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Cathedral Quarter

Derby LIVE and Derby Folk Festival are based in the Cathedral Quarter, and we’re delighted that at the end of 2016, the area was named as the City Location Winner of the prestigious Great British High Street Awards 2016.

“Great shops…lovely places to eat and drink…vibrant live performances…historical landmarks…stunning exhibits…Derby’s Cathedral Quarter has it all.” !

There’s plenty to do in the area – along with the festival, there’s lots to add to your visit.  Have a look below, or visit the Cathedral Quarter Website –

Shopping in Derby

If you want a unique quality shopping experience then come to the Cathedral Quarter. It is a treasure trove, which offers a lifestyle experience. This pleasurable environment of historical streets, with arcades and hidden entrances dotted throughout the area, has a myriad of specialist stores and independent retailers, which makes it a truly unique and exciting place to shop.

There is a veritable mix of designer and vintage clothes, shoes, gifts and crafts from across the globe. Contemporary art galleries and interior design stores intermingle with specialist retailers, including music, electrical and gadget shops. The Quarter is also home to Bennetts, Derby’s prestigious independent department store and The Cathedral Shop, which works closely with local authors, artists and artisans.

Food, Drink & Entertainment

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter boasts a vibrant café culture with both indoor and outdoor seating so that you can soak in the relaxed atmosphere of this unique area.
The area is also a hive of activity at night with a host of bars, pubs, nightclubs and restaurants within a short walk to suit every palate and pocket.
Bus stops and licensed taxi ranks are never far away so you can get home quickly and safely after an enjoyable night out.

Health & Beauty

Everybody deserves a spot of pampering and where better to treat yourself than in the beautiful and relaxed surroundings of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter with every kind of personal care service within easy reach of bus stops and carparks.
So, whether you are looking for the latest hairstyle, specialist electrolysis, relaxing massages, a healthy tan or superb beauty treatments – you are never far away from the experts in the Cathedral Quarter.

Culture & Heritage

Day or night – the Cathedral Quarter is the hub of city culture.
By day, you can visit Derby Museum with, amongst other attractions, a collection of work by one of our famous fathers, Joseph Wright; and the Industrial Museum at the start of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site celebrates the city’s important role in the birth of the Industrial Revolution.
At night, choose from a diverse programme of orchestral concerts, contemporary dance performances, band gigs, plays or films.