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Guide to Sheffield for Students


If you’ve already found your student accommodation in Sheffield, you might be interested in what Sheffield has to offer in terms of culture, entertainment, dining out and shopping. Sheffield has gone through many changes throughout the last few centuries. During the industrial revolution, the city became renowned across the world for its steel production, earning the nickname ‘Steel City’. Now, after manufacturing in the UK has died away, the city has undergone extensive redevelopment to become a cultural and environmental hotspot. Here is a guide to the city for students staying in student accommodation for University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

Sheffield has a great amount of entertainment available for students, with amazing music, theatre and comedy venues. For music, there is the O2 Academy Sheffield, the Don Valley Stadium and the amazing Tramline’s Music Festival, which takes place across the city centre and is really cheap compared to other festivals. The Grim Up North Comedy Sheffield Comedy Festival is also well worth a visit. If you are in the mood for some culture, the city has various museums and exhibits dedicated to the areas great industrial heritage.

As a student in Sheffield, you will most likely be interested in the nightlife, and luckily, there is a huge amount of clubs, bars and pubs open every night of the week. The Leadmilll is one of Sheffield’s oldest clubs and has some great themed nights if you enjoy some kitsch fun, such as GAGA, a night that features a playlist of cheesy pop hits. Corporation is the best destination for anyone seeking an alternative night out, with raucous pop punk, metal and rock tunes being pumped out to the early morning. If you like something a bit more exclusive, The Viper Rooms has champagne and the best chart songs in abundance. Most of the nightlife is located in the city centre of Sheffield, Just a short walk from Study Inn’s Sheffield student accommodation.

When staying at student accommodation for either the University of Sheffield or Sheffield Hallam, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a several different shopping areas, catering to every preference possible. There are the standard high street shops in Fargate, right in the centre, or alternatively there is Meadowhall which is just a short journey from the centre, which is one of Europe’s biggest shopping malls. If you are looking for a more unique shopping experience, then the Devonshire Quarter has a range of independent shops, selling everything from vintage clothing, unusual gifts and high end fashion.

Much like other big cities in England, Sheffield has a myriad of different restaurants to satisfy all tastes and budgets. As a student, Michelin starred chefs might be a bit of your price range, but the city also has a plethora of budget dining options that don’t sacrifice on quality. If you want the true British experience, there are hundreds of pubs scattered around the country side which are perfect for a quick bite to eat.

For easy access to all the best places in Sheffield, choose Study Inn, the best student accommodation provider in Sheffield. Located in the city centre, our halls are within easy reach of all university campuses and a plethora of things to do.

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