LNOF Guide to Nottingham
Notorious Nottingham has much than just folklore on offer.
When you think of Nottingham, you might think of Robin Hood dashing about the forest, loosing arrows and wooing the fair Maid Marian – but there’s much more to it than that. True, the city is proud of its arrow-slinging, tight-wearing philanthropist hero, but there is also a world of buzzing nightlife and entertainment to explore on your Nottingham hen do.
Nottingham’s nightlife is famously a haven for stag and hen parties, with a huge choice of bars, clubs and restaurants stretched out like a nocturnal playground across the city. For a bit of style and sophistication, head to the Lace Market and check out its array of lively bars and tasty restaurants. If you fancy a slightly more exuberant (shall we say) night out on the town then head out into the thriving nightlife, making sure to drop by the gargantuan mega-club, Pryzm, for one hell of a party.
I loved all of the activities in Sherwood Forest - especially the archery in Medieval Mayhem. Nottingham's nightlife is class as well, with a few merry men on the scene too...
The sense of history is everywhere in this ancient city, the locals are understandably proud of a hometown with more than its fair share of castles, cobbled streets, ye olde inns and ancient markets. There are even a few tongue-in-cheek ghost tours and medieval banquets scattered around to ramp up the whole Middle England thing, while the legend of Robin ‘nice tights’ Hood carries on in museums and visitor centres everywhere. There are plenty of real ale pubs, but you also have the choice of dozens of modern wine and cocktail bars too – you know, the kind where beautiful individuals perch on stools, answer their mobiles very loudly and tilt their head back to laugh heartily no matter who’s calling.
Make sure to keep an eye on the festivals in the area too. If you’re lucky enough to be passing through at the right time, you could catch Splendour Festival, the Goose Fair, the Caribbean Carnival or even the Robin Hood Beer Festival.
Whether you want to spend your hen weekend exploring ancient Nottingham, spooking yourself on a ghost tour or drinking mad cocktails in a funky bar, this diverse city is definitely for you.