Happen to be in the brilliant and beautiful city of Sheffield and need some tips on how to get out of the house/hotel/off your mate’s sofa? Fear not, RGM is at your service. Here are the top five things to go out and enjoy in Sheffield…
1. Get yourself down to a gig!
Even a cursory knowledge of popular music will inform you that Sheffield is a hotbed for quality sounds. Cocker, Elliott, Oakey, Cocker (again) and Turner are just some of the legends to emerge from the Steel City forge over the years. Sheffield is buzzing with amazing venues; whether you’re seeing a big name in the legendary Leadmill, supporting an up-and-coming artist in Cafe Totem, or in the Frog and Parrot, a proper boozer, you’re sure to have a grand old time.
2. Pub crawl on Kelham Island
Hidden amongst the former factories that Sheffield was built on, there are some fantastic pubs and award-winning breweries to explore for the discerning real ale drinker. You’ll be in for an electric atmosphere and an outstanding pint without doubt. Just make sure you don’t fall in the River Don at the end of the night.
3. A night at the theatre
If you’re after something a little more classy, look no further than Sheffield’s two sister theatres, The Crucible and The Lyceum. Whatever your taste in show, there’ll be something to dazzle you. Even just taking a seat in the Crucible will be a bucket list moment for any avid sports fan.
4. Take a trip to the Peaks
Sheffield is blessed with having one of the country’s most picturesque national parks right on its doorstep. A short drive or train journey west will take you into the heart of the Peak District, where you can choose a gruelling fell run, a leisurely walk along the river, or even just a lazy lunch in a country pub, all amongst breathtaking scenery.
5. Retail therapy
It might not be the most relaxing environment, but if you have a shopping list as long as you arm and need it all under one giant roof, Meadowhall is your place. Eat, drink, see a film and shop-til-you-drop, you’re likely to get yourself lost in the best possible way. Plus, it offers a great opportunity to get on Sheffield’s famous tram, if only for the novelty factor.