"Sheffield is a great place for film lovers. Personally, my favourite cinema is the Showroom, which hosts a wide range of international films and has its own café and bar. The Light cinema is also a great venue – just make sure you don’t nod off in your reclining seat!
I recently discovered Kelham Island Books and Music, which sells a variety of new and used books and records, gifts and prints at very reasonable prices. Good for the soul but possibly not for my wallet! While you’re in the area, check out Kelham Island’s pubs and eateries or head just up the road to the Shakespeare, a small pub with a wide range of ales.
The Blue Moon Café (vegetarian/vegan, next to the cathedral) is a lovely little place to eat. If you’re dining with a larger group, head for one of the restaurants on Leopold Square, just around the corner from Cutler’s Hall."
"I’ve been living in Sheffield for 15 years and I’m still discovering little gems. Recent finds for eating include The Church in Kelham Island and The Great Gatsby on Division Street, both of which serve tasty veggie/vegan dishes.
To find out what the in-the-know locals recommend, I often use www.ourfaveplaces.co.uk, which has the lowdown on where to go and what’s on in the city.
I make most of my discoveries while jogging around the city. Centrally, there is Weston Park (and its eponymous museum) but it’s well worth taking a short bus ride to visit the Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe Park to the south of the city.”
"I spent 8 very happy years in Sheffield in the late 80s-early 90s and the city still feels very much like home (even though it has now changed beyond recognition). All those fountains! Outside of the city centre but still in walking distance, Ecclesall Road is probably my favourite, with its eclectic choice of shops and restaurants, very close to the botanical gardens. As a student and then a young professional, I spent a lot of time in The Fat Cat, The Frog & Parrot and the now iconic Leadmill of course, where I am still drawn now and again for gigs and drinks with friends."