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Where to Go
Our Sheffield culture map. Discover galleries and heritage sites run with love, shops that do things their own way, and cafes full of charm. These are Our Favourite Places – they could be yours too.
Our Favourite Places
Bear Tree Records, Unit 13-16, The Forum, 127 Devonshire Street, S3 7SB
Open Monday-Tuesday 12-5pm, Wednesday 10am-5:30pm, Thursday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12:30pm-3:30pm
Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FS
Millennium Gallery, 48 Arundel Gate, S1 2PP
Open Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm, Sunday 11am–5pm. During Sheffield school holidays: Monday–Saturday 10am–5pm, Sunday 11am–5pm. Closed 24 December–4 January.
Graves Gallery, Surrey Street, S1 2LH
Open Wednesday–Saturday 10–4pm. Closed 24 December–4 January.
99 Mary Street, S1 4RT
Open by appointment only
APG Works, 16-20 Sidney Street, S1 4RH
Open Monday-Friday 10am–5:30pm, Saturday 10am–12pm
Bloc Projects, 4 Sylvester Street, S1 4RN
Open Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm during exhibitions
Yorkshire Artspace, 21 Brown Street, S1 2BS
Women of Steel, Holly Street, S1 2HB
Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, S1 1HA
Open every day from 8am (closing times vary). Coffee shop open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-3pm.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Road South, S7 2QW
Open Saturday 10am–4pm, Sunday 11am–4pm. During Sheffield school holidays: Thursday–Saturday 10am–4pm, Sunday 11am–4pm.
Shepherd Wheel, Whiteley Woods, Off Hangingwater Road, S11 2YE
Open Saturday–Sunday 11am–3pm. Closed 20 December–7 January.
Portland Works, Randall Street, S2 4SJ
Open the first Tuesday of the month for tours at 2pm by arrangement, and for events/open days
National Emergency Services Museum, Old Police/Fire Station, West Bar, S3 8PT
Open Wednesday-Sunday & bank holidays 10am-4pm.
Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, S11 8NT
Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, S10 2TP
Open Tuesday–Friday 10am–4pm, Saturday 10am–5pm, Sunday 11am–5pm. During Sheffield school holidays, open Monday–Saturday 10am–5pm, Sunday 11am–5pm. Closed 24 December – 3 January.
Manor Lodge, 389 Manor Lane, S2 1UL
Open Sunday 10:30am–4pm April to September. Plus Monday–Thursday for children’s crafts during Sheffield school holidays, and other times for special events
Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, S3 8RY
Open Tuesday-Friday 10am–4pm, Sunday 11am–5pm. During Sheffield school holidays: Monday–Friday 10am–5pm, Sunday 11am–5pm. Closed 24 December–3 January.
Bragazzi's, 224-226 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FL
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Tamper: Sellers Wheel, 149 Arundel Street, S1 2NU
Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Friday After Hours 5-10pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-4pm
Marmadukes Cafe Deli, 22 Norfolk Row, S1 2PA
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
The Holt, 156 Arundel Street, S1 4RE
Open for exhibitions and events
Kelham Island Books and Music, 284 Shalesmoor, S3 8UL
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
La Biblioteka, Kommune, Castle House, S3 8LN
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Tamper, 9 Westfield Terrace, S1 4GH
Open Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Steam Yard, Aberdeen Court, 95-101 Division Street, S1 4GE
Open every day 9:30-5pm
The Depot Bakery, 92 Burton Road, S3 8DA
Open every day 9am-4pm
Cafe #9, 9 Nether Edge Road, S7 1RU
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Record Collector, 233-235 Fulwood Road, S10 3BA
Open Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Tonearm Vinyl, 293 South Road, S6 3TA
Open Thursday-Friday 5:30-7pm, Saturday 12-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm
Spinning Discs, 55 Chesterfield Road, S8 0RL
Open Wednesday-Friday 12-7:30pm, Saturday 10:30am-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm
The Nichols Building, Shalesmoor, S3 8UJ
Open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm
The York, 243-247 Fulwood Road, S10 3BA
Open Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-11:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-12:20-am
Sharrow Vale Hardware, 370-372 Sharrow Vale Road, S11 8ZP
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm
Made by Jonty, 363 Sharrow Vale Road, S11 8ZG
Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday & bank holiday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm
The Mediterranean, 271-273 Sharrow Vale Road, S11 8ZF
Open Monday-Saturday 12-2:30pm & 5:30-10:30pm
Two Steps, 249 Sharrow Vale Road, S11 8ZE
Open Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2pm & 5-10pm
Starmore Boss, 257 Sharrow Vale Road, S11 8ZE
Open Monday-Thursday 11am-6:30pm, Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday (December only) 11am-4pm
Plantology, 70 Division Street, S1 4GF
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm
Cholera Monument Grounds, Claywood Drive, S2 2UB
Start at Endcliffe Park, off Rustlings Road, S11 7AA
Picture House Social, 383 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FS
Open Monday-Thursday 5pm-12am, Friday 4pm-1am, Saturday 12pm-1am, Sunday 12pm-12am
Proove, 261 Fulwood Road, S10 3BD
Open Sunday-Wednesday 11:30am-10:30pm, Thursday-Saturday 11:30am-11pm
Ashoka, 307 Ecclesall Road, S11 8NX
Open Sunday-Thursday 6-11pm, Friday-Saturday 6pm-12am
Patoo, 607-609 Ecclesall Road, S11 8PT
Open Sunday-Thursday 12-2:30pm & 6-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday 12-2:30pm & 6-11:30pm
Moore Street Substation, Moore Street, S3 7WR
Park Hill, 218 Norwich Street, S2 5SB
Zeugma, 146 London Road, S2 4LR
Open every day 12-11:30pm
Okeh Cafe, 116 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FF
Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-3pm (till 8pm on Wednesday), Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday 9:30am-2pm
La Mama, 238 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FL
Open Tuesday-Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 12-11pm
Amici and Bici, 220 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FL
Open Monday-Wednesday 8am-7pm, Thursday-Saturday 8am-11pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
Four Corners Canteen, 150 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FH
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm
The Broadfield, 452 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FR
Open Monday-Thursday 11:30am-12am, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-1am, Sunday 11:30am-11pm
Jameson's, 334 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FN
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm (till 8pm every other Thursday), Sunday 11am-4pm
Walkley Beer Co, 362 South Road, Walkley, S6 3TF
Open Thursday 4-10pm, Friday-Saturday 2-10pm, Sunday 4-10pm
Cocoa Wonderland, 462 Ecclesall Road, S11 8PX
Open Monday 12-5pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am-5.30pm, Sunday 12-5pm
Homemade by Thelma's, 4 Nether Edge Road, S7 1RU
Open Tuesday-Friday 9am-3pm, Friday for bistro night 7:30pm-10:30pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, first Sunday of each month for brunch club 10am-3pm
Hop Hideout, Unit 11, Kommune, 1-13 Angel Street, S3 8LN
Turner's Bottle Shop, 298 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FL
Open Tuesday-Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Sheffield Tap, 1b, Sheffield Station, Sheaf Street, S1 2BP
Open Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-12am
The Bath Hotel, 66-68 Victoria Street, S3 7QL
Open Monday-Thursday 12-11pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-12am
Rutland Arms, 86 Brown Street, S1 2BS
Open Sunday-Thursday 12-11pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-12am
Gatsby, 73-75 Division Street , S1 4GE
Open Monday-Thursday 12pm-2am, Friday-Saturday 12pm-3am, Sunday 12pm-2am
The Fat Cat, 23 Alma Street, S3 8SA
Open Sunday-Thursday 12-11pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-12am
The Milestone, 84 Green Lane, S3 8SE
Open Monday-Saturday 11am-11:30pm, Sunday 11am-10:30pm
Hallamshire House, 49 Commonside, S10 1GF
Open Monday-Thursday 4pm-11.30pm, Friday 2pm-12:30am, Saturday 12pm-12:30am, Sunday 12pm-11:30pm
Brothers Arms, 106 Well Road, S8 9TZ
Open Sunday-Thursday 12-11pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-12am
Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Road, S3 8BX
Open Monday-Friday 10am-11pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-9pm
Heeley City Farm, Richards Road, S2 3DT
Open every day 10am-4pm
Abbeydale Miniature Railway, Abbeydale Road South, S17 3LB
Open occasional Sundays March-October and Santa Specials in December, 1-5pm
Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, S10 2LN
Open weekdays 8am-4pm, weekends & bank holidays 10am-4pm (open till dusk/7:45pm in summer)
Mayfield Alpacas, Quicksaw Farm, Fulwood Lane, S10 4LH
Open every day 10am-4pm
Hathersage Swimming Pool, Oddfellows Road, Hathersage, S32 1DU
Open March-October (heated), November-February (cold water)
Blue Moon Cafe, 2 St James Row, S1 2EW
Open Monday-Thursday 11am-4pm, Friday–Saturday 10am–4pm
Fanoush, 103 London Road, S2 4LE
Open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 1-7pm
Showroom, 15 Paternoster Row, S1 2BX
Box office open every day from 11:30am (10am Monday & Thursday). Bar open Monday-Thursday 10am-11pm, Friday 10am-late, Saturday 10:30am-late, Sunday 11am-10:30pm
Film Unit, University of Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG
Regather, 57-59 Club Garden Road, S11 8BU
Folk Train, Sheffield Station, Sheaf Street, S1 2BP
Running the fourth Tuesday of each month on the 19:14 from Sheffield to Edale
Foodhall, 62 Brown Street, S1 2BS
Cafe open Friday 11am–2pm (drinks from 11am, food at 12:30pm). Also open for events
The Leadmill, 6 Leadmill Road, S1 4SE
Sheffield City Hall, Barkers Pool, S1 2JA
Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, S1 1DA
Lyceum Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, S1 1DA
The Montgomery, Surrey Street, S1 2LG
Lantern Theatre, 18 Kenwood Park Road, S7 1NF
Millhouses Park, Abbeydale Road South, S7 2QQ
Endcliffe Park, Rustlings Road, S11 7AB
Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane, S7 2QZ
Soya Express, 44 Union Street, S1 2JP
Open Monday-Thursday 9am-5:30pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-3pm
Street Food Chef, 90 Arundel Street, S1 4RE
Open Monday-Saturday 8am-10pm, sunday 10am-9pm
Sheffield Central Library, Surrey Street, S1 1XZ
Open Monday-Tuesday 9:30am-5:30pm, Wednesday 1-8pm, Thursday-Friday 9:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-4pm
David Mellor Design Museum, The Round Building, Leadmill, Hathersage, S32 1BA
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm (Round Building guided tours Saturday & Sunday 3pm)
Alfred Denny Museum, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, S10 2TN
Open the first Saturday of each month, tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm
Renishaw Hall, Renishaw Park, S21 3WB
Open Wednesday-Sunday (March-October) / Friday-Sunday (October-November) 10:30am-4:30pm
Oisoi Gathering, 1st Floor, Block A, New Era Square, Boston Street, S2 4QF
Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Road, S2 4DU
Bhaji Shop open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, bar open Thursday 4-11pm, Friday 4pm-2am, Saturday 2pm-2am
The Tramshed, 51 Chesterfield Road, S8 0RL
Open Tuesday-Thursday 4-11pm, Friday-Saturday 4pm-midnight, Sunday 4-11pm
Cupola Gallery, 174-178A Middlewood Road, S6 1TD
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
The Art House, 8 Backfields, S1 4HJ
Open Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm
CollardManson, 125 Devonshire Street, S3 7SB
Open Monday-Friday 11am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12:30pm-4:30pm
Birdhouse Tea Company, 7b Nether Edge Road, S7 1RU
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Public, 23-55 Surrey Street, S1 2LG
Open Monday-Friday 4pm-1am, Saturday 12pm-1am, Sunday 12pm-1am
The Library Theatre, Surrey Street, S1 1XZ
The Gardeners Rest, 105 Neepsend Lane, S3 8AT
Open Monday-Thursday 3-11pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 12-11pm
The Riverside, 1 Mowbray Street, S3 8EN
Open Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-11:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-1am
Jöro, 294 Shalesmoor, S3 8US
Open Thursday-Saturday 12-3pm, Wednesday-Saturday 5:30-10pm
The Wellington, 1 Henry Street, S3 7EQ
Open Monday-Thursday 3-11pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 12-11pm
DINA, 12 Fitzalan Square, S1 2AS
Diner open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, venue open at various times for events
Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, S10 2TP
Barkers Pool House, Burgess Street, S1 2HF
LP Records, 137A Arundel Street, S1 2NU
Open Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm
The Red Deer, 18 Pitt Street, S1 4DD
Open Monday-Thursday 12pm-12am, Friday-Saturday 12pm-1am, Sunday 12-11pm
Fagan's, 69 Broad Lane, S1 4BS
Open Monday-Saturday 12-11:30pm, Sunday 12-3:30pm & 7-11:30pm
Shakespeare's, 146-148 Gibraltar Street, S3 8UA
Open Sunday-Thursday 12pm-12am, Friday-Saturday 12pm-1am
Sheffield Hallam University Gallery, Head Post Office, Fitzalan Square, S1 2AY
Open during exhibitions
Motore Cafe, Howard Street, S1 2LW
Open Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm
Lokanta, 478-480 Glossop Road, S10 2QA
Open Tuesday-Thursday 5-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday 5-11:30pm, Sunday 12-9:30pm
Dim Sum, 201 London Road, S2 4LJ
Open every day 12-10pm
Steel City Ghost Tours, Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:30pm
Nether Edge Pizza Company, 92 Burton Road, S3 8DA
Pizzeria open Thursday-Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm / mobile oven Wednesday at Norfolk Arms, Thursday at The Horse and Jockey, Friday at The Greystones
Western Bank Library, Western Bank, S3 7NA
Public gallery open Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 12-6pm during exhibitions
Lucky Fox, 72 Division Street, S1 4GF
Open Monday-Thursday 11am–6pm, Friday 10am–8pm, Saturday 10am–8pm, Sunday 11am–4pm
Union St, 18-20 Union Street, S1 2JR
Open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and for events
Site Gallery, 1-5 Brown Street, S1 2BS
Open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm (late opening on Thursdays till 8pm), Sunday 11am-4pm
Chapel Decorative Interiors, 99 Broadfield Road, S8 0XH
Open Monday-Wednesday by appointment, Thursday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Sheffield Antiques Centre, 178-188 Broadfield Road, Heeley, S8 0XL
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-5pm
The Dram Shop, 21 Commonside, S10 1GA
Open Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10:30pm, Sunday 12-9pm
Beer Central, The Moor Market, S1 4PF
Open Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm
Birdhouse Tea Bar & Kitchen, Alsop Fields, Sidney Street, S1 4RG
Open every day 8am-10pm
Sheaf View, 25 Gleadless Road, S2 3AA
Open Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-11:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-12:30am
The White Lion, 615 London Road, S2 4HT
Open Monday 4-11:30pm, Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-12am, Friday 4pm-1am, Saturday 12pm-1am, Sunday 2-11:30pm
Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, S10 2TP
Museum open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Remo's, 259 Fulwood Road, Broomhill, S10 3BD
Open Tuesday-Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 9:30am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
The Lescar, 303 Sharrow Vale Road, S11 8ZF
Open Sunday-Thursday 12pm-12am, Friday 12pm-1am, Saturday 10am-1am
The Treehouse Board Game Cafe, 41 Boston Street, S2 4QF
Open Tuesday-Thursday 4–11pm (12–11pm during school holidays), Friday 12–11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-10pm
Porter Book Shop, 227 Sharrow Vale Road, S11 8ZE
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Central Fire Station, 50 Division Street, S1 4GF
Open Monday-Thursday 12pm-12am, Friday 12pm-1:30am, Saturday 11am-1:30am, Sunday
Delicious Clam, 12 Exchange Street, S2 5TS
S1 Artspace, 1 Norwich Street, Park Hill, S2 5PN
Open Wednesday-Saturday 12-5pm
Cliffe House Farm, Hill Top Road, Dungworth, S6 6GW
Open Wednesday & Friday-Sunday 11am–5:30pm. Open every day in school summer holidays
19-20 South Street, S2 5QX
Open Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-10pm, Saturday 10am-5pm
Shearwood Road, S10 2TD
Kelham Island Tavern, 62 Russell Street, S3 8RW
Wordsworth Avenue/Wheata Place, Parson Cross, S5 9FP
St Catherine of Siena, 300 Hastilar Road, Woodthorpe, S13 8EJ
Spotswood Mount, Gleadless Valley, S14 1LG
Trinity URC Church, 737 Ecclesall Road, S11 8TE
100 Matilda Street, S1 4QF
Opposite the Globe pub, 46 Howard Street, S1 2LX
Wellington/Rockingham Street, S1
Bailey Lane, S1 4BS
56 Garden Street, S1 4BA
Access Space, 3-7 Sidney Street, S1 4RG
Snuff Mill Lane, S11
Ambulo, Millennium Gallery, 48 Arundel Gate, S1 2PP
Open Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 9am-5pm
Sidney + Matilda, Rivelin Works, 46 Sidney Street, S1 4HR
Open during exhibitions Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm and by appointment
The House Skate Park, Unit D, Bardwell Road, S3 8AS
Gage Gallery, KIAC, Ball Street, S3 8BR
Open during exhibitions/events
Cutlery Works, 73-101 Neepsend Lane, S3 8AT
Open Wednesday-Thursday 9am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-1am, Sunday 9am-10pm
Bishops' House, Norton Lees Lane, S8 9BE
Open Saturday–Sunday 10am–4pm
National Videogame Museum, Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LN
Open term times: Friday 12-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Open school holidays: every day 10am-5pm
Jojo's General Store, 553 Ecclesall Road, S11 8PR
Open Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm
Mooch Vintage, 76 Division Street, S1 4GF
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Thrifty Store, Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LN
Open Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
St Luke's Vintage Shop, 3 Crookes Road, S10 5BA
Open Monday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm
Stoneface Creative, Storrs Lane, S6 6GY
Open days and events vary – check website
Vulgar, Unit 2, The Forum, 127-129 Devonshire Street, S3 7SB
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Cow, 156-160 West Street, S1 4ES
Freshmans Boutique, 6-8 Carver Street, S1 4FS
Oisoi Food Market & Lounge Cafe, Gatecrasher, 104 Arundel Street, S1 4RE
SADACCA, 48 The Wicker, S3 8JB
Open Sundays 3-6pm
Hope Works, 1A Sussex Road, S4 7YQ
Bal Fashions, 16 Exchange Street, S2 5TR
Plot 22, 20-22 Exchange Street, S2 5TS
Network, 32 Cambridge Street, S1 4HP
Record Junkee, 7 Earl Street, S1 3FP
Cafe Totem, 23 Furnival Gate, S1 4QR
Mulberry Tavern, 6 Arundel Gate, S1 2PN
The Greystones, Greystones Road, S11 7BS
Hatch, 107a Harwood Street, S2 4SE
The Washington, 79 Fitzwilliam Street, S1 4JP
Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN
Dorothy Pax, Arch 17, Wharf Street, Victoria Quays, S2 5SY
Fronteer Gallery, 18 Exchange Street, S2 5TS
Open during exhibitions Wednesday–Friday 10am–3pm, Saturday 2–7pm
GLOAM Gallery, 160 Arundel Street, S1 4RE
Open during exhibitions Saturdays 12–4pm and by appointment.
24 Snig Hill, S3 8NB
Open Wednesday–Saturday 12–9pm
Sheffield’s a great place to be a young’un. Our Sheffield for Tots tour features signposts to the hidden gems that’ll spark budding imaginations, and places unique to Sheffield that are made for mini explorers, animal lovers and thrill-seekers.
Our guide to theatres in Sheffield – including performance venues to check out, as well as some of the local theatre makers who keep the city's stages so full of life.
Our guide to where to get your hands on those discs of polyvinyl chloride – the most addictive substance known to humankind.
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Sheffield’s an endlessly surprising city – rummage around its roots and you never know what you might turn up.
Five city centre pubs where what’s been created with cans, brushes and rollers is as much of a draw as what’s pulled from the casks.
Head out on a crawl of Sheffield’s major art galleries and the independent art spaces that sit alongside them in the city centre.
Where to stock up on the most unusual and the outright tastiest beers.
Shopping for antiques can be thirsty work. Punctuate your purchases with a sup in some of the excellent pubs that share this corner of the city with flea markets and antiques centres.
A look at some of the striking, bold and unexpectedly beautiful churches that were established to serve the growing communities of new-build estates in post-war Sheffield.
Where to dig out the best secondhand bargains and pre-loved gems. Happy rummaging!
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Just beneath the surface, Sheffield has a wide array of smaller, independent venues that like to do things their own way. From clubs, pubs and bars to old warehouses, converted snooker halls and former office spaces, Sheffield’s range of independent venues have you covered. To mark Independent Venue Week, we put together this guide to some of the many varied venues that music lovers will want to visit in Sheffield.
Two former factory floors filled with traders serving up exceptionally tasty and varied options. Take your pick from South Indian street food, Balkan barbecue, sushi, natural wine, and more.
Modern and inventive food from some of the country's best chefs, tucked away in a shipping container in Shalesmoor.
Learn about the past, present and future of gaming all while enjoying a good play with everything from arcade favourites to Sheffield-made hits to Guitar Hero – plus the chance to create your own game.
An artist-led gallery on the Park Hill estate, responsible for one of Sheffield's most exciting contemporary art programmes.
An old loo turned intimate underground bar, Public serves some of the best cocktails in town, set to an excellent soundtrack of music supplied by Bear Tree Records.
Authentic Turkish fare, fresh from the open grill. This London Road favourite serves an array of meaty dishes and is famed for its vegetarian kebab.
Richard Hawley's longstanding go-to studio, now home to a live music venue and bar.
A library of over 750 tabletop games. Plus craft beer, excellent coffee, bagels, and jelly beans. Game on.
A welcoming, warmly lit dining room brimming with super fresh and delicious options inspired by Korea, South East Asia and China.
Kelham Island is one of the city's oldest industrial sites. Find out about the buffer girls, grinders and little mesters whose skills and sweating brows are to thank for establishing world renown for the words "Made in Sheffield".
The Friday teatime queue is testament to the perfection of Two Steps, whose reputation dates back to 1895. The best fish and chips in Sheffield. By far.
The city-centre nesting place of the Yorkshire-inspired loose leaf blend creators.
An essential part of Sheffield's contemporary art landscape for nearly twenty years.
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An enchanted princess of a building, the beguiling 1920s Abbeydale Picture House is at last mid-rescue.
The cultural gateway to Sheffield. Millennium Gallery is always full of life and hosts some of the city's most exciting exhibitions, while also celebrating the area's heritage in its permanent displays.
This place is pure Sheffield: one-off, surprising and a real hidden gem. Climb astride a small train and whizz round the track for one of the city's best family days out.
Just on the edge of the Peak District is a field full of friendly alpacas, enjoying the views over the Porter Valley. You'll meet llamas, fluffy sheep, cheery Shetland ponies and micro-pigs too – prepare for a cuteness overload.
Sheffield Hallam's art school gallery shows off students’ work and brings inspiring artists to the city, in a beautifully repurposed old post hall.
Just off platform 1b at Sheffield station, the Tap is the best welcome you could possibly want to a city: a beautiful pub stocked with over 200 beers from around the world.
A hotspot for collectors of iconic menswear and the flagship shop for the Rag Parade brand. Get to know owner Jojo Elgarice in this chat about his unique vintage finds and building a shop that looks like it's been around for a hundred years.
A Division Street favourite. Its classic pub tiles shine bright, the walls pop with pastel colours, and the floor is buffed for dancing. Meanwhile the menu takes inspiration from contemporary fusion dining.
Tucked away upstairs in the craft workshops of Orchard Square, Bear Tree Records was set up by Joe Blanchard – a familiar face to many who have flicked through various Sheffield vinyl racks over the years.
A hillside spot for both the living and the dead, containing stories of wars, epidemics, floods and more between 1836 and 1978. Today it's rich in history, wildlife and architecture.
Escape to Brooklyn via Sheffield.
Sheffield's oldest and smallest (and most utterly charming) theatre is tucked away in the leafy suburb of Nether Edge. Go see anything you can here, even if it's just to get a peek inside.
The Graves feels like a bit of a secret, tucked away above the Central Library. But with pieces by Bridget Riley, Marc Quinn, J.M.W. Turner, Grayson Perry and Sam Taylor-Wood, and brilliant temporary exhibitions, it's only right we let you in on it.
Follow a trail through Sheffield history, taking in the Cholera Monument, the city's oldest public park, an incongruous ruin, a brutalist 20th-century social housing experiment, and some exceptional views.
A vocally family-friendly cafe with a menu of carefully crafted, seasonal dishes that are inspired by travel and relaxed eating, including giant crumpets, and cocktails and wine on tap.
An escape hatch into the universe of the written word, La Biblioteka is filled with the most interesting, beautiful, obscure and inspiring publications to fill your magazine racks and bookcases.
A unique 18th-century scythe-making works, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a piece of Sheffield’s history preserved. Explore the workers' cottages while the sounds of hammering and grinding float out of the working hand forge.
Our idea of neighbourhood cafe perfection: excellent coffee, a wood-lined interior, lots of plants, chess, crosswords, ace music, warm cinnamon rolls, and friendly faces.
Nowhere in Sheffield is so packed with curiosities of nature as the Alfred Denny. Here, primate skeletons grin from behind glass, amphibians are suspended in formaldehyde, and a cross-sectioned dolphin sits on the windowsill.
Shepherd Wheel is one of more than a hundred water-powered grinding wheels that were once in action in Sheffield. It's a great little stop on a Porter Valley walk, a few minutes from Endcliffe Park.
With its mural of a moustachioed man at its entrance and its colourful courtyard, this screen print studio, gallery and framing shop is full of charm. Here, print maestro Rupert Wood and his team work with some of Sheffield's best graphic artists.
The birthplace of stainless steel cutlery. The cutlery works first opened in 1877 and was bought out by the community in 2013. Today the building is populated by a mix of artists, craftspeople, musicians and small-scale manufacturers.
Over a hundred artists have made their home at Yorkshire Artspace. Once a year, its two sites become galleries for Open Studios weekend, a fantastic opportunity to see inside the workspaces of some of Sheffield’s creative residents.
Housed in the old fire, police and ambulance station, this museum offers lessons in everything from the origins of the name "bobbies" to why hoax 999 calls are bad. There are lots of vehicles to climb on and uniforms to climb in, too.
An Italian cafe and deli with a lot to love: homemade panini and cakes, scoops of gelato, coffees expertly made from their own unique blend, panettone to take home at Christmas, and the best decor in Sheffield.
Trace Sheffield's social history and learn about life and nature in further flung parts of the world. The museum sits in one of the city's prettiest green spaces, next to blossom trees, a bandstand and pond.
Linking their bronze arms in Barker's Pool, next to the City Hall, the Women of Steel are a powerful symbol of solidarity between women and a source of inspiration for generations to come.
One of Sheffield’s most incongruous buildings: a Tudor ruin, sitting next to a 20th-century residential estate. The hunting lodge used to be at the heart of a huge deer park and once held Mary Queen of Scots in picturesque captivity.
The coffee at Tamper stands on its own as the finest available. A much larger space than the original Tamper on Westfield Terrace, this one also boasts a full New Zealand-inspired menu and a great selection of beer.
A haven of pale wood, industrial lighting, plants and colourful tiling. Oh, and incredible coffee from a range of micro-roasters.
Along the cobbles of Mary Street you’ll find design studio DED Associates. DED regularly transform part of their studio into The Viewing Room, hosting well-curated exhibitions with a focus on pop and urban art.
Sheffield city centre had never seen such expertly poured flat whites and long blacks until this small but perfectly formed New Zealand coffee house came along in 2011.
A "Garden of Surprises" where you can follow dinosaur footprints, explore the beautiful pavilions, say hello to the squirrels, and – most importantly – get a hug from the bronze bear in its pit.
Sheffield's own slice of Americana, with laid-back staff serving excellent coffee and doughnuts. There's also bagels, pastrami, grilled cheese and brownies for the full indulgent American experience.
Set in a charming courtyard at the Neepsend side of Kelham Island, the Depot has become much more than just a bakery – it also serves coffee roasted by the same company responsible for the beans at Tamper, and delicious pies.
After a busy week, nothing beats a Friday night feast in Patoo. We always order the same thing: gung ma noa and pla choo-chee, and, of course, a round of Singha beers.
This Broomhill music lovers’ mecca has been at the heart of Sheffield’s music scene for nearly four decades. It's a cornerstone of the city’s cultural life, beloved of everyone from Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker to Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott.
A one-man labour of love, and our go-to place for post-punk and the best stuff from the 80s.
This Meersbrook shop boasts an eclectic mix of genres and a constant turnover of records to keep you satisfied, with local bands on the racks alongside the likes of Bowie. Look out for collaborations with the excellent Tram Shed bar next door.
A haven of vintage and antique treats housed in a beautiful old warehouse near Kelham Island.
A beautifully restored Victorian alehouse in Broomhill, with impressive menus of burgers and pies, gins, cocktails, and craft beers.
A secondhand bookshop with a high level of quality control, stocking immaculate collections of first folios, perfect leather-bound hardbacks, an esoteric collection of Sheffield and Peak District-based pamphlets, and a lot of Americana on vinyl.
A light-filled hideaway in a quiet corner of the city centre, open for exhibitions and events.
Sheffield's first community-owned pub, and one of its few riverside drinking holes. The Gardeners has it all: excellent local beer, bar billiards, Tunnock's teacakes, and an incredible beer garden complete with fireplaces for when it gets chilly.
The hardware shop of the future, with shelves are fit to burst with all the tools for domestic whimsies and emergencies, as well as eco paints and products. All watched over by head of security George the cat.
A Sharrow Vale Road lunch spot where the overall feel is like being catered for in someone’s home and the emphasis is on doing favourites well.
The Mediterranean has all the right ingredients for a fish-tastic night out: lovely flavours, hearty portions, fantastic choice, and very friendly service. Allegedly it's David Blunkett’s favourite Sheffield restaurant too.
Plantology is a garden of delights. Greenery dangles from the ceiling, bunches of wildflowers snuggle prettily together, every kind of plant jostles for your attention on the shelves alongside stacks of stylish ceramics.
The 15-mile Sheffield Round Walk takes you through beautiful parks, woodlands and historic sights to the southwest of the city. Whether you want a short stroll or to make a day of it, join the trail at any point and just follow the acorn arrows.
Make your way through the understated doorway, down the stairs and past the heavy curtain, and let Picture House Social transport you to 1920s New York-style speakeasy. With added pizza and ping pong.
Inspired by a trip to Napoli, Proove’s owners returned to Sheffield to recreate the distinctive wood-fired pizza they enjoyed out there.
“Inspired by India – made in Sheffield” goes the Ashoka motto. The menu is a fantastic assortment of both traditional and original curries, and even brings into play that most unmistakably Sheffield of flavours: Henderson's Relish.
Concrete, dramatic and brutalist, this electricity substation – just like Park Hill – has split public opinion since it was built in the 60s. See which camp you fall into: the lovers or the haters.
A curtain of concrete sitting above Sheffield station, Park Hill is brutalist, characterful, and divisive. It was a pioneer of postwar social housing, and its original utopian vision is now being reconfigured for the 21st century.
A meeting place for scooter clubs and Mod throwbacks, Okeh Cafe is unashamedly retro. Tuck into a classic greasy spoon breakfast (served all day and ridiculously cheap) with a mug of coffee and pretend you're an extra on the set of Quadrophenia.
We get that the point of tapas is to share. But this lovely Latin-style restaurant makes that really difficult: everything on the menu tastes so great, we just want it all to ourselves.
Right at the very edge of Meersbrook Park stands the 16th-century Tudor gem that is Bishops' House. It's a small, slightly squint half-timbered building. This is no stately home with servants. This is a home our ancestors might have lived in.
Translation: Friends and Bikes. This Italian cycling-themed coffee shop has built a reputation on its commitment to sourcing the finest local ingredients and serving lovingly homemade dishes.
Inspired by its owners’ travels around South America, expect canteen food favourites from across the world – taking off from the Americas with Venezuelan pulled-pork arepas and US-style pancakes and stopping off at other continents along the way.
There’s nowhere better to enjoy a pint of ale and a fat golden pie than the Broadie. It's our favourite place for a Sunday roast too, and we're still working our way through their whiskey map of Scotland.
A traditional family-run tea room with sparkly chandeliers and a fabulous spread of sticky buns, enormous scones and homemade cakes. They serve lovely breakfasts and lunch too – try the coddled eggs.
An off licence-cum-sit-down venue in one of Sheffield's prettiest suburbs, offering three casks and a wide range of bottled beers from the likes of Siren, Kernel and Wild Beer, plus a rotating cast of Belgian imports and homebrew equipment.
From its Norman bricks to its 1960s tower, Sheffield Cathedral is full of stories. It could take you several visits to take it all in.
Be transported back to childhood with Cocoa’s nostalgic sweets, treat yourself to their gorgeous artisan chocolates, or enjoy a very indulgent a hot chocolate in the super cute cafe.
A smart yet wholesome cafe in Park Hill, serving up vegetarian food with a distinct Middle Eastern hue.
A bright cafe in central Nether Edge run by self-confessed foodies, with a glorious of super fresh delights – whether it's breakfast, bistro night or brunch club.
The place for drinkers looking for something out of the ordinary – stocking over 400 bottles of the most unusual, experimental and outright tasty beers. Owner Jules is also the brains behind the annual Sheffield Beer Week.
From local favourite breweries to up-and-coming national names and US masters, Turner’s have you covered for brilliant beers. There’s a healthy selection of ciders too.
The Bath is a proper pub, and has been for at least a hundred years. The Grade II listed building dates back to 1867, and was taken over by local ale maestros Thornbridge in 2012.
It won't take long for the Rutland's playfulness and enthusiasm for really good ale and equally good food to win you over.
A trip to Kelham Island institution The Fat Cat is worth your while at any time of year. But when the nights are drawing in and the Don's about to freeze over, there's nowhere quite like this 1850s alehouse, with its warming ales and pies.
A Kelham Island gastropub that prides itself on its locally sourced produce, earthy flavours and warm, low-lit atmosphere.
Thornbridge Brewery's Crookesmoor outpost, complete with secret garden and snooker table.
A Heeley pub run by the city's resident ukulele-based comedy covers supergroup The Everly Pregnant Brothers. The beer garden treats you to a spectacular panorama of greenery, multiculturalism and brutalism: things Sheffield does particularly well.
A touch of country life, hidden in the city.
A traditional open-air set-up with birdsong and stunning views out towards Hope, Castleton and over Stanage Edge to greet you every time you lift your head above the water.
A staple of Sheffield’s vegetarian and vegan landscape for over nineteen years, located in a beautiful old auction hall beside Sheffield Cathedral.
A haven for those on the hunt for a healthy but tasty takeaway lunch. The menu's simple: falafel or halloumi (or both if you’re very hungry) in a wrap or salad box, with lots of fresh salad, pickles, sauce and hummus.
Nestled in the lower regions of the University of Sheffield Students’ Union, Film Unit is run by dedicated volunteer film fans, screening a programme packed with cult classics, the latest indies and crowd pleasers. Added bonus: tickets are £3!
A trading co-operative helping people work together, support each other and make projects happen.
A surreal combination of folk bands, music lovers, alcohol and regular commuters on a packed and ageing Northern Rail carriage, with a Peak District pub as the destination.
A social enterprise that makes eating and socialising even more rewarding – serving food that would otherwise have been thrown away, in a previously disused building. At night it turns into one of the best DIY music venues in the city.
An iconic music venue, going strong since 1980. Since it’s early days as a punk hangout and as a cornerstone of the UK touring circuit, the Leadmill has long been a staple of South Yorkshire gig-goers’ diets.
One of Sheffield's grandest buildings, this neoclassical treat contains three music halls: the glorious Oval Hall, the wood-panelled Memorial Hall and an enormous art deco ballroom complete with light-up dance floor.
A modernist beauty that makes us envy students for all the hours they get to spend here.
The Crucible is a very modern theatre. Outside, its colourful facade keeps Tudor Square well-lit by night, whilst inside it boasts a polygonal shape and thrust stage. Its programme is well known for seasons dedicated to 20th-century playwrights.
From the front, the Lyceum is a candy-coloured palace, while inside, the gold swirls of its proscenium arch and its elaborate Edwardian fittings only add to the fairytale feel. The theatre is big on West End musicals, panto and opera.
Theatre Deli turn disused spaces into experimental arts venues and creative hubs. In an old Mothercare, their northern outpost has been taken to heart by Sheffield's communities of writers and performers.
Named after 19th-century hymn writer James Montgomery, "the Monty" still retains a Christian ethos, whilst also putting on a theatre programme aimed at "inspiring Sheffield's generations to wonder".
If you're in luck you'll catch Sheffield Ship Model Society showing off their finely-tuned vessels on the boating lake when you visit Millhouses. If not, there's always the paddle boats, skate park, water play area and cafe to keep you happy.
There's no better start to a summer's day than a plate of egg and chips from Endcliffe Park Cafe. It's also great for nature-spotting or for setting off on a walk to the not-too-distant Peak District.
Bluebells, crafts and ancient history: it all lies between the trees. And there's the magical Woodland Coffee Stop to fuel your adventure.
A brilliantly kept secret down a city centre side street, the speciality in this lunchtime spot is tofu: perfectly custardy on the inside and crisp on the outside, coated in big, spicy flavours that set you up for the rest of your afternoon.
Barry Starmore and Jefferson Boss are experts when it comes to booze. Their shop is lined from floor to ceiling with the finest wines, premium rums and vodkas, interestingly names gins, and the most distinctive ales from around the world.
Fast and ferociously tasty Mexican food. The cantina will sort you out for burritos, nachos, churros, and bottles of luminous Jarritos.
Home to the Sitwell family for almost 400 years, this country house harbours a fascinating history of fluctuating fortunes and eccentric characters, including the literary trio of Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell, as well as delightful gardens.
Sheffield-based designer David Mellor AKA the Cutlery King opened this circular factory in the Peak District in the 90s. See Mellor cutlery in the making and admire his designs for street furniture. Traffic lights never looked so beautiful.
Indian-inspired cafe by day, lively music venue by night. Hagglers' bunting-strewn courtyard is also lined with an array of indie businesses, from a yoga studio to a florist to a music school.
The shelves heave with spirits in this Meersbrook bar, whilst in the fridges, dozens of craft beers are waiting to be sampled.
Not far from Sheffield Wednesday's football ground, Cupola has been brightening up this corner of the city since 1991, with exhibitions, shelves lined with ceramics, paintings and jewellery, and a smashing sculpture garden.
A gallery, studios, workshop space and cafe, hidden away off busy Division Street. Try your hand at pottery, life drawing, textiles and watercolour, or join in a 'sip and paint' session over wine.
Mother-daughter duo Julia and Becky English are the Sheffielders behind Birdhouse, creating Yorkshire-inspired blends of tea. Their tea studio is part blending house, part cafe, part shop, with everything you need to become a loose leaf connoisseur.
An art deco gem of a playhouse, tucked away beneath the beautiful Central Library.
Sitting alongside the River Don, the Riverside exists in its own little world. It's a lively place that's perfect in the summer months, and looks particularly fetching thanks to the mural by street artist Phlegm that covers its garden wall.
A traditional snug pub conveniently close to the tram stop for Kelham Island, Sheffield's real ale paradise.
A welcoming, innovative, creative and progressive arts venue and cafe. With intimate events and exhibitions, focusing on nurturing talent and making room for unheard voices.
A cosy shop with an eclectic selection of soul, dance, funk, indie and (whisper it) prog-rock classics.
It’s the main haunt of the University of Sheffield’s academics and post-grads, but don’t be intimidated – this is one of the friendliest, cosiest pubs in town.
An undisturbed little spot to take in the evening over a few scoops of Tetley's. Down the side of the pub is a suitably nostalgic mural by artist Pete McKee.
An adventurous cask lineup makes this pub a worthwhile detour on a Kelham Island ale trail. Its bright, abstract mural by Florence Blanchard, meanwhile, will grab the attention of anyone stuck in traffic on the A61.
A mobile coffee stall run from the back of a beautifully restored Italian van, Motore can be found parked up on Howard Street in all weathers.
Bringing hearty Turkish dishes to Broomhill, Lokanta offers a long list of meze dishes, kebabs and Anatolian-inspired specials, including loads of meat-free choices – rounded off with delicious Turkish delight ice cream.
A gem amongst gems, serving up small plates of deliciousness to Sheffielders for nearly fifteen years. This is Chinese comfort food at its best: dumplings and bao, washed down with a pot of jasmine tea.
Our neoclassical library is beautiful inside and out. Lit up at night, it quietly reminds passersby that it's always there, ready to satisfy their quests for knowledge. Inside, there's the marble columns, oak fittings, and, of course, tons of books.
A playful and dramatic public artwork by William Pye, sitting at the entrance to Weston Park Museum.
Explore the darker side of the city centre with Mr P Dreadful. If you dare.
A pizza place committed to breaking down traditional pizza/not-pizza boundaries with their toppings, with a Kelham Island restaurant and a roving pizzeria-on-wheels.
A co-working space with a delicious daily rotation of pop-up cafes.
The ideal place to ogle classic mid-century British and Scandinavian furniture.
A labyrinthine place filled with everything from railway signage ad garden paraphernalia to taxidermy and 1940s debutant frocks.
Full to the brim with excellent beers, wine and whiskies for over thirty years.
A take-home shop to compliment Sheffield's rich brewing heritage and amazing pubs.
Converted from a 1930s art deco car showroom, the Showroom is one of the biggest independent cinemas in Europe – and we'd reckon one of the best. Between the screens and the bar, it's easy to while away whole days here.
A Heeley institution with a sun trap of a beer garden.
One for fans of concrete: a public artwork by prominent post-war sculptor and some-time Tomorrow’s World presenter William Mitchell, sitting in the shadow of John Lewis.
With its glazed green brickwork, stained glass windows, hanging baskets and lantern, The White Lion is Heeley's prettiest pub. It's also one of its liveliest.
Sheffield's home for thought-provoking international contemporary art.
An ever-busy Broomhill coffee shop, with the best tiramisu in the land.
A Sharrow Vale pub with a weekly jazz night and comedy club.
A secondhand bookshop with a stacked approach to shelving, that rewards a good browse.
When he painted this piece in 1886, John Singer Sargent said: "I am to paint several portraits in the country and three ugly women at Sheffield, dingy hole." Nevertheless, it's one of our Jane's top 3 Sheffield artworks.
A fire station turned roomy bar, specialising in lively gigs and DJ nights.
A DIY record label, practice room and gig space, fuelling the fire of Sheffield’s alternative scene.
An independent ice cream parlour on a working family farm in the gilded lands of Dungworth. With thirty flavours to choose from, the hardest decision you'll need to make is whether to plump for Ferrero Rocher or jam roly poly.
A beautifully converted church on the University of Sheffield campus, hosting student theatre, festival events and new performance.
If there's such thing as a quintessential cosy pub then the Tav meets the criteria. It has corners that are best described as nooks, an open fire in winter, and an affectionate pet cat. It's also pretty much plastered in CAMRA certificates.
Opened in 1959 and designed by noted architect Sir Basil Spence, this Grade II* listed church is a testament to modernism’s ability to deliver striking results within a minimal budget using basic materials (brick, steel, concrete and glass).
This Grade II listed 1950s church was built under the direction of Sir Basil Spence. A glazed pathway connects its brick chapel to a bell tower decorated with a sculpture by Ronald Pope, depicting the church's namesake saint at the foot of Jesus.
A striking, distinctive and genuinely awe-inspiring modern building, perched on a hill overlooking Sheffield. Also seen in This is England '86.
Situated directly opposite Endcliffe Park and flanked on either side by 19th-century stone-built peaked terraces, the Trinity's brutalist, mostly windowless facade of greying concrete appears completely alien in its surroundings.
The former pub is the fourth stop on our Sheffield street art trail.
The distinctive graphic style of Rob Lee covers the gable end of a Sheffield Hallam University building opposite the Globe pub, in a commission to celebrate the tenth birthday of Now Then magazine. It's the sixth stop on our Street Art Trail.
This car park was one of the main sites for Feature Walls street art activity in 2016. Here you'll find pieces by locally-based luminaries like Jo Peel and Kid Acne, as well as Bristol's Will Barras and Australia's Michael Fikaris.
The Spanish artist Nano 4814 left behind this bright, wacky, and slightly unsettling piece when he came to town as part of the Feature Walls street art festival in 2016. It's the ninth stop on our city-centre street art trail.
The tenth stop on our Sheffield street art trail. French artist Nelio was let loose on this wall with his spray cans during the Feature Walls street art festival in 2016, creating this huge, colourful abstract piece.
All sorts of sights and sounds come out of Access Space, a venue perched right at the junction where art, music and technology meet.
Snuff Mill Lane is the final stop on our Sheffield street art trail. It's a bus ride away from the city centre, and well worth it for a look up close at this magnificent creation by Phlegm for Feature Walls street art festival.
An independent live music venue, social club and courtyard, housed in a former paper factory. Bringing art, music, comedy and performance to the edge of the Cultural Industries Quarter.
Book and record shop Rare and Racy is no longer with us but at least we can enjoy the Phlegm mural round back while it's still standing. The cosmic scene features planets hanging from claw machines and astronomers whose eyes bulge through telescopes.
On the front of the skate park in Kelham Island, this piece is more structural than figurative – all piping, cogs and wrenches. It features in our top 5 murals by street artist Phlegm.
Sitting above a factory, wonderfully illuminated by skylights, Gage is run by Kelham Island Art Collective (KIAC). It puts on shows by its members, who include painters, sculptors, stone carvers and textile artists, as well as other local artists.
In the heart of the city centre, Mooch boasts an eclectic range of handpicked vintage gems. Bold prints are Mooch’s calling card – on any given day you can be shifting through paisley, stripes, polka dots, leopard print and everything in between.
The biggest vintage store in Sheffield, filling the old Co-op with rails of “wavey garms for all the fam!” – everything from trainers to hoodies, pinafore dresses, boiler suits, jeans and any pre-loved item you could think of – and a rework team.
The very best of all St Luke's outlets. The cream of the vintage crop arrives here and is carefully categorised to make rummaging less overwhelming. It has the style and finesse of the finest vintage stores but with the charity shop prices.
A pretty ancient woodland turned magical gallery – now home to a sleeping giant, a rearing horse, and a changing and charming array of grindstone carvings and sculptures.
Thanks to the careful curation of the shop, you only have to rummage for about five seconds before you stumble across something you must immediately own here – whether that be a floral two-piece or a wolf t-shirt with sequin-clad sleeves.
One of the biggest vintage shops entirely dedicated to fashion in Sheffield. It's immensely satisfying spending a good chunk of time delving into Cow’s colour-coded wares and finding the perfect, unique outfit.
One of the first – if not THE first – Sheffield shops to ride the wave of pre-loved fashion. Since the early noughties, its stock has revolved around the classics, and its commitment to timeless, iconic styles has seen it stand the test of time.
The colourful, casual young sibling to the original Oisoi restaurant. Delivering super fresh and delicious lunches inspired by Korea, South East Asia and China – fresh noodles, bibimbap, even pizza by the slice, plus bubble tea and watermelon juice.
An independent library named after a famous Sheffield teacher, specialising in literary works, children's stories and educational books of Afro-Caribbean heritage.
An art space and warehouse venue run by DJ-promoter-producer Liam O'Shea. This "rave zone, techno haven and bass temple" has hosted many famous faces since 2012, becoming one of the north's go-to places to discover the next big thing in dance music.
A former clothes shop turned bar, club, and cosy hangout in Sheffield’s Castlegate area. Club nights at Bal Fashions often last long into the next morning and have featured some of the best purveyors of underground dance music from across the world.
A multi-purpose creative space for Sheffield’s underground community, run by social enterprise RiteTrax. Events span genres, often going to the extremes of music. Their recent crowdfunder raised £6,000 to make improvements – so watch this space!
One of Sheffield’s newest venues – with a 500 capacity main room and an 80 capacity second space. It's brought to you by the teams behind DINA and Record Junkee, who say it’s been built "on the creativity, ambition and unity which define the city".
A music shop and record store near Sheffield’s Moor Market, and also home to a 150 capacity venue and bar. They’re inspired by the inclusive ethos that bred the best acts from the city’s past – from original bassline to post-punk and back again.
From sweaty gigs in their basement to club nights that take in everything from cheesy pop to classic rock, Cafe Totem is a hub of musical activity. Their busy schedule of events includes an array of emerging touring artists and homegrown talent.
This music pub and basement gig space sits just opposite the O2 Academy. It caters for karaoke, open mic nights, club nights that run until 6am and live performances specialising in the genres of punk, ska, rock, indie and everything alternative.
The back room of this flagship Thornbridge pub is an intimate setting to catch artists slightly off the beaten track. Leaning towards folk and blues acts, it plays host to a mix of established artists, emerging talent and local grassroots performers.
Formerly known as the Audacious Art Experiment, Hatch boasts one of the most eclectic schedules in the country. This intimate, DIY venue is never boring, and you’re likely to discover your new favourite genre of music here.
An important venue for Sheffield’s grassroots music scene, hosting sweaty gigs in its side room since the 70s. The pub was a notorious hangout for The Human League and Pulp – the latter's drummer Nick Banks even enjoyed a brief stint as its landlord.
With its high vaulted ceiling, large leaded windows and oak panelling, this Edwardian hall lends itself perfectly to the classical setting. Its concerts range from talented student orchestras to more experimental contemporary compositions.
Right next to the canal, the Dorothy Pax takes its name – and even salvaged part of its bar – from a historic boat. It specialises blues, with the Honey Bee Blues Club regularly putting on intimate nights in the company of the best contemporary acts.
An artist-run showcase for contemporary art in Castlegate. Fronteer offers space to display, view and buy original artwork in a welcoming environment. Look out for upcoming exhibitions.
GLOAM is an exhibition and studio space, run by a collective of six artists. Look out for exhibitions here, often shining a spotlight on emerging contemporary artists from across the north.
A calm, welcoming refuge for art and creativity on Snig Hill. Run by the folks at Yes2Ventures, who provide work and training opportunities for disadvantaged people. Also a space for local beers, food, crafts and information on welfare and wellbeing.