About Derby

With an increase of festivals, bars and clubs opening across the city and a brand new shopping centre. Why look elsewhere?

As an up and coming city, Derby is a friendly place to visit providing plenty to see and do and only a short distance from the Peak District National Park. Derby is famous for setting in motion Britain's Industrial Revolution with some of the country’s first factories and spinning mills. The thriving City centre boasts an excellent range of entertainment venues, attractions, pubs, restaurants, parks and open spaces.

Interesting facts about Derby:

  • Two of the biggest employers Rolls-Royce and Toyota Motor Corporation are located in Derby.
  • World famous video game ‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider’ was developed in Derby by Core Designs.
  • Intu Shopping Centre located in the heart of the city providing over 250 high street and designer shops, food outlets, state of the art cinema and gym.
  • The annual open-air concert at Darley Park is one of the biggest free concerts of its kind.
  • Derby Velodrome opened its doors in 2015 and has quickly become a popular location for cyclist enthusiasts and celebrities alike.





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