|City of Nottingham|
"the Queen of the Midlands"
Shown within Nottinghamshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Administrative HQ||Loxley House|
|• Type||Unitary authority|
|• Governing body||Nottingham City Council (Labour)|
|• Council Leader||David Mellen (Lab)|
|• Lord Mayor||Cllr Rosemary Healy|
|• City||28.81 sq mi (74.61 km2)|
|Elevation||151 ft (46 m)|
|• Density||11,490/sq mi (4,437/km2)|
|• Urban||768,638 (LUZ:975,800)|
|• Metro||1,610,000 (Nottingham-Derby)|
| • Ethnicity|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
Nottingham (// (listen) NOT-ing-əm) is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England. Part of the East Midlands region, it is 128 miles (206 km) north of London and 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Birmingham.
Nottingham has links to the legend of Robin Hood and to the lace-making, bicycle (notably Raleigh bikes) and tobacco industries. It was granted its city charter in 1897, as part of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Nottingham is a tourist destination; in 2018, the city received the second highest number of overnight visitors in the Midlands and the highest number in the East Midlands.
In 2020, Nottingham had an estimated population of 787,610. The population of the city proper, compared to its regional counterparts, has been attributed to its historical and tightly-drawn city boundaries. The wider conurbation, which includes many of the city's suburbs, has a population of 768,638. It is the largest urban area in the East Midlands and the second-largest in the Midlands. Its Functional Urban Area, also the largest in the East Midlands, has a population of 919,484. The population of the Nottingham/Derby metropolitan area is estimated to be 1,610,000.
Its metropolitan economy is the seventh largest in the United Kingdom with a GDP of $50.9bn (2014). The city was the first in the East Midlands to be ranked as a sufficiency-level world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.
Nottingham's public transport system won awards prior to 2015, including the largest publicly owned bus network in England. The city is also served by Nottingham railway station and the modern Nottingham Express Transit tram system.
It is also a major sporting centre and, in October 2015, was named 'Home of English Sport'. The National Ice Centre, Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre and Trent Bridge international cricket ground are all based in or around the city, which is also the home of two professional football teams; the former world's oldest professional league club Notts County and Nottingham Forest, famously two-time winners of the UEFA European Cup under Brian Clough and Peter Taylor in 1979 and 1980. The city also has professional rugby, ice hockey and cricket teams, and the Aegon Nottingham Open, an international tennis tournament on the ATP and WTA tours. This accolade came just over a year after Nottingham was named as the UK's first City of Football.
On 11 December 2015, Nottingham was named a "City of Literature" by UNESCO, joining Dublin, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Prague as one of only a handful in the world. The title reflects Nottingham's literary heritage, with Lord Byron, D. H. Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe having links to the city, as well as a contemporary literary community, a publishing industry and a poetry scene.
The city is served by three universities: the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Law; hosting the highest concentration of higher education providers in the East Midlands.
The settlement may predate Anglo-Saxon times, as hinted at in a Welsh tradition of an earlier Brythonic name being Tigguo Cobauc, meaning Place of Caves (known also as "City of Caves"). In modern Welsh it is known poetically as Y Tŷ Ogofog and Irish as Na Tithe Uaimh "The Cavey Dwelling". When it fell under the rule of a Saxon chieftain named Snot it became known as "Snotingaham"; the homestead of Snot's people (-inga = the people of; -ham = homestead). Some authors derive "Nottingham" from Snottenga, caves, and ham, but "this has nothing to do with the English form".
Nottingham Castle was constructed in 1068 on a sandstone outcrop by the River Leen. The Anglo-Saxon settlement was originally confined to the area today known as the Lace Market and was surrounded by a substantial defensive ditch and rampart, which fell out of use following the Norman Conquest and was filled by the time of the Domesday Survey (1086). Following the Norman Conquest the Saxon settlement developed into the English Borough of Nottingham and housed a Town Hall and Law Courts. A settlement also developed around the castle on the hill opposite and was the French borough supporting the Normans in the castle. Eventually, the space between was built on as the town grew and the Old Market Square became the focus of Nottingham several centuries later. Defences consisted initially of a ditch and bank in the early 12th century. The ditch was later widened, in the mid-13th century, and a stone wall built around much of the perimeter of the town. A short length of the wall survives, and is visible at the northern end of Maid Marian Way, and is protected as a Scheduled Monument.
On the return of Richard the Lionheart from the Crusades, the castle was occupied by supporters of Prince John, including the Sheriff of Nottingham. It was besieged by Richard and, after a sharp conflict, was captured. In the legends of Robin Hood, Nottingham Castle is the scene of the final showdown between the Sheriff and the hero outlaw.
By the 15th century Nottingham had established itself as a centre of a thriving export trade in religious sculpture made from Nottingham alabaster. The town became a county corporate in 1449 giving it effective self-government, in the words of the charter, "for eternity". The Castle and Shire Hall were expressly excluded and remained as detached Parishes of Nottinghamshire.
One of those highly impressed by Nottingham in the late 18th century was the German traveller C. P. Moritz, who wrote in 1782, "Of all the towns I have seen outside London, Nottingham is the loveliest and neatest. Everything had a modern look, and a large space in the centre was hardly less handsome than a London square. A charming footpath leads over the fields to the highway, where a bridge spans the Trent. … Nottingham … with its high houses, red roofs and church steeples, looks excellent from a distance."
During the Industrial Revolution, much of Nottingham's prosperity was founded on the textile industry; in particular, the city became an internationally important centre of lace manufacture. In 1831 citizens rioted in protest against the Duke of Newcastle's opposition to the Reform Act 1832, setting fire to his residence on the site of Nottingham Castle.
In common with the UK textile industry, Nottingham's textile sector fell into decline in the decades following World War II. Little textile manufacture now takes place in Nottingham; however, many of the former industrial buildings in the Lace Market district have been restored and put to new uses.
Nottingham was one of the boroughs reformed by the Municipal Corporations Act 1835, and at that time consisted of the parishes of St Mary, St Nicholas and St Peter. It was expanded in 1877 by adding the parishes of Basford, Brewhouse Yard, Bulwell, Radford, Sneinton, Standard Hill, and parts of the parishes of West Bridgford, Carlton, Wilford (North Wilford). In 1889 Nottingham became a county borough under the Local Government Act 1888. City status was awarded as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria, being signified in a letter from the prime minister, the Marquess of Salisbury to the mayor, dated 18 June 1897. Nottingham was extended in 1933 by adding Bilborough and Wollaton, parts of the parishes of Bestwood Park and Colwick, and a recently developed part of the Beeston Urban District. A further boundary extension was granted in 1951 when Clifton and Wilford (south of the River Trent) were incorporated into the city.
In the sporting world, Nottingham is home to the world's oldest professional football club, Notts County, which was formed in 1862. The town's other football club, Nottingham Forest, had a period of success between 1977 and 1993 under manager Brian Clough, winning the First Division, four League Cups, a UEFA Super Cup and two European Cups. During this time Forest signed Trevor Francis, Britain's first £1 million footballer, who joined the club in February 1979 from Birmingham City.
During the second half of the 20th century Nottingham saw urban growth with the development of new public and private housing estates and new urban centres, which have engulfed former rural villages such as Bilborough, Wollaton, Gedling and Bramcote. South of the river there has also been expansion with new areas such as Edwalton and West Bridgford, adding to Nottingham's urban sprawl. Although this growth slowed towards the end of the century, the modern pressures for more affordable and council housing is back on the political agenda and there is now pressure on the green belt which surrounds the city.
Nottingham City Council is a unitary authority based at Loxley House, Nottingham on Station Street. It consists of 55 councillors, representing 20 wards, who are elected every four years; the last elections being held on 7 May 2015.
The city also has a Lord Mayor who is selected by city councillors from among themselves. The position is largely ceremonial but the Lord Mayor also acts as Chair of Full Council meetings.
The City of Nottingham's boundaries are tightly drawn and exclude several suburbs and satellite towns that are usually considered part of Greater Nottingham. Unlike the City, these areas are governed by a two tier system of local government. Nottinghamshire County Council (based at County Hall), provides the upper tier of local government whilst the lower tier is split into several district or borough councils. The County Council are responsible for Health, Social Care, Education, Highways, Transport, Libraries and Trading Standards, whilst the lower tier councils are responsible for local planning, neighbourhood services, housing, licensing, environmental health and leisure facilities. The western suburbs of Beeston, Stapleford and Eastwood are administered by Broxtowe Borough Council. Further west still, the Nottingham urban district extends into Derbyshire where Ilkeston and Long Eaton are administered by Erewash Borough Council, and Ripley by Amber Valley. To the north, Hucknall is controlled by Ashfield District Council, while in the east Arnold and Carlton form part of the Borough of Gedling. South of the river, the suburb of West Bridgford lies in Rushcliffe, as do the outlying villages of Ruddington and Tollerton and the town of Bingham.
Nottingham has three UK parliamentary constituency seats within its boundaries. Nottingham North has been represented since 2017 by Labour MP Alex Norris, Nottingham East since 2019 by Labour MP Nadia Whittome and Nottingham South since 2010 by Labour MP Lilian Greenwood. Each of the outer districts (Broxtowe, Ashfield, Gedling and Rushcliffe) are also parliamentary constituencies in their own right although the parliamentary constituency boundaries do not align with the boundaries of the council districts of which they share their name.
|Nottingham East||Nottingham North||Nottingham South|
|Nadia Whittome||Alex Norris||Lilian Greenwood|
|Labour Party||Labour Party||Labour Party|
Geography and ecology
Nottingham is situated on an area of low hills along the lower valley of the River Trent, and is surrounded by the Sherwood Forest in the north, the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire Coalfield in the west, and the Trent and Belvoir Vales in the east and south.
|Map of Nottingham showing the city boundary|
Within the city
- Alexandra Park
- The Arboretum
- Bestwood Park
- Bulwell Hall
- Forest Fields
- Highbury Vale
- Hyson Green
- Lace Market
- Lenton Abbey
- Mapperley Park
- The Meadows
- New Basford
- Nottingham City Centre
- Old Basford
- The Park
- Rise Park
- Sherwood Rise
- Snape Wood
- St Anns
- Top Valley
Around the city
- Bestwood Village
- Burton Joyce
- East Leake
- Heanor (Derbyshire)
- Holme Pierrepont
- Ilkeston (Derbyshire)
- Lady Bay
- Langley Mill (Derbyshire)
- Long Eaton (Derbyshire)
- Ripley (Derbyshire)
- Sandiacre (Derbyshire)
- Sawley (Derbyshire)
- Strelley Village
- Warren Hill
- West Bridgford
Within the city, native wildlife includes red fox, peregrine falcon and common kingfisher. Notable nature reserves around the city include Attenborough Nature Reserve SSSI, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, Holme Pit SSSI, Fairham Brook Local Wildlife Site and Wollaton Park. Due to its position as a central city with strong transport links, Nottingham has become home to invasive animal and plant species including rose-ringed parakeet, Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam.
Like most of the United Kingdom, Nottingham has a temperate oceanic climate (Köppen: Cfb) and experiences warm mild summers and mild to cool winters with abundant precipitation throughout the year. There are two weather-reporting stations close to Nottingham: the former "Nottingham Weather Centre", at Watnall, about 6 miles (10 km) northwest of the city centre; and the University of Nottingham's agricultural campus at Sutton Bonington, about 10 miles (16 km) southwest of the city centre. The highest temperature recorded in Nottingham (Watnall) stands at 36.1 °C (97.0 °F), whilst Sutton Bonington recorded a temperature of 36.0 °C (96.8 °F), both recorded on 25 July 2019, and the record-high minimum temperature is 19.9 °C (67.8 °F) recorded in August 2004. On average, a temperature of 25 °C (77 °F) or above is recorded on 11.0 days per year at Watnall (1981–2010), and the warmest day of the year reaches an average of 29.4 °C (84.9 °F).
For the period 1981–2010 Nottingham (Watnall) recorded on average 42.9 days of air frost per year, and Sutton Bonington 47.1. The lowest recorded temperature in Nottingham (Watnall) is −13.3 °C (8.1 °F) recorded in January 1963 and January 1987, whilst a temperature of −17.8 °C (0.0 °F) was recorded in Sutton Bonington on 24 February 1947. The record-low maximum temperature is −6.3 °C (20.7 °F) recorded in January 1963. For the period of 1981–2010, the coldest temperature of the year reaches an average of −6.6 °C (20.1 °F) in Nottingham (Watnall).
|Record high °C (°F)||14.5
|Average high °C (°F)||6.6
|Daily mean °C (°F)||4.0
|Average low °C (°F)||1.3
|Record low °C (°F)||−13.3
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||61.2
|Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)||11.8||10.0||11.1||9.9||9.3||9.2||9.2||9.4||9.4||11.2||11.8||12.1||124.2|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||54.7||73.2||104.2||141.0||181.6||170.6||191.1||180.1||131.2||99.4||63.7||49.2||1,440.1|
|Average ultraviolet index||1||1||2||4||5||6||6||5||4||2||1||0||3|
|Source 1: Met Office|
|Source 2: KNMI WeatherAtlas|
|Climate data for Sutton Bonington[b], elevation: 48 m (157 ft), 1981–2010 normals|
|Average high °C (°F)||7.2
|Daily mean °C (°F)||4.4
|Average low °C (°F)||1.6
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||52.2
|Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)||10.9||9.1||10.6||9.7||8.7||9.4||8.7||8.6||8.2||10.2||10.2||10.9||115.2|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||52.3||74.4||107.4||143.9||178.2||158.1||188.0||179.0||134.1||104.0||60.9||43.3||1,423.5|
|Source: Met Office|
In 2017 it was reported that Nottingham is one of a number of UK cities that break WHO air pollution guidelines for the maximum concentration of small particulate matter. Pollution in part being caused by harmful wood-burning stoves.
Nottingham is bounded by a green belt area, provisionally drawn up from the 1950s. Completely encircling the city, it extends for several miles into the surrounding districts, as well as towards Derby.
The geographical centre of Nottingham is usually defined as the Old Market Square. The square is dominated by the Council House, which replaced the Nottingham Exchange Building, built in 1726. The Council House was built in the 1920s to display civic pride, ostentatiously using baroque columns and placing stone statues of two lions at the front to stand watch over the square. The Exchange Arcade, on the ground floor, is an upmarket shopping centre containing boutiques.
Tall office buildings line Maid Marian Way. The Georgian area around Oxford and Regent Streets is dominated by small professional firms. The Albert Hall faces the Gothic revival St Barnabas' Roman Catholic Cathedral by Pugin. Nottingham Castle and its grounds are located further south in the western third of the city. The central third descends from the University district in the north, past Nottingham Trent University's Gothic revival Arkwright Building. The university also owns many other buildings in this area. The Theatre Royal on Theatre Square, with its pillared façade, was built in 1865. King and Queen Streets are home to striking Victorian buildings designed by such architects as Alfred Waterhouse and Watson Fothergill.
To the south, is Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. The Canal-side further south of this is adjacent to Nottingham railway station and home to numerous redeveloped 19th-century industrial buildings, reused as bars and restaurants.
The eastern third of the city centre contains the Victoria Shopping Centre, built in the 1970s on the site of the demolished Victoria railway station. All that remains of the old station is the clock tower and the station hotel, now the Nottingham Hilton Hotel. The 250-foot-high Victoria Centre flats stand above the shopping centre and are the tallest buildings in the city. The eastern third contains Hockley Village. Hockley is where many of Nottingham's unique, independent shops are to be found. It is also home to two alternative cinemas.
Many of the buildings have been converted into apartments, bars and restaurants. The largest building in the Lace Market is the Adams Building, built by Thomas Chambers Hine for Thomas Adams (1807–1873), and currently used by Nottingham College. The Georgian-built Shire Hall, which was once Nottingham's main court and prison building, is now home to the National Justice Museum (formerly the "Galleries of Justice").
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem (the Trip), partially built into the cave system beneath Nottingham Castle, is a contender for the title of England's Oldest Pub, as it is supposed to have been established in 1189. The Bell Inn in the Old Market Square, and Ye Olde Salutation Inn (the Salutation) in Maid Marian Way have both disputed this claim. The Trip's current timber building probably dates back to the 17th or 18th century, but the caves are certainly older and may have been used to store beer and water for the castle during medieval times. There are also caves beneath the Salutation that date back to the medieval period, although they are no longer used as beer cellars. The Bell Inn is probably the oldest of the three pub buildings still standing, according to dendrochronology, and has medieval cellars that are still used to store beer.
Almost 62,000 students attend the city's three universities, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Law and the University of Nottingham; in the 2016/17 academic year, Trent University was attended by 29,370 students and Nottingham University by 32,515. The University of Nottingham Medical School is part of the Queen's Medical Centre.
There are three colleges of further education located in Nottingham: Bilborough College is solely a sixth form college; Nottingham College was formed in 2017, by the amalgamation of Central College Nottingham and New College Nottingham (which had both previously formed from the merger of smaller FE colleges); and the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, owned by Nottingham Trent University, is a further education college that specialises in media. The city has dozens of sixth form colleges and academies, providing education and training for adults aged over sixteen.
Nottingham is the East Midlands' largest economy.
In 2010, Nottingham City Council announced that the target sectors of their economic development strategy would include low-carbon technologies; digital media; life sciences; financial and business services; and retail and leisure.
Nottingham is home to the headquarters of several companies. These include Alliance Boots (formerly Boots the Chemists); Chinook Sciences; GM (cricket bats); Pedigree pet food; VF Corporation (American clothing); Changan Automobile (Chinese-made automobiles); the credit reference agency Experian; energy company E.ON UK; betting company Gala Group; amusement and gambling machine manufacturer Bell-Fruit-Games; engineering company Siemens; sportswear manufacturers Speedo; high-street opticians Vision Express and Specsavers; games and publishing company Games Workshop; PC software developer Serif Europe (publisher of PagePlus and other titles); web hosting provider Heart Internet; the American credit card company Capital One; the national law firm Browne Jacobson; and Earache Records, an independent music company founded by local resident Digby Pearson, based on Handel Street in Sneinton. Nottingham also has offices of Nottingham Building Society (established 1849); HM Revenue and Customs; the Driving Standards Agency; Ofsted; the Care Quality Commission; and BBC East Midlands.
Nottingham was named one of the UK's six science cities in 2005 by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown. Among the science-based industries within the city is BioCity. Founded as a joint venture between Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham, it is the UK's biggest bioscience innovation and incubation centre, housing around 80 science-based companies.
Value Added (£m)
|source: Office for National Statistics|
Until recently, bicycle manufacturing was a major industry: the city was the birthplace of Raleigh Cycles in 1886, later joined by Sturmey-Archer, the developer of three-speed hub gears. However, Raleigh's factory on Triumph Road, famous as the location for the filming of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, was demolished in 2003 to make way for the University of Nottingham's expansion of its Jubilee Campus. The schools and aerial photographers, H Tempest Ltd, were Nottingham-based for many years, until relocating to St. Ives (Cornwall) January 1959.
In 2015, Nottingham was ranked in the top 10 UK cities for job growth (from 2004 to 2013), in the public and private sectors. And in the same year, it was revealed that more new companies were started in Nottingham in 2014-15 than in any other UK city, with a 68% year-on-year increase.
Nottingham's Victoria Centre is the city's main retail shopping centre. It was the first to be built in the city and was developed on the site of the former Nottingham Victoria railway station. It provides parking for up to 2,400 cars on several levels, and contains a bus station.
Work on redeveloping Broadmarsh, at a cost of £400 million (creating 400 stores, 136,000 m2 of shopping space), was originally approved in September 2007. Nottingham City Council, then owners of the Broadmarsh Centre, had been trying to redevelop it for "almost two decades". However, the economic downturn meant that redevelopment was delayed throughout from 2008 to 2010. In the light of the Victoria Centre's redevelopment plans, Westfield announced in 2011 that it was once again planning a £500 million development of Broadmarsh, which would start in 2012. This, however, did not happen either.
Broadmarsh was eventually sold to Capital Shopping Centres, the owners of the Victoria Centre. The purchase prompted an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission, who were concerned that the company's monopoly over the city's shopping centres could have a negative impact on competition. CSC subsequently rebranded itself and the centres use the "Intu" name. Although the new owners wished to start the planned development of the Victoria Centre, Nottingham City Council insisted that Broadmarsh must have priority, with the Council offering £50 million towards its redevelopment. The deputy leader of Nottingham City Council said the Council would withhold planning permission for the development of the Victoria Centre until they saw "bulldozers going into the Broadmarsh Centre."
Other shopping outlets
Smaller shopping centres in the city are The Exchange Arcade, the Flying Horse Walk, Hockley and newer developments in Trinity Square and The Pod. The Bridlesmith Gate area has numerous designer shops, and is the home of the original Paul Smith boutique. There are various side streets and alleys with some interesting and often overlooked buildings and shops—such as Poultry Walk, West End Arcade and Hurts Yard. These are home to many specialist shops, as is Derby Road, near the Roman Catholic Cathedral and once the antiques area.
In March 2011, the government announced the creation of Nottingham Enterprise Zone, an enterprise zone sited on part of the Boots Estate. In March 2012, Nottingham Science Park, Beeston Business Park and Nottingham Medipark were added to the zone. In December 2014, the government announced that the zone would be expanded again, to include Infinity Park Derby, a planned business park for aerospace, rail and automotive technology adjacent to the Rolls-Royce site in Sinfin, Derby.
The Creative Quarter is a project started by Nottingham City Council as part of the Nottingham City Deal. Centred on the east of the city (including the Lace Market, Hockley, Broadmarsh East, the Island site and BioCity), the project aims at creating growth and jobs. In July 2012, the government contributed £25 million towards a £45 million venture capital fund, mainly targeted at the Creative Quarter.
Theatres and cinemas
Nottingham has two large-capacity theatres, the Nottingham Playhouse and the Theatre Royal, which together with the neighbouring Royal Concert Hall forms the Royal Centre. The city also contains smaller theatre venues such as the Nottingham Arts Theatre, the Lace Market Theatre, New Theatre and Nonsuch Studios.
Galleries and museums
The city contains several notable museums and art galleries including:
- National Justice Museum – Museum of Law, Crime and Punishment through the ages, based at the Shire Hall in the Lace Market.
- City of Caves – A visitor attraction consisting of a network of man-made caves, carved out of sandstone, beneath the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre.
- Green's Windmill and Science Centre – A unique working windmill in the heart of the city that was home to the 19th-century mathematical physicist and miller, George Green.
- Nottingham Castle Museum – Home to the city's fine and decorative art collections, along with the Story of Nottingham galleries, and the Sherwood Foresters Regimental Museum.
- Nottingham Contemporary – Contemporary art centre in the Lace Market, opened in 2009.
- New Art Exchange – Contemporary art gallery, the largest in the UK dedicated to showing diverse artists, opened in 2008.
- Nottingham Industrial Museum – Housed in Wollaton Park, collections relating to textiles, transport, communications, mining and steam.
- Nottingham Natural History Museum – Based at Wollaton Hall, contains zoology, geology, and botany collections.
In 2015, the National Videogame Arcade was opened in the Hockley area of the city; being "the UK's first cultural centre for videogames". It was announced in June 2018 that the arcade was soon to close and relocate to Sheffield city centre, where it reopened in November 2018 as the National Videogame Museum.
Music and entertainment
Nottingham has several large music and entertainment venues including the Royal Concert Hall, Rock City, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (2,500-capacity) and the Nottingham Arena (Social centre). Nottingham's City Ground played host to rock band R.E.M with Idlewild and The Zutons supporting in 2005, the first time a concert had been staged at the football stadium.
Nottingham also has a selection of smaller venues, including the Albert Hall (800-capacity), Ye Olde Salutation Inn, Malt Cross, Rescue Rooms, the Bodega, the Old Angel, the Central, the Chameleon and the Corner. 1960s Blues-rock band Ten Years After formed in Nottingham, as did the 1970s pop act Paper Lace and the critically acclaimed Tindersticks, as well as influential folk singer Anne Briggs. Since the beginning of the 2010s, the city has produced a number of artists to gain media attention, including; Jake Bugg, London Grammar, Indiana, Sleaford Mods, Natalie Duncan, Ady Suleiman, Dog Is Dead, Saint Raymond, Childhood, Rue Royale, Spotlight Kid and Amber Run.
The city has an active classical music scene, with long-established ensembles such as the city's Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, Nottingham Harmonic Society, Bach Choir, Early Music Group Musica Donum Dei and the Symphonic Wind Orchestra giving regular performances in the city. The Sumac Centre is a social centre in Forest Fields.
Wollaton Park in Nottingham hosts an annual family-friendly music event called Splendour. In 2009 it was headlined by Madness and the Pogues. The following year it was headlined by the Pet Shop Boys and featured, among others, Calvin Harris, Noisettes, Athlete and OK Go. In 2011, it featured headline acts Scissor Sisters, Blondie, Eliza Doolittle and Feeder. In 2012, performers included Dizzee Rascal, Razorlight, Katy B and Hard-Fi. In 2014, Wollaton Park hosted the first-ever No Tomorrow Festival, featuring the likes of Sam Smith, London Grammar and Clean Bandit.
Nottingham is known for its hip-hop scene. Rofl Audio Recording Studios opened in 2013, on the site of a former square known as "Milk Square" which was known to have hosted musicians, bands and orchestras in the 1800s. Since opening, the studios have hosted musicians and actors from various places including involvement in Hollywood films, and British rock band Spiritualized's album And Nothing Hurt. The studios are a base for rapper and producer Sway Dasafo's New Reign Productions and Jake Bugg's manager, Jason Hart. The rock band Church of the Cosmic Skull are from Nottingham.
Nottingham holds several multicultural events throughout the year. The city has hosted an annual Asian Mela every summer since about 1989, there is a parade on St Patrick's Day, fireworks for the Chinese New Year, Holi in the Park to celebrate the Hindu spring festival, a West Indian-style carnival, and several Sikh events.
The city is particularly famous for its annual Goose Fair, a large travelling funfair held at the Forest Recreation Ground at the beginning of October every year. Established over 700 years ago, the fair was originally a livestock market where thousands of geese were sold in the Old Market Square, but the modern-day Goose Fair is known for its fairground rides and attractions.
Arts and crafts
The Hockley Arts Market runs alongside Sneinton Market.
Food and drink
This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (August 2020)
There are more than three hundred restaurants in Nottingham, with several AA rosette winners (as of 2018[update]). City-centre restaurant, Ibérico World Tapas, was awarded a Bib Gourmand in the 2013 Michelin Guide. There are also two Michelin-starred restaurants: Alchemilla in the city centre has one star; and Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms, on the edge of the city near Clifton Bridge, has two Michelin stars. There were five other Nottingham restaurants recommended in the Michelin Guide in 2020.
In 2010, the city was named as one of the "Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2010" by DK Travel. In 2013 it was estimated the city received 247,000 overseas visitors. Nottingham was ranked number one for the ‘Best Value City Break’ in August 2017 by TripAdvisor.
The Robin Hood Pageant takes place in Nottingham each year and has been rebranded Robin Hood Live for 2020. The city is home to the Nottingham Robin Hood Society, founded in 1972 by Jim Lees and Steve and Ewa Theresa West.
Each February Nottingham celebrates Light Night, with dozens of free creative events illuminating the city. The city has also hosted the Nottingham Cave Festival, Nottingham Puppet Festival, The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity, plus a series of outdoor film and theatre performances at historical locations throughout the summer.
In February 2008, a Ferris wheel was put up in the Old Market Square. The wheel returned to Nottingham in February 2009 to mark another night of lights, activities, illuminations and entertainment. Initially marketed as the Nottingham Eye, it was later redubbed as the Nottingham Wheel, to avoid any association with the London Eye.
Sherwood Forest County Park is a Natural Nature Reserve spanning 450 acres in the county of Nottinghamshire only 17 miles north of Nottingham. This grand forest has been a part of great history for decades, showing evidence of use by prehistoric hunters and gatherers. It's even said that the legendary Robin Hood of the 1200s has set foot here and hid near the Major Oak, referred to as the 1000-year-old giant tree. Today, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre & Nature Reserve is internationally recognised with annual visitors reaching around 350,000.
Many local businesses and organisations use the worldwide fame of Robin Hood to represent or promote their brands. Many residents converse in the East Midlands dialect. The friendly term of greeting "Ay-up me duck" is a humorous example of the local dialect.
Nottingham has featured in a number of fictional works.
Nottingham is home to two professional football clubs: Notts County and Nottingham Forest. Their two football grounds, facing each other on opposite sides of the River Trent, are noted for geographically being the closest in English league football. Notts County, formed in 1862, is the oldest professional football club in the world. They were also among the Football League's founder members in 1888. For most of their history they have played their home games at Meadow Lane, which currently holds some 20,000 spectators, all seated. They currently play in Football League Two, at Level 4 in the English football league system (most recently played at Level 1 in May 1992). Nottingham Forest, who currently play in the Level 2 Football League Championship, were English Level 1 champions in 1978 and won the European Cup twice over the next two seasons under the management of Brian Clough, who was the club's manager from January 1975 to May 1993, leading them to four Football League Cup triumphs in that time. They have played at the City Ground, on the south bank of the River Trent, since 1898. Nottingham Forest joined the Football League in 1892, four years after its inception when it merged with the rival Football Alliance, and 100 years later, they were among the FA Premier League's founder members in 1992—though they have not played top division football since May 1999. The City Ground played host to group stage games in the 1996 European Football Championships.
Nottingham won the title of 2015 City of Football after five months of campaigning, which resulted in £1.6m in funding for local football ventures and to encourage more people to play the sport. Nottingham was selected to be a host city for the England 2018 FIFA World Cup bid. It was proposed that if the bid were successful, the city would have received a new Nottingham Forest Stadium.
St. Barnabas Gaelic Athletic Club are a Nottingham club. It is Nottingham's sole provider of Gaelic sports (Gaelic football and hurling). It was founded in 1947, initially to provide a social outlet for Irish immigrants who had moved to Nottingham. It attracts members from the surrounding region including Chesterfield, Lincoln, Newark and Loughborough. The club is affiliated to and enters into competitions organised by Warwickshire GAA. This region (for GAA purposes) covers both the West and East Midlands of England, with its headquarters at Páirc na hÉireann, Bickenhill, Solihull.
St. Barnabas has close relations with local schools, which have provided athletes to St. Barnabas. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the club achieved success in 2020, winning Warwickshire's Intermediate Hurling Championship for the first time in around 50 years.
The rugby union team, Nottingham R.F.C., compete in the RFU Championship, playing their home games in Lady Bay. The Nottingham Outlaws are an amateur rugby league club that play in the Yorkshire Men's League. The Nottingham Caesars are the city's American football club, playing their games at the Harvey Hadden Stadium in the Bilborough area of Nottingham.
The city was the birthplace and training location for ice dancers Torvill and Dean, who won gold medals at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics. The National Ice Centre, which first opened in 2000, hosts an array of winter sporting events, such as the UK Speed Skating Championships. Directly outside is "Bolero Square", named after the gold medal-winning performance. The Nottingham Panthers ice hockey team play in the same building at the Motorpoint Arena.
Other sporting events in the city include the annual tennis Aegon Trophy (which is staged at the City of Nottingham Tennis Centre), the Robin Hood Marathon, Milk Race, the Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride and the Outlaw Triathlon. Nottingham also has two Roller Derby leagues: Nottingham Roller Derby (which consists of two teams, the female-identifying team Nottingham Roller Girls and the open-to-all team Super Smash Brollers) and the female-identifying Nottingham Hellfire Harlots.
In October 2015, Nottingham was named as the official Home of Sport by VisitEngland, for its sporting contributions and in recognition of its development of the sports of football, cricket, ice hockey, boxing, tennis, athletics, gymnastics and water sports.
Nottingham is served by East Midlands Airport (formerly known as Nottingham East Midlands Airport until it reverted to its original name), near Castle Donington in North West Leicestershire, just under 15 miles (24 km) southwest of the city centre.
Nottingham was an important interchange for many railways and mineral lines which served the city, its suburbs and the collieries around the city. Only Nottingham, formerly Nottingham Midland is the main city station and is the second busiest railway station in the Midlands for passenger entries and exits, provides rail services for the city; with connections operated by CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway and Northern.
The city had five other stations that served the city. These include:
1. Nottingham Carrington Street was the first station opened in Nottingham on the former Midland Counties Railway. It was opened in 1839 before closing in 1848 to passengers. After the opening of Nottingham Midland station. The site is now under the Nottingham Magistrates' Court.
2. Nottingham Victoria which was the second largest station in the city. Owned jointly by the Great Central Railway and Great Northern Railway. It closed in 1967 after declining usage and the station buildings were demolished. The site is now the Victoria Centre shopping centre. The clock tower is still in situ and the cutting is under the shopping centre at the lower level including the old Mansfield Road Railway Tunnel.
3. Nottingham Arkwright Street was originally the second station in Nottingham near to Nottingham Midland. It was originally only to be opened temporarily but was kept open until 1963, when it was closed. It reopened briefly in 1967 as the terminus of a skeleton service from Nottingham to Leicester and Rugby. Only to be closed in 1969. The site is now buried under a road alignment, tram tracks and industrial buildings.
4. Nottingham London Road Low and High Level was located directly north east of Nottingham Midland and was closed in 1944 to passengers the low level platforms were. The high level platforms was closed in 1967. Goods services continued to serve the station until 1972 and it was closed with the rails removed. The station is still in situ and is now used for retail.
5. Nottingham Racecourse was located near Nottingham Racecourse and was a minor station on the line between Nottingham and Grantham. The station closed in 1959 and the line is still in use. Nothing remains of the station.
The reintroduction of trams in 2004 made Nottingham the newest of only six English cities to have a light rail system. The trams run from the city centre to Hucknall in the north, with a spur to the Phoenix Park park and ride, close to Junction 26 of the M1. Two new lines opened in 2015 extending the network to the southern suburbs of Wilford and Clifton and the western suburbs of Beeston and Chilwell.
Workplace parking levy
In April 2012, Nottingham became the first city in the UK to introduce a workplace parking levy. The levy charges businesses £350 on each parking space made available to their employees, provided that the business has more than ten such parking spaces. The council have used the revenue of around £10 million a year to develop the city's tram system. There has been a 9% reduction in traffic and 15% increase in public transport use since the introduction of the levy.
Nottingham's waterways, now primarily used for leisure, have been extensively used for transport in the past.
Fire and rescue services are provided by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, and emergency medical care by East Midlands Ambulance Service, both of which have their headquarters in Nottingham. Law enforcement is carried out by Nottinghamshire Police, whose headquarters are at Sherwood Lodge in Arnold. The city has a Crown Court and a Magistrates' Court.
Laurie Macdonald of Inside One magazine observes that Nottingham's former high crime rate earned it the nickname "Shottingham", but that by 2013 this image was outdated. The article was written in response to a uSwitch survey that had found south Nottinghamshire to be the fourth-best place to live in the UK in terms of living standards. Crime in the city of Nottingham had also fallen by three-quarters since 2007.
There are two major National Health Service hospitals in Nottingham, the Queen's Medical Centre (QMC) and Nottingham City Hospital, both managed by the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. The QMC is a teaching hospital with close connections to the Medical School at Nottingham University; until 2012, it was the largest hospital in the UK. Nottingham City Hospital includes maternity and neonatal facilities but has no A&E department. Students from the Medical School are attached to most of the departments at City Hospital as part of their clinical training.
Severn Trent Water is the company responsible for supplying fresh water to households and businesses in Nottingham, as well as the treatment of sewage. Severn Trent took over these services from the City of Nottingham Water Department in 1974.
The city has one of the largest district heating schemes in the UK, operated by EnviroEnergy Limited, which is wholly owned by Nottingham City Council. The plant in the city centre supplies heat to 4,600 homes, and a wide variety of business premises, including the Concert Hall, the Nottingham Arena, the Victoria Baths, the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, the Victoria Centre, and others.
Historically, the requirement for city status was the presence of an Anglican (Church of England) cathedral; however, Nottingham does not have one of these, having only been designated a city in 1897 in celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. From around AD 1100, Nottingham was part of the Diocese of Lichfield, controlled as an archdeaconry from Lichfield Cathedral in Staffordshire. In 1837, Nottingham's archdeaconry was placed under the control of the Diocese of Lincoln and, in 1884, it was incorporated into the newly created Diocese of Southwell which it is still part of today. The bishop is based at Southwell Minster, 14 miles (23 km) northeast of the city.
Although lacking an Anglican cathedral, Nottingham has three notable historic Anglican parish churches, all of which date back to the Middle Ages. The oldest and largest of these is St. Mary the Virgin, situated in the Lace Market. The church dates from the eighth or ninth centuries, but the present structure is at least the third building on the site, dating primarily from 1377 to 1485. A member of the Major Churches Network, St. Mary's is considered the mother church of the city and is used for holding civic services, including the annual welcome to the new Lord Mayor. In the heart of the city is St. Peter's, the oldest building in continuous use in Nottingham, with traces of building dating back to 1180. The third notable Anglican parish church is St. Nicholas', known locally as "St. Nic's", situated on the edge of the city centre in the direction of the castle.
There are various chapels and meeting rooms in Nottingham. Many of the grand buildings have been demolished, including Halifax Place Wesleyan Chapel, but some have been re-used, notably High Pavement Chapel which is now a public house. The city has three Christadelphian meeting halls and is home to the national headquarters of the Congregational Federation.
Nottingham is one of 18 British cities that do not have an Anglican cathedral. It is, however, home to the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Barnabas, which was designed by Augustus Pugin and consecrated in 1844. It is the cathedral church for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham.
Nottingham has 80,000 Christians, 30,000 Muslims, 15,000 Sikhs, 8,000 Hindus and 2,000 Jews.
The ONS 2014 basis population projections indicate that the city is once again in a phase of steady population growth and that the 350,000 mark should be reached around 2030.
The city of Nottingham has a population at 312,900 with the Greater Nottingham population at 729,977 and the Metro population at 1,543,000. The city of Nottingham has a density of 4,073/km2.
65.4% are White British, 13.1% Asian, 8.2% of West Indian origins, 6.1% are European/North American, 4.3% African, 1.6% Middle Eastern and 1.1% South/Central American. The city's population also has the largest proportion of any UK city identifying as mixed race, at 6.7% with 4% being mixed white and black Caribbean.
The city was recently granted permission by Ofcom to set up its own local television station. After a tender process, Confetti College was awarded the licence. The station was declared open by Prince Harry in April 2013 and Notts TV began broadcast in spring 2014.
In addition to the national commercial and BBC radio stations, the Nottingham area is served by licensed commercial radio stations (though all broadcast to a wider area than the city).
Radio stations include:
- BBC Radio Nottingham (103.8 FM & DAB)
- Gold (AM & DAB)
- Gem (106 FM & DAB)
- Capital Midlands (96.2 FM & DAB)
- Smooth East Midlands (106.6 FM & DAB)
- Kemet FM (97.5 FM)
- Radio Dawn (107.6 FM)
The city's two universities both broadcast their own student radio station. Fly FM is based at Nottingham Trent University's city campus and is broadcast online. The station originated in 1996 with its original name of Kick FM. University Radio Nottingham (URN) is broadcast around Nottingham University's main and Sutton Bonington campuses on medium wave (AM), as well as over the internet. URN was founded in 1979 after starting out with a slot on BBC Radio Nottingham in the late 1970s.
Newspapers and magazines
LeftLion magazine (established 2003) is distributed for free across the city. Covering Nottingham culture including music, art, theatre, comedy, food and drink.
Nottingham has been used as a location in many locally, nationally, and internationally produced films. Movies that have been filmed (partly or entirely) in Nottingham include:
- Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
- The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
- The Ragman's Daughter (1972)
- Robin Hood (1973)
- In Celebration (1975)
- Twenty Four Seven (1997)
- Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)
- This Is England (2006)
- Magicians (2007)
- Control (2007)
- Mum & Dad (2008)
- Easy Virtue (2008)
- Bronson (2009)
- The Unloved (2009)
- Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee (2009)
- Goal 3 (2009)
- Bunny and the Bull (2009)
- A Boy Called Dad (2009)
- Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
- The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
- Weekend (2011)
List of Mayors and Lord Mayors
The Sheriff of Nottingham
- Weather station is located 5.6 miles (9.0 km) from the Nottingham city centre.
- Weather station is located 9.0 miles (14.5 km) from the Nottingham city centre.
- "Nottingham, "The Queen City of the Midlands," The official guide, Sixth Edition (1927)". Nottinghamshire History. Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
- "A brief A-Z of Nottingham". Atschool.eduweb.co.uk. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
- "Population of Nottingham". Mongabay.com. Archived from the original on 24 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- "British Urban Pattern: Population Data (ESPON)" (PDF). Espon.eu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
- "Key Statistics for Local Authorities". Ons.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 24 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- "Inbound Town Data". Visit Britain. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
- "Nottingham Population 2021 (Demographics, Maps, Graphs)". worldpopulationreview.com. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
- "Urban Audit - City Profiles - Nottingham". Urban Audit. Archived from the original on 9 November 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
- "UNITED KINGDOM: Urban Areas in England". City Population. Archived from the original on 13 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
- "Archive:European cities – the EU-OECD functional urban area definition". Eurostat Statistics Explained. Eurostat. Archived from the original on 8 June 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
- "Population on 1 January by age groups and sex - functional urban areas". Eurostat - Data Explorer. Eurostat. Archived from the original on 3 September 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
- "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
- "The World According to GaWC 2018". Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
- "Hat-trick of prestigious award wins for Nottingham City Transport!". NCT. 19 November 2014. Archived from the original on 8 December 2014.
- "Our Companies – NCT". Transdev UK. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- "Nottingham named as 'Home of English Sport'". BBC News. Archived from the original on 18 November 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
- "Nottingham chosen as first City of Football". BBC News. Archived from the original on 19 November 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
- Tom Norton (11 December 2015). "Nottingham named UNESCO City of Literature". Nottingham Post. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
- "Welcome to Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature". Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature. 5 June 2017. Archived from the original on 14 January 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- "Teithio ar y Trên" [Travel by Train] (PDF) (in Welsh). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
- A P Nicholson (9 May 2003). "Meaning and Origin of the Words. Shire and County". Archived from the original on 9 December 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2007.
- Mutschmann, Heinrich (2012) . The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire: Their Origin and Development. Cambridge University Press. pp. 100–101. ISBN 9781107665415.
- Scott C. Lomax (17 October 2013). Nottingham: The Buried Past of a Historic City Revealed. Pen and Sword. pp. 83–. ISBN 978-1-4738-2999-2.
- Thomas Chambers Hine (1876) Nottingham Castle; Nottingham, Eng. Museum and Art Gallery. London:Hamilton, Adams & co.
- "Robin Hood pardoned by Sheriff of Nottingham" (20 November 2013). BBC. 10 May 2015. Archived from the original on 17 December 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
- Medieval English Alabaster Carvings in the Castle Museum Nottingham, Francis Cheetham, City of Nottingham art Galleries and Museums Committee, 1973
- A Centenary history of Nottingham. J. V. Beckett
- Carl Philip Moritz: Journeys of a German in England in 1782, tr. and ed. Reginald Nettel (New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1965), pp. 176–77.
- "Relationships / unit history of Nottingham". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2007.
- Tim Lambert. "A Brief History of Nottingham, England". Archived from the original on 22 June 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "Nottingham Forest's Managers". Nottingham Forest F.C. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- R-Unit. "February 9 – The One Million Pound Man". On This Football Day. Archived from the original on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "Nottingham Riots (1958)". BlackPast.org. Archived from the original on 28 August 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- Hess, John. "Green Belt is Threatened by Housing Rush Warns Notts MP". BBC News. BBC News. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
- "Nottingham's hills: What's the history behind them?". Archived from the original on 5 December 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
- "Nottingham Trent University - Falcons". Archived from the original on 4 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
- "Nottingham Post - Pair of Parrots Spotted in Wollaton". Archived from the original on 2 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
- "Synop Report Summary 25/07/2019 Watnall". Ogimet. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
- "Record breaking heat-wave July 2019" (PDF). Met Office. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
- "August 2004 TNx". Ecs.knmi.nl. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
- "25c Days". Ecs.knmi.nl. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- "Annual Average Maximum". Ecs.knmi.nl. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- "Nottingham Frost average". Metoffice.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
- "Sutton Bonington Frost average". Metoffice.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
- "January 1963". Ecs.knmi.nl. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
- "January 1987". Ecs.knmi.nl. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
- "Where's our snow? The truth about whether we really get less of the white stuff than the rest of the country". nottinghampost.com. February 2019. Archived from the original on 1 February 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
- "January 1963 TXn". Ecs.knmi.nl. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
- "Annual Average Minimum". Ecs.knmi.nl. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
- "Nottingham 1981–2010 averages". Met Office. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- "Indices Data – Nottingham Weather Centre STAID 2118". KNMI. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
- "Monthly weather forecast and Climate – Nottingham, United Kingdom". Weather Atlas. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- "Sutton Bonington 1981–2010 averages". Station, District and regional averages 1981–2010. Met Office. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- Sabur, Rozina (29 September 2017). "Wood burning could be banned in some parts of London". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 6 November 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
- "Nottingham – Pubs". Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- Scott C. Lomax (17 October 2013). Nottingham: The Buried Past of a Historic City Revealed. Pen and Sword. pp. 83–. ISBN 978-1-4738-2999-2. Archived from the original on 8 January 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
- "Higher Education Student Statistics: UK, 2016/17 – Where students come from and go to study". HESA. 11 January 2018. Archived from the original on 7 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
- "Medical School". University of Nottingham. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- Clarke, Laura (28 July 2015). "NTU buys out Confetti Media Group". Notts TV. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
- "Sixth Form in Nottingham". Yell.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
- Thomas, Adam Waugh (1958). A History of Nottingham High School, 1513–1953. Nottingham: J. and H. Bell Ltd. ASIN B0007KDJQ0.
- Brocklehurst, Stuart (1989). Nottingham High School: A Brief History. Nottingham.
- "European Cities Data Tool". Centre for Cities. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
- "Home Page". Investinnottingham.com. Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
- "Sciencecity.co.uk". Science-city.co.uk. 29 April 2010. Archived from the original on 21 December 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
- "Cities Outlook 2015" (PDF). Centre for Cities. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- Neil Hodgson (23 November 2015). "Company start-up rate for Liverpool grows by 35%, says new report". liverpoolecho. Archived from the original on 11 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
- "2017 Vitality Rankings Top 50 British Centres" (PDF). Harper Dennis Hobbes. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
- "£2bn developments are 'once in a generation opportunity' to change the south side of Nottingham". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
- "REPORT OF HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT AND REGENERATION: Broad Marsh Centre, Lister Gate" (PDF). committee.nottinghamcity.gov.uk. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2020. (see section 3.9, ref: 07/00117/PVAR3)
- "MyNottingham planning application search, Application No: 07/00117/PVAR3". plan4.nottinghamcity.gov.uk. 25 September 2007. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
- "Nottingham's Broadmarsh shopping centre 'risk'". BBC. 3 March 2013. Archived from the original on 6 March 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- "Probe into Nottingham Broadmarsh shopping centre deal". BBC. 10 January 2012. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- "Nottingham's Broadmarsh Centre deal to transform city". BBC. 11 November 2013. Archived from the original on 15 November 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- "Nottingham's Boots site given Enterprise Zone status". BBC News. 24 March 2011. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- "Nottingham Enterprise Zone 'could create 10,000 jobs'". BBC News. 6 March 2012. Archived from the original on 22 September 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- "Infinity Park Derby: Official start to £200m business park vital to city's future". Derby Telegraph. 5 December 2014. Archived from the original on 24 March 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- "Nottingham plans creative hub with 'City Deal' cash". BBC. 5 July 2012. Archived from the original on 23 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
- "Search: Cinema | Nottingham". Broadway. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "Latest Film Releases, Film Showtimes". Nottingham.savoycinemas.co.uk. Archived from the original on 5 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "Nottingham's National Videogame Arcade gets ready for play time". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "National Videogame Arcade to move from Nottingham to Sheffield". BBC News. 28 June 2018. Archived from the original on 17 July 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
- "National Videogame Museum reopens in Sheffield". BBC News. 24 November 2018. Archived from the original on 1 February 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
- "Nottingham – Entertainment – REM @ The City Ground 6/7/2005". BBC. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "Splendour 2010 – Pet Shop Boys – Wollaton Park 24th July 2010". Splendourfestival.co.uk. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
- "Line Up". No Tomorrow Festival. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015.
- Atkinson, Mike (29 September 2011). "Nottingham's music scene: soon to be heard?". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
- "About the studio". Rofl Audio Recording Studios. Archived from the original on 7 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
- "Georgie Rose in session at ROFL Audio for this weekend's Sound of Nottingham". Musicnottingham.com. 23 August 2013. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- "nottinghasm". nottinghasm. Archived from the original on 7 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
- "David Stanley". IMDb. Archived from the original on 9 June 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
- Bassett, Jordan. "Spiritualized – 'And Nothing Hurt' review". NME. Archived from the original on 7 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
- "NEW REIGN PRODUCTIONS LIMITED - Filing history (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 7 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
- MusicNotts (14 February 2019). "MusicNotts Talks With… Jason Hart". MusicNotts. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
- "CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL - 'Everybody's Going To Die'". Rock Zone. 13 December 2019.
- Glass, Polly; Lewry, Fraser. "20 great bands to shake up the 2020s". Classic Rock Magazine.
- "Festivals". New Art Exchange. 2014. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
...the Nottingham Mela, an annual South Asian festival that was first held 25 years ago.
- "Nottingham St Patrick's Festival". stpatricksdayparadenottingham.co.uk. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
- "Private Investigator Nottingham". privateinvestigator.co.uk. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
- "Hindu Society". su.nottingham.ac.uk. University of Nottingham. Archived from the original on 18 June 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
- "Events in Nottingham". Nottinghamcity.gov.uk. Nottingham City Council. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
- "Nottingham Goose Fair: Seven centuries of festivities". BBC News. 2 October 2013. Archived from the original on 7 February 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- Edgley, David (18 October 2011). "Nottingham's Pride festivals". Our Nottinghamshire. Archived from the original on 7 February 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
- "City Centre restaurants, Nottingham". Go dine. Archived from the original on 5 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
- Stagg, James (27 September 2012). "New Michelin Bib Gourmands for 38 restaurants". The Caterer. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012.
- "Michelin Guide | Nottingham". Michelin Guide. 2020. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
- Bremner, Charles; Robertson, David (25 November 2009). "The Top 10 cities to visit in 2010". The Times. London. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
- Tourism in England#Heritage Cities in England
- "NOTTINGHAM BEST VALUE IN UK FOR CITY BREAK". MediaRoom. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
- "obinhood.info". Robinhood.info. 18 November 2001. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
- "Big wheel forced to change name". BBC News. 3 March 2009. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
- "About Robin Hood". Sherwood Forest. Archived from the original on 22 August 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
- "History of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood and Major Oak". Nottinghamshire County Council. Archived from the original on 22 August 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
- "Nottingham Features – Guide to Nottingham lingo". BBC. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- Notts County – A Pictorial History by Paul Wain, page 8, ISBN 0-9547830-3-4
- Notts County at the Football Club History Database
- Nottingham Forest at the Football Club History Database
- "When Saturday Comes – Euro '96's forgotten city". When Saturday Comes. 14 August 1996. Archived from the original on 10 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
- "City of Football: Nottingham wins title and £1.6 million for sport". Nottingham Post. Archived from the original on 19 September 2014.
- "The 12 cities which will form England's 2018 World Cup bid". Archived from the original on 16 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "Nottingham Forest hope new ground will stage 2018 World Cup matches". Archived from the original on 16 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "Great Notts Bike Ride marks 35 years in Nottinghamshire". BBC News. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
- "The Outlaw Triathlon 2018". Visit Nottinghamshire 2018. Archived from the original on 16 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- "Nottingham Roller Derby". Archived from the original on 28 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- "Hellfire Harlots". Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- "Nottingham named as 'Home of English Sport'". BBC News. 23 October 2015. Archived from the original on 24 April 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- "We've Won! Nottingham is named as England's official 'Home of Sport'". My Nottingham News. Nottingham City Council. 23 October 2015. Archived from the original on 7 February 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- "Station Usage 2014–15 Data". Office of Rail and Road. Archived from the original on 10 July 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "Systems in the British Isles – Modern Systems". UK Tram Ltd. Archived from the original on 21 October 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "Nottingham tram official website". Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- Simon Dale; Matthew Frost; Jason Gooding; Stephen Ison; Peter Warren (2014). "A Case Study of the Introduction of a Workplace Parking Levy in Nottingham". Parking Issues and Policies (Transport and Sustainability, Volume 5). Transport and Sustainability. Emerald Group Publishing. 5: 335–360. doi:10.1108/S2044-994120140000005024. ISBN 978-1-78350-919-5.
- "Council pushes parking tax plan". BBC News. 9 May 2008. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2008.
- EEN (7 February 2019). "Workplace parking tax: How UK's only levy scheme works". Edinburgh Evening News. Archived from the original on 12 February 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
- "Our Awards and Achievements". Nottingham City Transport. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
- Milmo, Dan (14 September 2010). "Nottingham named England's least car-dependent city". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
- Macdonald, Laurie (27 November 2013). "Shottingham? I think Notts". Inside One magazine. Milford Scott. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
Nottingham seems to have been given a bad reputation by the rest of the country, with nickname 'Shottingham' being the favourite
- "Nottingham City Council energy company claims UK first". BBC News. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
- "Robin Hood Energy: Nottingham launches not-for-profit power firm". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
- "About EnviroEnergy". enviroenergy.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 February 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
- "Veolia appointed operator of new Biomass CHP in Nottingham". Veolia. 2 December 2015. Archived from the original on 7 February 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
- "City Status". Lovemytown.co.uk. Archived from the original on 20 June 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- "Cathedrals". Lovemytown.co.uk. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- "UK Mosque Masjid Directory, Muslim directory". Islamicguide.co.uk. Islamic directory. Archived from the original on 21 December 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
- "Local Business Listings UK, Maps & Directions, Local Events". Locallife.co.uk. Archived from the original on 18 July 2019. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
- Vision of Britain through time
- mid year estimate
- ONS population projections 2014 base / projections uplifted by '21-4,800/'31-5,300 given underestimation at 2016 - c. 5,000/
- Francis, Coleen (12 March 2019). "Nottingham Population 2019". worldpopulationreview.com. Archived from the original on 15 February 2019.
- "Notts TV". Confetti. Archived from the original on 1 March 2013.
- "Fly FM – Nottingham Trent Students Union". Student Radio Association. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
- "URN – University of Nottingham". Student Radio Association. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
- "The Tab – University of Nottingham". The Tab. Tab Media. 21 December 2018. Archived from the original on 21 December 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- "The Tab – Nottingham Trent University". The Tab. Tab Media. 21 December 2018. Archived from the original on 21 December 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- "A History of Film & Video Production in Nottingham". Simply Thrilled. 26 November 2017. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
- "European networks and city partnerships". Nottingham City Council. 11 March 2014. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
- "Medmestno in mednarodno sodelovanje". Mestna občina Ljubljana (Ljubljana City) (in Slovenian). Archived from the original on 26 June 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
- "[Twin towns and Sister cities of Minsk]" (in Russian). Minsk City Executive Committee. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
- "Städtepartnerschaften" [Town twinning] (in German). Stadt Karlsruhe. 16 December 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
- "Ghent Zustersteden" [Ghent Sister cities]. Stad Gent (in Dutch). City of Ghent. Archived from the original on 28 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
- "Ноттингем" [Nottingham]. Krd.ru (in Russian). Archived from the original on 30 June 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
- Jakub Goc (22 July 2017). "Historia miasta" [City history]. Września (in Polish). Retrieved 9 November 2017.