For a city famously born from steel, there are few untouched metal works remaining. Portland Works, close to the city centre, provides a fantastic glimpse of how things used to be. Still inhabited by workshops and craft people, it is currently trying to rescue itself from developers - a great and admirable fight. Portland Works was the birthplace of stainless steel, so it's place in Sheffield's history is cemented.
London Road is home to probably the most diverse range of eateries in the city. Along it you will find pretty much everything from Chinese to Indian to Thai to Italian to Vietnamese to Japanese and to Turkish and a few more I'm sure. Take a wander up and choose one that takes your fancy. Zeugma (Turkish) and Royal Orchid (Thai) are my two favourites at present. Prices are generally budget friendly. Afterward, drop in to The Cremorne pub for a nightcap.
London Road, from the city centre to Woodhead Road. Bookended by Baan Thai at the bottom and Wasabisabi at the top.
185 London Road, Sheffield S2 4LH
+44(0)114 250 9974
Google map: bit.ly/p88rhq
Sheffield has a reputation for being the beer capital of England, so it's only right that you indulge in exploring it's offerings. The ale trail is a loose collection of pubs centred on the Kelham Island area of the city, a short walk from the city centre. Working your way out from the city centre, kick off at The Shakespeare on Gibraltar Street, then wind your way on to The Ship, the award-winning Fat Cat, the award-winning Kelham Island Tavern, The Riverside, The Gardeners Rest (tap pub for the Sheffield Brewery Company), Hillsborough Hotel (with on-site Crown Brewery), and a little further out, The New Barrack Tavern. Don't worry, you can jump on the tram back in to the city centre...or retrace your wobbly steps.
The Shakespeare: 146-148, Gibraltar Street, S3 8UB; Google map: bit.ly/opIVTY
The Ship, 312 Shalesmoor, S3 8UL, +44(0)114 281 2204; Google map: bit.ly/qzGEio
The Fat Cat: 23 Alma Street, S3 8SA, +44(0)114 249 4801; Google map: bit.ly/orm3ue
Kelham Island Tavern: 62 Russell Street, S3 8RW, +44(0)114 272 2482; Google map: bit.ly/n31uiv
The Riverside: 1 Mowbray Street, S3 8EN, +44(0)114 281 3621; Google map: bit.ly/qR9w2D
The Gardeners Rest: 105 Neepsend Lane, S3 8AT, +44(0)114 272 4978; Google map: bit.ly/p993qF
The Hillsborough Hotel, 54-58 Langsett Road, S6 2UB, 0114 232 2100; Google map: bit.ly/n4TGPk
The New Barrack Tavern: 601 Penistone Road, S6 2GA, +44(0)114 234 9148; Google map: bit.ly/rfHATF
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