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Best things to do in Sheffield

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“Meadowhall Shopping Mall is a masive Mall where you can buy just about anything. All under one roof. There is a fantastic Food hall where you can eat all kinds of foods from Asia to the rest of the world. Watch a movie at the cinema. There is a multi screen Cinema showing all the latest block buster movies.”
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Theatre
“The Crucible Theatrewasbuilt in 1971 in the city centre of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. As well as theatrical performances, it hosts the most prestigious event in professional snooker, the World Championship.”
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Art Gallery
“A fantastic museum, art gallery and shop adjoining the magnificent Winter Gardens (giant wood-arched glasshouse). Exhibitions on the history of Sheffield, including the artist and thinker John Ruskin (who established an art and craft collection in the city) and changing exhibitions from local and international collections.”
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History Museum
“The history of Sheffield. Working exhibits and a good cafe. Kelham island also has cool bars, cafes and a brewery!”
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Indie Cinema
“Great independent local cinema showing an eclectic mix of blockbusters and low-budget films. Also has a bar and restaurant attached.”
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Theatre
“Beautiful old theatre in the heart of the city with bars and restaurants all around”
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Museum
“Fab Museum with things for all the family. Includes lots of interactive exhibitions such as building your own igloo, playing shops, dressing up and more. They also have toddler sessions on a Friday. There's a cute shop and cafe too and a large exhibition all about Sheffield. ”
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Park
“a lovely park, and I recommend a walk around Ecclesall Road and Sharrow Vale road for bars/shops”
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Premise
“Sheffield's impressive multi award-winning Winter Garden is one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years and has created a stunning green world with more than 2,500 plants from around the world. With direct access from Millennium Galleries and Millennium Square, the Winter Garden is the perfect oasis in the heart of England's fourth largest city.”
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Park
“nice place to stop and chill by the fountains and visit one of the restaurants around it, with easy access to Winter Gardens and Millenium Galleries”
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Park
“You will find woodland, water, and can take some lovely walks. There is also a cafe where you can sit with a coffee and watch the world go by ”
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Natural Feature
“It gives you stunning views, fabulous hiking and rock climbing and a taste of the Peak District magic.”
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Pub
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“Best pub in town! Requires booking if you need food. Award winning pies and astonishing vegetarian bangers and mash! As a True North pub they make the food on site and have their own very good beers. It's a lively place and rarely not packed!”
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Park
“Pride of place in Sheffield's city centre goes to this wonderfully ambitious public space with a soaring glass roof supported by graceful arches of laminated timber. ”
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Botanical Garden
“A lovely Georgian garden with restored greenhouse. interest and colour all year round.”
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Pub
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“Tiny Craft Beer Pub with limited seating. Its in Kelham Island and is a little rough and ready around the edges, and full of proper Sheffielders - although the word is out even in the New York times about this place. The craft beer is exceptional.”
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