About Sheffield

Sheffield is home to two universities – the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University – and an estimated 45,000 students flock to the city every year. There’s an active student scene in the city, with great nightlife and dedicated student nights at local nightclubs for the city’s university students.

Sheffield is a diverse city with a vast range of attractions, including a lively music scene, amazing food, tons of entertainment options and great shopping. The city is also incredibly green and boasts many natural spaces, including the Sheffield Winter Garden (pictured), the Peace Gardens and the Botanical Gardens.

Some interesting facts about Sheffield:

  • 61% of Sheffield is green space, while a third of the city is situated in the beautiful scenery of the Peak District National Park

  • Sheffield has one of the UK’s most technologically advanced tram networks, making it really easy to get around

  • Home to Leadmill, regularly voted the best live music venue in the country

  • Sheffield was a major centre for steel production in the 18th and 19th centuries and is often referred to as the “Steel City”

  • Sheffield’s name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city

  • The suburb of Hallam is one of the wealthiest areas in the country

Sheffield is one of the largest cities in the UK and has a vibrant cultural scene to meet the needs of its growing population, hosting various music and arts festivals throughout the year. With two train stations, an active bus network and a modern tram system, getting around the local area is quick and simple.

Developing its economy from its original industrial roots, Sheffield has attracted new investment and is now a major retail centre. As well as high street shopping, Meadowhall Shopping Centre gives Sheffield great retail opportunities. In terms of leisure, Valley Centertainment is home to a bowling alley and the largest Cineworld in the country, and the city has several popular student areas including West Street and Kelham Island.




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