City Guide


City Overview

Nottingham is a city is located in the East Midlands. Home to the legendary Robin Hood, Nottingham has dynamic culture, rich history and sporting glory to offer. A key driver of the UK’s industrial past, has emerged to be a modern, forward thinking city. 

Economy and Employment

Nottingham has a fast-growing economy, predominantly driven by the service sector, in particular, the business sector.  The city attracts start-up companies, benefitting from economic opportunities and a talented workforce. Financial and insurance activities and administrative and support services rank in the top followed by the construction and cccommodation and food service sectors.


An efficient public transport includes the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) which runs directly to key destinations in the city as well as surrounding areas. There are also frequently available bus services running throughout the city. If you’d like to travel further out, there are regular train services running to other parts of Nottinghamshire and cities across the country


Nottingham is home to 2 universities; The University of Nottingham which sits in the top 100 universities and Nottingham Trent University. Both of which have proved to be pioneering in a number of fields. Several other higher education establishments are located in and around the city. 


Looking to treat yourself?  You’ll be spoilt for choice in Nottingham, one of the country’s top 10 shopping destinations. The city offers everything from highstreet favourites to exclusive independent shops. There are also 2 shopping centres to be explored or if you would rather have a more authentic shopping experience, head down to Hockley and Derby Road where you’ll find some unique specialist shops and other hidden gems.

Leisure and Recreation

There’s plenty to explore in the city, delve into history and unravel the tales of Robin Hood, visit Nottingham Castle or, if you prefer being outdoors, take a stroll in Highfields Park and stop for a picnic. There are also walking city tours, galleries, great nightlife and theatres, so you are guaranteed to find something to do that meets your definition of fun. And there’s just as much on offer for any sports lovers, spend the day at the Nottingham racecourse, or even catch an ice-hockey match at the National Ice centre.


Nottingham offers a range of accommodation in varying standards and prices from top business hotels to cosy hideaways. The city offers every kind of accommodation which will meet any city breaker’s budget.

City Key Facts & Figures





GVA (billions)

£ 1,751


Working Population



Employment Rate


Key Employers

Business Count by Size (%)


Employment by Occupation (%)


Local Transport

  • Nottingham Station
  • Royal Centre Station
  • Old Market Tram Stop
  • Upper Parliament Street Station

Nottingham Airport


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