Sheffield; the city of steel...
Built between several hills, Sheffield is home to the oldest football club in the world - Sheffield F.C, Henderson's Relish and has more trees per person than any other city in Europe.
When it comes to going out, Sheffield has got it covered. Whether you want to eat all the meat at Smoke, Mediterranean at Ego, vegan at Make No Bones or everything you could possibly think of at Cosmo, Sheffield has somewhere for all palates and budgets.
Head over to West Street, where you'll find bars such as Bloo 88, The Cavendish, Bierkeller, OMG and West Street Live, offering live music seven nights a week. Just around the corner you'll find Division Street, home to quirky bars such as Bungalows and Bears, The Great Gatsby and Frog and Parrot, popular for their beers and impressive spirit collections.
Kelham Island is the up and coming area of Sheffield, popular with the alt crowd seeking real ale, good food and great company.
If you fancy dancing late into the night - or the early hours of the morning, there are plenty of nightclubs open in the city centre, with some venues offering extended opening hours until 6am.
The city is well connected with public transport, with the Supertram, central train station and bus connections covering Sheffield. You can also get a taxi on demand with the City Taxis app.
If you enjoy keeping active - or just like watching others, Sheffield has a whole host of sports on offer including swimming, ice skating, bouldering, Hallam Active gyms, tennis courts, pitches and not forgetting Sheffield Varsity. The Crucible Theatre is also home to the World Snooker Championships.
When it's time to rest, take a stroll through one of the many parks. Endcliffe Park, Norfolk Park, the Botancial Gardens, Peace Gardens, Weston Park and the amphitheatre are all popular hotspots. You'll also find various festivals taking place throughout the year including Tramlines.
Valley Centertainment is a short journey on the tram from the city centre, where you'll find a large Cineworld complex, as well as bowling, laser tag, adventure golf and plenty of food outlets. Stay on the tram for Meadowhall, a large indoor shopping centre with over 280 shops, holding discounted student lock-in events with famous faces and freebies.
With all the fantastic things Sheffield has to offer it's easy to see why so many people fall in love with the city. We're sure you will too!
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Blog provided by the team at The Elements.