welcome to nottingham

Known around the world as the home of the famous folklore hero, Robin Hood, Nottingham is a city offering culture, history, shopping, sport, arts and green spaces. Situated in the heart of England – you can travel to London or Manchester in less than two hours and Birmingham in under an hour. With excellent transport links, Nottingham is set to be the perfect location for the WJSYSC2020.

Explore Nottingham


Nottingham is surrounded by history and is the perfect place to learn more about the legend of Robin Hood. Visit the Robin Hood statue just outside of the castle which is the most popular place to have your photo taken!

Then venutre deeper underground where you can explore part of Nottingham’s subterranean network of over 550 man-made caves at the City of Caves, with the thrilling National Justice Museum nearby presenting an extensive and grisly history of crime and punishment in the city.

Arts & Culture

The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham is based in the Lace Market which is one of the oldest areas of the city and makes up part of the Creative Quarter. The district has its own unique character and today the area merges history with independent culture, revealing the spirit of modern Nottingham. The area is brimming with lively bars, restaurants, theatre and modern art at the Nottingham Contemporary gallery.

Venture further into the city and you’ll find world-class theatres, shopping, galleries, music venues and more.

Eating Out & Shopping

Nottingham is the perfect location to sample some of England’s most famous dishes including traditional fish and chips. Speak to a local who will tell you the favourite topping in the area is mushy peas – don’t leave town without trying some! With over 300 bars and restaurants in the city centre alone, you will be overwhelmed with choice ranging from traditional English fayre to international cuisine.

If you love to shop, Nottingham offers an enticing mix of high street, designer boutiques and vintage clothes stores and you’ll be spoilt for choice in the intu Victoria Centre – home to Topshop, Urban Outfitters and much more.

Getting Around

The city centre is largely pedestrianised and compact with an excellent tram network, making Nottingham perfect for relaxed strolling and sight-seeing.

Click here to download a map of the city which will help you to find your way around.

Tourist Information

The Nottingham Tourism Centre is situated just off Old Market Square on Smithy Row and their team of local experts can help you plan your time in Nottingham. For information on tourist attractions, guided tours and ‘what’s on’ in advance, we recommend visiting the Visit Nottinghamshire website.

Special Offers

We have teamed up with ‘It’s In Nottingham’ to bring all competitors and ticket holders some fantastic discounts across the city centre on food, drink, shopping and more. The MORE Nottingham card will be available to pick up at the venue during the event. Visit It’s In Nottingham for a list of offers available.