The Sheffield Student Guide: Ecclesall Road

Ecclesall Road is the go-to place to live for students in Sheffield. Here's everything you need to know to find your way around.

The basics

Eccy Road is one of the busiest areas for Sheffield's students, with hundreds of residential properties on the side roads and mini-estates to choose from. The close nature of the street layout means that often small communities spring up amongst students with parties, events and functions being organised with neighbours and friends on the street.

The location

Ecclesall Road is the perfect area to live as a student due to its great location. If you are a Sheffield Hallam student at Collegiate Campus, you are just a 5-10 minute walk away, and City Campus is only 15-20 minutes to walk. Plus, there's a free bus that can take you in and out of the city centre.

The University of Sheffield campuses are a little further away, about 20-25 minutes, but are still reachable by the excellent bus links between the City Centre and Ecclesall Road.

The shops

There is a Tesco halfway up Eccy Road for weekly shopping, and there are a number of smaller shops along the way too, so you're sure to be close by to a convenience store. At the foot of Ecclesall Road there's also a Waitrose, perfect for if you want to push the boat out with the food shop.

Ecclesall Road has a bunch of amazing shopping opportunities, including everything from designer clothing to engraved gifts. Shops like Design Studios and Mookau are great for finding unique gifts and items that will make you stand out - which can really help turn your student house into a home.

The nightlife

The nightlife on Ecclesall Road is excellent (probably better than the city centre itself) and attracts both students and residents of Sheffield on most nights.

There are plenty of places to drink, and many of them cater to the student population. Champs and the Nursery Tavern are the go-to places to drink for a low cost, and will become your favourite haunts if you decide to live in student accommodation on Ecclesall Road. The Nursery Tavern in particular has an excellent pub quiz that is great entertainment to let your hair down.

The food

The food on offer is excellent, with popular curry house Ashoka and other classy establishments like Nonna’s and the Mud Crab, for those special occasions when the family comes to visit. There are also a fair few takeaways for when the pubs spill out, so you can get your kebab-fix, or even fish and chips, at the end of the night.

Ecclesall Road isn’t just for Sheffield Hallam accommodation, there are plenty of private landlords and rental opportunities at UniHomes to find your ideal Sheffield student housing, whether it’s on Ecclesall Road or another area of the city.

By Emily Roper (Student at Sheffield Hallam University)

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