Let’s go to … Nottingham

Nottingham’s new National Video Game Arcade has just opened – and there’s plenty more to see if that’s not your thing, from modern art to an 800-year-old pub

Why go now?
To discover, play and make video games at the National Video Game Arcade, which opened on Saturday. Plus there’s a new National Civil War Centre opening in nearby Newark on 3 May – with more than 1,000 historical re-enactors! The Malt Cross, a Victorian music hall in central Nottingham, recently reopened, with arts, music and a bar.

Any must-see attractions?
Plenty: the castle and its caves; the historic Lace Market area; the Galleries of Justice; and Nottingham Contemporary, whose spring show features Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Jasper Johns.

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