Discover the secrets of one of the UK’s most likeable cities – and why it might just be your ideal destination. You might be excused for thinking that we fly a little under the radar of other northern metropolises. But the city has long been quietly reinventing itself as the northern capital of cool.
From stylish venues and hip regeneration projects to its wealth of green space and sustainability credentials, Sheffield is a real crowd pleaser. Little wonder, then, that it was the only UK city in the top ten of Time Out’s latest European city breaks guide.
This is our highlights reel from the incredible Summer in the Outdoor City 2021 season, and gives you a good idea of the way nature and culture intertwines here, with people at the centre of it all.
There’s space to breathe here; a third of Sheffield lies with the celebrated Peak District (known locally as our back garden) Sixty-one per cent of the city’s entire area is green space, making us a great destination to find venues with al fresco areas or build outdoor experiences into your event – elements that are likely to remain popular with attendees.
We are Britain’s greenest destination. Sustainability is a top priority for events and Sheffield was ranked the UK’s most eco-friendly city by the nice people researching Natwest’s Green Cities Report ahead of COP26.
Sheffield is part of the UK100 Cities committed to taking climate action. We’re planting 100,000 trees over the next ten years to help achieve our vision to be a zero-carbon city by 2030.
And it’s not just our vision – rest assured that our venues have sustainability at the heart of every event.
We’re really proud of our high-quality venues and hotels which offer something a bit different to the usual suspects. They all have a distinctively Sheffield flavour especially the Winter Garden-Europe’s biggest urban glasshouse.
And did you know…. Our fashionable Kelham Island district (home to uber stylish venues) was voted the UK’s Best Neighbourhood in 2019.
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The University of Sheffield is ranked in the top 100 globally, with a cutting-edge reputation in engineering, smart materials and stem cell technology. Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre is one of the most advanced research centres for physical activity in the world.
And there’s more…
It’s difficult to split food and beer in Sheffield- they often go hand in hand. And there’s nothing like a long day at a conference to build up an appetite. Check out new openings and old favourites whether your delegation want to eat together or explore the city themselves.
The city has a super friendly reputation and an ability to make you feel like a local in no time. We’re here to find the right venues and experiences for you and your delegates. Whether you need detailed support or just a chat and some practical advice- we’re just a phone call away. There’s no catch. It’s our job to make it easier for you to bring your event to Sheffield.
We are bursting with ideas to enhance events and social programmes. From food and drink (cheese tasting, chocolate making, microbreweries and Sheffield Gin School) to outdoor activities in the peaks- or a trip to the magnificent Chatsworth House. We’ll find something to suit.
You will find some great ideas for delegates here .
“Sheffield was picked due to its array of venues all within a close proximity to one another and the amazing academics from the city’s two universities.
The Sheffield team also proposed a creative programme using their outdoor city and sustainability credentials."
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We are delighted that the following events are coming to Sheffield!
European Hair Research Society 2023
SUMO Digital Developers Conference 2023
International Stillbirth Alliance 2023
NDE In Nuclear Conference 2023
British Association of Paediatric Surgeons 2024
British Association of Knee Surgeons 2024
Kids Knee Conference 2024
International Society for Study of Celiac Disease 2024
British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes 2025