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The Lace Market

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During the days of the British Empire, Nottingham was a world leader in lace making and the Lace Market area was full of impressive examples of 19th industrial architecture. Although it was never a market in the traditional sense, the area is full of salesrooms and warehouses for storing, displaying and selling the lace.

Today, the area has been transformed into one of the hippest parts of the city, with the former warehouse buildings now converted into apartments, bars, restaurants and shops. Along with neighbouring Hockley, it forms part of the Creative Quarter which supports creativity and innovation so you will find plenty of independent cafes and shops here, along with cutting-edge technology firms and music festivals such as the Hockley Hustle.

Around the Lace Market you will also find a number of attractions and entertainment venues, including the award-winning Galleries of Justice, Nottingham Contemporary and the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham.

Click on the boxes below for more information on what you can find around the historic Lace Market.

    • Restaurants and Bistros

      Restaurants and Bistros

      Browse through our list of bars and restaurants in the Lace Market and Hockley. You can view the results on a map to get a good idea of their location.

    • Nottingham Lace History

      Nottingham Lace History

      Learn all about the history of this fascinating area from its Saxon settlement to the 19th century industry that made it famous.

    • Things To Do

      Things To Do

      Search through our things to do in the lace market with a list of museums, galleries, theatres and more.

    • Places To See

      Places To See

      Here's a brief outline of some the fantastic buildings to see and some of the hidden gems in this intriguing area.

    • Shopping

      Shopping

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    Dinosaurs of China exhibition - special offers

    Take advantage of a wide range of special offers as you explore this unique dinosaur exhibition at Wollaton Hall.

    From: Thursday, 27th April 2017

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