Derby has been named the second best place in the country for an ‘alternative’ night out.
Research has revealed that the city is one of the best when it comes to the price of a pint and a gin and tonic, the cost of a taxi, and the number of bars and clubs per 100,000 population. It also considered the average cost for a one-night stay in a hotel, the average price of a meal, and safety.
The research, from MyVoucherCodes, was conducted to look at alternatives to big cities for a night out. It surveyed 50 of the most popular towns and cities in the UK.
In a statement, MyVoucherCodes said: “Not everyone wants to head to Manchester or London and that’s okay. There are plenty of other options where you can have an amazing evening without breaking the bank or battling the crowds.”
Derby was ranked highly for providing a great night out, that is not only cost-effective, but provides a safe environment. The city, which came joint second alongside Middlesbrough and Northampton, lost out on the top spot to Swansea. It was ranked ahead of Nottingham in fifth and Leicester, which was placed 25th.
Safety index score: 50.73
The average price of a pint: £3
The average price of a gin and tonic: £2.75
The initial fare of a taxi journey: £2.50
The average cost for a one night (weekend) stay in a hotel (one room): £64
The average price of a meal in an inexpensive restaurant: £10
The number of bars and clubs per 100,000 population: 43.46