Nottingham is the undisputed capital of the East Midlands. It is the 9th largest
travel-to-work area in England with a population of 740,000 and 3 million people
within an hour's drive. It is also the fastest growing major city in the UK
in terms of job creation (RICS Foundation).
Nottingham is close to the centre of England at the heart of the East Midlands. It is approximately 120 miles from London and 50 miles north of Birmingham.
History is never far away however, with reminders of Nottingham's legendary hero Robin Hood and his historic adversary the Sheriff of Nottingham. The Sheriff of Nottingham along with the Lord Mayor of Nottingham is elected annually from city councillors and still has an important role in 21st century civic life, working alongside the Lord Mayor to represent the city.
Among Nottingham's important historical sites and features are its unique labyrinth of caves under the city, the splendid mansion that is now Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, with, close by, the spot where Charles I raised his standard to begin the English Civil War, and Wollaton Hall, one of the most ornate Tudor buildings in Britain, with its 500-acre deer park. They all have stories to tell about Nottingham's colourful past and the city's place in the history of this country.
Nottingham has one of the most sophisticated urban environments with a £200 million canal quarter, more café-bars and elegant restaurants than any comparable city, an enviable reputation for clubs, theatres, cinemas and galleries. It is one of the top four retail centres (Experian).
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