What better way to embrace the festive spirit than by organising a Christmas shopping trip to the charming city of Derby? From the historic city centre to the bustling shopping centres, Derby offers a wide range of options for finding the perfect Christmas gifts for family and friends. In this guide, we’ll take you through the best shopping spots that make Derby your ideal shopping destination this festive season.
Derbion Shopping Centre
One of the largest shopping centres in the East Midlands, Derbion is the one-stop destination for all your retail needs. Browse from over 200 high street brands including Next, Boots, Frasers, Sports Direct, Card Factory, Toy Planet, HMV and much more. With such a wide selection of shops, you can get all your Christmas shopping done under one roof.
Derby’s premium shopping location, Cathedral Quarter is a well-known shopping destination for locals and visitors, providing an excellent and memorable shopping experience. In 2016, it won ‘best city location’ in the Great British High Street Awards. This area is a haven for international retailers such as Primark as well as small independent shops, offering an array of unique treasures you won’t find anywhere else. From handmade crafts to bespoke jewellery, explore the cobbled streets of the Cathedral Quarter and support local businesses while finding that special gift.
St Peter’s Quarter
A busy and diverse area of the city centre, St Peter’s Quarter is home to more popular high street shops such as TK Maxx and Waterstones as well as niche family-run businesses. The key shopping areas of St Peter’s Quarter include St Peter’s Street, East Street, Albion Street and Exchange Street, which are all pedestrianised areas for better accessibility and mobility.
Sadler Gate Christmas Night Market
If you enjoy Christmas markets, the Sadler Gate Christmas Night Market is being held on 30th November from 5pm to 9:30pm. Tickets are free and there will be over 100 stalls to scroll through for artisan gifts. There will also be carol singers and festive entertainment on the night, creating the perfect atmosphere for Christmas shopping.
Enjoy A Post-Shopping Meal At The Lion Hotel
This Christmas, shop local, shop in Derby. Finding a good spot to eat in the city centre can be tricky, especially during the upcoming Christmas season. After a busy day of shopping, finish the day off by resting your feet and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at the Lion Hotel in Belper. Our gastro menu is available Monday to Sunday from noon to 9pm. We are situated a 20 minute drive away from the hustle and bustle of Derby city centre. To book a table today, please complete our booking form or call our reception team on 0177 382 4033.