If you’re getting ready to graduate from university and wave goodbye to Nottingham – the place you’ve called home throughout your studies, then be sure to capture some iconic photos of the city so you can look back and reminisce in years to come. And if you’re new to Nottingham or still have a few more years left at university, start your photo memories early and capture the moments you’ll remember for a lifetime. Here are just a few hot spots you might want to picture…
1. At your university
The main reason you’ve been living in Nottingham as a student is because of the university. From the outside of the university building and the university grounds, to your lecture halls, photograph the places where you’ve studied and will graduate from. It’s a great achievement and a major part of your life. Definitely one to look back at and show the grandkids!
2. At your accommodation
Whether you’ve been living in private student accommodation like Lace Market Studios, or have been sharing a house with your friends, the place you’ve lived will have played a big role in the making of you. So, grab the camera, grab your house mates or fellow residents and jump in some photos together to remember the good times you all had there.
3. The Trams
You’ve probably jumped on the tram in Nottingham and not thought twice about it. But it is in fact quite a unique mode of transport. In the UK there are only a handful of other cities with a working tram rail system including Manchester, Birmingham and Sheffield. So, make the most of this unique way of travelling in the city and snap a selfie on the tram or get one with a tram in the background (just make sure it’s safe to do so!)
4. The Major Oak
World-famous and crowned winner of many awards, the Major Oak is a well-loved oak tree located in Sherwood Forest. Thought to be between 800-1,000 years old and weighing an estimated 23 tonnes, the tree is well-known for its connection to Nottinghamshire’s Robin Hood. Capture a photo of the tree that sheltered Robin Hood and where he and his Merry Men supposedly slept.
5. Robin Hood statue
Talking of Robin Hood, why not snap a selfie with the legendary hero himself? Head down to Nottingham Castle and you’ll find the famous Robin Hood statue. Strike a pose with the highly skilled archer and keep the photo of Nottingham’s legend to take with you to your new home.
6. Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem
You’ve probably sunk a drink or two in here, so before you leave, relive and capture the moment with your friends. Step outside and photograph the exterior of the pub – which is famous for being the oldest Inn in England, dating back to 1189AD. After all, it’s not every day you can enjoy a drink in a pub that is built into the rocks that Nottingham Castle are built on and holds extensive hidden caves below.
7. Nottingham’s Market square
From the Winter Wonderland and Urban Beach, to Food Markets and Carnivals, you’ve probably spent quite some time at Nottingham’s Market Square during your time as a student. It’s right in the heart of the city and forms as a top meeting place for people and local events. With the fountains and town hall as the focal point, photograph the square and you’ll never forget all the good times you had there!
To those of you leaving Nottingham and Lace Market Studios over the coming weeks and months, we hope you’ve enjoyed your stay with us and time in the city. If you’re new to the city or are in need of a place to live in September, make yourself at home in our luxury student accommodation at Lace Market Studios. For more information please contact us on +44 (0)1158 240 590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.