Allenton, situated 2 miles South of the City Centre, is a busy part of the city of Derby. It is a popular shopping area with free parking, a variety of modern shops and facilities such as banks and hairdressers.
There is a busy market on Fridays and Saturdays and a flea market is held every Tuesday night. The market has been ever popular for many decades.
It’s best known landmark is the Spider Bridge, built in 1971, so named because of its shape. It creates a series of pedestrian walkways over the busy junction between the main Derby to Melbourne Road and the Derby Ring Road. A good view can be had of the surrounding district from the top of the bridge.