Sheffield IS Super

5 Reasons We Love The Steel City! 

Food & Drink

Like most cities, there's no shortage of familiar national chains but we think what makes Sheffield great is the number of independent businesses dotted around. There are cool cafes like The Grind in Kelham Island, quirky pubs and bars like The Ship Inn and Inc Bar at Shalesmoor and long established restaurants like Nonna's and Ashoka down Ecclesall Road - the choice is yours!

(The Grind Cafe, Kelham Island)

Another popular attraction for food and drink lovers is Peddler Night Market, held on the first Friday and Saturday of every month in an ex-industrial warehouse on Burton Road. A variety of street food, craft beer, cocktails, art and live music from across the country are showcased over 2 nights, all under one roof!

(Peddler Market, Kelham Island)


According to the University of Sheffield, we have the potential to be the UK's leading Music City and we totally get why. Home to The Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, Bring Me The Horizon and Def Leppard to name a few, Sheffield rocks, literally!

(The Arctic Monkeys)

Not only do we produce world class music acts, we host events to showcase them too. Sheffield's inner city music festival Tramlines is an annual event held in July with a line-up consisting of both local and national acts. Since 2009 it's featured well known artists such as The XX, Example, Olly Murs, Professor Green, Dizzee Rascal, Annie Mac, Katy B and Craig David to name a few!

(Tramlines, Sheffield)


Shopaholics, good news! Sheffield's famous shopping centre Meadowhall is located just outside of the City Centre but is easily accessible by car, train or tram. With over 230 stores from high end to high street, a food and drink court and its own cinema, there's something to cater for everyone!

(Meadowhall, Sheffield)

Alternatively, if you don't fancy leaving the City Centre, Fargate is a pedestrianised shopping area home to a number of high street stores. It hosts a Continental Market roughly 4 times a year, as well as a Christmas Market with stalls selling food and gifts and a temporary bar where you can treat yourself to a mulled wine or cider!

(Christmas Market, Fargate)


Did you know, 7% of Sheffield's population are employed in the creative industries? Well above the national average of 4%. Tudor Square in the City Centre has been regarded one of the best theater complexes outside of London, and The Crucible has hosted the World Snooker Championships annually since 1977.

(Tudor Square)

There are also a number of art galleries to explore, including the Millennium Gallery, Graves Art Gallery and the recently opened Viewing Room in the Krynkl shipping container development at Shalesmoor. If you're a creative soul there's no shortage of things to do!

(Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate)


Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in the country! With over 50 public parks including Endcliffe Park, The Botanical Gardens and Crookes Valley Park, we have an estimated 2 million trees - that's 4 for every person!

(Crookes Valley Park)

A third of the City lies within the Peak District National Park, meaning rolling hills and countryside are an easy 10 minute drive away from the outskirts. A staggering 61% of Sheffield's entire area is green space, so if you're looking for village vibes AND big city culture, it's definitely the place for you!

(The Peak District National Park)

As well as all of the above, Sheffield is also home to two top 100 Universities, the oldest football club in the world and of course, Henderson's Relish, the iconic Sheffield sauce! Tell us again why you wouldn't want to live here?!

Relocating to Sheffield? Call our team today to enquire about properties available to let in Kelham Island, the City Centre and the Suburbs on 0114 275 8333.

Last Updated: 17/08/2017
Author: Cactus Living

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