Although it’s only an hour away, I’d never spent more than a couple of hours in Sheffield. To break up the journey home from Lincolnshire to North Wales we decided to book an airBnb and spend the night in the centre of the city. We spent Thursday night and Friday morning having a little wander around the city, and I thought I would share what we got up to and how to spend 24 hours in Sheffield…
The majority of the time now we use airBnB over hotels. I love the character that comes with them, and they’re often wayyy more affordable than hotels with so much more space. 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 the perfect AirBnB in Sheffield then I highly recommend where we booked. We had breakfast included, it was a really easy checkin in a central location with free parking.
*link to Airbnb we stayed in // a referral code to get £25 off your first stay*
As you can see, the AirBnB was stunning. There was an open plan kitchen and living area, admittedly we didn’t get chance to really use this, but if you were staying for longer it was perfect. The bedroom and ensuite bathroom were spotless and the apartment felt safe and secure.
We checked in around 7pm and were absolutely starving. Honestly 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. 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. The gardens 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 and walked through.
From there we went to The Winter Garden, again a complete accident but we just stumbled across it. It’s an indoor plant heaven. 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. A short yet sweet visit but well worth the stop over, I can’t wait to visit again.
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