What It's Like To Live & Work In Sheffield
Living in Sheffield
Lying partly within the Peak District National Park and to the east of the Pennines, this is both a busy and beautiful city, ideal for a postgraduate. The city is a thriving business and metropolitan centre. Sheffield also contains the largest theatre centre in the UK outside of London, attracting a large range of shows from London’s touring to local talent. With such a large array of activity, you can never run out of things to do or see.
Transport in Sheffield
Sheffield is home to a Tram service, called the Supertram, running throughout the city, university campuses, and to the rail station.
From Sheffield Rail Station, regular services operate to London St Pancras, with a journey time of around 2 hours, as well as regular services to Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester. From the station run the services; Cross Country Trains, East Midlands Trains, First TransPennine Express, Megabus, Northern Rail, providing great National links.
Within the city is a detailed network of Bus routes, with the major services being run by First and Stagecoach.
There are a vast range of cycle routes available both within and outside the city. A full list of all available routes can be found on this website: http://www.sheffieldcycleroutes.org/
The nearest airport to the city is Doncaster Sheffield Airport, a 45 minute coach ride from Sheffield.
The closest major airport is Manchester which is a direct 1hr 15 minute train ride or 1hr 30 mins by car, which provides a large amount of international links.
Renting Prices in Sheffield
The average rent for a one bedroom property in Sheffield is £544 per calendar month (pcm).
The average rent for a room is £519 pcm, for a flat £733 pcm and for a house £812 pcm.
Nightlife in Sheffield
Sheffield is well-known for having a booming nightlife, whatever night out you’re looking for. Sheffield has everything from live music venues and theatres, to pubs, clubs and fine dining. The city centre is also particularly renowned for its vast variety of cuisines.
Notable Attractions Sheffield
Sheffield of course draws nature-lovers to the Pennines and Peak District country. The city is also home the ruins the Sheffield Manor Lodge which is well worth a visit. For theatre goers, The Crucible Theatre is a favourite with the locals and has excellent reviews. The city also has an attraction for football fans with Sheffield F.C. being the world's oldest club.
Best known for
One of Sheffield’s main employments areas is manufacturing and construction and the city itself brings over £9.2 million GVA. The UK Cities Monitor named Sheffield in the top 10 “best places to locate a business today” in 2008, and the same stands true today. The city is also home to a number of large retail centres, which bring revenue, as well as its world renowned steel forging and casting company, Forgings.