8-minute walk from Derby bus station.
23-minute walk from Derby train station.
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Training in Derby
Travel to and from Derby
Derby is well-connected to the rest of the country through public transportation. The M1 motorway runs for about 10 miles east of Derby, linking it to the London region to the south and Sheffield and Leeds to the north.
The city’s final inner ring road, Merican way, opened to traffic last March 16, 2011. This new section joins Burton Road and Uttoxeter New Road, as well as crosses Abbey Street. Mercian Way is only accessible from either of the two ends through Abbey Street.
The Derby railway station is served by East Midlands and Cross Country express trains to London, the Northeast, and the Southwest. There are still small stations at Peartree and Spondon, although services are limited, particularly at the latter.
The Derby Railway’s plan to relocate its headquarters in Derby transformed the city into a major rail hub. When it was opened in 1839, it was one of the largest stations, and it was unique in that it was shared by more than one firm. Until its closure in 1990, Derby Railway Works hosted large carriage and locomotive factories, and the Railway Technical Centre’s Research Division.
Derby Railway Station
East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport is the nearest air transport in Derby city centre. The airport’s intention to prefix its name with Nottingham in 2004 created controversy due to its proximity to Derby, its position in Leicestershire, and the traditional rivalry between the three cities (Derby, Leicester, and Nottingham).
East Midlands Airport is an international airport located in England’s East Midlands. Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, and Derbyshire are all served by it. The airfield was initially constructed in 1943 as a Royal Air Force station known as RAF Castle Donington before being renovated as a civilian airport in 1965.
The Derby bus station has 29 parking spots, 5 for coaches and 24 for regular bus services. City bus services in and around Derby are provided by Trentbarton and Arriva Midlands. National Express routes go from London to Manchester and from Yorkshire to the Southwest.
The Derby bus station was the country’s first purpose-built bus station. It was designed by the Borough Architect, Charles Herbert Aslin, and opened in 1933. It was the world’s first of its sort, featuring railway-style platforms. It included an art deco cafe and restaurant where The Beatles reportedly dined. The current bus station opened on March 27, 2010, with the first buses departing the next morning. It is the centrepiece of the Riverlights complex, which began in 2007 and took three years to finish.
Derby Bus Station
Map showing bus stations in Derby
Things to do in Derby
Derby has had a lot of theatres, The Grand Theatre, which was the most renowned, was established in 1886 and lasted until 1950. This replaced the former Theatre Royal.
Another art and film centre is the QUAD, it was founded in 2008. Two cinema screens display independent and mainstream films, two gallery spaces exhibit contemporary visual arts, a digital studio, participation areas, digital editing suites, an artist’s studio, and the BFI Mediatheque are all part of the building. Every year, QUAD organises the Derby Film Festival, as well as the FORMAT international photography festival, which took place every two years at different venues across the city.
Other theatres in Derby
Derby Theatre15, Theatre Walk, Derby DE1 2NF, United Kingdom.Phone: 01332 593939
Showcase Cinema de Lux DerbyLevel 3 West Mall Intu, Derby DE1 2PQ, United Kingdom.Phone: 01332 258555
Guildhall TheatreMarket Place, Derby DE1 3AE, United Kingdom. Phone: 01332 255800
Razzamataz Theatre School DerbyDeda studios (temporary location, 19 Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU, United Kingdom.Phone: 07375 360116
Map showing theatres in Derby
Derby Arboretum (Arboretum Park)
There are various parks in Derby to visit. The Derby Arboretum was the country’s first planned urban public park, established in 1840 by local donor Joseph Strutt. It has been renovated despite being neglected in the 1990s. It is thought to have influenced New York’s Central Park.
Derby is thought to be one of the countries, if not the, highest-ranking city in terms of parks per capita. Derby’s most popular recreational facility is Markeaton Park. It receives one million visits every year, making it one of the most popular parks in the East Midlands.
Other parks in Derby
Markeaton ParkMarkeaton Lane, Derby DE22 4AA, United Kingdom.Phone: 01332 293111
Bass’ Recreation GroundMeadow Lane, Derby DE1 2BH, United Kingdom.Phone: 01332 640789
Darley ParkDarley Park Road, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1DA, United Kingdom.Phone: 01332 640789
Normanton ParkWarwick Avenue, Derby DE23 8DA, United Kingdom.Phone: 01332 766110
Map showing parks in Derby
Shopping and NightlifeDerby’s main shopping sector is divided into three parts. These are the Cathedral Quarter, St Peters Quarter, and the Derbion Shopping Center. The Cathedral Quarter was Derby’s first BID (Business Improvement District), and it now has a diverse range of businesses, boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants. The Market Place, Guildhall, and Assembly Rooms are all located here, as are the City Museum and the Silk Mill Industrial Museum.
Derby Cathedral Quarter
Derbion Shopping Centre
Derbion is the city’s primary indoor retail mall. After a £340 million addition, it reopened in 2007 as Westfield Derby before being sold to Intu in March 2014. It has a food court as well as a 12-screen cinema that opened in May 2008.