What do Jarvis Cocker, snooker and cutlery have in common? The South Yorkshire university city of Sheffield. Back in the day, Sheffield was a major player in the Industrial Revolution and coal mining industry. These days, “Steel City” is less grey and more green – in fact, 61% of Sheffield is now green space. So if you’re after a breath of fresh air alongside urban mod cons, our Sheffield hotels are the place to go.
Hotels in Sheffield
Sheffield City Centre (Angel Street)
Sheffield City Centre (St Mary's Gate)
What to do in Sheffield
Sheffield’s theatre scene is highly regarded by those in the know. The Crucible (which you might know as home of the Snooker World Championships), The Lyceum and The Studio regularly give London productions a run for their money.
National Emergency Services Museum
At the National Emergency Services Museum, you’ll learn all about the specialist techniques and histories of the fire, police and ambulance services. And you’ll get to ride in a fire engine. Nee-naw, nee-naw, nee-naw.
Sheffield Winter Garden
An oasis in the heart of the city, Sheffield Winter Garden is basically a giant - and very impressive - greenhouse. It features over 2500 plants from all over the world, the Bessemer Gallery and a lovely little cafe.
The Millennium Gallery
Check out Sheffield’s Metalwork Collection at The Millennium Gallery. As well as showcasing objects that helped place Steel City on the map, it hosts high-profile temporary exhibitions and is a hub of local craft, art and design.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Relieve the Industrial Revolution at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, an eighteenth-century water-powered, agricultural tools manufacturer. Complete with workers’ cottages and original machinery, it offers an interactive insight into Sheffield’s rich industrial past.
Shopping in Sheffield
For a stylish and unique shopping experience that’s ideal for weekend breaks in Sheffield, it has to be the Devonshire Quarter with its independent boutiques and design shops.
Retro, vintage, salvaged, reclaimed and rare - Sheffield’s Antiques Quarter is a treasure trove of second-hand surprises and delights.
The Famous Sheffield Shop
This Ecclesall Road institution is ‘made in Sheffield’ at its best. Shop for fine cutlery, tankards, frames and more, safe in the knowledge you’re supporting local expertise.
Working in Sheffield
Sheffield has long been one of Yorkshire's most economically successful towns. Once the epicentre of the steel industry, its creative and digital industries are now making a name for themselves. Our Sheffield business hotels are a great place to stay if you’re visiting the city for work. They’re easily accessible from train stations, Doncaster Sheffield airport and local motorways.