Just a short walk from the heart of Derby’s city centre, Friar Gate is known for having one of the finest rows of Georgian properties in the country. This charming area, steeped in history, is dominated by its row of grade II listed Georgian properties. Friar Gate was once the location of a Dominican Friary, inspiring the area’s name. Homes were first built there in the 1700s and it became one of the most exclusive areas of the city and a residence of the rich and famous. At one end of Friar Gate, there is an ornate and picturesque railway bridge. This grade-II listed bridge was built in 1878 and is known for its intricate details and deer motif.

Friar Gate: Derby’s fashionable and professional quarter

Today, Friar Gate remains an upmarket area. Framed as Derby city centre’s professional quarter, many of Friar Gates’ beautiful Georgian buildings are now occupied by firms of solicitors, accountants and finance professionals. Many of the buildings are residential to create a pleasing mix. Those who live, work and stay in Friar Gate have just a short walk into the city centre to enjoy its impressive array of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. This makes Friar Gate an ideal location for people who are visiting the city for business too.

Grand Central Apartments has a range of high-quality luxury serviced apartments available in Friar Gate. Our deluxe apartments, which are fully furnished, offer ideal short-term accommodation for business or leisure visitors to Derby. All Grand Central’s stunning apartments offer a fully fitted, modern kitchen, with added extras such as a smart TV with Netflix, Wi-Fi, parking, towels, hairdryer and toiletries. Our deluxe two-bedroom apartments at Friar Gate consist of two bedrooms, one master containing a double bed and ensuite, as well as a second bedroom with two single beds. The lounge also has two sofa beds, meaning the apartments are suitable for up to six people. All our Friar Gate apartments boast an open plan living and dining space, with a well-equipped kitchen allowing you to cater for yourself and a balcony to take in the city’s views.

Get great city centre access by staying at Friar Gate

Friar Gate apartments give visitors great access to the city’s attractions. The historic Derby Cathedral is just a short walk away, as is Derby Museum and Art Gallery, situated on The Strand. Derbion, in the city centre, is a retail, leisure and dining hub, playing host to big names, including Boots, H&M, Marks & Spencer and Next. Derby’s sprawling Markeaton Park is just a short journey away, while Friar Gate can also be a great base for those looking to head out and explore the beautiful Peak District.

Whether you are visiting Derby for work or leisure, check out Grand Central Apartments’ Friar Gate apartments today.