Sheffield, traditionally known as the steel city, has in modern times evolved from a centre of industry to a green, modern cityscape surrounded by the stunning backdrop of the Peak District National Park. Now a thriving and cosmopolitan city, it offers fantastic nightlife, with a burgeoning live music and arts scene that always has something new to offer.
However, Sheffield has hardly dispensed with its commercial and industrial roots, and as an international city, with two world-class universities, Sheffield competes on a global stage, attracting talented people, inward investors, major events and tourists.
There are numerous reasons to visit Sheffield, from its open air spaces to its thriving business culture, and the town is likely to become increasingly popular as a destination as investments and development continue—making it a city that should be on everyone’s list to visit.
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Whilst Sheffield has some great places to enjoy, there are some areas that are more residential and further from any places of interest. Therefore, it’s essential to book accommodation through a company that can provide insight in to most sought after areas, ensuring you find the perfect location for your trip. It’s also important to make sure you choose the right format of accommodation—those on a longer stay may want to consider serviced apartments over a traditional hotel, as they offer enhanced features, such as secure private access, fully equipped kitchen facilities and greater privacy.
TheSqua.re offer a selection of such properties, which have been chosen according our exacting standards and offering a range of conveniences, giving you peace of mind that your stay in Sheffield will be spent in a luxurious apartment, in the best area in town.
Sheffield is a fantastic place for areas of natural beauty. With the peak district right on its outskirts, walkers can explore the spectacular views of Stanage Edge or Peveril Castle in the summer months. Alternatively, those wishing to remain closer to the city may want to head to Sheffield Botanical gardens.Weston Park Museum is a Victorian museum with archaeology and natural and social history exhibits, or for something a little more contemporary - there’s the Millenium Gallery, exhibiting metalwork displays and Ruskin Collection of paintings, drawings and prints.
For the evening, there’s the Lyceum Theatre and the Sheffield Theatre, both of which feature a varied programme all year round.
As one might expect from such a thriving city, Sheffield has some excellent places to shop, with its flagship centre Meadow Hal boasting some 220 retailers, including leading fashion brands, consumer electronics and much more besides. There’s also Orchard Square, a pedestrianised open air shopping complex in the centre of town.
Sheffield offers visitors comprehensive transport links and the centre is easy to navigate thanks to a comprehensive bus network—there are regular services around the city centre, as well as to towards neighbouring Rotherham and Chesterfield. Most services now accept contactless payments and discounts are available for season tickets, depending on the operator.
Sheffield also has superb rail links, with direct services running to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle, as well as several services per hour to London. Sheffield station is also a hub for the town’s trams, offering further access to the wider city, many multi-pass tickets can be used on both train and tram.
The town centre itself is reasonably pedestrianised, so exploring the shopping areas and precincts can easily be done on foot. Finally, the city has numerous private hire and taxi companies that offer convenient means for reaching some of the more remote rural locations.