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Shopping centres in Derby.

Like many other towns and cities Derby has several out of town retail centres, most of which house a supermarket and other every day stores. Most of these retail parks also Derby is good for shopping and the Westfield centre, which opened in 2007 draws people from all the nearby towns and village. The centre has all the major high street stores such as Debenhams, Marks and Spencer and Next as well as a good number of independent and designer shops. It is easy to spend a whole day shopping and window shopping. There are several stalls throughout the centre selling jewellery, handbags and face creams.

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants both within and outside of the centre. On the second floor of the centre where there are stores like Warehouse, Oasis and Jane Norman, there is a huge food court. You get the usual Kentucky Chicken, Burger King and Pizza Hut as well as some independents selling Mexican, Spanish and Chinese food. At the top of the centre there is a twelve screen cinema. The centre is home to Derby’s Playhouse Theatre and just past the theatre is a covered market, selling everything from food and clothing to electrical goods.

There are more shops outside of the centre, including a huge Waterstones’ book store, a large Primark and stationers, there are also more cafes and a MacDonalds along the main street. Derby Market Hall sells vegetables, meat and other daily necessities; there is also a fish market just outside. Derby’s Cathedral quarter has some independent specialist stores, designer clothing stores and a number of cafes, bars and restaurants, particularly along Sadler Gate. Along Sadler Gate, there are some pavement cafes and independent shops; there are also a couple of arcades along Sadler Gate with more shops.

Every Sunday there is an antiques and car boot market just outside of the city centre. Allenton Market is an open air market about ten minutes drive from the city centre. The market is open on Fridays and Saturdays and sells fruit and vegetables, meat, curtaining, bedding, clothes and almost everything else you expect to find in an open air market. On Tuesday evenings the antique and ‘flea’ market is open from 7-9pm and is good for anyone looking to bag a bargain.

Outside of the city centre there are other high streets selling a range of different goods. Normanton Road, which is about ten minutes from the city centre, is a vibrant centre full of ethnic stores catering for people from the many different ethnic groups that go to make up the area. This is the place to get food from many different countries; there are a couple of cafes and a good number of takeaways along the street. There is a very busy supermarket and the main road, which is very busy, can get blocked with traffic. Derby is reckoned to be the eighteenth largest city in the UK, so although it cannot compete with London, Birmingham and Manchester, it still has plenty to offer its visitors.

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