City of Leicester
The City of Derby is famed for being the most central city in the UK. It is also one of the most vibrant and exciting locations in the country, boasting a range of great attractions and a welcoming atmosphere that visitors can enjoy year-round.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport is the perfect location from which the City of Derby and its surrounding areas can be explored. The friendly and professional hotel is just a short trip away from Derby, and very close to other sites of interest such as the City of Leicester.
Enjoy a rich history
Walking around Derby reveals a historical treasure trove that reflects the area’s fascinating past. There has been a settlement at Derby for nearly 2,000 years, and it has been home to a Cathedral since 943, however it was the Industrial Revolution which really made the city what it is today.
Derby was home to the world’s first ever factory and is recognised as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The period brought prosperity to the town, turning Derby into a centre of manufacturing. This history can be soaked up at the many museums in the city, or by simply walking along the attractive streets in the city centre.
Take time to enjoy the city
The Cathedral Quarter lies at the heart of Derby and is one of the must-see areas of the city. During the day the area is a bustling hive of leisure and shopping, packed with great high street fashion outlets and interesting boutiques. By night the area becomes a centre of the city’s culture and nightlife scene and the sound of live music and laughter rings through the streets.
The City of Derby is one of the many fantastic places to spend a day and evening while staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport. The highly-rated East Midlands accommodation is at the heart of this vibrant area.