Derby has plenty to offer the business traveller, from high-quality serviced apartments to excellent leisure facilities for when the work is done. Our Grand Central Luxury Apartments offer the perfect base from which to work and explore the wider area. They offer more comfort, space and facilities than hotel accommodation and are fully equipped to ensure that you can fully focus on the reason why you have chosen to travel to Derby.
Derby sits on the banks of the River Derwent and has a population of more than a quarter of a million people. Derby is known as a hub for advanced transport manufacturing and is home to Rolls-Royce, the legendary aircraft engine manufacturer. Many people travel to Derby for business, whether its to visit the Toyota Manufacturing UK headquarters, Bombardier Transportation, First Source with its Sky telephone support services, Triton Equity, Royal Crown Derby or one of the many other businesses in the city. Derby business travel reasons and requirements are as varied and personalised as the services we provide with our Grand Central Luxury Apartments.
Things to Do
If you travel to Derby for work, you want to be able to relax when you can. This could mean cooking yourself up a lovely meal in our fully equipped kitchens or heading out to explore the city after a great night’s sleep in our luxury beds. If you do want to head out and about, you could enjoy the beauty of nature at Darley Park or soak up the culture and history at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
Make sure you leave plenty of time to really appreciate the Joseph Wright gallery. Pickford’s House is well worth a look if you are interested in the Georgian period, or you can view a collection of spectacular aircraft including the Vulcan bomber, Buccaneer, Hunter, Hawker, Lightning and the VC10 at East Midlands Aeropark. Other popular attractions include Derby Cathedral, Hopton Hall Gardens, Locko Park, and Pride Park Stadium, the home of Derby County FC.
Nightlife in Derby
If you want to let your hair down during your Derby business travel trip, then there is no shortage of nightlife to enjoy. The city comes alive at night with everything from real ale pubs to late-night clubs. The main nightlife area is around Friar Gate and this is where you will find venues ranging from ultra-modern bars to centuries-old pubs. If you are a beer fan who has to travel to Derby for work, you may be impressed to learn that the city has around 16 CAMRA-approved pubs. The oldest is Ye Olde Dolphin Inne. This Queen Street hostelry is believed to date from 1520.
Dining in Derby
Our luxury serviced apartments make it really simple to enjoy a home-away-from-home experience but that doesn’t mean you have to cook each night – or even at all – if you don’t want to. Instead, head out into Derby and enjoy a colourful culinary rainbow of options. There are choices to suit all tastes but some of the most popular eateries include the HIDE Burger Bar in Riverside Chambers, the Wonky Table in Sadler Gate, Ebi Sushi, Lorentes for Spanish tapas, and The Dining Room 121.