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Derby’s Cathedral Quarter: A paradise for art, shopping and gastronomy

by | Apr 20, 2023 | Explore Derby

What if we ask you to picture yourself walking in picturesque, cobbled streets adorned with delightful arcades? Quite amazing, right? Well, there is such a place in Derby where an enchanting blend of designer and vintage clothing, unique gifts, and handcrafted treasures await your discovery. Allow your senses to revel in the wonders of the Cathedral Quarter, boasting a wealth of independent shops, exceptional cafés, enticing restaurants, and inviting bars. Additionally, prepare to be captivated by the presence of awe-inspiring arts and cultural venues, as well as historic landmarks that grace this remarkable place.

Indulge in the vibrant culinary scene within the Cathedral Quarter, where an array of distinctive eateries awaits your palate. Artisan cafés are thoughtfully scattered throughout the area, paying homage to the region’s bountiful local produce and providing havens for relaxation as you bask in the beauty of your surroundings. For the avid shopper, a plethora of quirky and one-of-a-kind boutiques line the streets. Take a leisurely stroll through the timeless Bennetts, one of the UK’s oldest independent department stores, which has thrived since its establishment in 1734.

As the beating heart of the city centre’s history, a visit to this artistic haven is an absolute must, granting you insights into the significance of Derby and its illustrious residents. Serving as the city’s creative hub, the Cathedral Quarter proudly hosts a myriad of cultural venues that promise to leave you in awe.

A group of young people enjoying at Derby’s Cathedral Quarter
Image source: https://www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk/

And for those seeking to expand their mixology skills, why not enroll in the captivating “Cocktail School,” where you can learn to concoct tantalizing Mojitos and the most sophisticated Cosmopolitans? With all these enticing opportunities awaiting you, what are you waiting for? Prepare to embark on a captivating journey through Derby’s Cathedral Quarter voted Britain’s “Best City Location” and proudly holds the esteemed title of winner of the prestigious “Great British High Street Awards 2016.”

Situated just a 2-minute drive away from Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, The Stuart Hotel, a 4-star hotel in Derby, is within easy reach of Derby train station – just a 5-minute walk away. One of the well-known luxury hotels in Derby is conveniently positioned on the bustling London Road (A6). After a day of exploration, retreat to our modern, comfortable, and spacious rooms for a restful night’s sleep. Learn more: www.aghotels.co.uk/the-stuart-hotel

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