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?

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'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.

Festival of the Outdoors

Kicking off the outdoor season with a bang! Each March, Festival of the Outdoors offers a full month of events and activities celebrating the Sheffield's great outdoors and its communities. With a really wide variety of events there's something for everyone!

Game On with these great bars in Sheffield

If you're looking for a fun night out with friends, Sheffield has a great variety of activity bars to keep you thoroughly entertained. From seriously crazy indoor golf, to shuffle board, bowling and board games- you will definitely not be bored! 

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