Whilst Nottingham has in the past had a reputation for requiring re-builds, the city is now a steady economic powerhouse in central England. Coming here for business and leisure has grown more popular too, meaning stays in serviced apartments in Nottingham are booked more than ever before.
Whatever the reason for your stay in this lively and modern city, SITU is delighted to offer you a range of properties that can have you covered. We have a selection of fully furnished serviced accommodation in Nottingham that allows you the utmost in terms of privacy, comfort, and convenience.
Our self-catering Nottingham apartments feature open-plan kitchens, free WiFi, en-suite bathrooms and relaxing dining areas and living rooms, making them ideal for the busy traveller. Whether it’s a luxury serviced apartment in Nottingham or perhaps one of the many aparthotels in Nottingham which come with the added convenience of hotel amenities, you can be sure that we have sourced the best accommodation options catered to give you the very best possible experience.
Nottingham is a city situated in the middle of England in the county of Nottinghamshire, in a low valley by the River Trent with the historic Sherwood Forest to the north. Along with Leicester and Derby, it’s one of the main cities of the East Midlands. The Nottingham population stands at over 300,000.
Since it’s located in the middle of the country, it’s easy to get to Nottingham from anywhere in the UK. There are many airports nearby, including East Midlands Airport, which is just over 10 miles away. Nottingham is also easily accessible from both Manchester and Heathrow airports. Nottingham is easily navigated once you arrive, with plenty of options for travelling around the city, including the handy tram system.
Whether you’re here for business or leisure, there are a great variety of multi-bedroom or studio apartments in Nottingham that will give you both the convenience and peace of mind to make the most of a city that’s full of things to see and do.
Nottingham is a dynamic city with a thriving economy. With a traditional base of manufacturing and production, Nottingham’s economy has been steadily changing to a focus on professional services. The city now aims to diversify its economic base to make it more balanced. Nottingham City Council has a strategy to develop sectors that include digital media, life sciences, low-carbon technologies, retail and leisure, and advanced manufacturing, alongside financial and business services.
The University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham College are all also involved in the development of Nottingham’s economy. The universities have well-respected business schools, and along with the FE colleges, also attract a great number of students to their courses in digital media and software. This is why there's a wide variety of student accommodation in Nottingham, from studio apartments to student houses and flats.
Nottingham business parks are located in different areas and focus on specific sectors. Names that you’ll find around the city or on the business parks include the HQs of the international swimwear company Speedo, and the UK’s top beauty and health retailer, Boots. The credit card issuer Capital One (Europe) is also here.
Of course, Nottingham is also home to the bioscience park, BioCity Nottingham, the UK’s largest incubation centre for bioscience businesses. We have a variety of corporate housing in Nottingham so that you’ll always be within easy reach of where you need to be. Whether that be near business parks or the Nottingham city centre.
Nottingham’s most famous historical resident is the outlaw Robin Hood, and if you’re staying in Nottingham accommodation you’ll surely want to know more about the rich history of the city. Nottingham was established by the Anglo-Saxons in the 6th century, on a hill at a crossing of the River Trent. Nottingham Castle was built in 1067 shortly after the invasion of William the Conqueror and the village grew into a busy town. The old market place that existed by 1155 is still one of the main features of the city today.
By the 14th century, the wooden castle had been replaced by stone. The town then had its own mayor, an annual fair, and a weekly market. Industries included brewing, wool-making, carpentry, and shoemaking. There were industries in silk, hosiery, and malting by the 17th century. The infrastructure then continued to grow in the 18th century. Canals were being built to provide vital links in the county’s transport system. In Victorian times the city grew further, with new housing and amenities being added to serve Nottingham’s growing population. The city’s famous lace-making industry began at this time.
In 1839 a steam railway line connecting Nottingham to Derby was opened, while Nottingham Cathedral was built in 1842. Nottingham gained city status in 1897. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, coal mining grew rapidly in the county, but in recent years this has declined.
Nottingham is full of fascinating historical places to visit, including the caves that run underneath the city. As well as Nottingham Castle, make sure you visit Wollaton Hall, three miles west of Nottingham city centre. This amazing mansion also houses the Nottingham Museum, with its collection of 47,000 rocks, minerals, and fossils. The streets of the oldest areas in Nottingham, such as the Lace Market, are also a must-see. This was once the city’s industrial centre and produced the delicate lace that was celebrated worldwide. Today the area houses creative industries, trendy bars, and many top-quality restaurants.
Meanwhile, vibrant Hockley has a plethora of unique independent boutiques, bookshops, and cafés. It is also the site for both Pride and the music festival, ‘Hockley Hustle’.
As well as its wealth of independent shops, all your favourite names can be found in the Victoria shopping centre and on the high street. All are within walking distance of short stay apartments in Nottingham. When you’re ready for a break, there’s a whole world of cafés, coffee shops, and restaurants in Nottingham to choose from. For entertainment, the Theatre Royal is a popular venue, hosting a range of musical and performance events.
In the evening you can venture out and sample the clubs, bars and pubs in Nottingham. In fact, if you’re here in October, drop by the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival. This event showcases more than a thousand different real ales from all over the UK and from breweries local to Nottingham.
The city really does have it all, from historic attractions and excellent shopping to the vastness of Sherwood Forest. You can explore the forest on long, shady walks; go on a rope-way adventure in the tree-tops, or even try bush-craft camp. This attraction could be used for corporate events in Nottingham.
Visit Nottingham for all this and more! Staying in SITU’s luxury studios and self-catering apartments in Nottingham will allow you the flexibility and comfort of a perfect home from home to return to at the end of a busy day.
There is no ‘Nottingham Airport’, but the nearest to the city is East Midlands Airport. Both Manchester and Heathrow airports are within easy reach of the city as well. EMA is just over 11 miles away (approximately 19 km) and takes 25 minutes by car along the A53.
You can also use the Skylink train that connects EMA and Nottingham train station. There is also a dedicated taxi service operating in front of the terminal. Manchester airport is roughly two hours by car from Nottingham, while Heathrow is approximately two-and-a-half hours away. Both airports are also accessible from short term lets in Nottingham.
Nottingham train station is situated in the southern part of the city centre. From this station and others, the city has great rail links to the rest of the UK. There are frequent services to major cities such as London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Manchester.
Getting around the rest of Nottinghamshire is straightforward by train. There’s also a tram stop linked to the main station. Nottingham Express Transit (NET) runs across seven stops in the city centre. This includes the train station and runs approximately every seven minutes.
Victoria Bus Station is located within Nottingham shopping centre. Whereas, Station Street is opposite the main train station, offering good services within Nottingham and beyond.
Coaches also depart from this station to destinations all over the country.