Nottingham

Nottingham

Nottingham

View of the town hall in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England ;

Nottingham

A green city with a legendary past, a vibrant culture and a bright future. Nottingham is a creative city of rebels and pioneers.

Getting here

Conveniently situated in the heart of central England and with excellent air, rail and road links, Nottingham is the epitome of a modern hub city.

BY PLANE

Serviced by three airports, Nottingham is easy to get to from Europe and UK's major cities.

Nottingham East Midlands airport is 14 miles from the city centre with European and UK connections.

Robin Hood Doncaster Airport is ideal for European access via England's north. And Birmingham Airport connects Nottingham to 400 global destinations via transatlantic scheduled services.

BY TRAIN

Speedy rail links run to Nottingham from throughout the UK including Birmingham (75 minutes), Manchester (under two hours) and central London. The Eurostar at St Pancras International takes groups from Paris, Brussels and Lyon to Nottingham, with daily rail services from the St Pancras hub that arrive into Nottingham in just over two hours.

BY CAR

The proximity of major motorways, including the M1, A1, A52, A46 and M/A42, means the city is easily accessible by car and coach. And with more than 10,000 car park spaces in the city centre plus seven Park and Ride sites, groups can drive right into the heart of the action.

Expertise

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Research

The University of Nottingham funds ‘Beacons of Excellence’, set up to tackle global challenges such as securing sustainable food supplies, ending slavery and reducing our reliance on fossil reserves. 

Focusing on diseases that have the biggest impact on societies but lack adequate treatment, a ‘beacon’ for advances in imaging for precision medicine offers the prospect of new understanding and revolutionary treatments. 

In the Propulsion Futures beacon, academics and researchers are collaborating with businesses and organisations to pioneer new ways of moving people and goods. 

Nottingham Trent University meanwhile, specialises in five key research themes - sustainable futures; medical technologies and advanced materials; safety and security of citizens and society; health and wellbeing; global heritage: science, management and development.

   
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Fashion

One of Nottingham’s most famous and successful sons is fashion designer, Sir Paul Smith. 

Starting his career in fashion aged 15 with a job as an errand boy in a Nottingham clothing warehouse, his designs for the showroom displays caught the eye of his boss. 

This led to a position as the factory’s menswear buyer, aged 17. By 1976, Paul showed his first menswear collection in Paris under the Paul Smith label. 

Paul Smith is now a global phenomenon. His collections are designed in Nottingham and London before being wholesaled to 35 countries and shops around the world (including 200 throughout Japan). Sir Paul’s most stunning retail venture however is Willoughby House, a five-floor, Grade II listed building in Nottingham for men’s and women’s collections. The shop’s interior has been designed by Sir Paul and complements the 18th century building’s history.

   
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Architecture 

Watson Fothergill (1841-1928) is famous for having a positive effect on Nottingham's cityscape. He was the son of a wealthy lace manufacturer and merchant and at the age of 11 moved to Nottingham. Heavily influenced by European gothic architecture, he became known as Nottingham's most flamboyant Victorian architect. 

Groups can follow the Watson Fothergill Trail around the city and discover the buildings he designed, which include his offices in the Lace Market and the Rose of England pub on Mansfield Road. 

Alternatively, you can choose the Architecture Ale Trail. This particular trail will take groups around most well-known and best loved pubs located within some of the finest buildings in Nottingham.

 

Where to stay

There’s over 34,000 bedrooms in the country of Nottinghamshire and the city of Nottingham alone boasts almost 15,000 bedrooms so plenty of choice.

 

Venues

From academic centres of excellence to first-class conference centres and meeting hotels, Nottingham’s choice of event venues will leave your delegates inspired.

De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel
NTU Events and Conferencing
Albert Hall Conference Centre
Crowne Plaza Nottingham
Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Incentives

Take a tour with Robin Hood, discover a hidden world of caves or step into a virtual world, Nottingham has incentive group options to suit all tastes.

Ezekial Bone's Robin Hood Tours of Nottingham
Zero Latency
City of Caves
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

Dining & social

Alchemilla
World Service
Wollaton Hall

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