Office, JD and Morphe for their first East Midlands store. The comprehensive £42 million refurbishment completed in 2015, which has led to an increase in footfall, dwell time, average spend and car park usage.
The Clocktower Dining Quarter provides a diverse catering offer including; Krispy Kreme, Tortilla, Birds, Subway, Chopstix, McDonalds, Mr Frites, Pokewaves, Ed’s Easy Diner and Monga Taiwanese Chicken (second UK store).
- 23 million shoppers per annum
- 3.08 million shoppers living with 45 minutes’ drive time
- 21% of the catchment are Executive Wealth and Mature Money
- 65,000 students
- Average dwell time 76 minutes
- Retail conversion 85%
- Catering conversion 34%
- 70% female / 30% male shoppers
90,000 Nottingham attractions – what to see in 2021. OrangeSmile.com
A modern metropolis, which, despite the rapid development of industry and urban planning, has managed to preserve the most valuable historical and architectural monuments. The city is often called the cultural capital of England, and for its many shopping centers and shops it is called the capital of shopping.
For tourists who prefer to stay in modern design hotels, Jurys Inn Nottingham is pleased to offer its services in Nottingham.This hotel offers a wide range of spacious rooms with modern, modern rooms.
Nottingham is surrounded by thickets of the rich Shervurd forest, which is associated with the name of the world-famous robber – Robin Hood. This name became famous even more than seven hundred years ago, it has always been synonymous with justice and romanticism. This atmosphere has survived to this day, many excursion and cultural programs are dedicated to the stories of the exploits and adventures of Robin Hood. He has become a kind of visiting card of the city, streets, restaurants and pubs are named after him.Every year the city hosts a festival dedicated to the most romantic robber. For a whole week, the locals have fun and sing songs, arrange costumed performances and theatrical performances. There are open-air cafes on the streets where you can taste national dishes and drinks. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Fans of high-class rest in Nottingham increasingly prefer the fashionable Crowne Plaza Nottingham hotel.It is located on one of the central streets of the city, next to the Royal Concert … Open
Of course, this festival is the largest and most famous, but besides it there are many interesting events: the Lawrence Festival, the Bolshoi Ballet, the Dance Festival, the annual Goose Fair, the British Art Show and many other equally interesting holidays.
Among the architectural sights, it is worth highlighting the City Castle, which was built in the 11th century, as well as old cathedrals and churches (County Hall and St Mary’s).Walking through magnificent parks and visiting local historical monuments will leave the most vivid impressions and make your vacation unforgettable.
Many Nottingham hotels and guest houses are housed in beautiful historic buildings, one such hotel is the Elm Bank Lodge Guest House. It is located on the territory of a unique historical and cultural park … Open
In the heart of Nottingham is the beautiful Wallaton Hall.This luxurious Renaissance palace was one of the most luxurious residences of Queen Elizabeth and is now open to public visits. Visitors to the palace can appreciate the richness of its interior decoration, as well as admire the unique works of art and antique furniture stored within the walls of the palace. Of great interest is the garden surrounding the palace, which covers an area of more than 500 acres. Part of the beautiful palace is now occupied by the Natural History Museum.
A significant part of city excursions starts from the Old Market Square, there are many beautiful old buildings around it, and beautiful historical streets also start here.This historic square is the largest public space in England and hosts the most significant social and recreational events on national holidays. Next to the square is the Council Building, which is a striking landmark in the neoclassical style, as well as the spectacular Nottingham Playhouse.
To make your romantic getaway in Nottingham unforgettable, you should opt for the upscale Park Plaza Nottingham hotel.It is located in close proximity to Nottingham Castle, with … Open
Just a few minutes walk separates the historic square with the Lace Market, the so-called old shopping pavilion, which is still used for its intended purpose. Once upon a time, fashionistas from all over England came here to choose luxurious laces from local factories, as well as to buy fabrics for their exquisite outfits. The building of the market is very large; it contains not only retail space, but also old warehouse premises.Now the historic building houses many interesting shopping pavilions and restaurants.
An unusual attraction is the old courthouse, which was built back in 1780. Today, this building houses the Museum of Justice, during a tour of which you can visit the old prison, which was founded in the 14th century, as well as look into the courtrooms. A significant part of this museum is also dedicated to the main national hero – Robin Hood.Nottingham has large shopping centers, souvenir shops popular with tourists, and excellent gastronomic shops where you can find the rarest regional delicacies. … Open
Nottingham is home to the world-famous City of Caves – this is the name of the complex of artificial caves, which is more than a thousand years old. This complex of caves is the largest in the country, with many incredible stories associated with it.
Cultural attractions in Nottingham
The main attraction of the city, known far beyond its borders, is Nottingham Castle. A powerful fortification structure, which is several hundred years old, has now been converted into a museum and keeps an invaluable collection of historical artifacts. In front of the castle gates, visitors can see a monument to the famous literary hero – Robin Hood. Fans of the stories of the robber hero should definitely visit the park area located in the vicinity of the city, near the village of Edwinstow.
It is believed that this park was the “headquarters” of Robin Hood; on its territory there is also an important natural landmark – an oak, which is about a thousand years old. An equally important attraction is the house that belonged to the poet Lord Byron, or Newstead Abbey. It is open to free visits and shows guests a collection of interesting items related to the life and work of the poet.
His tomb is located near the ancient Hucknall church, and this place is also visited by a lot of people.Several beautiful palaces and mansions have survived in Nottingham. Wallaton Hall is a striking monument of the Renaissance era, the construction of which was completed in 1580. Currently, the beautiful palace has been converted into the Natural History Museum.
After examining the exhibits, visitors will be offered a stroll through the picturesque park surrounding the palace. Nottingham also has remarkable medieval buildings, including the Church of St. Barnabas.It was founded in the first half of the 19th century and is made in the best traditions of the Gothic architectural style. The Church of St Mary the Virgin is a wonderful monument from the Middle Ages. More about cultural attractions
Entertainment in Nottingham
Nottingham attracts not only fans of excursions and adventure novels, but also fans of active entertainment, as well as those who cannot imagine a vacation without visiting nightclubs and casinos.The city has an excellent casino Alea Nottingham. It will appeal not only to those who wish to try their luck, but also to those who want to relax in a pleasant environment. Guests are offered a wide selection of food and drinks, and every night the casino hosts interesting entertainment events.
Dusk till Dawn casino is a favorite place of recreation for young people.It has recently undergone a large-scale renovation. The main feature of this establishment is its large and beautiful poker room.The casino also has an excellent bar serving dozens of beers and signature cocktails. Highfields Park invites you to spend time in nature and have a great rest with the whole family. On its territory there is a beautiful lake where you can ride a boat, several playgrounds for children, a picnic area, as well as an abundance of beautiful plants and flowers that you can admire endlessly. A pleasant atmosphere of tranquility always reigns in the park; there are also several attractive coffee houses on its territory.
Fans of spa treatments will not be bored either, as The Spa at Thoresby Hall, the city’s best spa, welcomes customers every day. After a massage and beauty treatment, visitors can relax by the pool or go to the sauna, the salon features attractive prices. Sports fans will love Nottingham’s Skirmish Paintball Games. Here you can have a great time with the whole family, play paintball and enjoy your stay in a friendly atmosphere.Lovers of slot machines and attractions will love the Nottingham Medieval Banquets, while those who have long dreamed of going horseback riding should not miss the Nottingham Racecourse Equestrian Center. A pleasant surprise awaits the shoppers, as there are several large-scale shopping malls in the city. The most popular are Victoria and Broadmarsh Shopping. Clumber Street and Lister Gate are home to a myriad of designer clothing stores and stylish boutiques.In search of memorable gifts, you can go to Bridlesmith Street, where, in addition to clothing and footwear stores, there are excellent souvenir shops. More about entertainment
Nottingham attractions for families with children
A family vacation in Nottingham can be diversified with a lot of interesting entertainment.There are many entertainment centers available for tourists with children. There are many picturesque parks in the city, one of the most interesting for families with children is the Rushcliffe Country Park. It is very large; there are many interesting playgrounds and attractions for children on the territory of this park. There are a variety of swings and carousels, which visitors can ride for free. Older children will love gymnastic equipment, and there are table tennis tables in the park. In this park, you can have a great day and have a family picnic.
Another attractive entertainment center for families with children is The Lost City.This park has excellent mini golf courses that even children can play. Many regular guests of the center tend to visit it in the evening, when the park is decorated with artistic lighting. It has everything you need for a long and comfortable stay, including a cafe with a rich menu.
One of the most unusual in the city is the Great Central Railway – Nottingham entertainment center. It is an original open-air museum dedicated to railway transport.Here, visitors can look inside old steam locomotives and carriages, as well as see a collection of old buses. Visitors to the center are offered a ride on some ancient types of transport, this entertainment will give a lot of impressions to the whole family.
Nature lovers should definitely visit the Stonebridge City Farm, the entrance to its territory is absolutely free. On this farm, visitors are taught how to properly care for pets, children will have the opportunity to feed horses, goats and chickens.The farm is home to cute rabbits, which children are allowed to hold in their arms, and there are also many beautiful and interesting places for walking. More about children’s attractions
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Attractions in / around Nottingham from reviews of unique places
St. John’s Hospital
From the series “The Most Mystical Buildings (Mansions, Palaces, Fortresses) in the World”
It is noteworthy that many patients of the clinic also witnessed the paranormal phenomena, who told doctors about the flames suddenly flaring up in the wards and chilling screams, but no one listened to the words of mentally ill patients. Tourists who visit the hospital today often complain of sudden panic attacks and headaches.It is no coincidence that St. John’s Hospital is considered one of the darkest and mystical buildings in the world. …
Church of St. Mary and All Saints
From the series “Falling Towers and Buildings”
Local residents have many incredible legends associated with the ancient religious building, according to one of them, the spire of the church was damaged by the Devil fleeing from the local blacksmith.The old church of St. Mary and All Saints is remarkable not only for its original appearance, but also for its interior decoration, in which many ancient elements have been preserved. On the territory of the church there is also an old cemetery, where you can see the tombs of many famous residents of the city. …
Shopping centers in new circumstances
For safe shopping
The key point for the buyer is the speed of shopping, the ability to get everything you need in one place without delays and queues.The owners of the shopping center, together with retailers, are now actively working on fast and effective ways of transferring goods to the consumer. Here we are talking about the widespread development of the click-and-collect system, which allows the buyer to evaluate and book a product online, and then pick it up from a retailer without a long walk around the trading floor. Delivery services continue to develop: the situation is not far off when it will be possible to place a single online order from any tenant on the shopping center website and arrange home delivery.The owners of the shopping center will have to work on a single return zone, so that the consumer has the opportunity to return things that did not fit, without having to visit individual stores.
The next “anti-virus” steps will be the active development of stores without staff, which are already represented in America and Europe; widespread use of contactless forms of payment, etc.
Pick-up points can become key tenants of shopping centers.And it will not be just a counter with a cash register and a small storage room behind the seller’s back, but a comfortable space adapted for retail functions: with sofas, mirrors, fitting rooms and high-quality ventilation equipment.
Retail spaces may undergo significant changes in the very near future, since the volume of sales no longer depends on the size of stores. The growing share of online will force retailers to transform stores into showrooms. Instant search for information about the product, help in the selection of goods, the ability to quickly place an order – all this will also be available here.Delivery can be carried out to your home or to the point of issue, which can be located here. The growing trend of reducing rates in the market will also help to promote this concept – as a result, points of delivery and showrooms will open in good locations of the shopping center gallery.
Food as an attraction
Dinner outside the home attracts a huge number of people even now, when consumer activity has significantly decreased. This is an experience that cannot be obtained over the internet. Although in this segment it is through the community communities that a pool of loyal customers is formed.In a recent study by Deloitte (The future of the mall), consumers were asked what options in a mall could now encourage them to come to malls. The most massive response (35% of respondents) was “excellent assortment of food and restaurants or takeaway food”.
In the future, food courts, restaurants and cafes will occupy up to 50% of the area. New and exciting concepts will emerge: food halls featuring rising culinary stars, restaurant partnerships organized in a single space, café scenes with the ability to watch food preparation, etc.
Strong digital presence allows brands to sell many times more, and the buyer has the opportunity to choose a convenient shopping format. Companies are actively exploring innovations that improve the shopping experience, and are implementing the following technologies:
product testing / simulation of its use using augmented reality technologies, using AR and VR tools;
development of pop-up stores to demonstrate new products and services both in person and online;
online concierge services in the shopping center, detailed online product viewing and virtual fitting rooms;
thematic applications for clients with a personalized offer, customized content;
Tools for creating complex orders from multiple retailers for one pickup.
Shopping centers are no longer just shops. But in the aftermath of a pandemic, being a big deal on the customer map is just as important as meeting new consumer demands. This means that the shopping center should have not only pharmacies, grocery stores and a bank branch, but also coworking spaces, government agencies (for example, a tax office), medical offices, workspaces and green areas, which are lacking in many large cities in Russia. It is also very likely that in the future, cultural and art organizations may move to the territory of large shopping centers – for museums and exhibitions this is an opportunity to be closer to the target audience, and for shopping centers – an additional trump card in the fight for a consumer, not so much with another shopping center as with online capabilities.In the future, we can expect active development and sharing formats on the territory of the shopping center. Clothes, bags, jewelry – all this can be rented. Clients in this case will be guided not so much by considerations of economy (although they too), as by environmental issues, which, as you know, occupy the heads of a new generation of consumers.
Stores in the mall will be supplemented with new and exciting features, providing visitors with an additional emotional experience. The Tsvetnoy department store recently launched its own selective unisex fragrance. H&M opens manicure rooms in its stores. Nike conducts sports workshops. Lego allows children to assemble a construction set right in the space of the store. Visitors will have to conquer with new experiences and surprise like never before.
To stand out, the owners will have to provide their project with at least 20% of unique retailers, unlike those who rent space in the neighboring shopping center. Where to get them is an open question, someone will follow the path of direct negotiations with foreign companies, someone will offer themselves as a franchisee for tenants who are not yet in our market.But one thing is clear: cloned projects are unlikely to be in demand.
The owners will have to rethink the conditions and offer tenants different schemes for working with the space – in case of holding exhibitions, master classes or organizing a pop-up showcase. Thus, the mall as we know it will change. We may even have to call him differently, given the social role that he will play in the near future.
City of Nottingham – history and attractions
In the center of England, north-west of London, there is a modern metropolis that has managed to preserve its unique history to this day in architectural and historical monuments – the city of Nottingham.Worldwide fame came to Nottingham not because of the harmonious combination of antiquity and modernity, but thanks to the legends of Robin Hood.
The city of Nottingham has a rich history. The first settlements appeared here under the Anglo-Saxons (about 600 AD), and then the city was called Snottingham. Danish Vikings captured Nottingham in 867 and made a fortified city out of it. Later, in the 10th century, the British conquered the city. The settlement of Nottingham appears in the 11th century around the Nottingham Castle built by the order of William the Conqueror on the banks of the Trent .
The settlement gradually grew in size and development. The first time it was decided to demolish Nottingham Castle in 1651 after the end of the war between the parliament and the monarch. The Duke of Newcastle began to own the plot of land, and a manor house was erected on the site of the castle, which was called Nottingham Castle.
During the Industrial Revolution, Nottingham thrived on the textile industry : world famous laces were produced here.But the city’s mismanagement led to the local slums making it the most horrific city in the British Empire outside of India.
Residents in these slums protested against the Duke of Newcastle in 1831 and burned down the city’s castle, to which he belonged at the time. It was restored only 44 years later, when it was transferred to the city administration.
The city gradually expanded, the quality of life of the townspeople, their living conditions improved, the urban transport system and the water supply system developed.But after World War II, the textile industry declined due to the inability to compete with Asian goods.
Now Nottingham has the status of a city-county and is quite strong in economic development – the headquarters of some large companies are represented here. The city is famous for its nightlife as well as cultural sites and two universities.
The main attraction for fans of Robin Hood legends is Sherwood Forest, located near the city of .Special excursion routes have been laid to the oak growing in the center of the forest, which is considered the headquarters of the hero. Festivals in honor of Robin Hood are held annually in the city. He has become the hallmark of the city, many establishments and even streets are named after him.
Nottingham also attracts fans of Robin Hood with its city castle, near which there is also a monument to the character, made by D. Woodford. Now in the building of Nottingham Castle itself there is a museum . The first Municipal Art Gallery outside London opened here, visitors can see most of the city’s collection of art objects.
Monument to Robin Hood
The old market square, built in the 17th century , is considered the center of celebrations and entertainment in the city. Here on the square was built the first bank in England, still standing on this site. There are also many shops, shops, bars, restaurants and cafes here.
According to legend, Robin Hood won the Silver Arrow prize in this square.
Old Market Square
Here on the square there is an architectural landmark – the Nottingham Council House , built in the neo-baroque style in 1929. The entrance to the building is guarded by two lions, which are so beloved by the townspeople that they even come up with names for them. The House of Soviets is visible from all parts of the city, since its height is 61 m.
Nottingham Council House
Nottingham is also famous for its caves that connect different parts of the city .In some caves, excursions are conducted, in others, shopping centers are opened, while others are simply poured with concrete as an obstacle during construction. However, until now, all lovers of riddles are tormented by the question of why all these holes were dug.
Caves in Nottingham
The building of the former prison, police station and court is now the Gallery of Justice . It hosts exhibitions dedicated to prison topics, court cases, as well as exhibitions dedicated to everyone’s beloved Robin Hood.
Gallery of Justice
Significant objects from the point of view of architecture and history are the Cathedral or the Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas, built in 1841, and the Church of the Holy Virgin Mary, the construction of which began in 1377.
Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas
Another famous hero in Nottingham is Lord Byron .