Things to do in Sheffield

If you’re wondering what to do in Sheffield, you’ve come to the right place. Known as ‘the Steel City’ thanks to its proud industrial heritage, Sheffield is now a thoroughly modern metropolis. With a thriving culture scene, one of the largest shopping malls in the country – Meadowhall – a prime location at the edge of the Peak District National Park, the world-class FlyDSA Arena attracting some of the biggest acts on the planet, and arguably one of the UK’s best real ale scenes, this city is one of the brightest stars in the north. And with four Premier Inn hotels in Sheffield, we’re right at the heart of the action.


Sheffield is a hidden gem when it comes to sightseeing. Mixing historic buildings with modern structures, urban regeneration with tranquil city parks, Sheffield is an intoxicating city of contrasts and surprises.


Come and explore the wonderful museums charting Sheffield’s proud history as a world player in the steel trade and trace the inventions, music, politics and people that helped shape the city.


Whether you’re visiting to make the most of the Peak District’s incredible natural bounty or to explore the city’s indoor treasures, Sheffield is a true all-rounder. Find out how to get the most out of your visit.

Sheffield Arena

The FlyDSA Arena is Sheffield’s premier entertainment venue and has welcomed the world’s biggest acts onto its famous stage, from bands and singers, to comedians to family entertainment shows.


Sheffield’s ale scene is the stuff of legends. Home to a bevy of microbreweries, traditional pubs and a Real Ale Trail which snakes its way through the city, you won’t be short on places to whet your whistle.


With Meadowhall shopping centre and a huge variety of markets and independent shops on your doorstep, if you’re looking to indulge in a spot of retail therapy you’ve certainly come to the right place.

Premier Inn Video Guide to Sheffield

Places to eat

Even the pickiest palates will get their fill thanks to Sheffield’s wide variety of artisanal cafés, fresh food markets and restaurants serving cuisine from around the world. The only problem is where to eat first.


The city that gave us Pulp, Arctic Monkeys and Human League has an enviable nightlife scene. Discover where to go when the sun goes down with our guide to the best pubs, bars and clubs.


Home to the largest theatre complex outside of London, Sheffield welcomes West End musicals, operas, ballets, comedians and community theatre productions to its stages each year.


Sheffield’s music scene is an exhilarating mix of big names, emerging talent, mainstream jams and acquired tastes, played out on everything from huge arena stages to intimate club corners.


Celebrating Sheffield’s rich creative community, culture hounds will enjoy the award-winning galleries and fascinating museums tracing the city’s unique and pre-eminent past.


Sheffield is a true sporting city, with a fine collection of stadiums to boot. If you’re a fan of football, ice hockey, snooker or even greyhound racing, there are some great places to watch sport in the city.


Whether you’re dancing to your favourite bands, engrossed in a theatre show, cheering on your team from the terraces, or flying the flag at one of the city’s LGBT events, Sheffield has plenty to keep you entertained.

Getting around

Thanks to the Supertram, a bus system with over 130 routes in and around the city, a well-connected train station and an airport that sees more than a million people pass through its terminals each year, Sheffield is a major travel hub and a breeze to get around.

Our Sheffield map

Looking for a hotel in Sheffield?

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.