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Sheffield in General
Member Name: martsky
Sheffield in General
Date: 14/07/00, updated on 14/07/00 (19 review reads)
Advantages: you've got to try it to know
Disadvantages: shat on by the government, everyone mentions the full bloody monty if your from sheffield
I'm definitely biased - I was born and live all but 4 years of my life here, but I've lived in manchester, been everywhere else enough times, and sheffield rocks! The most creative city around, full stop, we produce more musicians, artists and designers than anywhere else, and the nightlife is superb, from the hands in the air partying at gatecrasher to the supercool downstairs and hard junglist vibes upstairs at NY Sushi, with a thousand other clubs and bars to suit anyones taste, and outdoor parties everywhere in the summer (none this year...!)
built on 7 hills (like Rome and Seattle) there are views and parks everywhere, and its bang in the middle of the peak district - there's more parkland in sheffields borders than any city in Europe!
The quays are nice and relaxed, its like a canalside in amsterdam, with bars and coffee shops to match (*well, almost)
For sports, its superb, so long as you don't want premiership footy, but our Ice hockey and basketball teams rule England, and the facilities are second to none.
The tram system is great (as long as you're going somewhere it goes) and the buses aren't! top taxis though, they're everywhere and very cheap.
Probably the best part is the general atmosphere. Its been called the biggest village in the world, and this is true - anyone whos been there a year probably knows everyone else through 1 or 2 people, which is pretty good for the 4th biggest city in the uk with 1/2 million people.
in summary - come and check it out. Try and pick a dry day though!
(Be careful though, most people who come up for a job or to study and never go home!)