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The 13 best things to do in Sheffield

When Sheffield’s steel industry was at its height in the nineteenth century, the pollution generated by the factories meant that suburban developers took to the surrounding hills to create places to live, breathe and enjoy—and the best things to do in Sheffield slowly took shape. These days, those central old factories house Sheffield’s thriving arts, cultural and culinary destinations. Venture hillside for parks, gardens, independent shops, restaurants and bars. There’s a symmetry to Sheffield’s industrial past and cultural present that’s more distinctive than in most cities. Those Victorian suburban parks helped it become one of our greenest cities while its cultural revival makes it one of our most interesting. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 11 best restaurants in Sheffield

Yorkshire’s biggest city may be best known for its massive university, charming accent and winning array of things to do – but it certainly punches above its weight when it comes to independent restaurants, bars and cafés, too. In fact, student-centric Sheffield boasts a diverse food and drink scene that can cater for pretty much all budgets and occasions. So whether you’re more into the idea of street food, a sourdough bakery or a fine-dining establishment set in a shipping container, our pick of the very best restaurants in Sheffield has you covered. Eaten somewhere on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutEatList.