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

Sarah Cockburn

Our Favourite Places would be nothing without our contributors — a massive thanks to all of them!

What does Sheffield mean to you?

Green, warmth (temperament not climate), culture, character.

What’s your favourite Sheffield place?

Does the Peak District count as a Sheffield place? It’s the best back garden a city could have.

What would you do to improve the city?

I would dig up the ring road, fill it with water and make it into a canal, turning the tyranny of traffic into a picturesque waterway – Yorkshire’s answer to Venice. More realistically, I’d ban banal new-builds in favour of the refurbishment of Sheffield’s most architecturally pleasing derelict buildings.

Latest contributions

Sheffield Antiques Centre

A labyrinthine place filled with everything from railway signage ad garden paraphernalia to taxidermy and 1940s debutant frocks.

Chapel Decorative Interiors

The ideal place to ogle classic mid-century British and Scandinavian furniture.

Tim Etchells

The writer, artist and artistic director has some amazing ideas on how to improve the city.

Street Food Chef

Fast and ferociously tasty Mexican food. The cantina will sort you out for burritos, nachos, churros, and bottles of luminous Jarritos.