I think by the amount of photos I took you could say I felt inspired by Sheffield, I’ve been itching to write this post. To break up the journey home from Lincolnshire to North Wales we decided to spend the night in the centre of Sheffield, I’d only ever been once to visit a friend in uni and Jay had only ever drove through, so it felt like the perfect place. We spent Thursday night and Friday morning having a little wander around the city (with some sleeping inbetween, obvs), and I thought I would share what we got up to.
The majority of the time now we use Airbnb over hotels, I love all the character that comes with them, they’re often wayyy more affordable than hotels and there tends to be more room for activities (if you’ve seen Step Brothers, you know). We just make sure to select “entire place” when searching on the app. I’ve linked a referral code below where you can get £25 off your first stay. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Sheffield then I highly recommend where we booked, we had breakfast included, it was a really easy checkin and central location with free parking.
So, we checked in around 7pm and were absolutely starving. We didn’t have time to look for somewhere to go for an evening meal/ were pretty disorganised so decided to go to The Botanist. We had a really nice evening! Food was good, quick service and amazing cocktails. Having been to one in Chester before we kind of knew there would be a good atmosphere and even for a Thursday night it was busy. We just booked an Uber there and back so it was easy peasy.
On Friday we got up early, had our breakfast from the Airbnb and ended up walking and just seeing where it took us. We walked through Peace Gardens, at the time I had no idea of the name, but it definitely makes sense, it felt like a little escape from the hustle and bustle of the city which was lovely. If it was warm enough we would have definitely sat down and watched the world go by, instead we took a couple of photos *typical blogger* and walked through.
From there we went to The Winter Garden, again a complete accident and we stumbled across it after being in the Peace Garden. It’s indoor plant heaven, and it’s pretty ideal to look around when it’s tipping it down and you need somewhere to take cover. I love the contrast of the city with all of the greenery, it honestly felt like a little sanctuary, definitely somewhere I would visit often if I lived in Sheffield or close by. If we had time we were going to visit the The Botanical Gardens, we’re 100% going back to visit again so decided to save that for another day.
Putting the Instagram questions feature to good use I asked where people recommend for coffee/ food the most popular place by far was Tamper Coffee. It was honestly one of the best brunch/ lunch meals I’ve had in a longgg time, possibly ever. I had the mushrooms on toast with crushed hazelnuts and yellow pepper pesto – honestly delish. Wish I could have this for my brunch every day. I would definitely visit again and I’m just gutted I couldn’t try more from the menu. We didn’t book either and managed to get a table straight away, winning.
After lunch we made our way back to the car to drive back to North Wales, and we’re still here having a long weekend. A short yet sweet visit but well worth the stop over, I can’t wait to visit again.
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