Nottingham City Centre is the central area of Nottingham, and the Greater Nottingham conurbation as a whole. The area has seen a great deal of investment and redevelopment in recent years and is consistently rated amongst the top five shopping districts in the United Kingdom (outside of London). It is where the city's major railway station, Council House and main shopping centres are located. Nottingham Express Transit trams run through the area, terminating at Station Street.
The undisputed central feature of the city centre is the Old Market Square, right at the heart of the city. This is undergone a major redevelopment programme which was completed in March 2007. Most of the main shopping streets are based around the square which is dominated by The Council House, whose landmark dome can be seen for miles around. Much of the ground floor of the Council House is taken up by the Exchange Arcade, a shopping centre of boutique stores.
A thriving bohemian quarter of the city known as Hockley has arisen in recent years, situated close to the Lace Market area.