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DISCOVER THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD/HOSPITALS AREA

Sheffield Informer is the independent travel guide, offering a mixture of information and personal recommendations to help you make the most of your visit to The University of Sheffield/Hospitals (Charles Clifford Dental Hospital,The Children's Hospital,Sheffield, Jessop Wing, Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Weston Park Hospital) area. The area overlaps in part with the Sheffield City Centre guide which is a short walk away.


 

WHAT TO DO ON YOUR VISIT

To make the most of your stay, we recommend the best independent places to eat and shop. And we guide you to the best walks and where to enjoy the views. We also point to places to sleep and where to find amenities such as chemists and post offices.

We only include companies we personally like or those whose inclusion we feel will be useful. To make planning your visit as easy as possible here's a map, and street views of The University of Sheffield and Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

                                                   INFORMATION                                                         

Accommodation

Sheffield city centre is within walking distance of The University of Sheffield/Hospitals. You can see our accommodation guide on the Sheffield City Centre page for options. However, if you want to stay within 2 miles of the University of Sheffield's Western Bank campus there are:

B&Bs
Annie Cox At The Parklands Guest House, 113 Rustlings Road, S11 7AB
Crescent B and B, 9 Endcliffe Crescent, S10 3EB
Hardwick House, 18 Hardwick Crescent, S11 8WB
Ivory House Hotel Sheffield, 34 Wostenholm Road, S7 1LJ
Number Fifteen, 15 Endcliffe Vale Road, S10 3EN
Thornsett House, 2 Thornsett Road, S7 1NA
Please note there are likely to be other B&Bs that do not have websites and are therefore not listed.

Hotels
Best Western Cutlers Hotel, George Street, S1 2PF
Brocco on the Park, 92 Brocco Bank, S11 8RS
Copthorne Hotel Sheffield, Bramall Lane, S2 4SU
Halifax Hall, Endcliffe Vale Road, S10 3ER
Hampton by Hilton Sheffield, West Bar Green, S1 2DA
Holiday Inn Express Sheffield City Centre, Blonk Street, S1 2AB
Hotel Novotel Sheffield Centre, 50 Arundel Gate, S1 2PR
Jurys Inn Sheffield, 119 Eyre Street, S1 4QW
Kenwood Hall, Kenwood Road, S7 1NQ
Leopold Hotel, 2 Leopold Street, Leopold Square, S1 2GZ
Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel and Spa, 119 Norfolk Street, S1 2JE
Premier Inn Sheffield City Centre (Angel Street), 19 Angel Street, S3 8LN
Premier Inn Sheffield City Centre (St Mary's Gate), Young Street, S1 4UP
Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel, Blonk Street, S1 2AU
The Rutland Hotel, 452 Glossop Road, S10 2PY
Travelodge Sheffield Central Hotel, 1 Broad Street West, S1 2BG

Other
Endcliffe Village, The University of Sheffield, 34 Endcliffe Crescent, S10 3ED (B&B; en-suite rooms in self-contained apartments)
Fentonville Town House, 38 Fentonville Street, S11 8BE
SLEEP Sheffield, 33 Scotland Street, S3 7BS (room only; some rooms shared bathrooms and some rooms en-suite)
Wilson Carlile Centre, 50 Cavendish Street, S3 7RZ (B&B; en-suite rooms in self-contained apartments)

Rooms above bar/pub
The Florentine,1-3 Tapton Park Road, S10 3FG
The Harley, 334 Glossop Road, S10 2HW

Short stay apartments
Citybase Apartments (Coopers House, Sinclair Building and West One)
City Crash Pad (West One, Chimes and Broughton House)
City Lodgings (Corporation Building)
Forget The Hotel (The Point and West One)
KSpace Serviced Apartments (Sinclair Building and West One)
Prestige Apartments (West One)
Saco Apartments (West One)

And you could check Airbnb and HomeAway for short stay room lets.


Chemists

Boots, 252-254 West Street, S1 4EU
Weldricks Pharmacy, 298 Glossop Road, S10 2HS


Lockers

You can find lockers at Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, S10 2TP.

 

Retail chains: cafes and restaurants

If you like the comfort of knowing exactly what you will be eating, we have listed major chains with at least five branches in five different UK towns or cities:

Akbars, 10 West One Plaza, Fitzwilliam Street, S1 4JB
Brewdog, 108-110 Devonshire Street, S3 7SF
Greggs, 343 Glossop Road, S10 2HP
J D Wetherspoon:The Swim Inn, 217-231 Glossop Road, S10 2GW
KFC, 163 West Street, S1 4EW
Las Iguanas, 8-9 West One Plaza, Fitzwilliam Street, S1 4JP
Loch Fyne, 375-385 Glossop Road, S10 2HQ
Nando’s, Royal Plaza Development, West Street, S1 4EZ
Revolucion De Cuba, 1 Mappin Street, S1 4DT
Revolution, 1-2 West One Plaza, Fitzwilliam Street, S1 4JL
Starbucks, 295 Western Bank, S10 2TJ
Subway, 208 West Street, S1 4EU


Sport

If you are staying for a few days and want to keep fit, there are a couple of pay as you go options:

Free Skate park at Devonshire Green, S3 7SF
Tennis at Weston Park, Western Bank, S10 2TP

If you are planning to stay at a hotel and don't want to pay extra, some have facilities:
Hampton by Hilton Sheffield, West Bar Green, S1 2DA - 24-hour gym
Hotel Novotel Sheffield Centre, 50 Arundel Gate, S1 2PR - swimming pool
Jurys Inn Sheffield, 119 Eyre Street, S1 4QW - 24-hour gym
Leopold Hotel, 2 Leopold Street, Leopold Square, S1 2GZ - gym
Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel and Spa, 119 Norfolk Street, S1 2JE - swimming pool and gym


Supermarkets

Sainsbury’s Upper Hanover Street Local, 50 Upper Hanover Street, S3 7RL
Sainsbury's Weston Street Local, 110 Weston Street, S3 7NQ
Tesco West St Metro, 139 West Street, S1 4GB

Travel

Bus
You can take numbers including 51, 52, 95 and 120. See here for the routes and city centre bus stops.

Timetables are available at Travel South Yorkshire.

Car
Due to the number of people working and visiting the area, car parking is available, but limited at both The University of Sheffield and hospitals.

If you want to fill up when you are in the area, the closest petrol stations are:
Shell, 158 Ecclesall Road, S11 8JD
Shell, Netherthorpe Road, S3 7EZ
Waitrose, 1-3 Ecclesall Road, S11 8HY

The nearest electric car charging point is at Carver Street, S1 4FT.

Park and Ride
An alternative to driving to the area is to use a Supertram Park and Ride. There are Park and Ride sites at Nunnery Square (A630/A57/A61 off the Parkway), Meadowhall Interchange (M1, junction 34), Middlewood and Valley Centertainment (M1, junction 34). All four sites are on direct tram routes to The University of Sheffield tram stop.

Train
If you are coming by train, The University of Sheffield is approximately 1.3 miles from the train station. There is a taxi rank at the front of the station.

Tram
If you are travelling by tram, The University of Sheffield has its own tram stop. You can get a direct tram there by going to the tram stop at the rear of the station. The hospitals are a further 10-15 minute walk uphill from the tram stop, so it may be worth exploring the bus alternatives.

Walking
If you are coming from Sheffield train station it is approximately 30 minutes walk to The University of Sheffield. Here's a route planner we have done.


Walk-in Health Centre

Sheffield NHS Walk-in Centre, Rockingham House, Broad Lane, S1 3PB


Weather

The Met Office has a useful five day guide.

 

                                                   RECOMMENDATIONS                                              
Culture

The area offers a wealth of cultural delights including:

Architecture and Design
The Arts Tower (University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN) is famous for its rare Paternoster Lift. If time allows, it's well worth observing this engineering wonder.

Art gallery, art space and museum
Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Alfred Denny Building, The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN
Jessop West Exhibition Space, 34 Gell Street, S3 7QY
Jessop West Foyer Space, Upper Hanover Street, S3 7RA
The Turner Museum of Glass, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, The University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, S1 3JD
Western Bank Library Exhibition Gallery, The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN
Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, S10 2TP

See Sheffield Art Map for a guide to the venues.

Drama
University of Sheffield Drama Studio, Shearwood Road, S10 2TD.

Film
Film Unit, The Auditorium, Students' Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG.

Music
Concert Series, University of Sheffield (includes free lunchtime and rush-hour concerts), Firth Court, Western Bank, S10 2TN
Harley Live, The Harley, 334 Glossop Road, S10 2HW
Sheffield University Students' Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

Poetry
Stop for a moment by the side of the Alfred Denny Building (Western Bank, S10 2TN) and read the world’s first catalytic poem by Simon Armitage, the University of Sheffield's Professor of Poetry.

Festivals and Fairs - there are several annual events you can go to including:
Contours Festival (May - music)
Great Sheffield Art Show (July)
Heritage Open Days (September - celebration of historical architecture)
Japan Day (March - variety of events including dancing and drumming)
Off the Shelf Festival of Words
(October)
Platform Festival (March - music)
Sheffield Design Week (June)
Seven Hills Hop (February-March - dance)
Sound Junction (May)
Weston Park May Fayre (May - street theatre, circus, music and art)
World Week (November - variety of events including film and music)


The Edge/Halifax - Endcliffe Village, The University of Sheffield and Broomhill

If you are going to an event at Endcliffe Village, facilities include a 24 hour cash machine, internet access point in The Edge reception, hotel restaurant and grocery shop.

If you have time and/or need amenities before or after your event, Broomhill, a picturesque Victorian suburb 5-10 minutes walk (uphill), offers:
Chemist - Boots.
Culture - not in Broomhill, but a 5 minute walk away is Sheffield Botanical Gardens, a hub of outdoor events with theatre, concerts and art shows.
Independent cafes and restaurants - El Toro, Remo's, Thyme Cafe and The York are all decent food options.
Independent shops - Record Collector, a long-standing Sheffield institution, is the largest independent record shop in the city. The nearby Oxfam has a small vinyl selection.
Parks - not in Broomhill, but the glorious 19 acre Sheffield Botanical Gardens is a 5 minute walk from Endcliffe Village. The equally pleasant 37 acre Endcliffe Park is a 10 minute walk.
Post Office - 273 Fulwood Road, S10 3BD.
Real ale - Broomhill Tavern, Fox & Duck and The York are the best of several choices.
Retail chains: cafes and restaurants - Costa and Subway.
Supermarkets - Morrisons Local Sheffield Broomhill, Sainsbury's Fulwood Road Local and Tesco Broomhill Express. There's also a 24 hour Select & Save convenience store on Glossop Road.
Walks - there are a couple of interesting walks that go past the area: Dissenters' Paradise and Inner City Round Walk.

Travel - if you are coming by car there is pay and display parking by the shops on Fulwood Road. Be careful where you park on residential roads as the area has a parking permit zone, Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm. To get to Broomhill by bus, it's just a few minutes on numbers including 10 and 70.

There is an annual community festival every June.

 

Independent cafes and restaurants

Our current favourites include:

Coffee Revolution, Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG - a long time supporter of Fairtrade produce, it serves well-made food and is pleasant for lounging.

Harmony Cafe, 17 Westfield Terrace, S1 4GH - with cuisine that's good enough to tempt the many nearby Chinese students, its portion sizes are large and prices relatively small.

Inox Dine, Level 5, Students’ Union, Durham Road, S10 2TG - an upmarket restaurant in a Students’ Union? Yes, really! It serves largely homemade, innovative, well-presented contemporary British food and is a champion of local produce. It’s not for the budget conscious, though the lunch specials are decent value.

Moco Cafe/Toast, 202 West Street, S1 4EU - part trendy coffee bar, part everyday sandwich shop. Good for a coffee break.

Noodle Inn Centro, 15 Westfield Terrace, S1 4GH - deceptively large and a big favourite with Chinese students, it serves halal big plates that should satisfy both you and your wallet. Expect to take a doggy bag home; you probably won't be able to squeeze in the free ice cream. There's an unexpected courtyard at the back.

Scott's Pantry, 321 Glossop Road, S10 2HP - well priced tasty sandwiches.

Steam Yard Coffee Co, Aberdeen Court, 97-101 Division Street, S1 4GE - the ideal cafe is finally realised...great coffee and food, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and thoughtfully trendy interior. Its L shape makes it good for solo dining.

Tamper, 9 Westfield Terrace, S1 4GH - a real addition to the city, this artisan coffee bar serves fine toasties and sandwiches with a New Zealand twist. You might struggle to get a seat as it's small but well worth trying for the great vibe.

The Wick at Both Ends, 151 West Street, S1 4EW - gastro pub with a quirky interior, serving quality British food.


Independent shops

There are a few places worth popping into if you are passing by:

New Roots
, 347 Glossop Road, S10 2HP - a volunteer run not-for-profit homage to an alternative world. It has interesting (and often inspiring) window exhibitions. Inside there's a choice of organic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and Fairtrade food and goods. At the back is a bar serving cold and hot drinks, and if you have the energy you can even pedal power your smoothie or milkshake. There's a basement 'speakseasy' cafe/lounge and garden to enjoy your goods in.

Oxfam Bookshop Glossop Road, 276 Glossop Road, S10 2HS – a good selection of fiction and non-fiction books, as well as vinyl records, gifts and household goods.

Sinclairs of Sheffield, 266 Glossop Road, S10 2HS - the home of luxury living with an ample range including skincare, gifts, homeware, shopping bags and accessories.

 

Parks

The area has some glorious parks, Crookes Valley Park, The Ponderosa and Weston Park which are well worth a visit. You can easily combine a trip with an outing to a museum or art gallery.


Real ale

There are many real ale pubs nearby in Sheffield city centre and Kelham Island. Here are a selection of the ones closest to The University of Sheffield and hospitals:

The Bath Hotel, 66-68 Victoria Street, S3 7QL
The Devonshire Cat, 49 Wellington Street, S1 4HG
The Red Deer, 18 Pitt Street, S1 4DD
University Arms, 197 Brook Hill, S3 7HG

As none of us are real ale drinkers, the pubs listed are not personal recommendations, but sourced from those in the know.

 

Views

Next to the Arts Tower (The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN) you can enjoy some good views of the hills of Sheffield.