Allenton, situated 2 miles South of the City Centre, is a busy part of the city of Derby with people coming to shop here because of the free parking and the variety of modern shops, stores, banks and other facilities. There is a busy market on Fridays and Saturdays and a flea market is held every Tuesday night.
It’s best known landmark is the spider bridge, built in 1971, so named because of its shape. It is really a series of bridges for pedestrians, over a very 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.