It’s hard not to fall in love with the diverse range of shops in Nottingham – from historic arcades to modern day shopping centres, there’s something for every shopper and budget.
Shopping centres in Nottingham
With over 2.5 million visitors each year, the Victoria Centre is one of the busiest retail outlets in the Midlands. There are over 120 stores including John Lewis, House of Fraser and Topshop while the car park can hold 2,750 vehicles, with bus and tram stops right outside the main entrance.
The clocktower makes for a great meeting space, and is now home to the Clocktower dining centre, featuring 18 food and drink outlets. Located to the north of Market Square, it’s less than a mile from our City Centre (Goldsmith Street) hotel. The centre is also a minute’s walk from the Victoria Centre Bus Station, one of the city’s main travel hubs.
Nottingham City Centre
Flying Horse Walk
Home to 17 stores spanning fashion, art, food and drink, The Exchange is housed in the Council House, a Grade II listed building which dates back to 1927.
Underneath, a cavernous 200-foot-high dome, you can shop at high street names like Dr Marten, Karen Millen and Oasis or grab a bite to eat from Pret A Manger or Patisserie Valerie on your way.
Castle Marina Retail Park
An out-of-town retail centre, the Castle Marina Retail Park is an expansive modern shopping centre home to 15 furniture, lifestyle and electrical giants like Currys, DFS and Furniture Village. A five-minute drive from our Nottingham Castle Marina hotel, the site offers three hours of free parking and is open until 8pm during the week and 6pm on Saturday.
Broadmarsh is another large shopping centre on the opposite side of the city. One of the oldest centres in Nottingham, the site is undergoing major redevelopment in 2018, with new shops, food courts and bars being added to the mix. Until that’s complete, it’s home to Boots, Argos, Wilko and Playworld, and there’s a great soft-play area for children five and under.
Flying Horse Walk
Dating back to the 17th century, Flying Horse Walk is a boutique shopping arcade in the centre, just a short walk from Market Square. With impressive Georgian architecture throughout, the arcade is home to over a dozen stores including Vivienne Westwood, The Cheese Shop, Café and Bistro and Whitewall Galleries, where you’ll find some of the city’s most exciting artworks.