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?
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A panorama shot of the Sheffield skyline at sunrise.

Weekend Away?

Last year, Sheffield was listed as the 2nd best City Break destination in Europe by TimeOut and more recently was named the UK Foodie Capital in a report by Accor.

That means amazing food, theatre, street art, gigs, bars, clubs and festivals can all be enjoyed, while you also hike, climb and ride through the greenest city in the UK - 1/3 of Sheffield is actually inside the Peak District National Park.

Sound like a good way to spend a few days?

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What's happening in Sheffield?

Europe's largest purpose-built food hall, Cambridge Street Collective opens in Sheffield

The newest chapter in Sheffield’s story as a thriving food destination – this venue is way more than just another food hall, complete with dedicated BBQ, sushi and counter-top dining spaces, four vibrant bars, AR Darts, children's play area and outdoor rooftop terraces, while also incorporating a cookery school and community kitchen.

Huge new water wildlife mural completed in Sheffield

Sheffield street artist Peachzz has completed a new large-scale wildlife mural on the side of  the Cubo building, overlooking Pound’s Park in Sheffield City Centre.

Kelham Island rated as one of Britain's coolest neighbourhoods (again!)

Consistently cool! Sheffield's Kelham Island district has been in the press once again, having been named amongst the coolest neighborhoods in Britain according to The Telegraph.

Sheffield's Big Events & Festivals 2024

2024 promises another huge line-up of exciting events and festivals happening across Sheffield, from large music festivals and international sporting events to food & drink celebrations, outdoor markets and lots of family fun.

Nether Edge named one of the best places to live in the UK

National newspaper, The Sunday Times, once again released their annual guide of the best places to live in the UK and Sheffield's Nether Edge was listed as one of only eight Northern residential areas to make their 2024 list.

Sheffield retains ‘real ale capital of the world’ title

Sheffield and the wider South Yorkshire region is now home to 58 breweries, more per head of population than anywhere else in the country, producing around 1,800 different beers every year.

Transforming Sheffield City Centre

Sheffield City Centre is undergoing significant change.With so much regeneration happening, it can be hard to keep up with all of the exciting developments, so here you'll find the latest news of what’s new and what's happening next.

Sheffield crowned UK Foodie Capital

Sheffield has been named as the UK Food Capital of the UK, according to a report by hospitality provider, Accor, as they reviewed the very best locations to indulge your taste buds and identified the best spots for different cuisines.

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... 


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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

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