Nottingham Old Market Square

By September 15th, 2020Attractions

The Old Market Square is an open, pedestrianised city square in Nottingham. It is the largest such surviving square in the United Kingdom, forming the heart of the city, and covering an area of approximately 22,000 m².

Located in the heart of Nottingham City Centre, the square is bounded by Beast Market Hill to the West, Smithy Row to the North, and South Parade to the South, fantastic areas for shopping. The Eastern end of the square is dominated by the Council House, which serves as Nottingham’s town hall.

The nature of the square means it is often used for large local events, fairs, concerts and exhibitions including the Riviera Beach every summer and the Christmas Winter Wonderland. You can also buy local produce, including artisan cheese and meats, at the regular farmers’ markets which take place throughout the year.

Top tip: While you are at Old Market Square pay a visit to Nottingham Tourism Centre on Smithy Row for further information on events and attractions around Nottinghamshire and visit the famous Left Lion outside of the Council House.


Hart’s Hotel and Kitchen Nottingham is an award-winning boutique hotel located 10 minutes from Nottingham Train Station and less than a 10-minute walk to Nottingham’s Old Market Square.

Nottingham is a city that’s full of surprises, a city where you can follow in the footsteps of Robin Hood. A place where underground caves lie hidden beneath the city streets, where you can experience a thousand years of history at Nottingham Castle and stop for a drink in the oldest inn in England.

Enjoy a short break in our boutique hotel situated on part of the old ramparts of Nottingham’s medieval castle. The hotel boasts stunning views overlooking Nottinghamshire and was voted Nottinghamshire’s Best Hotel in 2018 and Best Small Hotel in 2019.

The contemporary design of the hotel makes the most of natural daylight and brings the outside in, which creates some lovely relaxing spaces. The collection of bedrooms offer a peaceful retreat to unwind with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern décor making Hart’s a stylish escape when you are visiting Nottingham.

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