Although only twenty five minuets away from me and Brett on the train, Nottingham is a city we’ve only visited a couple of times. However, yesterday, with a free sunny Saturday on our hands we decided to hop on the train for a day out.
We weren’t there for very long but managed to fit in quite a lot…I’ve put together a mini guide of some hot spots you don’t want to miss out on if you’re headed to Nottingham.
21 Station St, Nottingham, NG2 3AJ
Hopkinson is an absolute treasure trove of vintage and antique goodies, the sort of place you can whittle away hours without realising it. It boasts all sorts from interiors, vintage cameras, jewellery and clothing. As well as all that there is a delightful vintage inspired tea bar serving up delicious cakes and hot drinks, the perfect pit stop for resting up after some serious antiques hunting. Hopkinson is a stones throw away from the train station so the perfect place to start your day.
22 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 2FZ
If you’re after somewhere cool and laid back for lunch then Das Kino is the place to be. Delicious pizza, cool interiors, craft beer and USB plug sockets (for that all important iPhone charge) Das Kino has it all. Offering up an impressive array of craft beers and an even more impressive pizza menu it’s a really lovely lunch time venue. There are also several ping pong tables you can hire out if you’re that way inclined. It’s certainly one way to burn off that pizza…
Wired Cafe Bar
42 Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2EG
Whether you’re after a delicious breakfast, a light lunch of a mid afternoon caffeine fix then Wired Cafe Bar has you covered. With a laid back atmosphere and plenty of newspapers and magazines to browse it’s a lovely little spot to rejuvenate in the centre of town. The coffee they serve up is some of the best in the city, so not to be missed!
5 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AJ T
If you’re in Nottingham for the day then make sure a visit to Rough Trade is on your agenda. Of course there is a vast array of vinyl to browse but there is also a great bar serving craft beers and food, Universal Works an independent clothing brand and at the very top of the building an Aesop store. It’s not to be missed!
If you’ve got any Nottingham must-do’s then please feel free to leave your recommendations in the comments!