Laid Back Living

Not everyone is a 24/7 party animal, so if your general approach to life is more laid back or you’re in need of a break from your hectic schedule, you’ll find Derby a great place to relax. With Markeaton, Darley and Allestree parks all close to the main Derby Campus, you’ll find plenty of open green spaces where you can wind down.

If retail therapy is more up your street, Intu Derby with over 160 stores is one of the top shopping destinations in the East Midlands. The cobbled Cathedral Quarter, with its friendly atmosphere and beautiful historic surroundings, is famous for independent, boutique shops and vintage.

Mercia Marina, Europe’s biggest inland marina, is perfect for a relaxing few hours away from studying, with 74 acres of beautiful scenery, boutique retailers and plenty of wildlife. No relaxing day is complete without food and drink and the Cathedral Quarter has a vibrant café culture with indoor and outdoor seating where you can soak up the relaxed atmosphere.

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that matter, so don’t sweat the small stuff and learn to relax in Derby.

Independent shops on Sadler Gate
Derby Cathedral
Derby Open Field