The 'Queen of the Midlands' as Nottingham is often known is located 130 miles north of London, off the M1. The city maintains a strong identity with the Legend of Robin Hood, which is believed to have taken place in the city and the surrounding area. Specifically, Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle. The city boomed during the industrial revolution with expertise in coal and lace production, which lead to a surge in population, which currently sits at 306,000.
Nottingham is often considered the cultural capital of the midlands. It has remained less industrialized than its neighbour Birmingham, and has become a centre of education and commerce. Boot the Pharmacist has it Headquarters in the city, as does HM Revenue and Customs.