Overview

Did you know Derby is the UK’s most central city? Its proximity to the Peak District is one of the best things about this historic city, as well as being full of classic English culture - stroll through the local Farmers’ Market, or catch a show at the Derby Assembly Rooms.

What's on in Derby

21 April
Join in and celebrate Merrie Olde England, with Morris dancing, a craft fair, a parade, and lots of English eccentricity for St George's Day Celebrations!

4 - 13 May
Derby Film Festival is back for its fifth edition taking place from 4th – 13th May 2018. Expect the usual array of previews, classic films from the archive and a weekend dedicated to genres beyond the mainstream.

29 June
Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town!

Staff Recommendations

Best Bar: Ye Olde Dolphin Inne on Queen Street is Derby's oldest pub, dating back to 1530.

Best Restaurant: Moonsha on Friary Street serves traditional Japanese food and is perfect for any size booking.

Best Shopping: Royal Crown Derby Porcelain on Osmaston Road has some of the best tableware, giftware and collectables in the UK.

Best Attraction: The popular Derby Ghost walks are led by informative and friendly guides. Not for the faint hearted!

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