One reader of this blog who visited Nottingham, left the comment below.
“Nottingham was a complete dump. The town center appears to have been planned by drunks and modelled on an open plan prison, the streets were filthy from dog mess and people spitting, and the one restaurant we went to – a French style ‘bistro’ in Mansfield Rd, Sherwood had a filthy floor, filthy cutlery, and salad dressing bottles on the table with their necks covered in coagulated brown goo. It was utterly depressing and ghastly, as was the food, complete with packet salad, and frozen ‘roast potatoes.
The locals in cars seem to delight in driving around the barren canyons of the town center like drunken maniacs, and the entire ‘city’ has the auro of a 1960’s social experiment given over completely to chavvy morons. It can’t possibly be the case, but it was an utterly horrible couple of days. I was so glad to leave.”