Sheffield is a city in the English county of South Yorkshire.
The colorful pedestrian precincts of Orchard Square and Fargate, with their numerous shops, restaurants, and cafés, lead south to Surrey Street, site of Sheffield's Victorian town hall. This impressive neo-Renaissance building was erected in 1897.
In the city centre, the Millennium Gallery shows metalwork and collection of art among the major artists such as Cézanne, Corot, Picasso and Braque. It differs from the Kelham Island Museum that covers the city’s industrial heritage, and focuses on exhibits related to Sheffield's industrial past, in particular steel and silverware from the past 300 years.
Sheffield is not only an industrial city, but it’s actually one of the greenest cities in the UK too. Sheffield has the highest number of trees to people in Europe - over two million across the city.
And one of the largest glasshouses in the U.K. is the Winter Gardens, filled with over 2.500 plants from around the world.
You can do a bit of walking throughout the city centre, but the area is quite large therefore it is preferable to use the public transport such as the tram or bus which will give you easy access to most of the attractions of the city.
With 4 international airports within less than an hour's drive, Sheffield is easy to reach from overseas destinations, such as the Manchester Airport and the Nottingham East Airport.
It is also easy to travel by train, once in the U.K. Sheffield can be reached wherever you are travelling from. The average journey from London is 2 hours, with trains leaving St Pancras every 30 minutes.