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Let's explore... Sheffield!

By FreshSocial 26 Jan 2019

This thriving student city always has something going on, so it's time to grab your coat and start making the most of it!


Your Sheffield tour has officially begun and we've got some of the best spots for you to check out.



1. Visit the quirky spots

Who needs Hollywood's Walk of Fame when you've got Sheffield's? That's right, outside the Town Hall there is the 'Sheffield Legends' - plaques honouring famous people from or connected to Sheffield. Feeling arty? Dotted around the city are pieces of trendy street art, for which there's even pub crawl, where you will be taken on a  tour of some of the city's best.

2. Support the locals

A short walk from the train station you'll find Sheffield United Football Club, which gives you the perfect opportunity to cheer on the local team (there's lots of activities too if you're more of a Sheffield Wednesday fan). If you're not the biggest football fan, the Sheffield Sharks basketball team play their home fixtures at the EIS, just outside of the city centre. They're one of the most successful basketball teams in British history!

3. Get fit!

Sheffield's multi-sport facility - the English Institute of Sport (EIS)  - plays host to a number of different sports and facilities, including a 200m indoor track, large gym, and iceSheffield located next door. The Ponds Forge International Sports Centre has three swimming pools, one of which is Olympic sized and is open to the public.

4. Check out a festival?

Sheffield is also home to a number of different festivals. Tramlines is THE summertime festival to attend in July, where the likes of Craig David and Stereophonics have previously performed. One for the foodies is Sheffield Food Festival. It celebrates the city's vibrant food scene with food stalls, cooking masterclasses and pop up bars. It's the perfect opportunity to indulge and treat yourself! 

5. A night out, Sheffield-style

This young and vibrant city has plenty of events and venues to choose from, including O2 Academy which has seen some huge names over the years, making it a great place to see your favourite artists. Another venue is The Leadmill, which hosts a variety of events including music, club, comedy and even talks. There's something for everyone.

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6. Fancy a game?

How does grabbing a bite to eat whilst playing one of your favourite board games sound? The Treehouse allows you to do exactly that. With over 400 games to choose from (and plenty of locally sourced food to try too), it's the perfect space to enjoy some downtime with friends when uni is getting a bit full on. 

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7. Treat yourself to a shopping spree

Meadowhall is one of the UK's biggest shopping centres and it's right on your doorstep. It has all your favourite high street retailers in one place, not to mention numerous food options to choose from and a VUE cinema. Spend the day here!

8. Go and get musical

Sheffield's theatres consist of the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Crucible Studio, which makes it the largest theatre complex outside of London. With a variety of touring and home-grown productions, there is plenty to choose from. Boasting food and drink options, it's the perfect way to spend an evening or day out.

It looks to us like you're spoilt for choice living in Sheffield. What will you do first?

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