The city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire is a dynamic centre packed with world class museums and galleries. Easily accessed off the M1, Sheffield sits on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park, putting a wealth of fantastic outdoor activities right on your doorstep. Famed for its award-winning theatres, independent cinema and iconic sporting venues particularly for snooker, Sheffield is also a top UK location for conference events and live music in city centre venues including the O2 Academy.
Things to do
If you’re looking for a city break with acclaimed art galleries, funky vintage emporiums, classic heritage theatres and one of the UK’s top shopping centre, then Sheffield is it. The city oozes style around the Devonshire Quarter where you’ll find chic designer shops, bohemian cafes and bistro style restaurants. this Yorkshire city is also an art lover’s delight, with first class art collections at the central Graves Gallery and Millennium Gallery where you’ll find an eclectic mix of modern art by the likes of Warhol together with prized collections like the Ruskin Collection.
Looking for cutting edge theatre, classical music concerts and live shows? Find them here in Sheffield theatres including the historic Lyceum Theatre and Sheffield City Hall. You’re in the home of snooker in Sheffield which hosts the World Snooker Championships annually in The Crucible and a year round programme of great festivals awaits across a mix of genres including comedy and music.
Offering a fantastic city centre shopping and dining scene, Sheffield features funky hip vintage shopping centres like The Forum on Devonshire Street with a selection of vintage clothing shops, independent hairdressers, cafes, art galleries and more all under one roof. Head to the outskirts of the city, easily reached via Sheffield’s Metro rail link, for one of the UK’s largest shopping centres, Meadowhall, positively brimming with every known high street fashion name, plus a vast food hall and various entertainment centres.
Soak up Sheffield’s unique city centre Winter Garden attraction, a vast temperate glasshouse with tropical plants situated adjacent to the Millennium Galleries and outdoor green space, the Peace Gardens. Perfect for short breaks, cultural getaways and longer family holidays, a host more attractions and fascinating museums cluster around Sheffield from the nearby Magna Science Adventure Centre to the 18th Century Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and the award-winning Weston Park Museum rich in geological finds and exhibitions on the social history of this great South Yorkshire city.
How to get there
The city sits just off the M1, and is served by Robin Hood Airport just a 30 minute drive east of Sheffield city centre. Moving around the city centre, and indeed getting there from park & ride services couldn’t be easier via the city’s tram network
Where to stay
Browse a choice of stylish modern city centre hotels in Sheffield city centre catering for all types of visitor, from business and conference delegates to guests looking for that perfect city centre base near galleries, gardens, museums and shopping quarters. Hotel choice includes luxurious quayside hotel gems with cutting edge conference and event facilities, or opt for a budget chain hotel ideal for a shopping, theatre, concert or sports event weekend break.