The 5 most Instagrammable places in Sheffield
There are no other cities in the UK quite like Sheffield. Sure, there are places that have lots to do, but Sheffield has such a diverse mix of activities, from exploring the great outdoors on the edge of the city to drinking in 200 year old pubs in the heart of the city centre. You are blessed to be studying in the seven hills, right here right now. Here we take a look at 5 places that are too good to miss, and certainly too good not take a picture as you are doing it.
Sheffield is blessed to have the Peak District National Park on its doorstep. You’ll struggle to find a more scenic view than ‘The Peaks’. It’s a beautiful part of the world, never mind Sheffield.
The Peaks is indeed a place to take your parents when they visit you in Sheffield, especially with the local pubs in and around Bakewell. The Peaks is only 15 miles away from Sheffield. It’s less than 30 minutes by train. The breath-taking views will help to get rid of the Saturday night hangover in no time.
The Winter Garden is basically an overly elaborate greenhouse. One we love as part of the Sheffield landscape. It’s one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years. It’s also the largest urban glasshouse anywhere in Europe.
You may have seen it on the TV before as it is always used as a backdrop for the World Snooker Championship. If you’re not into Snooker (as many of us aren’t!), you should still go. The Winter Gardens is a beautiful part of the city that contrasts perfectly with the surrounding buildings on Surrey Street. The peaceful space (not to be mistaken with the Peace Garden) is also connected to our next location so you can get twice the images for one visit!
The Millennium Gallery is always a cool place to visit with new and more established exhibitions. The gallery is on Arundel Gate right opposite the Sheffield Hallam City Campus. It would be almost impossible to have not seen the building if you’ve ever been to the city campus, but many people would have never actually gone in! The all-day-cafe inside the gallery is called Ambulo, which is also worth a visit. Matt Helders from the Arctic Monkeys was part of the team to launch this concept cafe. There is also a 2nd cafe in Weston Park. Very trendy interiors for any brunch type images!
National Videogame Museum
Sheffield’s Castle Market areas has undergone a significant transformation over the last ten years. In what used to be the old Co-op building, now resides the National Videogame Museum. A bit of a change we know!
Here you can explore nearly a hundred different games, including some classics you grew up with and some you may have missed. The museum is more than just gaming as it offers some of the hardware from many of our childhoods. This is undoubtedly a place for those who like nostalgia.
The National Videogame Museum isn’t an arcade where you need to bring lots of change in your pocket. You pay once and can play all day. We think this is still a bit of a hidden gem to Sheffield.
Sheffield Street Art
Sheffield is a home for creative people and that’s clear to see as you walk around the city. The street art of Sheffield is everywhere. You’ve probably only seen just a small part of it. If you go off the beaten track, you may find street art that others haven’t yet shared!
Visit the Street Art Sheffield website below to have a look at hundreds of different pieces of art and the streets to find them on. The sheer number of pins will keep you busy for at least the entirety of your course!