Derby is a city and unitary authority in the East Midlands region of England. It lies upon the banks of the River Derwent and is located in the south of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire. In the 2011 census, the city had a population of 248,700.

The main link between the residents of Coronation Street and the city is that Jack and Annie Walker's daughter Joan moved there after marrying Gordon Davies in March 1961. Nine years later, Jack died there while visiting his daughter and in the 14 years that followed, Annie made many trips to stay with Joan. In May 1978 Joan tried to persuade Anne to retire from the Rovers and live with them but at that time was refused. Six years later, in August 1984 Annie made to decision to follow Joan's advice while on a long stay with her and moved to the city, never to return to Weatherfield.

In March 1997 Liz McDonald caught an all-night bus to Derby to escape the clutches of gangster Gerry Turner when he blamed her for alerting the police to a robbery that he and his boss Fraser Henderson were carrying out a robbery at a warehouse near Manchester Airport.