Not a librarianship post, but this may be of use to upcoming Sheffield library-schoolers.
My housemates and I have started to compile a bucket list of things to do in Sheffield, so thought I’d share, in no particular order, a few of my favourite places in Sheffield.
The Winter Garden
The Winter Garden is a beautiful and impressive building. It’s a lovely place to stroll through when you’re in town, or to cower in to avoid the rain!
This lovely indoor botanic garden is in the centre of the city, and also has access to the Millennuim Gallery (and a Fancie cupcake stall; see below!).
There are three Fancie shops in Sheffield (and I noticed the cafe in the Students’ union has started selling them too). I usually visit the one on Sharrow Vale road, but the one in Meadowhall shopping centre is very convenient too!
These beautiful cupcakes are so delicious, but be prepared; you may feel a little sick after finishing a whole one!
Revolucion de Cuba
If you like cocktails and you like tea (I’m assuming you’re probably a librarian, so let’s say you do), this is the place for you! Prohibition style cocktails served in teapots – what fun!
This bar is also well located, as it’s close to uni and just off West Street, probably the centre for student night life.
The Peak District
Sheffield is so well located for getting to the beautiful Peak District. Buses and train go regularly, so it’s easy to explore and enjoy the wonderful scenery.
This photo was taken when my housemates and I visited Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton at Christmas, for carol singing in the caves. Buxton’s also lovely – and on a very bouncy bus ride from Sheffield!
Climbing is huge in Sheffield, I suspect because of its proximity to the Peaks.
One of my housemates went indoor climbing regularly, so I recently had a go to cross it off the list!
It was a lot of fun, and I’d definitely go again if I get the chance. There are climbing societies at the university, so that’d be a great way to get involved or to try for the first time, which I highly recommend.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
The Gardens are close to the student villages, so are easy walking distance and a great place to go when you have visitors (or build snowmen in the winter!).
Feel free to comment with your favourite places in Sheffield if you’ve visited before, or ask any questions about it if you’re thinking of coming here to study.