All students in Sheffield . Finally! The roadmap out of lockdown has been announced and there is a bit more positivity in the air. The last 12 months have been challenging for everyone, but there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel.
We are so excited to see Sheffield come to life again over the next few months. The roadmap means that we can start making plans for the next couple of months to give us all something to look forward to.
We’ve got together with the team at The Pinnacles in Sheffield to give you some great suggestions for each step of the roadmap.
Remember to follow the roadmap at a pace that you are comfortable with (it’s your university experience after all)
Things to do Sheffield students in March
Sheffield has some great takeaway spots…
Whilst we are still in lockdown, a great way to brighten up your week and to support local businesses is to order a takeaway.:
The Greedy Greek: A popular Greek restaurant serving up the best gyros and traditional Greek food.
The Potato Oven: Sometimes nothing but good old fashion comfort food will do, and The Potato Oven offers just that.
Let’s Sushi: The best Katsu curry going! A tasty menu of Japanese dishes including ramen noodle soups and sushi rolls.
Bishops Caribbean Bistro: Order the jerk chicken, rice, peas, and dumplings. You can thank us later…
Top walks around Sheffield
We’ve all covered some miles in 2020/21. Luckily, Sheffield has some amazing walks on its doorstep with lots of beautiful scenery:
Sheffield City Walk: Take yourself on a sightseeing walk around the city centre. You will see some amazing architecture, possibly some impressive street art, and you’ll find a better appreciation for the city that you live in.
Curbar Edge: A relaxing and scenic walk in the Peak District. Expect striking rock views and bring your best walking boots.
Hooray – we can all meet one other person outside for some socially distanced fun. From 8 march you can meet a friend for a socially distanced coffee or chat. Make sure to stop by one of these hotspots in Sheffield:
Pom Kitchen – an Aussie inspired vegetarian and vegan eatery offering the best hot chocolates E-VER.
200 Degrees – the best coffee and nicest staff in Sheffield. An independent coffee shop serving up a whole range of treats.
Bragazzis – an instant favourite and a Sheffield classic. It’s cheap so you don’t have to worry about breaking into those lockdown savings.
Things to do: Sheffield students on 12th April
More lockdown restrictions start to ease with shops, beer gardens, and hairdressers all allowed to reopen. It’s going to feel like we’re spoilt for choice! We’d suggest checking out these places:
Meadowhall – the Sheffield shopping centre of dreams. Meadowhall has everything you could want under one roof. Hundreds of shops and tonnes of restaurants for you to choose from.
1st ChoiceHaircutz – the best hairdressers in town.
Peddler Night Market – an outdoor food event serving up the best of local street food, craft beer, and cocktails. Check out www.peddlermarket.co.uk for more event details.
The Dam House – a spacious beer garden and fantastic drinks menu. Grab your flat mates and make a day of it!
Gym Workout – gyms can now reopen if you’re craving a workout to clear your mind. Living at The Pinnacles? The free on-site gym reopens on 12 April!
Things to do: Sheffield students on 17th May
A great day for all you foodies out there. By 17 May at the earliest, you can meet up to six people or two households indoors. We’ll finally be able to enjoy a meal indoors for the first time in ages!
Restaurants in Sheffield for a student budget…
Cutlery Works: A food and drink hall with flavours to suit everyone. Book a table with friends and no one will be disappointed. A great hang out spot and super close to The Pinnacles.
Bungs and Beers : A great spot for 2 for 1 burgers, good beer, and an even better quiz night.
The Cabin: Arguably the best pancakes and waffles – Instagram worthy and super tasty! Fred from The Pinnacles recommends The Works Waffle (smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, and sausage patty).
And now a bit of Sheffield culture
Kelham Island Museum: Ever wondered why Sheffield is famously named the Steel City? Are you curious about its industrial past? Head to Kelham Island Museum for everything that you need to know about the Sheffield steel industry – fascinating stuff!
The Crucible – be sure to book a theatre ticket when you can to help support the industry. The Crucible is one of the many theatres in Sheffield’s thriving district and puts on several amazing regional shows every year. Theatre’s back, and we’ve missed it.
Things to do: Sheffield students on 21st June
Wahoooo! The government plan to lift the restrictions in England on 21 June, and the majority of the adult population will have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
So we will hopefully be the day when we get to experience sticky dancefloors again. Although there’s a lot of things we could do for instance watch a movie on the big screen, go on a Primark shopping spree and lots more. It is also the date when capacity limits are lifted on most life events!
We’re sure most of you will want to celebrate in a big way.
Here are our recommendations for where to go on your first big night out in Sheffield :
Leadmill Point: Probably the most iconic venue in Sheffield. Students from everywhere descend on Leadmill Point is an iconic live venue/nightclub that you will never forget.
The Viper Room: A great club with a mix of high-low items. It’s a great night out with great drink deals and great music for you to dance the night away.
This is just a sketch of what’s on offer in Sheffield after the restrictions are lifted. After all things have changed a lot since the start of the pandemic. But remember we’re looking forward to seeing students in Sheffield come to life this Summer, and we can’t wait to see lots of new faces in 2021/22.