City Centre Living

"Nottingham is a vibrant city that has a lot to offer whatever your taste".

There are plenty of things to do and see all round the city. Living in the city centre means you have a vast array of amenities right on your doorstep, with many more just a short walk or tram-ride away. But do remember that accommodation costs in the city centre can generally be more expensive than other areas of Nottingham but careful budgeting can make this a good option. Below are some of the highlights of city centre living, along with screenshots of Unipol Code city centre accommodation. (N.B -this is for display purposes only, please carry out your own search to check out current availability)

Like to Shop?

Nottingham has two main indoor shopping centres; Victoria Centre and the Broadmarsh Centre both of which contain many recognisable stores like Topshop, Argos, BHS, Tesco Metro and HMV. The Bridlesmith Gate area of town has numerous designer shops and is home to the Paul Smith flagship store. There are ample amounts of independent and vintage stores located around the city, particularly in the Hockley area.

Like sport?

For sport there are two football grounds that host Nottingham’s two football teams; Nottingham Forest FC and Notts County FC, the National Ice Centre that is home to Nottingham’s ice hockey team the Nottingham Panthers, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and the National Water Sports Centre.

Love live music?

If music is more your thing, there is plenty of choice. "The Capital FM Arena is a multi-use arena" where you can go and see all kinds of performances from some of the country’s top music artists, comedians as well as TV tours such as Strictly Come Dancing and the X Factor. There are also smaller venues such as Rock City, The Bodega and Jam Café where you can go and see up-coming and local talent perform. Don’t forget to check out what your Student Union is offering too.

Like a bit of history?

There are also "numerous historic sites in Nottingham" you can go and visit for instance the Nottingham Castle, The City Caves, The Robin Hood statute and famous real ale pubs such as the Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Ye Olde Salutation and the Malt Cross.

More general entertainment

The city is also full of places to go for entertainment such as the Broadway cinema, The Lost City indoor mini-golf course, MFA bowling as well as an abundance of vibrant cafés, bars and restaurants. If you feel like escaping the city, "Nottingham has some lovely parks". One of the most popular parks is Wollaton Hall and Park, located just outside the University of Nottingham Main Campus. There is also the Arboretum Park which is just a five minute walk from the Victoria Centre.

As you can see, "Nottingham has a copious amount of places to see and activities to do which makes it an ideal place for students to live and visit".

Search Results:

For this search Rosie who is a student of UoN wanted to live in the City Centre in a room in a large development covered by the Unipol Code. Rosie wanted the assurances that living in an accredited property would offer. The screenshot A shows one of 12 results that this search produced:

Screenshot A

In this below search, Rosie had a look at what she could get if she lived in a smaller shared property such as a house in the City. Again she just looked up properties covered by the Unipol Code. The search brought up a total of 15 results, one of which is shown in Screenshot B:

Screenshot B