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“Where is it !!!! walked round and round following signs !”

The Lace Market Centre
Ranked #68 of 124 things to do in Nottingham
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Where is it !!!! walked round and round following signs !”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

We followed street signs to the lace market which seemed to take you all round the block !! we asked a couple of local people who siad you are in it ! there is no market its just the name of the district there is a row of boutique style shops thats all.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank elmertheelephant_10
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English first
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“heritage at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

heritage surpassed, most interesting display and available merchandise for sale.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

I love this part of Nottingham. The buildings are quite unique and there is so much history associated with location

Visited January 2012
1 Thank Rosslareharbour
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Brisbane Australia
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“Historic area goes modern”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

Nottingham used to be centre of the world lace-making. It was in Nottingham that Lancastrian Sir Richard Arkwright settled with his cotton spinning machines. It was mass productive automaton in the early 18th century, long before Ford created his factories in the USA.
Nottingham lace became world famous for quality and design.
Nottingham lace is still world famous, but it is now made in China. All the machines and patterns were sold off.
Today the Lace Market, once an industrial complex of factories and warehouses is a busy and popular centre of style with some of the city’s best bars and restaurants hidden along cobbled streets. Must go restaurants include city the Geisha and Merchants.
In keeping with the Lace Market’s historic feel, the Pitcher and Piano pub - a converted church – is to be found alongside contemporary bars and eateries including the leather clad Living Room and quirky Brass Monkey. The streets are packed with boutique and original stores.
In the same area, on High Pavement stands the Gothic spired St Mary’s Church. The building was competed in 1475 as has not changed in more than 500 years. But there were at least three buildings before that. The church is mentioned in the Domesday Book and goes back deep into the times of Robin Hood when Sherwood Forest edged the city outskirts.
Legend had it that Robin and his men had a secret escape route under the church, which so often left the Sheriff and his men as baffled as he usually is in numerous TV Shows and big screen movie epics.
A few years ago restoration work on the church foundations an ancient tunnel was discovered in the sandstone and it ran well into what would have Sherwood of the time. To the locals it was added proof to the existence of the legendary hero. It’s worth a look.

Visited September 2011
5 Thank Ericscott
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