Fancy a quick nose around Derby city centre?
It’s full of interesting independent shops, charming streets, a lovely river garden and pretty churches; which make for an impressive first impression. 💫
Sometimes we go places for whatever reason and don’t really stop to take in exactly where we are – you might be visiting friends, on a business trip, attending a one off event, or just a quick stop off during a long journey, but it’s nice when we get the chance to pause and take a bit of an interest in the area when we get the chance.
If you happen to find yourself in Derby (UK), you’ll probably cotton-on that it’s gothic cathedral is one of the city’s main attractions (I’ll do a seperate post), not far from the the prominent River Derwent, both of which are a stone’s throw away from the main shopping and restaurant/bar hubs….I sound like a guide book, let me stop there!! 🤭
I’ll just add – Derby has a lot of shops, both indoor in the mall and outdoor, seems like it could be a good choice for a shopping weekend, depending on what you’re into. 🛍
Down by the river
The River Derwent – most of this river runs through the Peak District countryside.
And to finish
…..just a few random facts about Derby, apparently!!
- Derby officially became a city in 1977. Until then it was a town, despite having a cathedral
- Derby is very popular with deaf people. It has a very large deaf and sign language community (second largest in the UK I think), and a lot of deaf people move to Derby for this reason – only to be beaten by London, with a larger deaf population
- The hot dog was invented by someone who was originally from Derby
- Derby’s biggest employer is Rolls Royce
Another random brow raiser….Derby has a region called California! When I saw it on Google maps I thought I’d landed on the wrong map, but no. 🧐
TGI Friday Lunch!