City Secrets: Nottingham, UK

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If all you know about Nottingham is Robin Hood, you’re missing out on a thriving, young university town. We’re following along as Sofar Nottingham’s city leaders Hannah and Thando show us their favorite secret spots around the city! Scroll down to take a listen to their favorite Sofar Nottingham alumni too.

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The Malt Cross Andy Bullock

The Malt Cross

“One of Britain’s last remaining Victorian Music Halls! A charitable trust has redeveloped it as a vibrant cafe and bar, live music and arts venue. Always worth a look at the diverse calendar of events they have on.”

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Delilah Delilah


“An incredible independent deli and cafe that any foodie would happily lose a few hours in. A great education on interesting flavour combos, great startup products as well as a particularly epic cheese and chutney selection.”

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Nottingham Bikeworks Nottingham Bikeworks

Nottingham Bikeworks

“A not-for-profit community bicycle workshop aiming to educate, enable and engage people from all walks of life to ride bikes more often and learn how to look after them. Join a workshop, get your bike fixed, or buy a re-conditioned one.”

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Broadway Cinema Broadway Cinema

Broadway Cinema

“An independent cinema, cafe bar and a registered charity. They invest everything they make into supporting the Nottingham community with educational and talent development activities. Their pizzas are epic and they’re always showing a great mix of mainstream, retro and indie films.”

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Ideas on Paper Ideas on Paper

Ideas on Paper

“A treasure trove of independent magazines, books, journals and stationery. Whatever you want to create or learn about you’ll find it here - culture, music, art, fashion, living well, it’s a shop you can lose yourself in.”

Check out Sofar Nottingham’s Spotify playlist! It features some of our faves to play Sofar Nottingham recently, including Jake Bugg, Ady Suleiman and more.

Bonus: The Malt Cross, Nottingham Bikeworks, and Ideas on Paper have all hosted Sofars! Apply in your city to discover new secret spots around your city.

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