We have a great independent business scene here in Nottingham, often these small creative businesses are tucked away in one of the many secret courtyards or old streets in the city centre. There are some real hidden gems when it comes to independent shopping too, you can always find something unique, from the finest foods to vintage American clothing.. here are some of our favourites!
Delilah Fine Foods - 12 Victoria Street NG1 2EX
The Midland's Traditional Delicatessen! Independent fine food and wine merchant, housed in a beautiful former banking hall. Just a few minutes walk from Market Square and Igloo Hybrid. All products are sourced from local and other small artisan producers.
Wild - 4-6 Broad Street, NG1 3AL
Possibly the best vintage clothing store in town for over 30 years, Nottingham's longest running independent clothing shop! Clothing and accessories from every decade in the last 60 years are available, loads of rare and cool stuff from the USA too.
Plates Records - 16 St James's Street, NG1 6FG.
Just around the corner from Igloo Hybrid and off Market Square you will find Plates, a record shop focused on "keeping alive things that inspire creativity, freedom and soul within music." They stock vinyl of all genres so if you're a record lover go crate digging here!
Handmade Nottingham - 16 St James's Street, NG1 6FG.
Situated right next to Plates Records, dedicated to showcasing local creative talent. They have all kinds of textiles, jewellery, prints and home accessories designed by locals! Great for little gifts or something to take home to remind you of your Nottingham trip.
Five Leaves Bookshop - 14a Long Row, NG1 2DH
Nottingham's independent radical and general bookshop, specialising in independent publishers. They specialise in "Cityscape and Landscape, Politics, Fiction and Poetry,Lesbian and Gay, Counterculture, International writing, and Magazines and Journals."
Cobden Chambers - Pelham Street, NG1 2ED
Cute hidden courtyard with book store Ideas on Paper, jewellers Keishi Jewellery, Forever Records and Studio Chocolate.