A Sheffield institution offering tasty veggie and vegan creations, soups and other healthy dishes, all served with the ubiquitous house salad, in a very pleasant atmosphere – perfect for a spot of Saturday afternoon ...

I'm afraid that despite only working a few minutes away, I've very rarely visited the Botanical Gardens. As I was showing VTer spidermiss around Sheffield, it...

April 2015 saw the first of these monthly events - Grease was the first screening, and in May, we enjoyed our first visit to see Pulp Fiction. I purchased...

Opened in November 2013 Sheffield’s brand spanking new Moor Market is a foodie haven with over 196 stalls of artisan produce.

This horror-themed art space is part of an exciting artist development scheme within the city. Situated on the Moor in an old shop, you’ll find Theatre Delicatessen. Aside from community plays, you can often find talks and interactive exhibits taking place here. This is the place where the creatives of the city gather to share their thoughts and chit-chat. Pop in and see what’s going on – you’ll be glad you did.

When you’re up in the Norton Lees district of town, take a moment to stop off at Graves Park. There, you will find a great little farm, where you can see some exotic wildlife. From alpacas to sheep, there’s a whole lot to see at this place. If you’re feeling generous, you can feed the animals as well!

Do you fancy yourself the next Tony Hawks? You don’t have to go all that far to practice your moves. The Devonshire Green has a small skate park, which is completely free to use. All you need to bring along with you is your board and, of course, your skills.

From artisanal coffee in industrial chic settings to the kind of burritos that can resurrect…

Chatworth House is the home of Duchess Deborah....it dates back 400 years and is full of history. The photo I have took does not do the house any justice at all. You can enter the house for a fee of...

Directly west of the city centre, the Devonshire Quarter comes alive both by day and…

Sheffield's landmark art gallery home to permanent exhibitions in the Ruskin, Metalwork and Craft & Design galleries, as well as touring National exhibitions.

The exhibits at Site Gallery are constantly changing. Each month, these guys have a brand new attraction that you just have to check out. If you’re by the station, it is worth nipping into the gallery and seeing what’s going on. Often favouring experimental and contemporary art, you’ll find some of the most progressive pieces around in this tiny venue.

Sheffield:  the Steel city, the city of music; the city of your dreams.  Or, at least, a pretty great place to be a student.  Sheffield has a completely unique feel to it, with countless idiosyncrasies and plenty of stuff to do.  There are too many things you need to know before coming to Sheffield to fit into a top 10, but once you’re here, make sure you tick these off your bucket list:  

Sheffield's cultural revival is embodied in this collection of four galleries under one roof...

An old castle with the best conditioned keep in England. There is a tourist information there. You can wander around the grounds and go inside the keep. Quite interesting and will take you one-two...

The largest urban glass house in Europe One of Sheffield's most iconic buildings, the Winter Garden houses over 2000 species of plants from all around the world.

Victoria Quays are often overlooked by people in Sheffield, but they oughtn’t be. If you’re looking for a peaceful place to escape the world, you should take a walk down the waterside here. The canal itself was built between 1816 and 1819, and is a revealing piece of Sheffield’s industrial past.

Welcoming visitors as soon as they step off the train to Sheffield is the Sheffield…

This gallery has a neat and accessible display of British and European art from the 16th century to the present day; the big names represented include Turner, Sisley, Cézanne, Gaugin, Miró, Klee, Picasso and Damien H...

And finally, we are lucky enough to have one of the finest open spaces right here on our doorstep. The Peak District is a five minute train journey away, making it a fantastic way to waste a day in style. Gaze at the natural beauty of this vast, untouched area. From planned out walks to hidden rural treasures, you’re sure to discover something new every time.

The moment the weather heats up, there is only one place to be in Sheffield. The Peace Gardens are a prime spot, where you can sit and relax for an hour or so. If things get a little two hot to handle, you can even play in the fountains here. Throughout the summer, this area becomes one of the city’s hot spots for students and families alike.

From retro rarities to vintage furniture, you can find almost anything you need within the realms of the Antiques Quarter. The vendors in this area range from specialist dealers to smaller second-hand clothing shops. You can easily spend a day or so here, browsing all the wares each place has to offer. Take a walk through the eras, from the 1800s to the 1970s, and you’re sure to find a few things of interest.

The largest theatre complex outside of London, comprising three theatres- the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Crucible Studio, offering both in-house productions and touring shows.

The old County Court Hall was built in 1854 to a design by Charles Reeves.The courtroom was on the first floor and was unusual at the time of build. Inside the...

This pub, in the bus station/Transport Interchange is considered to be the oldest surviving domestic building in central Sheffield. It looks a bit out of place...

The site of Sterling works was formed following the Duke of norfolks plan for a residential area on Alsops Fields.In a plan dated 1794, the plot is recorded as...

Things to do in Shelfield

If you’re a literature-lover, the steel city is one of the best places to be. Aside from having indie poetry readings around the city, there are often book launches, signings and  readings at Waterstones in Orchard Square. Attend one of these events and you can rub shoulders with the literati and hobnob with famous authors. Check out the board outside the shop for a rundown of the latest upcoming events.

Known as the 'Palace of the Peak' the lavish home of the Devonshire family and one of Britain's grandest country houses is just a stone's throw from Sheffield.

In the Heart of the City, this square was created on the site of the old Town Hall extension - anything would have been an improvement for 'The egg - box', but this is an attractive square that links...

The Cholera Monument is a memorial in Sheffield, to the victims of a cholera epidemic of 1832. 402 victims of the disease were buried in grounds between Park Hill and Norfolk Park adjoining Clay Wood....

Local students flock to this down-to-earth Mexican canteen for its freshly prepared, great-value meals, including nachos, burritos, tacos and quesadillas with a choice of chilli-laced meat or veggie fillings, availab...

Showcasing Sheffield's industrial story from early industrialisation to modern times, with Europe's largest working 12,000hp steam engine.

Western Park is one of the most popular green spaces in the city, and you can see why. The old bandstand here often has performances that you can catch. If you’re the sporty type, though, there is nothing better than a spot of tennis. Behind the duck ponds, you will find free tennis courts that anybody can use. Of course, you need to take your own rackets and balls, but the use of the court won’t cost you a single penny!

This appealingly cramped and chaotic cafe, crammed with recycled furniture and fittings and run by a young and enthusiastic crew, serves a breakfast menu (until 11...

Wesley College, a school to educate the sons of the laity, opened in 1838 in new buildings designed by William Flockton on Glossop Road, Sheffield, England. It...

Good for… An eclectic mix of theatre and snooker. What it is... A theatre near the station and the Winter Gardens famous for hosting the annual World Snooker Championship. Why you should go… Because it puts on such a variety of theatre you’re bound to come across something you’d really like to see.  It’s also worth catching a bit of the snooker if you get the chance; you can call your Mum and tell her to watch out for you on the telly.

Good for… Cake and coffee, post-night out chats on a weekend morning, and breakfast. What it is… A little café near Abbeydale road which has a good library of books and serves really tasty cakes and breakfast.  It also hosts evening events like poetry readings and open mic nights. Why you should go… Though it’s a little off the beaten track, it’s well worth visiting a few times to see a different area of Sheffield and enjoy a slice of Guinness cake.

Whether you’re Sheffield born and bred or a newcomer to this fine city, there’s sure to be something to entice you out your house. From contemporary art to free sports, here’s our list of 21 free things to do in Sheffield.

Sheffield's prodigious industrial heritage is the subject of this excellent museum, set on a man-made island in the city's oldest industrial district...

Rain or shine, the Winter Gardens are always the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon. With tropical plants and even a (pretend) crocodile, there’s few places as lovely as this one. The large greenhouse style building offers a little oasis in the centre of the city. (Look out for the nymphs in the trees.) This venue is also the setting for the annual Snooker Championship commentary.