Make yourself at home in our Outdoor City

Welcome to Sheffield - we'd love to show you around!

Inventive, inclusive, unexpected...

This is who we are. This city – and the people who make it. People who are both down-to-earth and restless. Every day, defining a place that never fails to raise an eyebrow.

A city of makers, past and future. This spirit fuels the collaborative, creative culture that’s unique to Sheffield.

It powers two world-leading universities, a thriving independent scene, the sense of community, the sense of adventure, the famously friendly welcome.

And the Peak District National Park is our backyard. Look around – Sheffield is yours to explore.

Fancy a visit?
A woman in a headscarf is sat outside a shop holding a cup of coffee. She is smiling at the camera.
A panorama shot of the Sheffield skyline at sunrise.
A woman and a man are sat on the grass, with a dog, on Devonshire Green at the Cliffhanger event.

Complementary contrasts

Now, more than ever, where you work doesn't determine where you live.

If you're looking for a big city packed full of culture and places to eat and drink, but love the thought of vast green spaces and more outdoor activities than you could think possible, then Sheffield might just be the place for you.

Add our famously friendly welcome and collaborative communities and you'll be bowled over.

Living in Sheffield

What's happening?

Sheffield's Big Events & Festivals 2023

There's another huge line-up of exciting events happening across Sheffield throughout 2023. From food festivals, outdoor markets and family fun to Coronation celebrations, music festivals and some rather large homecoming shows- there's something for everyone!

The Sunday Times names Kelham Island one of the best places to live in the UK

Having been named one of the 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world by TimeOut last year, Sheffield's Kelham Island continues to attract more positive press, as The Sunday Times has now named it one of their Best Places to Live in the UK in their 2023 guide.

Plans revealed for over £200m of investment in Sheffield's Olympic Legacy site

Major new health care, regeneration and sporting projects totalling more than £200m – including a National Centre for Child Health Technology and ground-breaking diagnostic imagery research hub – are set to place Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park at the heart of the nation’s future health.

The Buzz for Sheffield's Food Scene

Is Sheffield the UK’s most exciting food city? Quite possibly, as an increasing number of the city’s restaurants and bars have been popping up in national listings and awards. Here we take a look at those attracting the attention...

A monumental year for Sheffield Music

2023 is set to be a landmark year in the city’s music history, as some of Sheffield’s best-known exports return to play historic headlining shows. Meanwhile a Sheffield-made musical has just won two Oliver awards and Sheffield's DIY music scene is also making waves in national press...

Sheffield ranked as No.1 City in the UK to start a business

An annual ranking of the Top 25 Cities in the UK (outside of London) for starting a business, the Startups Cities Index is the most exhaustive research project of its kind. Sheffield was revealed as the ultimate winner, thanks to the city’s strong performance across business support, talent attraction, low cost of living, large working population and fantastic transport links.

Look Up!

Sheffield's new Augmented Reality Art Trail is turning rooftops of some of the city's most iconic buildings into a gallery like no other. 

Simply download the app (available for IOS and Android) and head out to one of four locations where you'll find a Look Up portal, scan the QR code and then wait for the magic to happen. What will you see?
We don't want to ruin the surprise... 


More info
Hand with mobile phone held up in front of The Diamond Building, Sheffield, showing  Look Up AR art

What can we help you with?

Support for your business?

Are you a Sheffield business looking for advice and support? Whether you're just starting up, hoping to expand, wanting to network or looking to upskill with some free training and workshops, Business Sheffield can help with all of that...

Business Sheffield

Organising a conference?

Conference Sheffield are here to help with all your event planning needs. There's nothing they love more, than finding venues, experiences and experts which will really make your event stand out and wow your delegates. They can help with all the practical stuff too, like accommodation and travel.

Conference Sheffield

Figuring out where to go to university?

Sheffield has over 60,000 students across two world-leading Universities, and Marketing Sheffield works with both of them to make sure the city is internationally recognised as a fantastic place to live and study, because it really is. Take a peek at what's on offer...

The University City

Coming for the weekend?

We've put together 11 recommendations for somewhere to have a drink, some great food, and stay for the night - so that you know however long you stay you've got one night sorted, and can just explore for the rest.

11 suggestions
Two women taking a selfie in front of a statue of a bear that has been decorated by Sheffield artist Tom J Newell. The bear is one of The Bears of Sheffield which was a large public sculpture trail that span the city of Sheffield throughout the summer of 2021.

Could this be the next place for your business?

Home to McLaren, Boeing & Rolls Royce

A cluster of global manufacturing companies are working in tandem with Sheffield's world-leading Universities, landowners and local authorities to create the UK’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District- a nucleus of ingenuity, research and technology, designed for collaboration and rapid commercialisation.

Making waves

Incubation & Acceleration

Sheffield is the Best City in the UK to start a business according to, which noted us for our low cost of living, large working population and fantastic transport links.

Our first-class business support, talent attraction and collaborative culture play a massive part too. 

Growing the future

Health & Wellbeing

Facilities, access to complementary sectors, and inventive people who are experts in their field, make Sheffield one of the best places in the world for this thriving sector right now. Sheffield's Olympic Legacy Park is at the forefront, creating a innovative ecosystem where knowledge bases, research centres and industry can all come together to help transform lives.

Making things better