Travel Tip: the Nottingham Lace Market

In addition to its international reputation as being the home of Robin Hood, Nottingham is renowned for its distinctive lace industry, a traditional source of the city's prosperity. Today the Lace Market area of Nottingham is a hip quarter of the city's center.

This walkable city quarter features stunning architecture and a variety of sights and restaurants. The Lace Centre has since closed but there remain plenty of shops to purchase a memento of traditional Nottingham lace.


Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop

Address: 18 St Mary's Gate

Hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 5pm; Sat 11am - 6pm; Sun 11am - 4pm


The Kean's Head

Address: 46 St. Mary's Gate (NG1 1QA)

Tel: +44 (0)115 947 405

Open daily from late morning until late eveing.

This small pub tucked away on a quiet street opposite St. Mary’s Church in the Lace Market area is the perfect casual dining and drinking spot. Food is simple but tasty, about £4 to £8 per dish. There is an excellent selection of local and foreign beer and wine to match your food.

Café Rouge

Address: 31 Bridlesmith Gate (NG1 2GR)

Tel: +44 (0)115 58 2230

Café Rouge is part of a popular UK chain, and offers relaxed and casual French-inspired dining. Friendly service combined with delicious food and a top-notch wine selection make this the perfect spot to plan your travel itinerary over breakfast, pop in for a quick lunch, or relax after a day of touring the city.


Lace Market Theatre

A small independent amateur theatre highly regarded for its diverse program of modern and traditional drama, comedy, and the occasional musical. Located on Halifax Place, near the Fletcher Gate.


Lace Market Hotel

A luxury city center hotel located in the heart of Nottingham’s trendy and vibrant Lace Market area. The hotel is definitely a splurge but the rooms are beautiful, the restaurant is award-winning, and the cocktail bar is one of the best in the city.

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