According to new research Nottingham is one of the UK’s trendiest places and top of the pile when it comes to the East Midlands.

Analysts have graded every area in the country using five indicators designed to reflect just how trendy an area is including: how many people are moving to the area, the proportion of the population aged 20-35, the number of new start-up companies, the number of businesses working in the arts (according to Government statistics) and the number of top-rated restaurants mentioned in the 2016 Michelin Guide.

As you know Freestyle are now located in the heart of the Creative Quarter which is centred on the historic Lace Market and Hockley areas. The Creative Quarter is already home to leading incubators and clusters of technology-based companies across the city’s growth sectors of life sciences, digital content and clean technologies. It is also a hotbed of culture and a home to many of the city’s independent retailers, bars and restaurants, small creative companies and artists who give it a unique character and atmosphere.

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So if you’re ever paying us a visit there are plenty of things to see and do that are literally just on our doorstep.

Light Night
On Friday, February 10, 2017 the city will be bursting with culture as musicians, art installations and a giant Wheel of Light take over the city for the 10th year.

The Nottingham Caves
With over 500 man-made caves, the most anywhere in the UK, Nottingham’s underground network is unusual – especially when you consider that it’s attached to a shopping centre.

The Nottingham Riviera
Every summer, the Market Square gets filled with 300 tonnes of sand, a funfair, outdoor bar and various fine smelling food huts as it transforms into Nottingham-on-Sea.

Galleries of Justice Museum
Based at Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol, there is no better way to explore the gruesome history of crime and punishment than with one of their tours.

Nottingham Castle
Built by William the Conqueror’s son after the Norman invasion, the first incarnation of Nottingham Castle was built in 1068.

Nottingham Contemporary
Built on an historic site in the Lace Market area of the city, Nottingham Contemporary is one of the few major contemporary art spaces in the UK outside of London.

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
Enjoy a pint of tasty real ale and divine food whilst sat in a cave at the oldest Inn in England.

Goose Fair
The oldest travelling fair in the world dates back more than 700 years and will return to the city on October 4.