How to have the perfect day out in Nottingham including restaurants, experiences and things to do

Including where to eat, what to see and the best things to do in the city
What would your perfect day out in Nottingham include? What would your perfect day out in Nottingham include?
What would your perfect day out in Nottingham include?

Call us biased but we don't think there is anywhere better to enjoy some quality time or R&R than Nottingham. With its rich history, cultural treasures, and a tapestry of modern experiences - there is always something going on in the city.

In this guide, we've created a perfect itinerary that combines the best of Nottingham's cultural landmarks, eclectic dining spots, and a taste of its bohemian spirit. Join us on a journey through Nottingham's streets, where each corner reveals a piece of its fascinating story, and where a perfect day is crafted amidst the city's timeless charm and contemporary allure.

How to have an epic day out in Nottingham


1. Breakfast at Homemade Café:

Location: 12 Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2EG, UK.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Homemade Café, known for its delicious breakfast options and cosy atmosphere. You can indulge in tasty treats in the surroundings of Forest Recreation Ground.

Enjoy milkshakes, cakes, pancakes and more alongside classic board games at the Homemade Café.

2. Nottingham Castle:

Location: Nottingham Castle, Castle Rd, Nottingham NG1 6EL, UK.

A trip to Nottingham wouldn't be complete without a visit to the iconic castle.

Explore the historic Nottingham Castle, which offers a mix of history, art, and beautiful gardens.

3. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem:

Location: Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham NG1 6AD, UK.

You won't have to travel far from the castle for our next stop. Visit the "Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem," one of England's oldest pubs, for a unique experience in a historic setting.

Hint: It's nestled beneath the castle! Read more about the pub's quirky history here.


4. Nottingham Contemporary:

Location: Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB, UK.

Head to Nottingham Contemporary, a dynamic art gallery, to enjoy some cool and modern art exhibitions.

5. Robin Hood Experience:

Location: Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6EL, UK.

Immerse yourself in the legend of Robin Hood with a visit to the Robin Hood Experience. You can walk in the footsteps of the renegade hero and get to know the many characters of this world-famous legend.

6. Lunch at Annie's Burger Shack:

Location: 5 Broadway, Nottingham NG1 1PR, UK.

Enjoy a hearty and meaty lunch experience at Annie's Burger Shack, known for its eclectic burger menu and relaxed vibe.

Every burger comes with a choice of skin-on fries, curly fries, or cajun wedges. There's even a dish inspired by the King of 'Rock n Roll.'

Late afternoon / Evening:

7. Wollaton Hall and Deer Park:

Location: Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2AE, UK.

Spend some time exploring the stunning Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, a beautiful Elizabethan mansion with expansive grounds.

Between December and January you can even book tickets for the magical Christmas lights trail.

8. Dinner at World Service:

Location: Newdigate St, Nottingham NG1 1JQ, UK.

Conclude your perfect day with dinner at World Service, an upscale restaurant known for its fine dining experience.

Menu highlights include artichoke crème brulee, miso honey glazed cod, and a lemon verbena custard for dessert.

9. Nightcap at The Lacehouse

Location: Broadway, Nottingham NG1 1PS, UK.

Wrap up your day with a drink at The Lacehouse for a relaxed and stylish atmosphere. Enjoy a variety of cocktails or your preferred beverage in this trendy setting.