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Nottingham Contemporary

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In 2020 MarketEd.Live returns to the magnificent Nottingham Contemporary.

Nottingham Contemporary is an international art centre with a strong sense of local purpose. Located in the centre of Nottingham, it is an impressive venue, easily reached by car or public transport, and we are delighted to work in partnership to present the 2020 MarketEd.Live event together.

Venue Location

Nottingham Contemporary Weekday Cross Nottingham NG1 2GB

How to reach Nottingham Contemporary

Travel information

Nottingham is centrally located within the UK, just off the M1 and within two hours travel time of London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.


Nottingham Railway Station

Nottingham Railway Station is just a short five minute walk from Nottingham Contemporary. Nottingham is connected directly by rail to London St Pancras (1hr 40mins) and cities across the North, the Midlands, and Wales.

Exit the station via the Station Street exit, and follow the tramway arches down Trent Street. Cross over the Canal Street dual-carriageway and continue up the hill. You can’t miss the green and gold building on the hillside, next to the church.


Secure car parking

Paid car parking is available in Nottingham city centre close to the Nottingham Contemporary. These are the three closest car parks.

  • Lace Market

    Pilcher Gate, NG1 1QE

    Operated by Nottingham City Council

    2 minutes walk

    180m / 200 yards

  • Stoney Street

    Stoney Street, NG1 1LS

    Operated by NCP

    4 minutes walk

    250m / 280 yards

  • Broadmarsh East

    Popham Street, NG1 7JD

    Operated by Nottingham City Council

    4 minutes walk

    250m / 280 yards


Park & Ride with NET

Nottingham Contemporary is only 2 minutes walk from the Lace Market tram stop, and this is the easiest and most hassle-free option for those travelling by car. There are seven park & ride sites in total, with over 5000 free parking spaces. These three are the most useful for those travelling from afar, and are well signposted from the M1.

  • Phoenix Park

    M1 North, J26

    25 minutes to Lace Market tram stop

  • Toton Lane

    A52 West, M1 J25

    30 minutes to Lace Market tram stop

  • Clifton South

    M1 South, J24

    25 minutes to Lace Market tram stop


Travel within Nottingham

As a large city, Nottingham is home to many taxi companies. These are our three recommendations.