• Park Plaza blog Posted on 27 October 2015

    All change at Nottingham’s Park Plaza Hotel

    For one of Nottingham’s city-centre hotels, it’s a period of ‘out with the old and in with the new’, so naturally I had to go behind the scenes and catch a glimpse of what visitors can expect upon checking in for their next stay.

    The Park Plaza Hotel in Nottingham is blessed with already having a perfect location and superb facilities. It’s right in the heart of the city, within walking distance of all the major shops, restaurants, nightlife, entertainment venues and attractions. Situated on Maid Marian Way, just a stones throw from the Old Market Square, the Park Plaza is a haven of luxury and simplicity in a bustling

  • Blog image Posted on 26 October 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 30th October – 1st November 2015

    Nottingham’s busy October winds down to its conclusion this week as the festival city delivers one final week of fantastic events before November takes hold. With the title of England’s Home of Sport in the bag and yet more great festivals and events to come over the coming weekend, including some Halloween mischief, it’s been a busy old month for Nottinghamshire and one that’s set to end just as brightly as it began. More details on what’s to come this weekend can be found on our Twitter and Facebook pages.


    Nottingham Oktoberfest 2015 at The Forest Recreation Ground

    Already well known as a tradition in Germany and an annual

  • Ghost - Med Res Posted on 23 October 2015

    Haunted Nottinghamshire

    Our guest blogger is Paul Stevenson, editor of Haunted magazine, who shares here his top haunted spots in Notts. 

    At this time of year every farm, field, forest, man, woman and pumpkin turn their land, their attractions and their properties into what we like to call a “good old scare fest”. Just search the attractions on this website and I bet you that you’ll find something spooky happening there. However, as the editor of Haunted Magazine, I am duly obliged to remind that you that “ghosts are for all year round … and not just for Halloween”.

    Bearing this in mind I would like to take you on a small tour of the

  • EXNOTTS_WEBSITE_BANNER_STUART_BROAD_1500x556px Posted on 23 October 2015

    We Won – Nottingham is Officially England’s Home of Sport!

    It’s official… Nottingham is England’s Home of Sport!
    Following months of campaigning, VisitEngland has announced the winner of its quest to find the nation’s sporting capital – and amazingly, Nottingham has taken the prize, fighting off competition from Manchester, Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Rugby and London.

    We’re already known across the globe as the home of Robin Hood – but thanks to the public’s support, we’ve added a fantastic new string to our bow.

    Considering Nottingham’s won twice as many European Cups as London, has more sporting venues per head than any other in Europe, and has been the venue for incredible drama like England’s Ashes triumph over recent months – it’s no surprise

  • NottinghamRestaurant8 Posted on 21 October 2015

    Meet David Sneddon; Head Chef at The Larder on Goosegate

    Following the news that one of Nottingham’s best loved restaurant’s, The Larder on Goosegate, launched a new Sunday lunch menu, we took a trip out to ask Head Chef, David Sneddon a few questions about the new dishes.

    David Sneddon at The Larder on Goosegate

    How long have you been head chef at the Larder on Goose Gate?

    Just over two years.

    How would you describe the new Sunday lunch menu?

    Simplicity, great ingredients & good cooking.  Like our other menus it will also change regularly to reflect seasonality. I like the flexibility of being able to pick up the phone to a supplier and say ‘what’s good?’ rather than set a

  • RH Pageant Posted on 19 October 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 23rd – 25th October 2015

    Make the most of October in Nottingham this coming weekend with another lineup of top events and attractions to visit in our handy top 5 guide. We love to see and hear about what you’ve been up to so keep us in the loop on Twitter and Facebook during the weekend.


    Rockingham Music Festival 2015 at Rock City

    Rock City has an established reputation for attracting great bands and offering audiences intimate gigs with some of their heroes in one of the country’s best music venues. This weekend, as part of the October Festival month, Rockingham Music Festival brings a lineup that includes Dokken, Care of the Night,

  • Pantomime Posted on 17 October 2015

    Panto season must be approaching!

    Last week I took a stroll up to John Lewis in Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre for a very special event which always marks the impending arrival of the festive season and a very special show at the Nottingham Playhouse – the Christmas pantomime!

    This years production, directed by the much-loved and seasoned Playhouse performer Kenneth Alan Taylor, tells the story of Dick Whittington – a pantomime I remember watching myself as a child right here in Nottingham. With a stellar cast performing and a well-known story to play out to eager audiences, it’s a recipe for success in 2015 for a tradition that stretches back through the decades

  • Baby Shower 1 Posted on 16 October 2015

    Baby Cakes & Afternoon Tea at the Pudding Pantry

    On a bright September day, 18 lovely ladies piled into the Pudding Pantry to give into temptation, indulge and celebrate the forthcoming and hotly anticipated arrival of our friend’s baby boy. An afternoon tea of epic proportions was promised and it most certainly did not disappoint!

    The team at the pantry dressed our table with beautiful vintage ware; mismatched floral plates and pretty tea cups and saucers; after all, a bone china tea cup is surely the only way to drink a proper cup of tea, right? Whilst the ladies chatted and played baby shower games our tea orders were taken swiftly and before we knew it we were being

  • Pied Piper and William Tell Posted on 14 October 2015

    Nottingham welcomes the Pied Piper

    The Pied Piper is visiting Nottingham this weekend, along with William Tell, to take part in some legendary events with our very own Robin Hood across the city. We caught up with him for a quick chat ahead of his visit to the city…

    How long have you been the official Pied Piper of Hamelin?

    Over 20 years, which is nothing in the long 731 year life of the Piper (so far).

    Have you ever been to Nottingham before?

    Yes, I had the pleasure to visit in 1998 during the Castle Festival. I have the city in fond memory. Had an inspiring guided tour and good eats at the “Sheriffs Lodge” and in a

  • Citrus and Raspberry Coolers at Las Iguanas Posted on 14 October 2015

    Sunshine for lunch?

    Looking for somewhere warm and welcoming for lunch on a grey autumnal day?  We can highly recommend meeting your friends at the Left Lion, turn away from them and keep walking up Beastmarket Hill towards the oasis that is Las Iguanas Nottingham.   We joined Matt the Manager and his team to review the new lunch menu and sample some of the South American specials they’re known and loved for.

    Even though the restaurant was really busy, we were quickly welcomed and seated in a spacious private booth looking out across the restaurant.  We were attentively asked if we had any dietary requirements and talked through the drinks menu, with a large

Page 1 of 212

Our monthly pick

Nottingham We Dig The Castle

We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

Your favourite places

Featured authors

  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

Have a go...


Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 8th – 10th December

As the temperature drops it seems our festive spirits get higher, so with the arrival of December we are now fully in the mood for spectacular seasonal soirees and cheery Christmas celebrations. There’s a great array of events on our What’s On calendar, so don’t forget to have a gander, but read on to check out our…