The American East Coast-inspired Anchorage offers a mixture of quick bites from the deli, filling meals and an extensive drinks menu. The subs here are the real deal, with a selection that includes meaty favourites pastrami and salt beef, and all-American choices from the main menu feature the mac ‘n’ cheese burger, buttermilk chicken and pecan pie.
Head to the Devonshire Quarter to browse the independent fashion boutiques, homeware shops, bars and cafes. There you’ll find Moonko, showcasing a range of prints, jewellery and gifts by artists and craftspeople and stores Collard Manson and Ideology stocking a selection of clothes and accessories. At the top of Devonshire Street, Rare and Racy has been providing the people of Sheffield with quirky books and music for more than 40 years.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
It’s free to visit these Kew-style gardens and wander among 5,500 species of plants from places as far as the Americas and the Mediterranean, and its collection of Grade II listed structures. The Glass Pavilions, one of the earliest curved roof glasshouses ever built, house a plant collection from around the world.
The Peak District
From Sheffield city centre you are just five miles away from the Peak District, the largest of Britain’s National Parks, with its open moorland, vast caves and pretty stone-built villages. Some of the best days out for families here require just the price of car parking and an ice cream. The stunning Chatsworth House is found in this area of outstanding natural beauty, and is only a 25-minute scenic drive away.
The Moor Market
Around 196 stalls cram into this indoor market with clothing, home furnishings and craft and fabric stalls in abundance. It’s also bargain central for foodies where artisan food producers and world food stalls lay out their goods to tempt you as you go round. Be sure to pick up the free loyalty card to get the great discounts and offers.