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Be in.. Sheffield

7th August 2017

Known as ‘The Steel City’ Sheffield was famous for its industry, however as a growing cultural, modern cityscape arises what is there to discover in Sheffield?

Hometown to the notorious Artic Monkeys, Sheffield is a musicians dream. Home to Tramlines festival, Sheffield annually brings iconic headliners and new talent to local parks, with thousands of music lovers flooding to the streets to enjoy it. The Grapes is a traditional pub which has hosted legendary musicians, is still an essential address for up and coming acts and still host live music six nights a week.

If you’re a foodie, Sheffield is a must visit for independent cafes and restaurants. For an expensive, luxury meal check out Rafters – top rated on Trip Advisor and in the Michelin Restaurant Guide, this place won’t disappoint. If you fancy something a bit different why not try BurgerLolz? It is a 100% Vegan café. Serving items such as pulled pork hot dogs to mac and cheese burgers, it is junk food heaven! If you’re bored of your usual sandwiches at your desk at work, why not pop down to Union Street? It is a working space in the centre of the city designed for freelancers to come together. From daily rotations of pop-up cafes offering a variety of foods from around the world at affordable prices, there will always be something to take your fancy!

The city centre is a great location for shopping, with high street brand names on every pavement. However, for a day out shopping, Meadowhall is just a 10 minute tram ride away and has over 230 stores covering 1.4 million sq ft of floor space – this also includes 50 places to eat and drink! You’d definitely need more than one-day trip to experience all of that.

A must see in the city is the stunning Botanical Gardens, created in 1839, they are a spectacle to see. Here, they hold an annual Music in the Gardens event and Art in the Gardens exhibition and many others throughout the year. A spectacular building is the Abbeydale Picture House, it was a luxury cinema in 1920 with gold decorations and mosaics, nowadays there has been occasional screenings here over the past few years and also holds car-boots and vintage markets!

Devonshire Quarter is an area in the city centre which boasts book shops, vintage stores and burger bars all in an independently-minded area of the city. A hot spot for trendy shops, and quirky bars, this characterful area also holds a spacious greenery area at the heart of it – perfect for relaxing with family or friends!

Average house prices are £187,000 according to Zoopla. The majority of Sheffield’s homes are Semi-Detached or terraced, perfect for young families or couples. On the outskirts, Sheffield Housing Company has partnered with contractors to build low-cost homes. Semidetached houses are selling from £99,995 for two bedroom and £152,000 for a three-bed.

If this area appeals to you, then why not get in touch with Belvoir Sheffield today and see what they have to offer!

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