Derby is a city of innovation
Derby is the UK Capital for innovation and home to some of the world’s leading engineering, aerospace and nuclear employers.
In total about 300 specialist companies contribute their capabilities to the global aerospace industry through the Midlands supply chain. The iHub Innovation centre has attracted some of the biggest names in automotive, rail and aerospace supply chain industries.
Highest income per person outside of London
People living within the city centre
Students within a top 20 university
Of the population are described as “affluent achievers”
Invested in the city in the last two years, with £2 billion more in the pipeline
Parks & leisure
The Peak District was the first national park in the UK and now covers 555 square miles and is just 13 miles away from Nightingale Quarter. The Grade II-listed Arboretum Park is just a stone’s throw away from Nightingale Quarter.
Derby City area has protected almost 1000 acres of some of the finest parkland in the UK. Maintaining these pockets of the natural environment creates exciting places to socialise, relax and interact with nature.
Eat, drink & be merry
Whether you’re a fanatical foodie out for a night of fine dining or a shopper looking for a quick fix to carry on exploring, Derby is never out of options. The city is home to restaurants serving over 27 different national cuisines from around the world and a variety of cocktail bars.
Bustler Market currently hosts a number of
monthly street food events adjacent to the River Gardens, bringing vibrancy back to the banks of the river Derwent.
Derby is bursting with life
Boasting a wealth of cultural and entertainment venues, the city of Derby enjoys a distinctive and colourful ambience.
The Derby Museum & Art Gallery, located on the gorgeous Strand, is home to a charming and varied range of internationally significant collections, whilst The Silk Mill Museum, located on the banks of the River Derwent, displays fascinating items from Derby’s rich industrial heritage.
Market Place now hosts QUAD, a modern cinema, gallery, café bar and workshop venue, while the nearby Guildhall Theatre continues to offer intimate live theatre and musical performances throughout the year.
Derby Cathedral runs an annual programme of services, concerts and events, with the wider Cathedral Quarter playing host to CQ Saturdays, as well as the Derby Comedy Festival, Derby Feste and Derby Folk Festival.