Dating back to 1975, Derbion shopping centre has been through several extensive redevelopments during its history, the latest of which in 2007 cost a whopping £340 million and doubled the size of the shopping centre to over a million square feet.
Home to over 200 stores including high street giants like Debenhams and Marks and Spencer, Derby Shopping Centre also has plenty of niche shops including The Cheese and Wine Emporium, Cycle Republic and alternative streetwear store Damaged Society.
Alongside that, the expansive three-storey shopping centre has a wide range of food and drink outlets. If you’re after something on the go, head to their 800-seater food court or any of the coffee shops dotted around the centre, or stop in at any of their chain restaurants including Wagamama, TGI Fridays and Byron for a more thorough sit-down experience.
The site also doubles up as an entertainment complex, with a 12-screen cinema complex, a bowling alley and Paradise Island, a 36-hole indoor golf course set amidst stone carvings and tiki huts. Kids will love Playworld on the first floor, an unsupervised soft play area including several learning zones and a baby play space.
Open from 9am Monday to Saturday, with late trading hours until 8pm on Thursday and Friday, it has over 3,500 car parking spaces. The modern shopping centre also comes with free Wi-Fi for all shoppers as well as free phone charging points on Levels 1 and 2, plus a free wheelchair hire service. Located in the heart of the city centre, it is just a few minutes’ walk from the train station and a five-minute walk from our City Centre (Riverlights) hotel.
Derbion is also home to the Eagle Market, the UK’s largest indoor market space. Open 9am–5pm Monday to Saturday, the market is home to an impressive range of stalls spanning fashion, pets, fresh produce, fabrics, tools and several cake, coffee and snack stands and cafés. The shopping centre is also home to Derby Theatre, a 530-capacity space dating back to 1975 which puts on a wide range of theatrical productions each year – check out our dedicated page on theatres in Derby for a more in-depth look.