The best option for parking is the multi-storey car part at Nottingham Train Station. This should cost £5.50 per day at the weekend rate and is relatively close to the venue.
The official car park for Motorpoint Arena is located at NG2 4LA and is closer to the arena, but will be more expensive. Check the website for details.
There is very limited on-street pay-and-display parking available directly at, and nearby the venue. These options are often full at busy times, but are relatively inexpensive by Nottingham standards - £1 per hour depending on location. Check the map below if you want to give it a try!
Several multi-storey car parks are a short walk to the venue. This is easiest option but will be the most expensive one if you're not careful, typically £15-£20 per day. Broadmarsh Car Park and NCP Lace Market Car Park are two of the closest options to the venue, a 5-10 minute walk away. NCP Maid Marion Way is on the other side of the city (around a 15 minute walk) but costs only £4.50 per day.
Nottingham has great transport links to major cities across the UK including London, Northampton, Oxford, Bristol, Cambridge, Leicester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester.
Coaches are likely to be the cheapest option. Coaches to Nottingham are ran by National Express and Megabus, with the latter being significantly cheaper when available. Coaches here usually arrive at Broadmarsh Bus Station which is a short ten minute walk to our venue.
Trains should be faster than coaches, and can even be cheaper if booked far enough in advance. In cities with multiple stations, routes are available from London St Pancras, London Kings Cross, Birmingham New Street, and Manchester Piccadilly. Routes with extra changes can often be significantly cheaper than direct tickets, especially from London.
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Food in Nottingham
Nottingham plays host to the usual range of boring fast food and restaurant chains you'd find in any UK city. If you'd like a more local flavour, check out the following:
The home of the Hoods in Nottingham! It's just around the corner from the National Ice Centre and naturally comes highly recommended!
Savai serves a wide selection of Italian food but as you'd expect from the name, they specialise in pizza made fresh in the authentic Italian oven which is the centrepiece of the restaurant. Probably the best pizza in Nottingham!
Plumptre House, 5 Poplar Street, NG1 1GP
While many of us consider eating pizza twice a day to be living the dream, those who would like to experience more variety in Nottingham may want to check out these other local favourites:
This regional chain serves Keralan cuisine that's a step removed from the usual UK Indian takeaway style. Reservations recommended for evening dining.
8 Broad Street, NG1 3AL
This independant Korean restaurant has your back if you've got a hankering for bibimbap, jjigae, or ramyun.
280 Huntingdon Street, NG1 3NA