Mention Nottingham and the first thing that springs to mind: Robin Hood. The mysterious outlaw’s existence may well be folklore but his presence is celebrated nonetheless; this green and bountiful county also boasts the origin of provocative author DH Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover) and famed poet Lord Byron. Far from the historic literature and stately homes that precede this region, today its centre is a bustling hub of residents, students and professionals. With two universities, Nottingham Trent and University of Nottingham, attended by over 60,000 students, an award winning public transport system, including England’s largest bus network and an infallible tram system, Nottingham Express Transit, the city provides visitors and resident alike with a thumping entertainment and leisure scene.
Dubbed the 'Home of English Sport' in 2015 due to the presence of the National Ice Centre, National Watersports Centre, and Trent Bridge international cricket ground, home to tennis’ Aegon Nottingham Open; Nottingham also claims the country’s only ‘City of Football’ title, thanks to Nottingham Forest Football Club’s City Ground and Notts County Football Club’s Meadow Lane.
Nottingham has a rapidly growing creative and advertising scene in and around the city centre, especially within the very popular Lace Market.