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Sheffield is one of the largest regional cities in England and a key economic, industrial and cultural centre in South Yorkshire. The city is very much a hub of commercial activity, with dozens of prominent international operators in a range of sectors having bases within Sheffield office space developments. Named after the River Sheaf, which runs right through the heart of the city, Sheffield is perhaps best known as a historic centre of high quality steel production and of coal mining industries. Now very much a modern European city, Sheffield has plenty to offer visitors and residents, not least in terms of open spaces within the city itself and in the nearby Peak District, one of the UK’s most popular national parks.
Setting up your business here
Sheffield is within easy reach of its fellow urban centres around Yorkshire, including Leeds and York, and is eminently accessible by train from Birmingham and London. A journey to Manchester from Sheffield takes you through or around the Peak District, a beautiful park in the heart of northern England, which is a great place to travel through or spend time. Businesses with an office space presence in Sheffield City Centre include lawyers like Slater & Gordon, insolvency practitioners like Begbies Traynor and commercial property experts like Knight Frank and BNP Paribas Real Estate. The city also boasts a thriving services sector, with other local business residents including software companies like Electronic Data Processing and digital sector operators like Quba Web Design Sheffield.
Things to do in Sheffield
Sheffield benefits from having dozens of public parks and open spaces, with the Peace Gardens by the Town Hall and nearby Devonshire Green among the most popular and picturesque. The Crucible Theatre, meanwhile, is a vibrant cultural centre and local landmark best known for hosting the World Snooker Championships each year but also renowned for staging a rich variety of dramatic productions. Sheffield is also home to the international calibre swimming and sports centre Pond’s Forge and to the O2 Academy, a prominent local live music venue in the city centre. There are also some excellent places to eat out in central areas of Sheffield, not least the Hong Kong Wok, serving contemporary Oriental cuisine at 200 London Road, or Catch, a superb seafood restaurant on Sandygate Road.