• adams-tabbed-image Posted on 15 March 2017

    Lunch at the Adam’s Restaurant

    In the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to eateries and places to hang out. It’s also a hub for shops, private companies and students attending the local college. Standing out from the sea of buildings is the historic Adam’s Building, in the past the lace headquarter and now a hub for education.  The building is the largest and finest example of a Victorian lace warehouse to survive in the country, and is one of Nottingham’s finest treasures.

    Last week we were invited to sample lunch at the Adam’s Restaurant, run by New College Nottingham staff and students and located in the Adam’s Building. Read on

  • griddle and shake nottingham burger Posted on 10 March 2017

    Burger delights at Griddle & Shake Nottingham

    Griddle & Shake offers a burger and shake experience like no other. With a range of burgers including beef, chicken, and pulled pork (along with one of the UK’s first vegan tempeh burger) there are also unlimited toppings and sauces as well as sides.

    We were invited to try the unlimited deal, which runs every Monday and Tuesday after 6pm. Read on to find out what we thought about our visit!

    Kinga – I was excited before our venture to Griddle & Shake as it was my first time paying it a visit. My colleagues, already experienced #GriddleShakers, all recommended the mouth-watering burgers and refreshing milkshakes, so I couldn’t wait to try them too.

    We were invited to

  • Capture Posted on 08 March 2017

    An Interview With Karl Gibson, Nottingham’s Tourism Superstar

    With subterranean caves, a cellar full of local ales, mysterious cursed objects, and a few ghosts thrown in for good measure, there’s certainly a lot to look after at Nottingham’s oldest inn. Karl Gibson has been the landlord of Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem for the past four years, attentively keeping things rolling as the 30th successive known landlord in a whopping 800 year history.

    Through sharing the pub’s fascinating history on tours of the building and caves, Karl has become known for his knowledge of local history and his passion for the business shines through. This year he is a finalist in the Visit England Tourism

  • bierkeller nottingham Posted on 02 March 2017

    Win tickets to exclusive opening of the Bierkeller Nottingham

    To celebrate the opening of Nottingham’s new Bierkeller Entertainment Complex (BEC) this March, we have 25 pairs of tickets up for grabs for a very special VIP launch night on the 16th March 2017. 

    The Bierkeller Entertainment Complex comprises three distinct bars – the Bavarian themed Bierkeller, the Around the World Bar with beers and cocktails from across the globe and the Shooters Bar boasting the largest screen in Nottingham for watching live sport.

    The classic Bierkeller, celebrating all things Bavaria, will have live Oompah shows on a Friday and Saturday night, traditional German beers and hearty food straight from the tables of a traditional German feast.

    And for those who prefer wine over

  • HIDDEN-Trail-Facebook Posted on 01 March 2017

    Nottingham’s New Independent Shopping Trail

    More often than not the best things in life take a bit longer to discover, and it is certainly something to keep in mind when getting to know a city. While Nottingham is splendidly compact to get around, if you roam a little beyond the bustle of the main city streets you’ll find a true taste of Nottingham’s character. Hiding within retro shopping arcades, peaceful courtyards, inconspicuous alleys (or twitchells if you want to learn the local dialect!) there is a spectacular array of niche, independent businesses all ripe for discovery.

    These ventures are lovingly began by locals, who hold a true passion and knowledge of their trade.

  • ye olde trip nottingham Posted on 24 February 2017

    Nottingham’s Tourism Superstar at Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem

    (This blog is part one of two. To discover more about the history of Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, keep a watch next week for an exclusive interview with Karl!)

    Its always great to take a moment to celebrate those who keep our city interesting and unique, and so we are thrilled to announce that a dedicated Nottingham local has been once again shortlisted for the Visit England Tourism Superstar Awards.

    Karl Gibson, landlord of the much loved Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, is contending with tourism stars from nine other cities. Each year the award, which is chosen through a public vote, recognises one passionate individual dedicated to giving tourists in

  • Craft Courses Posted on 23 February 2017

    Snap, Coffee & Craft: Creative Courses in Nottingham

    You’ve settled into the new year and the winter is getting a little old. In just a few months time you’ll be shunning the comfort of your living room and soaking in the energy of balmy evenings and spring flowers. But for now, it’s time to get busy. Time to pick up a new hobby or hone an old skill, crack out the crafts and start wowing people with your creations.

    With such a wealth of independent businesses in Nottingham who are eager to share their knowledge and expertise with you, we’ve selected a few of the best workshops and classes to get you feeling inspired.

    DEBBIE BRYAN STUDIO

    We

  • fish and chips George's nottingham Posted on 17 February 2017

    Dinner at George’s Nottingham

    George’s is bringing back good and proper fish and chips and other British favourites with a difference. From the beach huts to the gin bar, it is all part of the journey that you’ll be taken on when you visit this city centre’s restaurant.

    We were invited to sample George’s famous fish and chips last week, and were really looking forward to it. Read on to find out what we thought about our recent visit.

    Kinga – It was my first time at George’s but I was told by my colleagues that I will really enjoy my visit, so the expectations were high.

    We arrived just after five

  • dukki Posted on 08 February 2017

    Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! We realise that sometimes it may be a bit of a struggle to find a gift that will wow your loved one, and although you may believe in presence over presents we would like to try and convince you otherwise. This selection of Nottingham’s independent shopping gems are just waiting to be discovered, so read on and get inspired!
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    If you’ve got a knack for craft and want to put that extra time and effort into a present then making your loved one a gift is the way to go…

    At The Bead Shop on Market Street you’ll find a dazzling array of textures, colours and

  • 11111 Posted on 07 February 2017

    Get Ready for Light Night 2017!

    This Friday, for the 10th consecutive year, Nottingham will be all aglow as one of our favourite events lights up the city with glowing decorations and vivid light displays.

    Light Night is back for 2017, and this year there will be a dramatic new centrepiece to the celebrations, with Nottingham’s answer to the London Eye having arrived in the city. The Wheel of Nottingham can already be seen glowing beside The Council House’s illuminated dome in Old Market Square, with its 75,000 bulbs putting on a dazzling display.

    Ahead of @RobinHoodEnergy Nottingham Light Night check out this timelapse as night falls on the city https://t.co/j7L1LpSyRE @iamgarethevans pic.twitter.com/8jPZbasVtT

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    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!

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