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Travelling away for work? Got some time to spare? No worries, we’ve got some suggestions on how you can spend your down time on your next business trip

The local area

If you are going to be staying in the area for a fair bit of time do a bit of research beforehand. Learn if there are any special events on whilst your visiting - the local tourist website will have information on this. Check out the variety of recommended restaurants, pubs, bars and more whilst you are in the area and make the most of your time off!

Staying in Derby? Why not check out The Blacksmiths Lounge in Derby City Centre. A perfect venue if you want some live entertainment and cocktails.

Or maybe the family is visiting you on your weekend off and you want an activity to keep the kids entertained? Why not check out Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park also located in the city centre, fun for everyone of all ages and sure to give you a bit of a workout in the process.

Check out our blog on the Top 5 Local Pubs to visit and the Ultimate Staycation in Derby for some top places to visit.

The Blacksmiths Lounge

Food is fuel

If you don’t have kitchen facilities in your accommodation, you’ll probably be eating out a lot. Whilst takeaways are always an easy option at the end of a long workday, it can easily get repetitive and not to mention unhealthy. Make a list of a few restaurants in the local area to help give you some variety.

If your accommodation does provide a fully equipped kitchen then you will need to find out how far the supermarket is. It’s probably a good idea to have a few go-to-recipes that will be quick to prepare at the end of the work day.

Eating in Derby? There is a variety of Restaurants in Derby and many of them also do takeaway since the pandemic started. If eating out isn’t your thing, Pride Apartments provides full kitchen facilities so you can cook up a storm in your free time! There are also supermarkets located within walking distance if you need any last-minute ingredients.

Food is fuel

Time to catch up

One of the best things about travelling for work is the chance to catch up with friends. Whether it be friends who conveniently live in the area or maybe you and your friend from work were lucky enough to take a business trip together, don’t miss the opportunity to make some memories together.

You may want to check out some potential venues for your next get together. TripAdvisor is always a great go to when you don’t know where to head to, but if your friends are local don’t forget to ask them if they know any hidden treasures in the area.

Getting together in Derby? Derby City Centre provides a variety of places to go to. Whether you want to do some touring in the day, a scrumptious meal or a late-night drink, there’s a selection places for any occasion. You can check out some of our favourite spots in our previous blog or you can check out other people’s recommendations through TripAdvisor.

Time to catch up

Everything and the kitchen sink

It’s needless to say make sure you’ve packed everything you need. If you’re staying for an extended period of time and there are no laundry facilities, you’ll want to make sure you bring a bit of extra change to go to the nearest Laundromat (and double check there is one nearby). Don’t forget to keep your receipts to claim back your expenses during your trip.

It is not just extra expenses you need to think about. Clothes, toiletries, home comforts … there’s more you’ll need to take with you than things you need for work. 

Also check what your accommodation will provide for you.

Everything and the kitchen sink
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Looking for serviced accommodation for your next business trip in Derby?

Pride Apartments is perfect for those who are visiting Derby for business, with spacious rooms to set up workstations, fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, laundry areas and friendly helpful staff who are on standby to answer any queries you have before, during or after your stay.

If you’re interested in staying in Derby and need some spacious accommodation, give Jas at Pride Apartments a call on 01332 5100, or email, as you will get the best price if you Book Direct.


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