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那些即将到来的和已经逝去的在诺丁汉的日子

英国生活家 2022-06-19 09:58:36



距离伦敦250公里,诺丁汉的生活可以说得上是安静的。


高纬度澄澈饱满的天空有时堆叠了厚重的云块,就像直洒在眼球的牛奶,沉静磅礴、充满生机。


在傍晚却能转为勾人的瑰丽。


欢迎来到诺丁汉·霍格沃茨,我是诺丁汉分配帽,继续看下去,你该到哪儿就很清楚了,不用担心,思想之帽会保护你的安全。


下面,我要说的可是新生的日常生活指南,你大概要听十几分钟的时间,可以放点音乐,我不介意。




日常篇


首先,恭喜你们来到 University Park,诺丁汉主校区,学校最便利繁华的商圈所在。你们都会安全的住在西南角的几所 Hall 中,偶尔会有凌晨的火警,跑得快一点,能看到各类素颜的睡衣女神。


既然已经来到了诺丁汉,还想要吃的像在中国就要自己动手,或者使用魔法,如果你喜欢的话,或者,点外卖。


UP 的西南角可以说是生活方面最便利的地方。临近 Beeston,基本上生活方面无论是中英餐点、蔬菜水果还是电子音像产品,都能在这里找到。诺丁汉最大的 24 小时 Tesco 也开在这里。


从 Hall 中出来,沿着 Broadgate 和 High Rd 一直走约20分钟,在 Beeston 镇中心,各种超市汇集于此。


High Road 路如其名,是一条很 high 的路。


沿着High Rd一直走,邮局、亚洲杂货铺 Fresh Asia,各种银行(Halifax、Netwest、HSBC、Barclays),只可惜地精们现在都不在。


还有诺丁汉学生常去的 Iceland 也在这条迷你商业街上,各国小餐馆、文具店、二手书店、杂货铺、Boots、HB(Holland & Barrett,中文“荷柏瑞”或“和百瑞”,英国最大、最受欢迎的保健品品牌,拥有近百年历史)、两元超市(Poundland)等等,带着色泽独特的雨蓬和窗扉,和“如琢如磨”的精致店面陈列在街边。



别忘了去 Poundland,有着各种零零碎碎的、却可以被称之为小确幸的东西只需要一镑或者两镑。


去试试看,或许你就能捡漏到飞轮 2000 呢。


到达 Beeston 的 Tesco 还需要转过几幢风格各异的楼房, 那个 24 小时营业的Tesco 有两层楼,大部分的日常生活用品都能找到。


英国超市里的食物,比如水果、牛奶、薯片、酸奶、冰淇淋、速食食品(比如炸鱼薯条汉堡比萨沙拉之类的)很便宜,尤其推荐水果、牛奶、酸奶和冰淇淋。


水果包装的设计非常适合懒人麻瓜。塑料盒,底部有几个镂空的小洞,树莓会去核,石榴会先剥好,清水洗一洗就能吃一个美滋滋。


牛奶一般都是自产的,不过很新鲜;一般分为全脂、半脂、0脂,三种可以自由选择;价格很便宜,比水还要便宜,比如 TESCO 的全脂牛奶1镑左右就可以拎一升回去。味道的话,如果你是一个家乡宝,那还是中国牛奶的奶味重一些,英国的牛奶就算全脂也没有比较重的奶腥味,的确可以当水喝了。


接下来,Jubilee 校区的同学请注意了,在吃喝方面的优势,你们并不亚于 UP 校区。


和 UP 校区不同,在 JC 的你们一出公寓就能有两个超市,Lidl 和 Tesco。




美食推荐


整理了一些在诺丁汉学生口中及网络中评价不错的美食,多图预警,自带评论。




Cosmo Nottingham: VC附近的Cosmo World Buffet是在诺丁汉交换学生中口碑不错的一家自助餐店,主要提供亚洲食物,中日东南亚都有,味道不错,价格也中等。


地址:COSMO World Buffet Restaurant | Nottingham, First Floor 29A Milton Street, Trinity Square, (Opposite John Lewis), Nottingham NG1 3EN





“Went to this gem of a restaurant on a Saturday with 7 other people we were seated quite quickly. The food was delicious and the service was good considering the amount of people in the place. This is not your run of the mill buffet restaurant it has class and be suitable for most taste. The night we went there were 5 live cooking stations. We were given a 1h45mins slot for the table which proved enough.

Good job guys!"

 - Review on TripAdviser






The Lobster Pot:龙虾大餐,味道过瘾,盘子端上来的视觉效果很棒,随便拍一拍加一个滤镜就能称霸票圈的存在。只是距离学校比较远,来回的路程时间较长。


地址:The Lobster Pot Nottingham, 199 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG1 3FS





"I have visited this restaurant 3 times and not once have I been disappointed. 

The restaurant itself is cute and lovely, the staff are great and the service is excellent. 

Good range of wines and a nice crisp pros secco. 

Healthy options available which I finish is hard in most restaurants.

The fish is cooked to perfection every time and you can alter it to the way you want it. 

I often get half a main as a starter so I can try some of their more exciting dishes.

Recommend the prawns special"

 - Review on TripAdviser




Nandos:英国的一家吃鸡连锁店,不过大家不要误会,绝对不是快餐的那种,而是烤鸡,他家的酱料味道确实很不错,而且可以买回来自己做。


地址:Nando's, 12 Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL





"Took four teens for an end-of-term treat. They devoured everything they ordered and still wanted more!

Always busy: being close to a Cinema; the staff work hard to keep up with the constant flow of customers, so tables not always clean/ready for the next guests.

However, once ordered, food service is efficient and delays unlikely so food is served hot."


 - Review on TripAdviser



玩乐篇


诺丁汉的商铺基本在6点之后就会关门了。渐渐 Victoria Centre 临近街区灯火高起,Long Island Iced Tea 中冰块与杯壁碰撞出一层薄雾,英式小调中 Burberry 和 Dior 的碰撞从前调开始纠缠,后调的鸢尾花气息悠出门口,半空中瑰丽磅礴的厚重云层才刚刚暗下来。


Victoria Centre,如名字一般,带着英国皇室的矜持典雅,却有着令人疯狂的购物天堂,和电子乐极度喧嚣热情的夜晚。


诺村的化妆品等免去了伦敦的浮华,价格还要低一些,虽然有时候大热的商品存量不多,但村中柜姐的态度要比城里的和蔼得多,谈笑间,小样统统留下。


复习季时候,偶尔压力大,跑出来看个电影,亦或是小酌一杯、蹦迪一晚,再回去看看不完的 reading 刷不完的题也能使出各类有效的复习法。


废话不多说。




Bar & Club


几家各有特色的 Bar 和 Pub:




简洁轻松,复古温馨,特推 Cider,Gins 还有 Ales。有可容纳 20 多人的Hall出租,The Sir John Borlase Warren, 1 Ilkeston Rd, Nottingham NG7 3GD




“A must if you're a big fan of Gins, Ales and great enthusiastic staff. And also a name that is impossible to say when drunk lol. But perfect and a great place to be.”


 - Review on TripAdviser




17 世纪暗黑中古风,四骑士和七大美德戒律的鸡尾酒:The Pit & Pendulum, 17 Victoria St, Nottingham NG1 2EW





“Great decor, themed cocktails and vibe but we were spoken to rudely by a couple of members of staff and service was very slow at the bar. My friend with autism was particularly upset when snapped at by someone. Really off putting.”


- Review on TripAdviser




吸睛之地,位于 UP 和 JC 之间;火焰烧烤,外焦里嫩,重磅甜品 - The Mountain of street: Rose & Crown, 500 Derby Rd, Nottingham NG7 2GW





“Visited the Rose and Crown a few times for quick main meals and dessert. The pub has relatively modern decor but the tables are normally very sticky! The food is good value - nothing fancy but it is always nice and as you would expect. You have to pay at the bar but there is table service following that. Not a bad place if you go in with the right expectations!”


- Review on TripAdviser





民族风格,木式装修,古典美感,推荐麦芽酒 Ale,味道醇厚口感丝滑:Hand & Heart, 65-67 Derby Rd, Nottingham NG1 5BA




“Visited here with my mum who had come down to visit and we were looking for somewhere a bit more special for a Sunday roast. It looks like a normal pub on the outside - you wouldn't expect that it's built into caves! Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and the food was amazing. The best lamb I have possibly ever had. Would definitely return & recommend. They even phoned a taxi for us.”

- Review on TripAdviser




Cinema


Jubilee 校区的同学应该会对一站和两车特别熟悉:Faraday Road、N34 和 two 。基本上吃喝玩乐离不开出行这一站,和沟通 Park 以及 Victoria Centre 的这两辆车。而 University Park 的同学则常常对 Lower Road 这一站以及 Skylink Nottingham 情意难舍。




在 Victoria 的 Cine World,异国风情浓郁的美食汇集于此,是诺丁汉学生都知道但是并不会常去的地方。Cine World 的学生票 5pm 之前 6.17镑,5pm 之后 7.07 镑,3D 和 IMAX 另外加钱,办理年卡的话才会优惠更多。




“This cinema is in a great location surrounded by plenty of restaurants and bars. We visited for an evening showing of Terminator 2 in 3D. The concession stand is well stocked for choice and of average price to be expected at a cinema, and staff very helpful and friendly, but the cinema screen seating is quite dated and uncomfortable, but the ability to book specific seating is a plus.”

- Review on TripAdviser





还有一家小影院,在靠近UP的地方,叫做 Showcase Cinema de Lux,详细地址是 Redfield Way, Nottingham NG7 2UW。在 TripAdviser 上面的评价较高,极舒服的座椅是吸引顾客的一大亮点。只是影院比较小,排片量和种类会不如 Cine World 这种大型影院。不过如果不想跑太远,来这一家也是一个不错的选择。




“This cinema is usually great because of the big comfy reclining seats etc. But visited for my daughters birthday and they was sold out of the movie she wanted to see, all weekend, so left disappointed as nothing at the time was really suitable for her age and gender.”


- Review on TripAdviser




Park


你们要相信,在霍格沃茨·诺丁汉里面,什么事情都有可能发生。


比如考试高分不挂,比如复习过目不忘,比如在碧澄的天弧下一见钟情。


Wollaton Park 真是一处再好不过的圣地。



有着林间迷雾、中古世纪的城堡和精灵似的鹿影。


Wollaton Hall 是现在的诺丁汉自然历史博物馆,蝙蝠侠3前传曾在此取景,诺丁汉工业博物馆也在院内。


在哪一个阳光半寐的傍晚,从 Wollaton Park 悠长的林间小路踱步过去,有人陪着更好,无人一起,与林间生物的脚步声也能错杂着谱曲。


中古世纪的城堡在枝丫嶙峋的树间投下阴森森的侧影,鹿的眼灵动恣意,然后一路穿过停留着五颜六色冰淇淋口味的大片草坪,穿过风里稍冷的各国层次复杂的食物香气和各国方言,到了一个有着诺丁汉名字的地方。





欢迎回家。




文末致谢:感谢本文作者宋何,另特别感谢 习习飞 分享的大量生活经验,也同时感谢为此文采访提供帮助的 15 位同学。文中部分资料来源的公众号以及其他商业主体为:玥阁主的宇宙漫游志,Hungrey Panda,TripAdviser。图片来源:Google图片,TripAdvisor