Arnold is a market town and suburb of Nottingham. It is to the north-east of the city boundary, and is in the local government district of Gedling. It is a mixed area containing both private and council housing. Areas within Arnold include Daybrook, Woodthorpe, Redhill and Killisick.
Arnold town centre has a diverse range of restaurants and bars and a choice of shops including big stores such as Sainsbury’s and Asda and small independent businesses.
Basford is a suburb in northern Nottingham. There is both an ‘Old Basford’ and a ‘New Basford’ although New Basford is mainly Victorian. It lies close to the River Leen, a tributary of the River Trent. Basford is located on the main route of the Nottingham Express Transit, which connects it to Nottingham City Centre to the south and Hucknall and Bulwell to the north.
Beeston is a suburb of the city of Nottingham, in the borough of Broxtowe, and is situated 3 miles southwest of the city. Beeston is close to the A52 road and Junction 25 of the M1 motorway and has frequent buses to Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and other local towns. It also has a train station which is served by East Midlands Trains and Arriva Cross Country.
Beeston’s main shopping area is situated along the High Road, much of which has been pedestrianised. There are some chain stores in Beeston, but the town is best-known for its selection of high-quality independent stores including specialist East Asian and Mediterranean food shops.
There are a large number of takeaways and several restaurants, offering a wide selection of food including Chinese, Thai, and Indian cuisine. Many cafés can also be found around the main shopping centre. Beeston is also well known for its variety of traditional public houses.
The main shopping area is Carlton Hill, which has several shopping chains, and smaller shops such as newsagents, chemists, and grocers. There is also a fairly large shopping area in Carlton Square. It also has two Leisure Centres, an indoor bowling Centre.
Forest Fields is an inner-city area of the City of Nottingham. It is home to one of the main streets in Nottinghamshire for Asian shopping – Berridge Road. The main shops on Berridge Road consist of The Seehra Saree Centre, Eastern Fashions, Adnans Sweet Centre, Mizan Book Store, The Vegan/Vegetarian Bakery called The Screaming Carrot and many more. It is also home to the Djanogly City Academy on the site of the former Forest Comprehensive School. There is also ncn Clarendon and ncn Berridge, run by New College Nottingham. ncn Berridge, on Stanley Road.
Lenton is situated within walking distance of Nottingham city centre, with easy access to the M1 and A52. Close to Nottingham University and the Queen’s Medical Centre, and very popular with students and professionals working in the city centre. There are many shops in the area and also a cinema.
Mapperley is a residential and commercial area of north-eastern Nottingham, England. The area is bounded by Sherwood to the north-west, Thorneywood to the south and Gedling to the east. It has a diverse range of restaurants and bars and a choice of shops including big stores such as Farmfoods and Co-Op newsagents, chemists, and grocers.
Nottingham city centre is the cultural, commercial, financial and historical heart of Nottingham. The centre of the city is usually defined as the Old Market Square – the UK’s largest city square. A major redevelopment of the Old Market Square was completed in March 2007. Many of the main shopping streets are based around the square, which is dominated by Nottingham’s city hall. The building’s landmark dome may be seen for miles around. Much of the ground floor of the building houses the Exchange Arcade, a boutique shopping centre. A Bohemian quarter of the city known as Hockley has arisen in recent years, situated close to the Lace Market area.
The north-western end of the city centre is home to the University’s city campus which contains a lively mix of old and new buildings. The University’s Newton building is one of the tallest buildings in Nottingham and has a prominent position on the city’s skyline.
Nottingham is home to a wide variety of entertainment venues, the largest of which is the 10,000-seater Capital FM Arena (part of the National Ice Centre), where many big-name acts perform regularly. The city’s major producing theatre, the Nottingham Playhouse, has built up a national reputation for its exciting, innovative and contemporary new works. The Nottingham Royal Centre incorporates the 2,500-seater Royal Concert Hall and the Victorian Theatre Royal. The Royal Concert Hall is the region’s top venue for classical music and regularly plays host to world-class orchestras and ballets, while the Theatre Royal is considered one of the finest venues in the country for major touring West End musicals and plays. The Corner House entertainment complex houses a multi-screen Cineworld cinema and a multitude of continental pavement-cafes and restaurants.
Radford is an inner-city area of Nottingham, located just outside the city centre itself
The area has a large ethnic minority population (mainly West Indian, African, Asian and increasingly Polish), and there is accordingly, a large number of specialist food and retail shops catering to specific cultures. Due to the relatively cheap nature of housing in the area (and the large number of old Victorian properties converted into flats and bedsits), Radford has a large student population, most of whom attend the nearby Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham.
Sherwood is a largely residential area in the north east of Nottingham and approximately 1.5 miles (2.3 km) North of Nottingham City Centre. It is bounded by Woodthorpe to the north-east, Mapperley to the east, Carrington and Sherwood Rise to the south, Forest Fields and New Basford to the south west and Basford and Bestwood to the north east and north respectively
The main shopping precinct lies along the busy Mansfield Road. The area is well served by several Nottingham City Transport bus routes and is a main artery road into the Nottingham City Centre. Along Mansfield road there are a variety of independent restaurants including Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Italian. These are interspersed with high street shops such as Boots The Chemist, Lloyds Pharmacy, Wilkinson, SPAR and The Co-operative. There are also several charity shops including Oxfam and Cancer Research UK. Other amenities include a post office, newsagents, butchers, stationers, dentists, garage, greengrocers, hairdressers, cafes, Nottingham Building Society and several pubs.
Strelley is the name of a village and civil parish to the west of Nottingham. It is also the name of the nearby post war council housing estate. The village lies within Broxtowe, whilst the estate is in the City of Nottingham. The village is separated from the housing estate by the A6002 road.
The larger Aspley ward contains three housing estates which consist of Aspley, Broxtowe (not to be confused with the borough Broxtowe) and Bells Lane estate. Aspley has a number of shops, a local library and transport links (by bus) with Nottingham City Centre and surrounding area.
The Park Estate is one of the most sought after areas of Nottingham, a 150-acre private residential estate just west of the city centre. It is a five minute walk into the city centre and is also within walking distance of Nottingham University and the Queens Medical Centre. Whilst The Park is very close to the centre of Nottingham, it is a peaceful and tranquil estate.
Vehicle access is via five main entrances, one of which requires a key card to operate a rising bollards. There are several pedestrian/cycle entrances, which are mostly gated
Living within this private estate incurs a charge, known as ‘Park Rates’ which cover maintenance of roads, pavements and gas light network. The rates also pay towards maintaining the public parks. The Park Estate rates are paid in addition to council tax and are included in the monthly rental price for most properties.
West Bridgford is a suburb of Nottingham. It lies south of the city boundaries and forms the largest town in the borough of Rushcliffe. It is situated 2.7 miles from Nottingham city centre and has numerous buses running frequently. There are also two pedestrianised bridges, which link particularly well with cycle routes to Nottingham city, the railway station and the University areas making several rapid, safe, car-free routes.
The main shopping district runs along Central Avenue. Retailers on the avenue include Boots, Marks and Spencer Food, a large Co-operative supermarket and several banks. There are also two food superstores in the area; Asda, which is situated in West Bridgford, and Morrisons in nearby Gamston.
There are also several bars, restaurants and cafés in West Bridgford. The majority of these are based along Central Avenue and include Pizza Express, Café Nero and Fire and Ice.
There are lots of primary schools in the West Bridgford area and two state funded Comprehensive schools; West Bridgford School and Rushcliffe School.
Woodthorpe is a suburban area of Arnold. It is part of the Borough of Gedling and lies just next to the city boundary. It is next to the areas of Mapperley, Daybrook, Sherwood and the main Arnold area.