Make yourself at home

Welcome to Sheffield: The Outdoor City - 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?

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 you might just have met your match.

Add our famously friendly welcome and collaborative communities and you'll be bowled over.

Living in Sheffield

A window to our world

The Outdoor City

The UK's greenest city, where nature and culture intertwine. The historic Peak District National Park and and spiritual home of the country's climbing scene, with downhill mountain biking, road cycling and a hive of activity for kayakers, cavers, walkers and runners of all ability.

Street art

There are a number of street artists who live in Sheffield and make our walls into something beautiful for the city to be proud of. Their variety of styles can be seen here, as well as all over the world - and we have plenty of guest murals painted by artists who have visited Sheffield to create their own mark too.

Headline Events

Some of Sheffield's biggest annual events and festivals are internationally renowned within their own right, attracting audiences from across the globe to the city.

Kelham Island

Kelham Island was named as one of the world's 51 coolest neighbourhoods in 2022 by Time Out. Once the beating heart of industry, Kelham Island is one of Sheffield’s oldest manufacturing sites, except nowadays these buildings house everything from indie shopping arcades to microbreweries and galleries.

What can we help you with?

Business help and support

Are you a local business looking for advice and support? Or perhaps to join some networking events and workshops? Business Sheffield can help with all of that, just head on over to their area of this site.

Business Sheffield

Organising a conference or event

Conference Sheffield are here to help plan, book, organise travel and accommodation as well as give advice and recommendations on venues if you aren't familiar with the city. Basically they want your event to be a success, as that's a good thing for Sheffield.

Conference Sheffield

Figuring out where to go to Uni

We know we have often been overlooked, but more recently it's rare we get forgotten. Sheffield has over 60,000 students across two world-leading Universities, and we work with both of them to make sure we are collectively recognised the world over. So if you don't know us (it's OK, we're not offended), then take a peek at what we 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

Could this be the next place for your business?

Home to McLaren, Boeing and Rolls Royce

Our advanced manufacturing capabilities, in tandem with the research from our world leading universities, are unparalleled.

Making waves

Incubation and acceleration

We've just been named the best city in the UK to start a business. See how our facilities, culture and talent attraction plays a role in that.

Growing the future

Health & wellbeing

Our facilities, access to other complementary sectors, and inventive people who are experts in their field make Sheffield one of the best places in the world for this sector right now.

Making things better

A Brewing capital of the world

A report by the the University of Sheffield in 2016 named us the Real Ale Capital of the World - leading the charge in the upsurge of independent brewing in the UK. We're proud of our pubs, and pleased to see new breweries are popping up all the time. Whether you favour a hoppy pale, a sour or a milk stout, we're sure you'll find something to your taste. 

16 places for craft beer fans

Sheffield socials