Area guides

Find out more about the different locations Nottingham has to offer

The Park Estate

The Park is a beautiful and green sprawling 150-acre private residential estate located just a 5-minute walk west of the City Centre. It is also within walking distance of The University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and the Queens Medical Centre. Although The Park is very close to the centre of Nottingham, it is very peaceful and quiet with a strong sense of community, making it one of the most sought after areas in Nottingham.

The Park Estate is one of the most historic areas in Nottingham. Built on the former deer park of Nottingham Castle, it is home to gas street lighting and stunning Victorian architecture.

The Park is a private estate managed by Nottingham Park Estate Ltd and as such, has its own maintenance team who maintain the roads, pavements, trees, the gas light network and the public green spaces. This maintenance is paid for via a tax known as Park Rates. This is included in the rent of most of our properties.

Nottingham Castle is the main attraction in this area. The legendary Robin Hood was said to have had the final battle with the Sheriff of Nottingham here. The castle was largely destroyed by artillery fire in the 16th Century and remained empty for a long period until it was remodelled in 1678. The Castle is still in use today as a museum and art gallery.

City Centre

The heart of Nottingham. Whether you are a student or a professional, the city will capture you. Nottingham City Centre is home to many attractions such as the stunning Old Market Square filled with shops and eateries, The Corner House, the Capital FM Arena and the intu Victoria Shopping Centre.

The Corner House is a popular multi storey complex that houses bars and restaurants, as well as a multi-screen cinema, a casino and a mini golf course.

The Old Market Square is in the centre of the city. It is well known for its fountain feature and many seasonal events which take place here throughout the year including the Christmas Market, the Summer Beach and the Game City Festival. It is a pedestrianised square and, as such, is the largest surviving square of its kind in the UK.

Intu Victoria Centre is Nottingham’s shopping centre. It includes various shops, restaurants and cafes as well Victoria Bus Station. The shopping centre stands on the grounds of the old train station.

The Lace Market is a historic area of Nottingham. Located a short walk away from the Old Market Square, it was the centre of the world’s lace industry during the British Empire. The area is a protected heritage area due to its impressive 19th century industrial architecture.

At night, the city really comes into its own as it is a popular night out amongst students and professionals alike. Popular night clubs include Rock City, Stealth and Ocean. Not a fan of the nightclub? Don’t worry, there are plenty of trendy bars and pubs to visit, including the oldest pub in England, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem.


One of Nottingham’s most prestigious residential locations, Mapperley is located just under 2 miles away from the city centre. There are 3 main areas: Mapperley, Mapperley Park and Mapperley Plains.

Mapperley is a conservation area and is known for its tree lined roads with large old houses and multiple open park areas which are especially popular in the summer.

This area is especially popular amongst medical students due to it being located in close proximity to the Queens Medical Centre and the City Hospital. There are also many bars, pubs and restaurants in the area and it is close to the Victoria shopping centre.


The town of Beeston is located just over three miles from the city of Nottingham and boasts many shops, restaurants, pubs, and places of interest, making it a town that is frequently becoming a destination of choice for students who prefer the quieter outskirts of Nottingham.

The University of Nottingham Campus is just 10 minutes away with fantastic transport links for those travelling onto campus, including the university buses and the tram.

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