I mean we may be slightly biased, but we think Sheffield looks GORGEOUS everyday – as this cute street arts suggests – and if you’re all about living for the ‘gram then we’ve compiled a list of the most instagrammable spots you can find across Sheffield.
Viper Rooms/La Gondola - Carver Street
1. Cutlery Works - Neepsend Lane
It may be the new kid on the block, but the Cutlery Works has fast become one of the most popular spots for food and drink lovers to hang out across Sheffield. The concept is the first of its kind in Sheffield and sees a collection of different food styles all gathered under one roof, accompanied by various bars serving all sorts of alcoholic treats from real ale to cocktails – and everything in between. And if you dream of an insta-worthy shot for your feed, you’re bound to get it here with endless #foodporn choices, industrial décor, pretty cocktails, Japanese lanterns and a glimpse of the sunset across the River Don.
2. Eve Kitchen - Sharrowvale Road
If you’re as mad on doughnuts as we are then you have got to get yourself down to Eve.Kitchen to try the selection of delicious handmade doughnuts that are baked fresh every day. Not only are they an absolute dream to eat, but they are the kind of thing Instagram dreams are made of, with eye catching fillings on the backdrop of the minimal artisan café décor – Eve literally ticks every Instagram box!
3. The Botanist - Leopold Square
From the outside the Botanist may look like just another cool cocktail bar amongst its neighbours in Leopold Square, but once you’re inside you’ll never be short of something to eat, drink or admire. When you visit, it’s a must to head upstairs to uncover the Secret Butterfly Garden which is like walking down to the bottom of the garden and finding where the fairies live – but better, as it comes complete with magical cocktails. And if all that isn’t enough – this place makes the most insta-worthy backdrop for your selfies that you could ever imagine!
4. The Riverside - Mowbray Street
I mean if you’re around Kelham Island you’re never going to be short of instgrammable spots, with the array of fantastic food and drink outlets and street art – but a long-time favourite is the Riverside. Looking over the River Don, the Riverside has everything you could need in an Instagram post; a real ale pub, serving great food and a fine selection of drinks. But it’s the insta-famous neon sign that stretches across the side of the pub that you may want to get a snap of. Find it on the corner of Mowbray Street telling us ‘…Don’t do all the talking, let love speak up itself…’
Or if you’re just having a mosey around Kelham Island you’ll see, from across the River Don, the fantastic street art by Phlegm Art that lines the banks of the River Don.
5. Alyssum Cafe Bistro - Barber Road
6. Ink & Water Coffee - West One
Do you even Instagram if your feed doesn’t contain an arty coffee shot though? Well we’ve found the perfect Greek-inspired café for you to snap your flat white in style. Not only do Alyssum do an amazing range of coffees, but they also serve homemade breakfast, lunch and freshly baked cakes that are said to not only satisfy your appetite but your heart too. The cosy Mediterranean inspired décor will give you the home-from-home feel that also happens to be the cutest backdrop for your next Instagram post!
Speaking of Coffee – we couldn’t talk about Sheffield coffee shops without mentioning Ink and Water, nestled in Sheffield City Centre it would be easy to think you were in Central London as you walk through the doors in West One.
The industrial pieces of furniture coupled with the home-made pastries and cakes go hand in hand to capture the perfect photo– the type-writers on the wall are a particular favourite!
But, if coffee and cool surroundings aren't your thing - then you have to visit just to meet Dylan the Retriever, Head of Customer Services!
7. The Lost & Found - Ecclesall Road
8. The Diamond, University of Sheffield - Leavygreave Road
Pretty new on the scene in Sheffield is The Lost & Found, the latest addition to the nationwide collection of avant-garde cocktail bars and restaurants – all of which are inspired by professors from each location. Sheffield is home to The Victoria B. Darcy Lost & Found, a Professor of Horticulture that has inspired the entire interior and exterior of the Victorian hideaway.
This place oozes insta-inspo, with the pretty pink blossom covered entrance to the secret bar hidden behind the Victorian artwork that lines the walls. This place is like a dream come true!
9. Sheffield Hallam Charles Street Atrium - Arundel Gate
The winner of the Design and Innovation award in 2016’s Yorkshire and Humber Region Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors awards – The Diamond is a unique piece of Architecture home to specialist teaching facilities of the University of Sheffield. Not only the University’s largest ever investment it’s an impressive subject for any Instagram post too!
10. Botanical Gardens - Clarkehouse Road
A new addition to Sheffield Hallam University, the Charles Street Building was a £30m project that was finished in 2014, one of the most impressive parts of this building is the Charles Street Atrium that features floor to ceiling windows. And maybe not such a well-known fact – but the atrium covers a public footpath and is a thoroughfare open to the public that had to be built around! The steel structures, large glass windows and views across the City Centre from the upper floors are most certainly Instagram worthy!
One of the best bits about living in Sheffield is that you’re never far from stunning greenery and even close to the City Centre you’ll find 19 acres of gardens here at the Botanical Gardens.
An ideal spot for students to hang out on a summer’s day, the Botanical Gardens has 18 different gardens to explore and is home to many outdoor events over the year such as music, art and theatre performances. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect post for the ‘gram at the Botanical Gardens!
If you've got any insta-faves in Sheffield, be sure to let us know - tag us in your posts @UniHomes.co.uk