Five Reasons To Visit Nottingham

The Trouble With Nottingham… With a new Robin Hood film about to be released, Nottingham is again inching into the limelight. I say inching because like a shy 5 year old in their first school play, it’s a bit unsure of itself in the eyes of a larger, scrutinizing audience : for years, the locals…

Hidden Gems Of Nottingham You Don’t Want To Miss

Nottingham’s Secret Stuff – The Hidden Gems I’ve been exploring Nottingham for 25 years and I still manage to discover new gems even now. And, whenever we visit a new town or city, I always wish I had some insider knowledge, a local tour guide, someone who knows the gen – the best independent shops…

A Self-Guided Walking Tour Of Nottingham

A Tour Of Nottingham Nottingham is famous for many reasons, not least that it’s menfolk seem to like wearing tights – think Robin Hood, Dean off of Torvil and Dean. It’s also the home of Raleighâ„¢, Boots The Chemist, Paul Smith, lace, the very first football club, cricket and the oldest inn in England. In…

Nottingham Parks – Which One’s Are Worth Your Picnic?

Nottingham Parks – But Which One’s? Maybe you’re a tourist in Nottingham, wanting to find some green space? Or maybe you’re a local and just don’t venture beyond your immediate town that often? Whatever, it’s Summer and we should all be making the most of these patches of turf that this fine city has to…

Top 5 Coffee Spots In Nottingham

There’s the budding actress wielding a takeaway cup with a lip-stained rim and the baristas phone number on the sleeve. Then you have the suitcase-sipper who views every cup of coffee as a mini holiday : there with their morning paper, hogging the chair with the best view that they might as well have put…

Turtle Bay, Nottingham. A Caribbean Nosh-Up!

Turtle Bay – Nottingham With their one allotted suitcase many Caribbean’s left the warm shores of their home islands and followed an advert across the Ocean to Nottingham. It promised work in post-war Britain, hospitals for the women and coal-mining for the men. But whatever the skills they brought with them, none compare to the…

Clumber Park – The Weird & The Wonderful

A tunnel of lofty Lime tree’s greet you as soldiers, and like a Lilliputian under the belly of a centipede we drove beneath the giant green canopy towards Clumber Park. The Clumber estate was once owned by the Dukes of Newcastle (think Civil War not Geordie Shore) and covers a vast 3,800 acres. You’d struggle…

Nottingham – A Family Mini-Break

Nottingham For A Mini – Break? Parking itself right in the middle of the country, Nottingham definitely gets 10/10 for location – only 2 hours from London or Manchester, a mere 3 from Newcastle or Bristol, what’s your excuse not to make a trip? Recently awarded a UNESCO city of Literature and named by The…

Revolucion De Cuba Bar & Restaurant – Nottingham

Revolucion De Cuba, Nottingham The Past… HB Pencils and Deep Sea Fishing… that’s what I think of every time I walk in this Cuban themed Nottingham bar. I have a friend who would send her husband to Cuba on his deep-sea fishing holidays with bags of HB’s for the poor kids. I also reminisce back…

RUB Smokehouse – Nottingham

Don’t Want To Cook! 5 years ago, in Williamsburg New York, we were treated to an evening at a hip foodie BBQ restaurant, where the tables were long and the meat was ordered by the pound. My mouth waters at the thought of those ribs and that brisket, so we returned home and set about…