Sheffield is a fantastic city – especially if you’re a student! Here, we take a look at some of the best places which Sheffield students can enjoy. Got any suggestions?
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We take a look at a few of the things that make the steel city such a fantastic place to spend your student years!
Cutlery Works is the largest independent food hall in Northern England, covering 14,000 square feet. This style of dining is inspired by the hawker markets of South East Asia. If you want to be surprised with new options, this is perfect because of the new pop-ups always appearing. Cutlery Works is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but is open from mid-week through to Sunday.
The Lucky Fox is an American style diner specialising in fried chicken but is vegan and vegetarian-friendly too, so everyone can enjoy the experience.
Having recently closed their diner on Ecclesall Road, Division Street is the one-stop-shop for American-style BBQ and fried chicken so authentic you will feel transported across the Atlantic!
Turtle Bay is in a great location – not far from the hustle and bustle of Fargate, adjacent to Sheffield City Hall.
With 2-4-1 cocktails and spicy options available for those with a slightly more adventurous palate, you can enjoy a real taste of the Caribbean with jerk chicken, authentic dishes and rum cocktails.
The Botanist is part of Sheffield’s vibrant live music scene offering subtle live music every night with food inspired by the deli and rotisserie, as well as barbeque style cooking.
The antiquities and trinkets on the wall will allow your mind to wander making it a perfect entertaining escape.
Bungalows and Bears on Division Street is a perfect late-night setting. Every month there is a jazz event, featuring different artists with no entry fee.
Arrive early if you want a table with your friends because the jazz evenings are particularly popular. Plus, with two-for-one burgers every Tuesday, you’ll struggle to get a better value midweek treat.
A classic and a must-go-to place is the one and only West Street Live. Open from 7 pm – 4 am you can enjoy endless nights (and early mornings) listening to live music sipping on some of their quirky flavoured drinks.
From Strawberry Trifle Cocktails and Gin Jam Cocktail to the ‘world-famous’ Coco Milko (if chocolaty nostalgic goodness if your cup of tea) you are bound to find your new favourite beverage.
The Riverside is great for students, with tasty, affordable, filling food and great local beer to go with it!
It also offers home-cooked pies and more international options, with curries available every day and vegan options too. The beer garden is a perfect location to unwind with a cocktail and friends on warmer evenings, overlooking the River Don. Why not start the week with your new housemates and take part in the Monday night quiz night…? The winning team wins alcohol – it’s a no brainer!
At one end you have Division Street – at the other, Devonshire Street. Both are packed with plenty of independent shops to browse in, from House Plant Specialist Monkoo to Mooch Vintage, a handpicked vintage clothes and accessory shop for guys and dolls.
Take a stroll down the street, enjoy the shops and eateries and why not end your shopping spree with a relaxing drink at Devonshire Green!
Fargate is your go-to place to find all the high street stores you would expect to find right in the heart of the city – Topshop, River Island, H&M and many more to take your pick from!
It also hosts yearly events such as the German Christmas Market, Sheffield Food Festival and the yearly visit of the UK’s highest mobile ride attraction The Starflyer.
It’s well-documented that Sheffield is on the doorstep of the Peak District, a spectacular expanse of hills, lakes and open countryside to explore.
If you’re new to Sheffield – and even if you’re not – the Peak District is simply a must-visit, with beautiful rural towns and villages such as Castleton, Hathersage and Edale just half an hour away on the bus, or even less on the train.
Trains and buses regular head into the Peak District from Sheffield rail station and bus interchange.
At Commonside Alpacas, visitors will be treated to a personal Alpaca experience, where they can meet the animals and find out more information about the herd – you can take one for a walk and even get an Alpaca selfie!
The Farm is located just outside of Sheffield city centre near to Graves Park – head online for full details or to plan a visit.