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Welcome to Gray & Bull Styling Opticians

Nottingham's Experts in Eyewear

Gray & Bull is the oldest independent dispensing and ophthalmic opticians in Nottingham. It was established in 1806 and until 1939 went by the name of Gray & Selby. Based on Pelham Street - just off Clumber Street where it meets High Street and at the start of the fashionable Hockley / Lace Market area within the Creative Quarter of Nottingham City Centre. The practice is located just a few feet before and on the opposite side of The Loxley on Pelham Street, which is a few minutes walk from intu Victoria Centre, intu Broadmarsh, Kings Walk, Friar Lane and around the corner from Bridlesmith Gate, Wheeler Gate, the Flying Horse and the Exchange Arcade. On street parking is available on George Street and Heathcote Street - just off Carlton Street in Hockley. Closest car parks are the Lace Market and Trinity Square NCP car parks.
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Gray & Bull brings you the most stylish and fashionable frames from around the world and combines them with award winning lenses to give you your perfect pair of spectacles.


"I wanted a statement frame. Amazing, friendly, knowledgeable service. I loved the experience"





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Focus is always on providing a truly comprehensive and personal eyecare and eyewear service that offers patients and clients the reassurance that their vision and spectacles are being looked after by Dispensing Opticians, Optometrists (Ophthalmic Opticians) and Optometry support staff (Optical Assistants).

We make finding the perfect pair of spectacles easy with our one to one Styling Consultations.

For over two centuries, Gray & Bull has served people from all around the world providing expert service and incredible eyewear from all over the world.



"First time I've had help choosing something that suits me. Very professional and friendly"




The team at Gray & Bull are always committed to providing advice on quality, value and service. Expert, professional guidance is provided on eyecare, glasses and contact lenses. Emphasis is always placed on a personal service, correctly fitted frames and accurately dispensed ophthalmic lenses.

Gray & Bull offers both Private and NHS eye examinations (eye / sight tests) and also provides a comprehensive contact lens fitting service including after-care (checks) and supply.



"I chose Gray & Bull because of the history of the shop. First class personal service"


Gray & Bull is genuinely passionate about providing the best possible product for the needs of the client. The largest range of quality niche eyewear such as Anne et Valentin, Barton Perreira, CAZAL, Dita, Francis KleinGarrett Leight California Optical (GLCO)MOSCOT, Mr. LeightMykita, SALTSavile Row, Theo and Vinylize, and sunglasses such as Ray-Ban, and Maui Jim are stocked. Gray & Bull remains committed to dispensing some of the best ophthalmic lenses by manufacturers like Essilor (Varilux), HoyaNikon Lenswear, Transitions Lenses and Zeiss lens into some of the finest hand-made frames and glasses (spectacles / eyeglasses) from around the world.



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optician award 2018
Top 3 Opticians in Nottingham 2016
 Top 3 Opticians in Nottingham 2017
 Top 3 Opticians in Nottingham 2018
 Top 3 Opticians in Nottingham 2019
 Top 3 Opticians in Nottingham 2020

Established in 1806, Gray & Bull are the oldest independent opticians in Nottingham and are proud to be Optometrist Of The Year Finalists for 2018 and have been voted Top 3 Opticians in Nottingham five years running.