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The City of Sheffield needs no introduction but we’ll give you one anyway. South Yorkshire’s capital, where the city meets the Peak District. Old cutlery factories producing silver cutlery like they have for hundreds of years sharing premises with a sandwich shop with a creative internet start-up. It’s diverse, it’s creative and it has thousands of unique opportunities to offer.
Fantastic value for money, the city is rated by the papers as the UK’s hidden gem and best value break for a getaway. But obviously you can live here too. Sheffield offers a range of accommodation with well priced accommodation in smart student districts such as Ecclesall Road, Broomhill or in city centre flats.
And the Music. Yes, the Arctic Monkeys, but small venues and old warehouses offer thousands of other bands and artist places to cut their teeth and refine their craft. Aside from guitars, Sheffield has a burgeoning electronic underground music scene with artist Toddla T hailing from the city.
Sheffield is also home to Warp Films having produced Dead Man's Shoes, Four Lions and This is England with many of the scenes shot in the city. There’s also Sheffield Theatres which consists of the world-famous Crucible, the Lyceum, and the multi-format Studio.
We’re proud of our sporting connections with two ‘sleeping giants’ - Sheffield United and Wednesday. We have a pedigree in athletics with, of course, Olympic Gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill being magnificent in all she does, while Ponds Forge is a training base for many swimming and diving Olympians. That’s not even to mention golf champion Danny Willett, Premier League champion Jamie Vardy, and number one batsmen in the world, Joe Root.
Sheffield is a great place to explore the great outdoors with fantastic cycling opportunities close to the city and mountain bike trails designed by mountain bike legend Steve Peat. Sheffield is arguably also the climbing capital of the UK with its close proximity to the Peak District, loads of indoor climbing centres and free public outdoor boulders.
Food glorious food, Sheffield is a fantastic place to eat. There’s loads of cosy Italians, mega burrito restaurants, imaginative burgers, quirky cafes, delicatessen bakeries and London Road offering a cosmopolitan array of far eastern cuisine.