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Nottingham City Guide

Nottingham City Guide

Mark Livermore, social influencer & photographer, visited the historic city of Nottingham, courtesy of David Clulow Opticians. There is so much to do and see in Nottingham, including visiting our brand new store on Bridlesmith Gate. Mark has put together a handy guide which you can read below.

Industrial buildings and narrow alleyways engulf Nottingham, this tiny city has a mix of history, beauty and art.

Arriving into Nottingham in the early morning I set out to find a coffee shop before I started my exploration. A few metres up the hill I spotted Cartwheel, a small coffee shop that had a great selection on their menu, I couldn’t resist so I ordered myself the cult classic avocado on toast with, of course, a coffee.

Situated close by is the Nottingham Contemporary Museum, a modern building with heritage detailing, lace is imprinted on the concrete facade as the city was once known for its lace trace.

The museum has a great selection of exhibitions, my favourite in particular being the visually appealing botanical installation.

After my gander around the gallery, I headed into the town centre which has a great selection of modern, lifestyle shops to offer.

The morning of the second day was delightfully light with not one cloud in the sky. I relaxed in my apartment for a while before I headed out. I had been told to check out a coffee shop called Outpost as they roast their coffee beans locally. Upon arrival, I set up my laptop and worked for several hours; a great workspace and, of course, great coffee.

There are lots of great places to eat hidden away, the Hockley Arts Club is a great place for brunch/cocktails, or if you fancy something a little more exotic Zaap is a great spot for Thai food.

Nottingham is a great city with lots to offer, if you find yourself planning a trip there then why not visit out our new David Clulow Opticians on Bridlesmith Gate.

Words & Images by Mark Livermore