About Sheffield and where to stay

About Sheffield

From its beating cultural heart right out to its dramatic borders which skirt into the stunning Peak District; Sheffield is a green, friendly city bursting with vibrancy. The city’s central location makes it one of the most accessible cities in the UK, perfectly placed for visitors from every corner of Britain and beyond with rapid, easy access via motorway, rail, and air. Sheffield is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up the Core Cities Group. Sheffield is the third largest English district by population. The metropolitan population of Sheffield is 1,569,000.

Built on seven hills, the city’s landscape encompasses an eclectic mix of architecture, where old intertwines with new to reflect the city’s rich industrial heritage alongside new innovative design.

Find out more about the city of Sheffield


Where to eat

Sheffield has a great range of independent eateries offering all manner of cuisines and fusions ready to excite your taste buds.  For those wanting a typically Yorkshire vibe with a twist, both The Milestone (based at Kelham Island) and Silversmiths (in the city centre) offer a broad menu of ever-changing gastro-pub dishes , all using locally sourced produce and served with style.

Great drinking can be encountered seconds after stepping off the train, with the atmospheric Sheffield Tap awaiting you on Platform 1 of Sheffield Station. This former Edwardian “refreshment room” has been lovingly restored to its original grade II listed grandeur, now with an added onsite microbrewery.  One of the city’s best loved watering holes, the Tap is a fitting gateway into the city’s prolific brewing scene.

Closer to the University of Sheffield campus, West street and the Devonshire Quarter offer a number of bars and restaurants catering to all tastes and flavours from speciality Chinese cuisine at Hui Wei to traditional pub grub at The Devonshire and Turkish delights at Efes. There are also plenty of coffee shops to explore including the Steam Yard Café, famous for its selection of donuts and cronuts

A guide to food and drink in Sheffield 

On Campus

On Campus at the University of Sheffield we have 18 cafes, 2 bars and a pub which offer a wide range of different options and cater for a variety of dietary requirements. Find out more about the various cafes, coffee shops and bars on campus


Where to Stay

The following hotels are located throughout Sheffield City Centre and offer preferential rates to visitors of the University of Sheffield. When booking please quote "UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD", or the reference code shown below

Closest to the conference venue

  • Rutland Hotel 
    Single room only: £55.00*
    Double room, single occupancy: £65.00*
    Double room, twin occupancy: £75.00*
    Executive room: £105.00*
    *Breakfast can be added for £10.00 per person per night.
    Free parking is available on site.

Hotels in the City Centre

  • Hampton by Hilton
    Single: £93 inc breakfast
    Double: £93 inc breakfast
    When booking online at www.hilton.com Follow link  “Add Special Codes” and enter D228147328 into the Corporate account box. Or quote ‘University of Sheffield’ when booking over the phone. 
    Easily accessible from the motorway and parking is available on site

  • Leopold Hotel
    Double rooms: £77.00*
    Deluxe King rooms: £95.00*
    Mezzanine suite: £99.00*
    *Inclusive of full English breakfast, WiFi and VAT. Based on solo occupancy
    Please quote reference 71140066 when booking. For a room-only option quote code SAVE5 when booking.

  • Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel and Spa
    Rooms from £120.00 per including breakfast

  • Novotel Sheffield Centre Hotel 
    Rooms from £99.00 per night including breakfast
    This Hotel is closest to the train station and parking is available on site.

  • Premier Inn (City Centre)
    Rooms from £29.00 per night

University of Sheffield accommodation
The University of Sheffield can offer a variety of accommodation options to suit a variety of Budgets. Find out more here