About the area:
Sheffield is England's fourth largest city, with the wealth of faciliteis you would expect to find in a major city - yet it's compact, friendly and accessible.
Sheffield's club life is legendary. Its reputation as a live music venue, attracting the best new indie bands, and the biggest international acts, is well documented. While the list of new bars and restaurants is constantly expanding, a rich tradition of great pubs survives.
Sheffield boasts two award winning theatres, art galleries and the largest independent cinema outside London. The city offers an outstanding programme of exhibitions whilst industrial heritage sites provide reminders of the city's famous past.
In the centre of the greenest city in the UK, investment in innovation continues, with developmesnt like the Winter Garden creating exciting new kinds of public space. Sheffield is fortunate to have Meadowhall, one of Europes's largest shopping mall with over 270 stores as well as city centre shopping that offers high-street brand names, independent shops and boutiques.
Designated the first National City of Sport, Sheffield regularly hosts international events and offers world-class sporting facilities. The Peak District National Park, one of the most spectacular areas of natual beauty in the country, boarders Sheffield and is only minutes away by car or bus; the perfect playground for walkers, mountain-bkers, climbers and anyone who loves the outdoors.