Got the afternoon off? You are lucky – I suggest you go and buy a lottery ticket…but there’s no guarantee you’ll win.  If you want a guaranteed way to enjoy your afternoon off then head to Nottingham’s Lace market.   A lovely way to spend a morning, an afternoon, an evening or all three!  But let’s starts with something to eat.

1: 12:30

After a busy morning doing anything or nothing Lunch usually appears.  Kick start your afternoon with lunch special from Ugly Bread Bakery.  Watch the world go by outside while you dine on fresh baked sandwiches, pizza and other hot treats.

2: 1:30

Take a stroll down the road – just a little bit and give your brain and fingers some exercise at the National Videogame Arcade, from retro classics to arcade favourites, one player or two – we are from game over.

3: 2:30

Got those fingers muscles pumped? Ok, exit and turn right time for some ‘not on the high street’ retail therapy in Void, White Rose and Wild Clothing…fear not Wall Street stocks will remain unaffected because you won’t be paying silly prices but you will be getting something handpicked, vintage and truly unique!


Have you shopped? Have you dropped? Okay sugar rush time!!!  Head to Lee Rosy for an unmissable pot of loose leaf tea and something made of cake to keep it company.  Feet up and enjoy the eclectic playlist and lazy afternoon vibe.


Feeling refreshed? Okay time to beat the crowd and enjoy sofa movie.  Cross the road (look both ways) and you’re in Broadway cinema (Mr Tarantino’s favourite cinema I’ve heard).  You can guarantee that they will have something for everyone and after all that tea, cake, shopping, gaming and lunch – you deserve it.  Soak up the culture, romance, action, classic film or comedy of your choice.

6: 7

Next, cross back over the street and head directly to Edin’s for dinner.  How easy was that? Well, wait until you see the menu – everything is mouth-watering, everything is in budget and everything is gooood! Bon Appetite.

7: 8:30

You want more? Ok night mode and time for a drink.  You really are spoilt for choice (again!).   Well, as you are already in the Lace Market why not try the Lace House? Fine selection of beverages to suit whatever mood you maybe in. Tonight might be international meet up night or there could be live music.  There always seems to be something happening here!

8: How late do you want to finish?  Well that’s up to you…

Here at Lace Market Studios all of our have a purpose built study area as a standard AND our students are able to take advantage of our clean and airy communal study areas. To find out how you can join our thriving student community please contact us today on 01158 240 590 to arrange a viewing.