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Nottingham is a city of firsts, especially in the Hockley region. The UK's first Montana graffiti spray paint shop, first Brewdog Brewery outside of Scotland, first UK Rough Trade out of London, first National Videogame Arcade...

For the ultimate Independent shopping experience though, head to Sneinton Market where you can get fashion, crafts, gifts, instruments, and lunch across the different units.

We're pretty passionate about the local music scene, obviously. At some point we will create a genre specific list, but for now...

Hot Local Promoters -

ART: We Are Primary, Syson Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary, Surface Gallery, New Art Exchange (10 minute tram ride into Forest Fields from city centre), Focus Gallery


Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre Royal and Concert Hall, Nottingham Arts Theatre, Sheep Soup, Major Labia (sexual references very intentional), The Television Workshop, Miss Imp Improvised Comedy Theatre


*Insider Tips*

Lunch at Kayal on Broadstreet starts from £3.95 for a big takeaway box of fresh curry, rice, dosa and salad. Ugly Bread Bakery have a takeaway meal deal £4.95 for a drink, mezzaluna, sweet treat and pack of crisps.

  • Independent - Nottingham Street Food Club, Oscar and Rosies, Small Food Bakery, at Cobden Chambers,

  • International - Paste Thai, Kayal, Dino,

  • Vegan/Veggie - Alley Cafe, Yemoja Foods, Sneinton Vegan Market, Angel Microbrewery (half their menu is vegan, the other is meaty), Crocus Cafe

  • Pub - The Malt Cross, Southbank City, Hand In Heart, The Bell Inn

DESSERT: The Pudding Pantry


  • Coffee/Tea: Wired, 99 Degrees, Outpost Coffee, Lee Rosy's, Edin's,

  • Cocktails & Wine Bars: Saltbox Bar, The Hockley Arts Club, The Boiler Maker, Lost Property, Be At One Bar, The Alley Cafe, Tilt Bar, Pelican Jazz Bar

  • Real Ale/Craft Beers/Speciality Larger: JamCafe, Angel Microbrewery, Room With A Brew, Hand In Heart, The Maze, Lincolnshire Poacher, Brewdog Brewery, The Canal House, The Malt Cross, The Bell Inn

PARTY: Bar 11, Market Bar, JamCafe on a Friday night, The Maze, Bar Schnapps, Revolucion de Cuba,


HISTORY: The Castle, The Caves, The Pubs,


*Insider Tip* Nottingham Contemporary and New Arts Exchange offer Children’s art activities on Saturday’s