Curious Tavern

The Curious Tavern can be found in the city centre and it’s situated in Nottingham’s oldest hotel, constructed in 1822, and formerly known as ‘The George Hotel’. The Curious Tavern is part of an establishment steeped in history. Once one of Nottingham’s premiere hotels, the building has seen many famous guests stay within the walls including Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. This is one of those pubs that’s going to look very pretty on your Instagram feed. The interior design is really cool. The staff is very nice and helpful, and the selection of alcoholic beverages … Continue reading Curious Tavern

Five Leaves & Bookwise Secondhand Shop

When I travel one of the things on my must do list is exploring the local, independent bookshops. I do some research, go visit and buy some books. Also, I keep being loud about supporting local businesses. So when I was in Nottingham, I visited two bookshops; Five Leaves and Bookwise Secondhand Shop Five Leaves Publications was set up in 1996 and has published around 200 literary, political, social history and other titles, including a strong Jewish list and books for young adults. The bookshop opened in 2013 with a strong emphasis on independent publishing. – For more details go … Continue reading Five Leaves & Bookwise Secondhand Shop

Sexy Mamma Love Cicchetti

When I looked up places to eat in Nottingham, one of my first choice was Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti. I could live on Italian food for the rest of my life, so I do often go to Italian restaurants, wherever I travel. Now that’s said, I am also living in a magical world, and sometimes I just wonder into places, assuming that they are the ones I was looking for. And I don’t realise that they are indeed not… In this particular scenario, I walked into a restaurant, got surprised by the completely different menu, but still proceeded to order … Continue reading Sexy Mamma Love Cicchetti

Igloo Backpackers Hostel & Annexe

I stayed at the Igloo Hostel when visiting Nottingham. I spent 3 nights here and it was perfect. I stayed in a 4 bed female dormitory. The room was cute, it had lockers, the bed was very comfy with a memory foam mattress!!! I’m not gonna lie, I was charmed. The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen, a big inside garden and a big dining room. The staff is just lovely and chatty and the location is ideal. Less than 10 minutes walk from the train station, and only a couple of minutes walk from the city centre. There were … Continue reading Igloo Backpackers Hostel & Annexe

A weekend in Nottingham

On an important note, travelling on a budget in the UK starts with planning in advance. You can use Trainline and setup email alerts for early released tickets to any destination you would like to travel, at least 4 weeks in advance. Disclaimer: I am in love with Nottingham. I spent a long weekend there and I am absolutely charmed by the whole atmosphere that surrounds this cute city in the UK. I tried to do as many things as possible and in this post I will tell you on which day what I’ve been up to. This should give … Continue reading A weekend in Nottingham

An enemy of the people

Went to see #AnEnemyOfThePeople last night. #alexkingston is excellent as Doctor Stockman and Malcolm Sinclair is a great partner in the role of Mayor Peter Mattsson.But honestly the whole cast is just superb and the adaptation is fitting really well with today’s society. Last night’s Q&A was a great discussion on women’s role in society, gender roles, creative choices and rain. ☔If you wanna know why we talked about the rain go and watch this play. Continue reading An enemy of the people