Living in Derbyshire and Staffordshire

We are blessed to be surrounded by the most beautiful countryside, complemented by a vibrant city centre.

people walking down village path smiling

Derby is a beautiful, compact and accessible city with the breath-taking countryside of the Peak District a stone’s throw away.

Derby is home to many leading fashion brands and independent stores which can be found in and around our city centre. Our Intu Centre is in the city centre, spanning over two levels with an array of popular shops and restaurants for everyone’s needs. The centre has a 12 screen cinema on the third floor and a theatre. If you want a unique shopping experience you can visit Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, which houses a mix of designer and vintage clothes, shoes, gifts and crafts.

Derby cathedral and bridge

Entertainment and activities are planned all year round, so you can enjoy great city experiences with exciting days out. Derby is full of culture and arts, you can visit The Quad, which brings Derby the very best quality international art and film, whilst the Joseph Wright Gallery at Derby Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Derby’s world famous artist. Déda is a centre of excellence in the world of dance performances, classes and visual art.

Darley Park, one of Derby’s many open spaces, host 14 of the UK’s largest free outdoor classical concerts and internationally acclaimed FORMAT photography festival attracts visitors from around the world.

Chatsworth House and countryside

This charming cosmopolitan city is home to many restaurants, bars and clubs. The city has a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. From live music and ghost walks to excellent and award winning dining experiences in and around the Derby and Derbyshire area.

Derby has multi-purpose areas, including a velodrome, many gyms as well as swimming and leisure pools. There are various gyms, joining fees may vary as well as monthly fees, dependent on the gym. If you enjoy watching football, Derby has an incredible football fanbase, you can visit Derby County or Burton Albion Football Club and experience an exhilarating atmosphere.


Burton and Staffordshire

Staffordshire is the perfect place to getaway with someone special – explore our fascinating museums, relax in peaceful gardens, ride on a vintage steam railway, and enjoy the excitement of a day at the races.

Lose yourself in 1,000 years of history and delve into our illustrious heritage as the home of pots and pints. Escape in our great gardens, from sprawling estates, to intimate, romantic settings and global voyages with Sphinxes, sacred cows and Himalayan glens and pay tribute to our military heroes at the National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s national centre of remembrance.

With everything from historic market towns to bustling high streets, and quirky independents to factory shops from world-famous names, there’s enough shopping in Staffordshire to satisfy any shopaholic.