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Nottingham in General
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Nottingham in General
Advantages: Some lovely things to do here
Disadvantages: I won't live here after uni
Although I am not originally from Nottingham, this is now where I live because of university. I chose to come here partly for my course and partly because I knew there was a lot to do in the city. I couldn't think of much worse than being stuck living somewhere that you don't like or somewhere that you can't have much fun. This review will be about some of the things I love to do and see in Nottingham - some of the appealing aspects of the city.
I love photography and even though it is only a hobby, this city is a photographer's paradise. Having gone on some quite random bus journeys to get to places, I have found some fantastic places. My favourite is definitely Colwick Country Park, which is about a 15 minute bus ride (number 44 from King Street) from the city centre. The park has around 65 acres of land, a massive lake and plenty of places to fish if that's what you're interested in. The woods and green areas are absolutely stunning and I could have spent days there. Having only been once so far, I want to make a return trip soon to see the park in a different season and to see how it changes what is there.
My favourite night out is a Monday at The Forum. Monday nights here are student nights for Nottingham Trent University so unfortunately, most people aren't able to get in. Doors open at around 10:30 but my friends and I always get there a lot earlier, somewhere around 9:30. The queues are massive on Monday nights and if you don't get there early, you probably won't get in. The club always reaches capacity which is why people start getting turned away quickly. This does mean sitting in a pretty empty club for a little while but it fills up quickly and then the night really gets going. The Forum plays a great mix of chart music but mostly RnB which I love. I barely drink once I'm in the club due to dancing but the drinks are cheap on these nights due to who comes.
Transport - this is a bit of a strange thing to really like about somewhere but it is for good reason. The transport links, whether it be buses, trains or trams, in Nottingham are fantastic. Although it takes me 2 buses to get to work and 2 buses to get to uni, all buses are pretty regular, most of them running every 5-8 minutes during the week. I have never had to wait around long for a bus except for on a Sunday when they can be a little bit of a pain if you are going from one side of the city to the other. If I had been back home, it would take me hours to get to where I needed to be so here I am really thankful for being able to get around easily.
West Bridgford is the area of Nottingham where I live right now and I love it. The area, although a lot of students live here, is mostly residential and lovely and quiet. There isn't really ever any trouble here and it is more than safe to walk home at night. Not far from my house is West Bridgford town centre which has an Iceland and lots of lovely little small shops and cafes/ bars. On the other side of my house is a massive Asda superstore. This makes it extremely easy for me to go food shopping and also for me to go look at clothes. The clothes section in this shop is massive and they have a lot of choice, more than most Asdas I have been to.
So there you go, a few things that I love about the city and why I like living here!
Summary: A great city
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