The Best Shopping in Nottingham

By January 22nd, 2020Attractions

From high street favourites to designer boutiques and a plethora of cool and quirky independent retailers, Nottingham has something for everyone. So, if you are planning a weekend of shopping, stay in the highest-rated hotel just walking distance from all the main shopping areas that Nottingham has to offer.

Here’s some of the highlights….

Derby Road

Located only a 10-minute walk away from Hart’s Hotel, Nottingham

Venture a little off the beaten track from the main shopping precinct to Derby Road and be rewarded with a range of quirky and charming independent shops run with knowledge, passion and dedication. From the hotel head down Park Row and wander up to Derby Road via Nottingham Cathedral and Nottingham Playhouse and find yourself on a sophisticated street that has maintained a culture of local business for decades, where the shops are high quality and often family-run businesses.

Windblowers is a specialist music shop that has the largest selection of sheet music in the Midlands. Get inspired with ideas to transform gardens and patios into magical spaces at The Worm That Turned, purveyors of both beautiful and useful items for your garden and home along with a plethora of gardening gifts.

Flying Horse Walk

Located only a 10-minute walk away from Hart’s Hotel, Nottingham

This hidden gem, tucked away between St Peter’s Gate and South Parade is steeped in history, taking its name from the 17th century Flying Horse Inn. The stylish walkway is now home to a variety of small boutique stores selling jewellery, unusual craft beers, and an amazing array of cheeses to upmarket designers such as Vivienne Westwood. Be sure to stop by Inspired Art Gallery who specialise in unique gifts by talented artists and designers, including framed prints, cards, jewellery, textiles and ceramics – and don’t forget an all-important coffee pit stop at the award-winning 200 Degrees artisan coffee shop to keep up your energy levels.

The Exchange 

Located only a 10-minute walk away from Hart’s Hotel, Nottingham

Situated inside the city’s historic Council House, the Exchange has been at the centre of Nottingham retailing for over 85 years and is the city’s oldest and most elegant shopping arcade. The centre now houses an unrivalled mix of 17 exclusive stores offering designer labels in fashion, gifts, art and home shops. With its mellow York Stone walls and magnificent 200ft high dome it’s a must-see destination, when the centre is justifiably renowned for its beautiful decorations which look truly splendid in the arcade’s rich Edwardian setting. Here you’ll find a range of luxury brands like Karen Millen and Dr Martens alongside one of the longest running independent companies in the city, Gauntleys Fine Wine, Whisky and Cigar Merchants, a family emporium ran by true experts and enthusiasts since 1880.

intu Victoria Centre

Located only a 12-minute walk away from Hart’s Hotel, Nottingham

At intu Victoria Centre in the heart of the city you’ll find all your high street favourites under one roof. From department stores like John Lewis and House of Fraser to the biggest Boots store in the city where the international brand was created in over 150 years ago, there’s no shortage of great options. Fashion fans will find favourites like Next, Topshop, Office and River Island alongside smaller boutiques selling lingerie and jewellery. If you’re shopping for children there are a variety of toy shops and those aimed at a younger market, including The Disney Store, Tiger, Smiggle and The Entertainer.

The Lace Market, Hockley, & Sneinton Market

Located only 14-minute walk away from Hart’s Hotel, Nottingham

Making up the Creative Quarter, these historic districts are the oldest parts of the city, each with a distinct character. The former industrial hub’s grand red brick warehouses and factories are now home to creative businesses, upmarket bars and a great selection of restaurants on the cinematic streets of the Lace Market. Here you’ll find hidden gems like the charming Debbie Bryan Shop and Tea Room, which prides itself on seeking out unique British craftwork, including Nottingham lace, alongside creative workshops. The shop at Nottingham Contemporary art gallery is also a wonderful place to pick up unusual and quirky gifts, perfect for art lovers.

Hockley exudes bohemian charm and buzzes day and night with an eclectic mix of quirky businesses. Vintage clothing emporiums nestle amongst second-hand bookshops and boutiques, stylish hair salons, tattoo studios and Rough Trade records. Seek out the quirky Cobden Chambers tucked away from the bustle of Pelham Street in a peaceful courtyard where creative independent businesses abound. Just on the outskirts of the district you’ll find Delilah Fine Foods – a haven for foodies stocked to the rafters with incredible produce and the perfect place to seek out an incredible, edible gift.

Sneinton Market is a treasure trove of creative businesses, artists, designers and artisan food producers. Wander along the avenues to find everything from stylish bespoke clothing, discerning dog accessories, unusual plants and handmade trinkets to DJ equipment and studio gear. Pick up amazing local produce directly where it’s created, from the award-winning Luisa’s Vegan Chocolates which are handcrafted from bean to bar, to the award-winning Redsmith Gin produced on a one-of-kind hand-made copper still.

Paul Smith, Nottingham

Did you know, iconic Britain fashion designer Sir Paul Smith hails from Nottingham? Paul Smith is renowned for his creative aesthetic, which combines tradition and modernity. Reaffirming the values that Paul set down in 1970, ‘classic with a twist’ remains the guiding principle of the company. Nottingham is their flagship store, split over five-floors in a Grade II listed building, showcasing all his various collections & the interior was designed by Sir Paul himself.

We are proud to be working with such a synonymous brand and offer you the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive shopping experience in his flagship store. View special offers below for further details.

With thanks to Visit Nottinghamshire. Click on their link to find out What’s On in Nottingham.

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