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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

About Us

Our Favourite Places is the Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals. It's a different kind of guide to a different kind of city. A city of creative spirit, unconventional beauty and DIY culture, nestled within seven hills.

Fill your diary with a hand from OFP's what's on calendar. Here you'll find events and festivals shared by the city's major cultural venues, as well as theatre and art reviews, and film, music and comedy picks from OFP's contributors.

Get to know Sheffield like a local with OFP's ever-expanding where to go guide – featuring distinctive districts; charming theatres, museums and galleries; independent cafes, pubs and shops; and the kind of attractions that do things their own way.

Encounter some of the creative folk who happily call Sheffield home in OFP's meet the locals series. Including interviews with musicians, artists, theatre makers, designers, poets, brewers, coffee roasters, and more.

Design studio Eleven created Our Favourite Places in 2010 as an independent love letter to Sheffield. The aim was to let others in on what makes the city special, bring perceptions of Sheffield up to date, and encourage people to visit. Since then, the team at Eleven, along with some great writers and photographers (who you'll meet below), have produced this website, published four editions of the OFP guidebook (currently sold out – edition five coming soon!), and made a series of short films, prints, tours and postcards of this lovely, hilly city.

Our Favourite Places is supported by Arts Council England and works alongside the Sheffield Culture Consortium, Welcome to Sheffield, and the University of Sheffield to encourage people from near and far to engage with the cultural life of the city.