Sheffield, the Home to the Full Monty

By: Krissy Haze
Sheffield is the 4th largest city in britain and has a population of 525 800. these days, the city has a prosperous economy and relatively low cost of living, so you will be able to live life to the full here.

Sheffield has lots of culture and entertainment, including fabulous theatres, museums and art galleries. it's england's greenest city, with fifty parks. Crime statistics also show that its one of england's safest cities.

Sheffield is located near Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and the Peak District.

The Sheffield area has been there sinceat least the last ice age. however, it was throughout the 18th century with the arrival of the steelworks, that the city really grew. Indeed, the town was named as a borough in 1843 & given city status in 1893.

In the early seventies, plenty of the city's steelworks were closed thanks to international competition. although this caused massive unemployment, Sheffield was later regenerated & it's now a bustling, modern city that is well known for its music, fantastic music & gorgeous greenery.

There are lots of things to do in Sheffield, including some fantastic museums & art galleries. One of the finest is the Millennium Galleries, which is close to the train station. These art galleries have permanent collections based around the themes of art, nature & people. in addition to these, there are touring exhibitions including a recent Vivienne Westwood retrospective.

On the other hand, you might want to visit the Graves Gallery or Bishop's House.

Sheffield has plenty to offer shopping lovers. the city has meadowhall, which is a enormous shopping mall with over 240 stores. The shopping mall was opened in 1990 and was one of the very first out of town malls in england.

However, Sheffield city centre boasts some fabulous stores, too. in actual fact, you will find everything there, from high street stores like make over, to kooky independent stores.

Sheffield is well known for its nightlife, especially its clubs. in actual fact, the super night club Gatecrasher began here. However, it has nightclubs that cater to other styles of music too, which include many metal clubs.

In addition to fantastic nightclubs, Sheffield also has a handful of fantastic cocktail bars and wonderful live music venues, which means that it can cater to every taste.

Thanks for perusing our sheffield guide. If you require any more info or advice, please get in touch your regional sightseer information office.
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