Recent research we conducted found that guests who travel for business only get 36 minutes’ free time to explore a city they are visiting for work, despite over 90% saying they wished they knew more about the cities they visit!
Our hotel teams are experts when it comes to their cities and love to give our guests insider tips on their city’s hidden gems and the best things to see & do. So in response to this research, we asked our Sheffield team to create a short video on how to see the best of their city in just 36 minutes on foot or just a short car ride from the hotel!
Their top tips are:
The Gift: Visit Chapel Walk for a great selection of shops (5min taxi, 10min walk)
The Cafe: Sample the best of British at Marmadukes cafe (5min taxi, 8min walk)The View: For a view with a difference, pay a visit to the unique Winter Garden. Enjoy a stunning green world in the heart of the city, home to more than 2,000 plants from all around the world andthe largest urban glasshouse in Europe. (6min taxi, 7min walk)
The Stroll: The Millennium Gallery is the perfect spot to take a stroll and experience the wide range of exhibitions (5min walk)
The Building: The world famous Crucible Theatre. Host to the most prestigious event in professional snooker, the World Championship as well as a variety of shows and theatrical performances. View its impressive multicoloured signage and enjoy the bars in the surrounding areas. (5min taxi, 9min walk)
Best Bar: Enjoy a great atmosphere and choose from a variety of dishes and stylish cocktails at the Browns Bar & Brasserie located right around the corner from Jurys Inn Sheffield.
Best Restaurant: The Milestone restaurant prides itself with being labelled as Sheffield's first true gastro pub and sources all its produce from local suppliers in addition to making their own bread and pasta.
Best Shopping: Collard Manson Boutique (125 Devonshire Street, Sheffield) has a range of innovative and unusual clothes, accessories and jewellery from the best designers around.
Best Sight: Sheffield Botanical Gardens offer visitors some respite from the city's hectic nature.
Situated on the border of the beautiful Peak District, Sheffield is a fantastic city with an abundance of art and culture awaiting your discovery. Overflowing with theatres, galleries, museums, and beautiful gardens, this city offers the perfect weekend getaway for the culture vultures or family explorers. Peruse below for Sheffield’s top attractions.
Sheffield is bursting with theatres and entertainment venues offering visitors a plethora of shows, concerts, comedy stand up and more. Sheffield Theatres offers three main theatres: the famous ‘Crucible Theatre’, the ‘Lyceum’, and the ‘Studio’, all providing different types of productions from in-house to touring shows. Take a look at ‘What’s on’ to see upcoming shows.
The Crucible and Lyceum theatres (situated close to each other) are a nine-minute walk from our Sheffield hotel - The ‘Studio’ is located within the Crucible.
Motorpoint Arena offers a range of shows, concerts, competitions, motorcycle trials and more! This venue has it all from live TV shows to popular music concerts - explore upcoming events to plan your visit to Sheffield.
Located a little outside the city centre, Motorpoint Arena is a 14-minute drive or a short tram ride from Jurys Inn Sheffield.
Sheffield City Hall is not only a beautiful building but a fantastic arts and entertainment venue that plays host to a range of famous names.
Just a seven-minute walk from our hotel, Sheffield City Hall is the perfect venue to enjoy the arts during your stay - peruse upcoming events to plan your visit.
The O2 Academy Sheffield is bursting with music events for you to enjoy. Whether heading up to Sheffield for your favourite artist or catching a show during your stay, the O2 Academy is perfectly placed just an eight-minute walk from Jurys Inn Sheffield.
Nestled in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Chatsworth House is one of the ‘Treasure Houses’ of England. The magnificent house, garden, parkland, adventure playground and even farmyard are a Sheffield must-see, drawing many visitors each year. The 105 acre garden is particularly impressive with giant water features, sculptures, a maze, and stunning views of the house and park.
Chatsworth House offers over 30 rooms and displays ‘one of Europe’s most significant art collections’, making this a truly unique experience and fantastic day out for the whole family. The estate also holds a range of events throughout the year, including a Christmas market for you to peruse in November.
Ticket prices are dependent on which activity you choose, whether visiting just the House and Garden, or the farmyard and adventure playground. You can explore the whole estate with a ‘Discovery Ticket’, costing £21 for adults and £15 for children.
Chatsworth House is an enjoyable 40-minute drive through the Peak District from our Sheffield hotel.
A historic landscape created in 1836, the Sheffield Botanical Gardens is a haven of peace and tranquillity offering stunning collections of plants and woodland from all over the world. The Gardens also feature several listed buildings, which includes the spectacular restored ‘curvilinear Glass Pavilions’, a Grade II listed building that houses an impressive temperate plant collection.
From the Evolution Garden to the Asia Garden, the beautiful plant life is awaiting your discovery, whether taking in the occasional open-air cultural event or simply enjoying a peruse and a picnic.
Just 20-minute bus journey from our hotel, the Botanical Gardens are a real Sheffield treasure that should not to be missed!
Situated in the heart of the city, the Peace Gardens offer an award-winning public square, set against the backdrop of the stunning Victorian Town Hall. The square’s magnificent fountains, water features, and lawns make this an urban oasis for locals and visitors alike.
The Peace Gardens is located a brief six-minute walk from our Sheffield Hotel.
One of Sheffield's treasured icons, the Winter Garden houses a marvellous display of more than 2,500 plants made up of more than 150 species from around the world. Linking the Millennium Galleries, Tudor Square and the Peace Gardens, it is the largest temperate glasshouse in any European city centre. The Winter Garden also houses the Bessemer Gallery, which offers facilities for coffee and ‘light refreshments’.
The Winter Garden is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, closing at 6pm on Sundays. Admission is free and the garden is just a short seven-minute walk from Jurys Inn Sheffield.
Discover the beautiful landscapes of the Peak District National Park. Whether enjoying a walk, cycle or drive, the Peak District offers breath-taking views, quaint little towns and a range of exciting activities. Explore the various adventures and plan your visit today.
Explore this fantastic award-winning museum! Weston Park Museum offers amazing collections of beautiful and unusual treasures from Sheffield’s geological roots to people, politics and music that ‘shaped the modern city’. The museum is brought to life by fascinating histories, incredible facts, and hands-on interactive displays, offering you a captivating exploration of the world from millions of years ago to the present day.
Educational and engaging, Weston Park Museum offers the perfect activity for all ages and admission is free. The museum is open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. A little outside the city centre, the museum is a brief 15-minute bus ride from our Sheffield Hotel.
Situated in the heart of the city, the Millennium Gallery is one of Sheffield's architectural and cultural treasures. Considered Sheffield’s ‘premier destination for art, craft and design’, this fantastic venue provides a glimpse into the city’s unique heritage, most notably the metalwork that made Sheffield world famous. The gallery is renowned for large blockbuster exhibitions that bring masterpieces from national galleries and museums to the city, alongside innovative contemporary art and historical exhibitions.
The Millennium Gallery is open to Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm, and 11am-4pm on Sundays. Entry is free to the Millennium Gallery, which is situated a very brief five-minute walk from our hotel.
Situated above the Central Library, Graves Gallery is the home of Sheffield’s visual art collection. With eight galleries to explore, there are a plethora of famous names and pieces to peruse in a ‘peaceful haven’ of art and temporary exhibitions.
Graves Gallery offers free entry and is open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm, with reduced hours on Wednesday s (1pm-6pm). The gallery is located a brief six-minute walk from Jurys Inn Sheffield.
Bursting with history and heritage, Sheffield Town Hall offers a stunning architectural gem for visitors to discover. Designed by Mr. E. W. Mountford and opened by Queen Victoria in 1897, the town hall is a beautiful and unique building - learn more about its history and architecture before your visit.
Sheffield Town Hall sits behind the beautiful Peace Gardens, a brief six-minute walk from our hotel.
From paintings, printmaking, ceramics, and sculptures, to jewellery, glass, textiles and photography, Cupola Gallery offers a range of contemporary art awaiting your discovery. With over 300 artists housed in the gallery, a day out exploring Cupola will not disappoint.
The gallery is open 10am – 6pm Monday – Saturday and can be found a short 23-minute tram ride away from Jurys Inn Sheffield.
Sheffield's Meadowhall is one of the UK's largest shopping centres. The centre boasts most of the top high street stores, making it the perfect place to indulge in some serious retail therapy. Explore the many stores, places to eat, and cinema times to plan your visit.
Located off the M1, Meadowhall Shopping centre is a 30-minute tram ride from our Sheffield city centre hotel.
With 190 stalls to explore, The Moor Market offers a fantastic city shopping experience. This indoor market has everything from fresh fruit and veg to jewellery, clothes, crafts and fabrics, and more. The market is open 8.30am- 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.
Just a stone’s throw away from our Sheffield hotel, The Moor Market is an easy three-minute walk from Jurys Inn.