Discover Nottingham

Nottingham is a lively and cosmopolitan city, packed with history. Living in Nottingham gives you access to first-class shopping, excellent sports facilities and a unique local culture. The city is also renowned for its safe, diverse and enjoyable nightlife.


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Robin Hood statue

Legendary history

Nottingham’s history makes it an amazing city to explore. Discover the network of caves underneath the city that were used as storerooms, factories and housing for over 800 years. Visit Nottingham Castle and learn about the legendary Robin Hood, or stop into Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – the oldest pub in England.

Playing football in Nottingham

England’s home of sport

With more sports facilities per person than anywhere else in Europe (Visit England), Nottingham is truly a city of sport. It hosts international cricket matches at Trent Bridge, professional ice hockey at the National Ice Centre, and the Nottingham Tennis Open. It was also named Sport England’s City of Football 2015.

Campus at Nottingham

A leading centre for art and literature

Nottingham is at the cutting edge of modern art. Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest modern art galleries in the UK, and frequently puts on exhibitions by world-leading artists. The city was also recently named a UNESCO World City of Literature for its incredible literary heritage and thriving creative writing scene.

Nottingham city centre

Excitement all year round

The city boasts a range of festivals and events every year. Highlights include GameCity, the world’s first cultural centre for video gaming; the Nottingham Festival of Words, a celebration of literature; and the rides and stalls of the 700-year-old Goose Fair. Life in Nottingham is never dull!

Nottingham student Chin Hang Luk

Chin from Hong Kong

Student at Nottingham Trent International College

Nottingham is very nice and offers many activities for students. I found the climate to be comfortable, and I was impressed by the mixture of historical and modern buildings.

Nottingham student Alberto

Alberto from Spain

Student at The University of Nottingham

One of the best things about living in Nottingham is the range of options you have for different activities. It has so much to offer for people who enjoy an urban environment: a vibrant music scene, art exhibitions, international food, historic sights, and much more!

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