What is the nightlife like for Nottingham students? | Finding student accommodation near Nottingham nightlife

Students toasting a mixture of cocktails

In Nottingham, approximately 43,300 university students are living in the city. One of the reasons Nottingham is popular with students is the vibrant nightlife and quirky bars spread across the city. When choosing a university and subsequent student accommodation, many may look for the variety of bars, clubs, and pubs on offer, and where these are located.

In this guide, we will look at the Nottingham nightlife scene, including pubs, bars, and nightclubs, and explore where these are located regarding Nottingham student accommodation.

What are the best places for Nottingham nightlife?

Built into the cave system beneath Nottingham Castle, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem is one of the contenders for the oldest pub in the UK; in battle with at least two other Nottingham pubs. For a perfect place to socialise, consider Das Kino, which is just an 8-minute walk from our Mansion Place student accommodation. Located in the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market, the bar has ping pong tables and food and drink deals that are student-friendly.

For students, Nottingham Rock City hosts Crisis club nights every Wednesday, and is the University of Nottingham’s official student night. Remember to carry your student ID and expect indie, cheese and chart anthems every Wednesday night.

Our Nottingham student accommodation is conveniently located on Boston Street, which is less than a 15-minute walk from Nottingham city centre and train station. We offer a range of room types, including classic ensuites, loft studios, and premium studios.

Student accommodation room in mansion place nottinghamBrowse through the different room types that Mansion Place offers on our website.

Where to go for a cocktail in Nottingham

Penny Lane is a social venue based in the heart of Nottingham city centre. Before 9 pm Sundays to Thursdays, there is a 2-for-1 on cocktails, saving around 40% on drinks for those looking for cheaper cocktails. Hockley Arts Club, which is just around the corner, is a creative space that spans three floors and serves incredible cocktails throughout the week.

Students toasting a mixture of cocktailsIf you want to plan your own cocktail party, our Nottingham student accommodation, Mansion Place, has its very own communal and social areas ideal for events. Find out more about Mansion Place on our website.

Which places provide the best hidden gems for nightlife in Nottingham?

Known as the “city of caves”, Nottingham has an underground network of over 800 caves beneath its streets; the largest network of caves in the UK. This also offers ample opportunity for quirky places to drink and (literal) hidden gems.

Building on a cliff top in nottinghamLocated in the iconic Nottingham Lace Market, Coco Tang has DJs playing till 3 am, an eclectic interior design, and a happy hour Tuesdays to Thursdays. You will be taken down a slim doorway which leads to the underground bar.

You might also be interested in a hidden bar within a hidden bar. Below Nottingham’s oldest hotel, the Mercure, head to the hidden bar Lost Property, which features an array of bars in different themes. Always the ambient temperature and vibe, The Lost Caves is the third bar on a level below; make sure to hold onto the rope for safety as you explore further and deeper underground.

If you are interested in exploring the various activities the city has to offer, read our piece on the best things to do in Nottingham at our Advice Centre.

What are the best basement clubs in Nottingham?

For those who enjoy late nights, Nottingham is home to various nightclubs that are open until the early hours of the morning. Pryzm Nottingham, part of the popular nightclub chain, contains 2 clubs and 4 themed bars. Stealth has long been regarded as one of the best nightclubs in the Midlands, located next door to Nottingham Trent University. Expect some of the biggest DJs and artists performing, including past acts like Ed Sheeran, Skrillex, and Fatboy Slim.

As this type of Nottingham nightlife is not open till later in the evening, why not relax in your student accommodation beforehand? Mansion Place has a cinema room and comfortable sofas to relax and socialise in before the night begins.

Nottingham mansion place common roomOur Nottingham student accommodation is just a 5-minute walk from Pryzm and an 11-minute walk from Old Market Square, which is considered Nottingham’s city centre.

To arrange a viewing, or to find out more information about our student accommodation, contact Mansion Student today to see how we can help.

How Mansion Student can help

Since 2007, Mansion Student has acquired, developed and maintained modern student accommodations throughout some of the most popular student cities in the United Kingdom. We prioritise your welfare during your stay, and will help you through every stage of the booking and tenancy period. Browse through our different student accommodation locations below:

If you are interested in staying at any of our student accommodations, arrange a viewing here to ensure you are completely happy with the property before booking.

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Contact Mansion Student today for more information about booking accommodation, or call us at 0800 652 7844

Frequently asked questions

How safe is Nottingham for students?

Nottingham is deemed a friendly and safe city; obtaining and holding Purple Flag status since 2010. However, like any city, it is important to still be sensible and responsible when out in the nightlife and living in Nottingham student accommodation. Find out more about student safety.

At Mansion Place, our Nottingham student accommodation, there is contents insurance on any belongings, on-site maintenance, CCTV, and lockable bedrooms no matter which style and size of the room type you choose.

If you are looking for Nottingham student accommodation that has secure facilities, contact Mansion Student today to arrange a viewing.

When should I book Nottingham student accommodation?

After being offered a placement at one of the universities in Nottingham, prospective students should start looking for student accommodation as soon as possible. Consider how far the accommodation is from the university, if the bills are included, and the student accommodation property type.

Mansion Student provides private student accommodation in some of the biggest cities in the UK, including Nottingham, Leeds, and Newcastle.

Find out more information about booking student accommodation on our website.

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