Getting to Derby

By Car

Exit M1 at J25, take the A52 towards Derby and follow signs to the City Centre / Cathedral Quarter.

The Assembly Rooms car-park is the nearest, Chapel Street car-park or Parksafe on Bold Lane are both a short walk away.

By Train

Derby is a famous rail centre with 31 fast daily services to London St Pancras, a journey that takes less than two hours. Direct rail services connect Derby with Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, Plymouth and many other destinations.

Derby train station is just over one mile away from QUAD, so it is a quick taxi journey or a 15-minute walk.

By Air

East Midlands Airport is approximately a 20 minute drive from QUAD and Birmingham International Airport is about a 45 minute drive, offering extensive air links to most European and worldwide destinations.

By Bus

Derby is served by Trent Barton and Arriva buses. Derby’s new bus station is only a short walk away.

By Foot

Derby is a compact city and QUAD is situated in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter on the Market Place and is within easy walking distance of the main shopping areas, hotels, restaurants, bars and other amenities.

By Bicycle

There are bike racks outside QUAD’s main entrance.


There are numerous hotels to suit all budgets within a short distance from QUAD, FORMAT’s headquarters. Contact Derby’s Tourist Information Centre for more details on 01332 255802 or email: [email protected].