When it comes to having an Afternoon Tea in Nottingham, there is a plethora of choice. This city and unitary authority area finds itself in Nottinghamshire, England, while also being the county town.

Located in the East Midlands, it lies some 130 miles from London, 45 miles from Birmingham and 55 miles from Manchester. Perhaps most famous for its association with Robin Hood, Nottingham has since become a popular stopping point for quality, indulgent lunches.

Archaeological evidence indicates that the history of Nottingham dates back to at least Anglo-Saxon times, perhaps before. Significant development took place following the Norman Conquest, at which point the area became the English Borough of Nottingham and housed a Town Hall and Law Courts.

By the 1400s, Nottingham had established itself as a centre of a thriving export trade in religious sculpture made from local materials. It later received its city charter in 1897 as part of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

In 2015, UNESCO named Nottingham a “City of Literature”, joining Dublin, Melbourne and Prague as one of only a handful in the world. The title reflects its literary heritage, with Lord Byron, D.H. Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe all having links to the area. Today, it also boasts an extraordinary number of Afternoon Tea Nottingham establishments.