The mainline station is located slightly out of the centre of Nottingham. However, a new tram link from the station takes you straight through Hockley and the Lace Market into the Market Square. (If you are visiting the theatre the tram continues there after the Market Square stop). There is not much on offer in the station itself, but the usual facilities exist such as a cash point and coffee shop. Should you need to transfer to a bus or a coach the main bus station is just down the road (go out of the front of the station and turn right).
If you are after a nearby eatery or bar then the waterfront restaurants is just over the road from the station. The travel time to London varies from 1.30 mins to 2 hours.
As the other reviewer says, the station is mostly functional, and if you're looking for food it is best to venture towards the city centre to find cheaper and better food than is available within the station. The WHSmiths is overpriced on everything but newspapers and magazines, but if you need some reading material for on your journey, it is appreciated. The station also has a direct link with Nottingham's tram network, allowing quick access to the city centre and beyond.
All in all, its not the best station I've ever used, but its far from being the worse.
This train station is really small, so there isn't a lot of choice food wise, so it's best to venture to the cheaper Subway branch around the corner. There is a WH Smith to stock up on magazines before your journey, and there are a few seats, but I would say this station is purely functional, and I usually find a seat on my train as soon as I can. Luckily it has lifts, though it can be annoying when they are out of service.
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