Parking Near MinorOak Coworking 2

MinorOak Coworking is in a great location. Sneinton Market is picking up steam, and Hockley is just across the street with all its exciting restaurants, pubs and venues. We’re central enough to be walking distance from everything, but slightly to the east of the city centre where traffic is manageable, the streets are easier to navigate, and parking is affordable.

Reaching MinorOak Coworking By Car

Reaching MinorOak by car is easy, but it does take a little background knowledge. We’re tucked away in Sneinton Market, with doors on both Gedling Street and Avenue A.

Nelson Street is the way to get into the area where MinorOak is located, and it looks almost like a laneway. You can make a left or right turn onto it from Southwell Road (A612). Southwell Road is easily accessible from the A60, Huntingdon Street.

It’s a little tricky the first time you come here, but it’s simple once you know how.

There’s a network of small streets behind Sneinton Market, and most of them are lined with parking spots. There’s also Murat Food Centre, GB Cafe, Avenues Cafe, a Subway sandwich shop and One BC, a fantastic clothing shop and fashion design house. More and more creative businesses are moving in, and by next summer, I think the neighbourhood and the market are going to be full of energy and excitement.


Once you’re on Nelson Street, you’ve got a few parking options. You may find all the information you need on Parkopedia, but here are my top tips.

Day Parking Summary:

  • Nelson Street spots: £3 until 6:00pm (but the tickets will only show three hours)
  • Arena Car Park: £6/12 hours
  • Marco Island: £3.50/day
  • Sneinton Market Square: free first hour, £6 for up to 24 hours
  • Cowan Street Car Park: £4 all day
  • Street Parking: £1/hour

Parking for Virtual Office Clients

If you’re stopping by MinorOak Coworking to pick up your mail, message or e-mail me to let me know you’re coming and you can just leave the car out front; I’ll have your mail ready for you. There’s an area in front of MinorOak where cars can easily pull in for a minute or two without blocking traffic.

Parking for a Few Hours

There’s street parking across Gedling Street from MinorOak and around the corner on Brook Street. It’s £1/hour. Parking in the Arena Car Park, which is also on Brook Street, is a similar rate for less than half a day. Drive a little further down Brook Street, and you’ll find the Marco Island parking structure. That’s cheaper, for example, it’s £2.10 for three hours. The Sneinton Market Car Park, which is in the neighbourhood east of the market, is also very reasonably priced; it’s free the first hour. There’s free parking in some of the surrounding neighbourhoods, too.

Parking All Day

Nelson Street is the cheapest place to park all day: £3.00 from early until 6:00pm. The parking stubs are weird; they only show three hours when they should show all day. There are old signs that say ‘no parking’ and ‘private parking’, too. However, you can park anywhere behind the Nelson Street buildings – those signs aren’t valid. I know all of this seems incredible, but call the number on the parking sign and they’ll confirm it. Be careful about staying late, though. The tickets are £60! Anyway, for these reasons, most people are scared to park on Nelson Street and there are often spots available.

Marco Island is second: only £3.50, and the Cowen Street Car Park is third at £4/day. The Arena Car Park is £6.00 for 12 hours and it’s just around the corner, so if you prefer a surface lot and are planning a long day in the city centre, it’s not bad price-wise and it’s very convenient.

Parking Regularly Throughout the Month

The two best choices for everyday parking near Sneinton Market are the Marco Island structure or a City Council on-street season card, which is as little as £50 a month.

Don’t let MinorOak’s central location deter you – parking’s reasonably priced and close by, and MinorOak is easy to get to by using public transport, too! I’ll post about public transport soon, as it’s the best way to access MinorOak for many… Nottinghamers? Nottinghamonians? Notters? Eh.


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