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Derby is a compact but energetic city filled with lots to do. Many of the main attractions are in the heart of the city.

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The Silk Mill (Britain's first factory in 1721)

Derby is a compact but energetic city filled with lots to do. Many of the main attractions are in the heart of the city, within walking distance of Derbion where you’ll find plenty of shops and places to grab a bite to eat. Make the most of the University’s free shuttle bus that links Kedleston Road, Halls of Residence, and the City Centre. Here’s a list of all the places we recommend trying out:

Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre offers £5 student tickets for all shows performed there. From reimagined classics like a 2021’s answer to Romeo and Juliet, to more chilling performances such as Dracula: The Untold Story, there is something for everyone.

Derby Theatre's Stage

Derby Nightlife

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Dance the night away to cheesy tunes at Popworld. The official student night out with Mukkyduck is every Wednesday, so look out for their fun themed nights including glitter parties and giant ball pits! Follow them on Instagram - @popworldderby and @mukkyduck

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Find the room the suits your vibe at Fever with a different atmosphere on each of the three floors. Dance the night away under a disco ball in the Fever room or enjoy the live dancers in the Halo room. If urban music is more your thing, head to the quirky Loft Room. Follow them on Instagram – @fever.clubrooms

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The Hideout

New to Derby city in 2020, The Hideout is a great venue to watch live sports with a burger or enjoy 2-for-1 cocktails over a game of ping-pong or pool. Follow them on Instagram - @thehideoutderby

Cathedral Quarter

If you fancy a spot of culture, head to the Cathedral Quarter for a day of art, museums and of course the beautifully gothic Derby Cathedral. Included within this gorgeous location is:

Derby Theatre's Stage

Derby Museums

Derby’s Art Gallery is completely free to visit and features art by internationally renowned artist Joseph Wright as well as a selection of fine art, ceramics, and archaeology.

Learn about Florence Nightingale and her impact upon health in the home at Pickford House. Keep up to date on the latest exhibitions on at the museums via their website.

Derby Cathedral

Check out the most-visited attraction in Derby, the Cathedral. You can book a guided tour to learn about the history of the Cathedral or climb the 189 steps of the Tower. If you are more of a thrill-seeker, there is also a chance to abseil 212ft down the Tower for charity.


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