Living in Nottingham
Nottingham - Putting down roots in a place going places
Nottingham is a place of adventure
A UNESCO City of Literature located in the heart of the UK. Nottingham’s central location, vibrant social life, cultural gems and stunning countryside – all at affordable prices – makes it one of the most desirable places to live and work. Whether you want to live in the bustling city or be surrounded by beautiful fields, we have it all.
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If you are already based in the East Midlands, you’ll know about the fantastic lifestyle Nottingham offers its inhabitants. Combining a fantastic mix of city with countryside, this spectacular region boasts a £12.1 billion economy that has been steadily growing over the last 10 years. And with £1 billion currently being spent on bringing our transport and business infrastructure up to a world-class standard, we can offer a London standard of living.
Efficient rail links will take you to a multitude of UK destinations, while the East Midlands airport means that you can be in a European city within a couple of hours. There are great train links too – trains from East Midlands Parkway will get you to London in less than an hour and a half. And of course, getting around Nottingham couldn’t be simpler, with a tram system and pedestrianised streets that are easy to navigate.
From the UK’s oldest tavern to a host of restaurants including Michelin-starred Sat Bains, there’s something for every taste. And if shopping is your passion, then you are in for a treat as our retail options include Paul Smith, Hugo Boss, Joules, Ted Baker, L’Occitane, Jo Malone, Vivienne Westwood and Jack Wills. Not to forget that we are home to one of Fashion’s leading designers, Sir Paul Smith.
For those who prefer sport, you wouldn’t be short of choice. Home to two football clubs, the world-famous Trent Bridge cricket ground, plus the National Water Sports Centre and many country parks, Nottingham is as varied as it is dynamic. For those wishing to travel a little further, visits to the legendary Sherwood Forest, or beautiful Derbyshire Peak District, are not to be missed.
If you prefer to keep your activities a little more low-key, then step into the Nottingham Playhouse, enjoy the New Art Exchange, dip into one of the museums or explore the network of caves that run underneath the city.
Of course, choosing a destination for your new home is not just about the culture and transport options, it has also got to provide you with a good quality of day-to-day life. Whether you are looking to buy or rent, property across the city stretches from airy loft conversions in the city’s historic Lace Market, to modern riverside apartments. For a family-friendly area, West Bridgford, Mapperley or Beeston might suit your needs, or perhaps one of the gothic Victorian mansions in the Park Estate.
We want our colleagues to enjoy a good work-life balance. It is a key element to ensuring they are happy and committed to their jobs… which is why we are so confident you will find what you are looking for in Nottingham.