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Not so good really.
Sheffield in General
Member Name: retroqueen1
Sheffield in General
Date: 14/09/08, updated on 14/09/08 (41 review reads)
Advantages: Good museum.
Disadvantages: Dull and shabby.
MY REVIEW IS ABOUT SHOPPING IN SHEFFIELD CITY CENTRE.
I visited Sheffield and to be totally honest didn't really like it. I had always thought that it would be a pretty large city with a range of great shops.
My aim of the visit was to go to Sheffields museum to see the Vivienne Westwood exhabition. After getting off the coach my first impression was that it looked a clean city, pretty modern with loads of water features! We visited the museum and it was really good. It was clean and interesting and well kept. I would recommend it to anyone.
Afterwards we went to look around the town for a bite to eat. Walking into the town we were impressed it looked very nice and modern. But the closer we got to the shops the more derilict it looked. To be fair the way we were heading was being re-developed but even the shops such as Woolworths and Debenhams were all old and shabby. The shops didn't look well looked after and cared about. We found some dinner- a jacket potato from a lovely little stand. It only cost £2.40 and was huge!
We did have a look in the Woolworths cafe and the food didn't look to good... all they had was a shriveled up breakfast. Nothing else that was on the menu just the breakfast. I am a vegetarian so this didn't appeal to me.
It was getting near the end of the day when we found the more decent shops down the other end of the town. The Primark, Lush, New Look and so on. But we got there at about half four and they were all closed! I know shops shut early on a Sunday but I live in Leeds and they don't close until about 5. We did get a look in John Lewis' which we wanted to as we don't currently have one in Leeds so that was nice.
I do have to admit that I think that since Meadowhall opened it has took away a lot of the citys trade. A lot of the shops looked like they hadn't been open in years.
Personally I wouldn't visit again.
Plus points : Nice train station, good museum and a great department store called Atkinsons where they have a Muffin the Mule ride that only costs 2p!!!!!
Summary: Not as good as I expected