Living in Nottinghamshire

Our NUH Nurses and Midwives have provided us with their recommendations and top tips for Living in Nottinghamshire in 2016. 


Whats It Like In Notts

What is it like to live here?

As an international nurse who has lived here since 2003 I feel It’s a good city with a cosmopolitan society to live. Health service and universities are good and there are plenty of choices for shopping too – Bindu Saraswathy, Macmillan Head and Neck Nurse

It’s really central in the UK therefore it’s accessible for holidays and has good transport links close by for travel out of UK, such as east midlands airport – Heather Nelson, Family Care Co-Ordinator

When working at QMC Campus I use my bike, lovely ride along the canal path – Roz Bexon Macmillon Palliative Care CNS

Good place to live. Vibrant city, plus never too far away from countryside, which is a perfect mix – Laura Gascoigne, Project Nurse

I was bought up in the country and then lived in London for a while and moved here from there, to me Nottinghamshire is Goldilocks country, the pace is just right and diversity is good, I came 30 years ago and not looked back – Tracey Squires, Midwife



Notts Travel


Tram is very easy and useful in many areas and there’s an excellent bus service. Get yourself a Mango card or Robin Hood card for ease and to make it cheaper. We also have excellent cycle lanes in many areas – Lisa Clarke, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Allergy and Clinical Immunology

The tram has very versatile links for getting out and about, Mango card provides good value for money – Hannah, Midwife

Get a Robin Hood card! – Alison H, Staff Nurse



Notts Food and Drink

Food & Drink

Bryers in East Leake … has fantastic coffee and cake! – Nicola Griffiths Practice Development Nurse

Bunk! Amazing chicken wings, cocktails and desserts- Can’t go wrong! – Anna Edwards, Practice Development Matron

There are an abundance of restaurants and eateries scattered all around Nottingham. Market square in the centre of Nottingham hosts a lot of places to eat to suit every palette – Gemma Clipston, Staff Nurse

Mapperly top is a lovely place for a relaxing evening. Bombay and coppers food is fabulous! – Debbie Raffle, Ward Sister

Boilermaker…!! You must try the Rum QMC cocktail! – Vicky G, Midwife



Notts Days Out

Days Out

The Peak district is a lovely day out – Heather Nelson, Family Care Co-ordinator

Sneinton Windmill and Stonebridge City Farm, all of which are free – Hannah, Midwife

You can’t beat Wollaton Park – Laura G, Project Nurse

Nottingham Uni has a park that most kids like plus there is a cafeteria and little lake and can have a walk around. West Bridgford town Park is a good one too with a pizza place and Mcdonalds nearby – Louise, Staff Nurse


Notts Entertainment


Theatre Royal, Concert Hall the Playhouse have a variety of performances on all year round – Carole Posaner, Supervisor of Midwives

The Cornerhouse is a good spot it hosts a cinema, bars and restaurants – Gemma Clipston, Staff Nurse

I like going to the Theatre Royal, going for something to eat beforehand and then watching a show – Laura G, Project Nurse

Rock City- great variety of gigs and music, plus a fab night out on a Friday/Saturday – Tracey L, Specialist Nurse



Notts Fitness


There are some fun bollywood dance classes in West Bridgford for beginners or for people at any level – Bindu Saraswathy, Macmillan Head and Neck Nurse

A cycle around holme pierre point is the perfect way to spend an afternoon – Marijke, Resuscitation Matron

Go for a walk or lots of running clubs, park fitness clubs going on. Gedling country park is a lovely place for a summer evening walk – Debbie, Ward Sister

Take advantage of fantastic in-house facilities at NUH, including gym and classes etc. – Theresa W, Project Nurse

Would you like to find out more about living in Nottinghamshire? Our Council websites can be seen below. 

Nottingham City Council

Nottinghamshire County Council