Sheffield makes a great love affair! 

You don't have to wait until Valentine's Day to start a love affair with Sheffield.  Whether you visit for a weekend break or a special event, you're sure to fall in love with everything you see, the people you meet and the sounds, smells and atmosphere of Sheffield.   Scroll through our Welcome to Sheffield site and find everything you need to start a love affair that will last a lifetime.  

For lovers of the outdoors:  the natural beauty of The Outdoor City begins to raise its pretty head in Sheffield's Botanical Gardens, with the Festival of the Outdoors in March bringing adventure films, climbing competitions and the Magnificent Seven road cycling challenge, where riders face seven of Sheffield's toughest hills. 

For lovers of art:  warm yourselves with Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry's large scale tapestry Comfort Blanket, or pore over 400 years of European art in the Graves Gallery. 

For lovers of music:  check out the gig-guide of Sheffield's famous music venue and club, The Leadmill, or lose yourself in the resonating sounds of Music in the Round in the Crucible Studio Theatre. 

For lovers of exploring:  Kelham Island bears witness to being one of Sheffield's oldest manufacturing sites, with Europe's largest steam engine incumbent in Kelham Island Museum.  What's more, the neighbouring cutlery and steel works buildings have been repurposed and filled with indie shopping arcades, restaurants and micro-breweries.  

For lovers of good food:  Osborn Works, home to Church, Temple of Fun, and designed by famed Victorian architect, William John Hale, is the place to worship plant-based foods, thanks to the completely vegan menu of Make No Bones.   Close by you'll also discover Krynkl - built from shipping containers - where Joro, with its BibGourmand and three AA Rosettes, specialises in small plates and tasting menus. 

Start your love affair with Sheffield right now!