So you’ve made the extremely wise decision to purchase a ticket to MarketEd.Live 2018. Now you want to make the most of the experience by seeing what else there is to do in this exciting and historic city.

Watch the video below to see a quick summary of some of the sights around the city centre.

But there’s even more that we could fit into a four minute video. Check out some of these things to see and do:


Nottingham has a number of shopping areas in the city centre. Some are a bit spread out. The main mall is the Intu Victoria Centre, where you’ll find your usual array of high street names including John Lewis, but there are plenty of other areas to find more boutique shops. These include Paul Smith and Jo Malone but also a number of less well known names, with amazing items to browse and buy.

Click here to download the Nottingham Independent Shopping Trail


Whether you like fine dining or a burrito, Nottingham caters for every cuisine and budget. Got some wonga? Get a table at the Michelin-starred Sat Bains. Like a bit of tapas? Check out Baresca.


On the Monday evening, we’ll be hanging out around the High Pavement area, starting out at the Lace Market Hotel bar. After the event on Tuesday evening, the after party is right next door to Nottingham Contemporary, at the Pitcher and Piano.

If you want to visit elsewhere, Hockley is the cool area of town. There are loads of micro breweries in Nottingham. Visit this page to see a number of places to go and drink.

Nottingham is a multicultural, modern city with a friendly atmosphere and vibrant scene that is welcoming of everyone.


This is where it gets interesting. Even though there’s some doubt as to the actual existence of the legend, Nottingham is renowned for being the home of Robin Hood, so a trip to Nottingham just wouldn’t be any good without some involvement in the medieval story. Go on a walking Robin Hood tour, stand next to his statue or simply just go on and on about it to anyone who’ll listen.

Nottingham has a large ice arena, so if you fancy skating, get on over to the National Ice Arena (Motorpoint Arena). Don’t come crying to us if you break something.

There are several parks in and around the city. Rushcliffe Country Park is some way out, Nottingham Arboretum is the closest to the city centre. And if watersports are your thing, Holme Pierpoint Country Park is excellent.

Sadly, Nottingham Castle and the famous Nottingham Caves are both currently closed for major work, so you’ll have to imagine what these are like. However, if you’re longing to know what these are like, we’ll get a local to blow cold air at you whilst you close your eyes.

Need help deciding what to do?

If you need some inspiration on what to do whilst you’re in Nottingham for MarketEd.Live 2018, or if you’re travelling on your own and want to buddy up with some fellow attendees, please chat to us on Facebook Messenger (to the bottom right as you’re reading this) and we’ll help facilitate a meetup. The team will be around on Monday and Tuesday in Nottingham helping anyone that needs it.