Beat the January blues in Nottingham

Welcome back!

I hope you all enjoyed what we can probably sadly agree was a short-lived Christmas break. The New Year has begun and it’s back to work for us all, whether you have exams, assignments, or lectures to catch up on, here are a few ideas to help you battle the January blues!

Fun & Games

Meetspace-VR (ft Zerolatency)

Cairns Street, Intu Victoria Centre, North Car Park, Nottingham NG1 3QN, England

Escape reality at… meetspaceVR. Here at the UK’s No1 Gaming and VR Centre you can play PC and console games or immerse yourself in out-of-this-world free roam VR experiences. Take a trip to the – meetspaceVR within Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre.
Here, gamers and non-gamers can take part in social adventures that will blow your minds. One moment you’re living in your own world, the next you’re in another. Your heart is pounding, the adrenaline is flowing, you try to remind yourself that these worlds aren’t real… even though feelings most definitely are.


TeamSport Indoor Go Karting Nottingham

Unit 1 Pintail Close | Victoria Business Park, Netherfield NG4 2SG, England

Do you live for the thrill? Enjoy the fast lane? If so, this fantastic 750m track in Nottingham is the ultimate fun-fuelled experience. This karting track is the perfect indoor activity to enjoy whatever the weather! Food, drink and spectator area also on site.

From the city centre…


Escape Rooms

6 Trinity Walk, Nottingham NG1 2AN, England

Logiclock is an entertaining puzzle-based live escape game: are you and your friends up to the task??

Designed for small groups of 3-5 people. The goal is simple: escape from the room or series of rooms in 60 minutes using only the mind, logic and teamwork, solving all the puzzles and mysteries. If not you’ll remain looked in for all eternity with your uni attendance in tatters!!


Drinks

Be At One Cocktail Bar

20a Victoria Street | Nottingham Central Station, Nottingham NG1 2EX, England

With their cool cocktail concoctions, they’re known for the strength of their drinks, giving you a great deal for your money, make sure to go during their Happy Hour for 2for1 cocktails.

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The Joseph Else

11-12 South Parade | Market Square, Nottingham NG1 2JS, England

A student’s best friend…

If you don’t already know about this gem, allow me to introduce a place that provides cheap breakfast, lunch, dinner AND drinks too. What more could you want???!


Coco Tang

45 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham NG1 2GN

A slim doorway leads downstairs to an underground bar. Hidden away behind an old-style Hong Kong alley.

A full on cocktail bar with club-style ambiance and plenty of Instagram opportunities. Students get 35% off cocktails with their student ID!


Food

Oriental Mart (Hydrogen)

1A Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5ED

If you’re getting bored of the same old food, looking to explore new cuisine or need to satisfy your Bubble Tea cravings, the Oriental Mart is a great place to go.

Whether you are looking for exotic cooking ingredients to whip up a storm in the kitchen or some hot cooked from their street café, all your oriental desires will be met.


BUNK

Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5ED

Step into the underground bunker famous for their wings and cocktail combos. With current mainstream music playing and a cool American vibe it’s a must see!


Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti

3 Heathcoat Street, Nottingham NG1 3AF, England

The characterful Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti is a cosy Italian restaurant that will transport you straight from Notts to downtown Naples.  With gorgeous authentic dishes and Italian music drifting from the radio, what’s not love?

They also have Vegetarian friendly, Vegan options, and Gluten Free options available!!

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