Sheffield city life
With over 250 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city, Sheffield is truly one of the greenest cities in Europe, offering you many places to relax. Sheffield offers also many leisure activities to art and music lovers, as well as to sport fans.
Notable attractions in Sheffield are:
- Sheffield City Hall
- Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
- Weston Park Museum
- Millennium Galleries
- Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet – an Ancient Monument
- Sheffield Botanical Gardens
- The Peace Gardens
- The National Centre for Popular Music
Sheffield is home to the world's oldest football club, so you can watch matches of the local team. Other sport events you can attend involve cricket, rugby, hockey or golf.
Enjoy a concert in one of the many live music venues, listen to classical music at the Sheffield Symphony Orchestra, or see a play at the famous Lyceum Theatre and the Crucible Theatre.
You have a large number of pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants to choose from when you go out at night and savour the typical British dishes and socialise with the locals.
Sheffield hosts a number of festivals, among them, the Grin Up North Sheffield Comedy Festival, the Sensoria Music and Film Festival and the Tramlines Festival.
If you are curious to see more cosmopolitan cities, you can always take trips to London, around two hours away, or to Manchester, only one hour away by train.
International atmosphere in Sheffield
Around 10 % of the total population of Sheffield is born overseas; ethnic population belongs to Irish, Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese), African and Arab people.
Since Sheffield was declared among the top ten best cities to locate a business in UK, several international business people have invested here and specifically companies involved in software consultancy services have located or set offices in the city.
Sheffield has four distinct seasons, with moderate cold winters and warm summers. The average minimum temperature in January and February is 2 °C (35 °F), although the lowest temperatures recorded in these months can go down to -10 (14°F). Average high temperatures in July, the hottest month are around 21 °C (70 °F). In terms of precipitations, December is the wettest month, while July is the driest.