Local Amenities

Lady Bay
Set in the very pleasant West Bridgford district of Lady Bay, which is an active and friendly community with its  own distinct identity.  Lady Bay offers its own pharmacy, post office (with atm), florist, and café as well as an excellent chippy and a good range of corner stores selling fresh fruit and veg and the general basics.  Best of all is Lady Bay’s hidden gem, the Poppy and Pint pub!

Bordered by the River Trent, the Grantham canal and open fields which were once part of the Trent’s regular flood plain, some say that Lady Bay was known in the past as Bread and Lard island, although it seems that wider West Bridgford also lays claim to that soubriquet!

West Bridgford
The thriving centre of West Bridgford is a pleasant 15 minute stroll away with a number of superb independent shops still holding their own, a plethora of restaurants, café-bars and pubs and a fortnightly farmers’ market.

The Totally Locally West Bridgford website is a great site which celebrates the independent traders and service providers of every sort who give West Bridgford its character and make it a magnet for people from all over Nottingham who enjoy the personal touch as well as excellent value in all their dealings.

You may be interested to check these links to find more background information about West Bridgford and Lady Bay

The river Trent is 5 minutes on foot from the front door and offers lovely walks as well as access to a wide range of water sports, including the Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre which is less than a 10 minute cycle ride away by road.

You can arrange cycle hire for your visit at Bunneys Bikes (o115 9472713) – their pick-up point is conveniently situated right by the station, no 11 bus stop and canal cycle route.  Canal routes can take you all the way to Grantham or across the city and into the Attenborough nature reserve and beyond to Beeston (Grantham Canal and Nottingham Canal).

Local sporting attractions include Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Notts County FC, Nottingham Forest FC, Nottingham Race Course, Nottingham Panthers, the National Water Sports Centre, the Nottingham Tennis Centre

Nottingham’s cultural attractions include Nottingham’s splendid Arena, Playhouse Theatre, Royal Centre, Castle Museum, Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange, the Lakeside Arts CentreThe Focus GalleryThe Surface GalleryMuseum of Nottingham LifeWollaton Hall, Goose Fair, Galleries of Justice, Broadway Cinema, Corner House, City of Caves, Green’s Mill and Science Centre,  and of course the art activities offered here at Seymour Road Studios!  A great new addition to Nottingham culture is also the great hidden gem that is Five Leaves independent bookshop and publishing house.

Attractions in the wider county include the nearby fascinating little Ruddington Framework Knitters Museum, the Attenborough Nature Reserve, Rushcliffe Country Park, as well as the more widely known Sherwood Forest , Sherwood Pines, Go Ape, Centre Parks, Newstead Abbey, Rufford Country Park and Gallery,  White Post Farm Park, Patchings Art Centre, Clumber Park, Thoresby Park, Southwell Minster and Workhouse

Eateries: for my very personal selection of favourites, click here

For more information about what our great city and county have to offer, visit Nottingham Tourist Information.

For public transport information in the county and city.

White cosmos in our garden August 2010