Despite being the second largest city in the Midlands (Birmingham is first) Nottingham is an easy city to navigate, especially without a car.
There’s a tram that goes into the city centre every ten minutes, and costs only £3.50 return, all day.
There are tons of city centre hotels to choose from. Here is a small choice, and if you have questions, give a shout.
Ibis Nottingham: This is at a tram stop, next to a Tesco express, and directly around the corner from the Waterstones.
Premier Inn: City Centre, across the square from Waterstones and near some great restaurants.
The Mercure: less than a five minute walk away, just off the main square.
Waterstones is located just off Market Square, across the tram tracks from the Council House.
Nottingham boasts several gay bars: The New Foresters (lesbian), Propaganda (mixed), and The Lord Roberts (a pub, mixed). While there’s isn’t a gay area per say, there’s no question there’s a booming gay community here.