National Express routes criss-cross the UK linking all the main cities and towns, including Derby. The route from London Victoria Coach Station to Derby town centre departs three times a day starting at roughly 7:30 a.m. This journey takes between 3.5 and 4.5 hours and is operated by National Express. Termination is at Derby Bus Station in the city centre on Morledge, which has car parking nearby and easy access to the local bus services that travel around the town and outlying areas.
Situated on the banks the River Derwent, the city of Derby is known as the birth place of the British Industrial Revolution. The beautiful Peak District is on the city's doorstep, with its scattering of pretty villages, scenic reservoirs and numerous hill walks to explore. There are many places of interest to visit in the city including the impressive Derby Cathedral with its 68 metre tall pinnacles and the surrounding historical arcades, walkways and streets of the Cathedral Quarter. Teeming with unique independent shops and boutiques, market traders and top quality cafes, the relaxed atmosphere of the pedestrianised Cathedral Quarter is a hub of activity. It is also the cultural centre of the city with wonderful art galleries, interesting museums and theatres that provide a variety of events and live performances. Derby has other fantastic retailer facilities that include the Intu indoor mall with over 190 shops and the purpose built indoor Market Hall.