My Favourite Places

Last summer, Eleven, a local creative design studio produced a very nice little booklet and accompanying website called ‘Our Favourite Places’, a very personal guide to some of Sheffield’s restaurants, shops, bars, parks and so on. (There’s a nice review here on Sheffieldblog.) I really liked the mix of photos, maps and descriptions. Much as I enjoyed the book, the best part was debating what had (or had not) been included.

So I think it’s time for my own guide. Many of my favourites feature in Eleven’s guide, but some don’t. Some of the things on my list are places worth visiting in their own right (eg the Millenium Galleries), others just offer up a few interesting moments if your’re in the area (such as the Sheffield TARDIS).

This is probably also a good excuse to revive the Beginner’s Guide to Sheffield, which is long overdue for an update and an overhaul.

Anyway, here’s a few that I’ve already mentioned, more will be added on a thoroughly irregular basis during the coming weeks and months 🙂 :


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2 comments to My Favourite Places

  • What a good idea for a mini project. And a great excuse to visit places you enjoy. We shall be watching for updates and a series-link.

    I feel like I should get a few tick-in-boxes for the central attractions you mention – I know that Tardis (Is it still green?) and personally I love that little poem by Roger McGough inside the Winter Gardens…

    “…City of space
    open skies and stars
    Sheffield
    Twinned with Mars.”

  • I am bitterly disappointed that you haven’t included my home for the past twenty two years – the blue plaque identifies it very easily – “Yorkshire Pudding still lives here”. Also what about “The Closed Shop” public house?

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