It’s summertime and the sun is shining! Could it be time to update your summer wardrobe? Nottingham may be famed for its links to the legendary Robin Hood, making it a popular destination with tourists, but that’s not all this culturally rich city has to offer. From incredible boutiques to big-name brands, there’s a shop to delight any visitor who comes to the city.
Nottingham Style Icons
It should come as no surprise to learn that Nottingham is regarded as one of the most fashionable cities in the UK to shop for that new killer look. When you consider icons like Carl Froch, Jake Bugg and Vicky McClure all call our fair city home; it’s no wonder why Nottingham is one of the shopping capitals of Great Britain.
Regardless of whether you opt for a more casual style akin to indie rock superstar Jake Bugg, look to replicate Vicky McClure’s glamour or are constantly on the prowl for a fashion combination that packs a punch like Carl Froch, this is the place to be.
Nottingham has long been linked to the textile industry, with its history of lace and hosiery making, and was once the home of famous fashion designer, Sir Paul Smith. It’s no surprise that Nottingham's shopping selection often finds itself being selected as one of the best in the UK.
Intu Victoria Centre
Located in the heart of Nottingham, the Victoria Centre boasts over 120 stores including House of Fraser, Topshop and River Island. The centre has its own bus station, is within walking distance of local tram stops and offers car parking for over 2750 cars. There’s plenty going on at the Victoria Centre including student nights and fashion shows so make sure to keep up to date on upcoming events.
The Exchange is recognised as Nottingham’s oldest shopping arcade and occupies a beautiful Grade II listed building right at the centre of the city. First opened on 22nd May 1929 by the Prince of Wales, The Exchange was Nottingham’s first shopping centre.
Today, The Exchange is considered Nottingham’s most exclusive shopping venue. Boasting 19 luxury retailers offering designer fashion brands such as Karen Millen, Warehouse, Radley and Tutu, there really is no better place in the Midlands for a spot of retail therapy.
Wine and Dine
Having already convinced you of Nottingham’s fashion pedigree, allow us now to demonstrate how we wine and dine. After a long day of shopping in Nottingham, it is only natural that you work up an appetite. Yes, in the city centre you will find more than your fair share of fast food joints if that’s what you like, but if you prefer an experience that will leave you fulfilled in more ways than one, you better believe we have that, too.
Delectable restaurants and quaint cafés await you offering everything from delicious dinners to bountiful breakfasts. Call us biased, but we firmly believe our No/6 Bar & Restaurant is up there with the finest that Nottingham has to offer, but don’t just take our word for it – let our menu do the talking.
In fact, at St James, you can make an entire weekend of it. Shopping in Nottingham by day, wine and dine at our onsite restaurant in the evening and paint the town red at night. Afterwards, you can retreat back to our fabulous boutique hotel to stay the night in one of our fantastic rooms.
From notable fashion labels to handcrafted goods, Nottingham is a shopper’s haven, with plenty to inspire and excite. Why not plan a short weekend shopping break or a week-long getaway? It’s not just shopping, Nottingham is full of exciting things to do from exploration to culture. Start planning your Nottingham getaway today!