The second-largest city in Northern Ireland behind Belfast, Derry/Londonderry is a vibrant city that draws in tourists thanks to its history and culture. The old walled city within the centre of Derry/Londonderry is one of the finest in Europe, with the stunning Cathedral looming large over the banks of the River Foyle. Add to that a plethora of historical landmarks, such as Peace Bridge and Free Derry Corner, a fantastic array of food and drink venues, three theatres, the same number of shopping centres, two top-flight sports teams and a long list of great bars, pubs and clubs. It comes as no surprise that Derry/Londonderry was recently awarded the UK City of Culture title, and you will be in the heart of the action when staying at our hotel in Derry/Londonderry.
Things to do in Derry/Londonderry
People travel miles to shop in Derry/Londonderry, and with three shopping centres in the city, it’s no wonder why. Foyleside Shopping Centre is a centrally located shopping hub with over 50 stores, including high-street names and independents. There’s plenty of food and drink options, two car parks and toilet and changing facilities. The centre is open from 9am until 9pm every day except Sunday, when opening hours are 1pm until 6pm. Just next door is Richmond Shopping Centre, another large indoor complex with over 40 stores including fast-food outlets, coffee shops and restaurants. You’ll find Quayside Shopping Centre on Strand Road. It’s smaller than its two counterparts but has a few good independents and is a great place to pick up a bargain. There’s a large car park and a Tesco supermarket.
Derry/Londonderry is easily accessible by car. The A5, A6 and N13 are the main roads that lead in and out of the town. If you’re travelling from Belfast, you’ll start on the M2 before joining the A6 which takes you right into the city. Alternatively, you can travel via rail at Londonderry Train Station, where there are regular departures and arrivals from Belfast and other large towns and cities. If you’re travelling from further afield, Derry/Londonderry is serviced by the City of Derry Airport. The small airport welcomes flights from major UK cities, such as Manchester, London and Edinburgh. It’s located just outside the city centre and is just a 15-minute drive or taxi to our Derry/Londonderry hotel.