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sheffield is like any city
Sheffield in General
Member Name: yorkshire-lass
Sheffield in General
Advantages: plenty of green spaces
Disadvantages: no car parking in city, roads are in a bad state
Sheffield like most cities has good and bad points.
There are good transport links to sheffield and lots of ways of getting around. The M1 offers a quick way to get to sheffield. The national express runs coaches to here and there is a large train station.
While in Sheffield there are two main bus companies first and stagecoach that run buses around the city. The day savers can be expensive though at £4 on first (not sure about stagecoach). Another option is the supertram there are three routes yellow, blue and purple. A day rider on the tram costs £3.50.
Driving round sheffield can be a nightmare. There are few parking spaces in the city and sheffield roads are famous for thier pot holes. Some roads are badly designed and one breakdown or traffic light failure can cause cauos!
Right now you are in Sheffield you will probably want to go to the toilet. Not so easy in the city centre as there are few toilets. The ones I can remember are in the millenium galleries, town hall (but these cost 20p) bottom of the moor and in the train station.
In Sheffield there is a choice of things to do. There are plenty of sport options to play and watch.
There are four cinemas including one which shows independant films, and two theaters.
The milenium galleries is a good place to kill half an hour and is free except in one room where there is usually a special exhibition which is extra. Other places to visit in sheffield is kellham island which is an industrial museum and worth a visit, and weston park museum which is free and has recently been revamped.
Parks and Gardens
The peace gardens and winter gardens in the city centre and a nice place to sit and have something to eat.
Another park near the city centre is weston park (which houses the mueum mentioned above). In this park is a boating lake, bandstand and tennis courts.
Botanical gardens is another place which people recommend to visit (I haven't been recently so can't comment personally).
Graves park and heeley have animal farms which are both free and good for younger children to visit.
Medowhall is the place to visit for shopping and houses many named shops. There is a big car park and it is straight off the M1. Buses and trams also stop here.
In the city centre fargate is the best place to shop. Here there are some more known shops such as marks and spencers, next and top shop etc. The moor is currently being redeveloped and not much is open down there at the moment.
There are plenty of the usual takeaways in Sheffield: chinese, indian, pizza and fish and chip shops.
There are also the normal fast food places: macdonalds, kfc etc.
Another option is to try a sandwhich shop there are plenty of these around to.
A few pubs do meals but I can't comment on them as I haven't eaten out in many pubs in Sheffield.
It depends what you are into as to where to go. The carling acdameny is good for live bands, leadmill is good if you don't want to dress up and flares is where to go if you want a cheesy night out.
West street is probably the most popular street for nights out drinking and there are lots of drinking bars on this street mainly aimed at the younger adults.
Ecclesall road is popular for students as this is where most of the student accomodation is based.
There are still a number of pubs around the city the main one recommended being the pub near kelham island.
Sheffield is like Marmite you either love it or hate it. It's worth a visit to find out which category you fall into .
Summary: worth a visit to find out if you like it