A Vintage Day Out in Sheffield
Shop ’till you drop, dance the night away, and indulge in some unashamed luxury on a retro day out to remember in one of the north’s most vibrant city’s.
What better way to start your day than with some shopping? The Sheffield Antique Quarter boasts some high-quality shops and a number of antique centres with dozens of independent traders. You will find all manner of wonderful and quirky things in these places. Not only larger items for the home such as authentic furniture or decorative pieces, but you may also discover accessories for your favourite vintage outfits including belts, buckles, and bags. In any antique shop it pays to rummage around and make sure you dig right to the back of the shelves so you don’t miss out on any buried treasures.
Don’t forget to visit the Devonshire Quarter, a great place to find small independent shops selling everything from old books to vintage jewellery and art. To round off your day’s shopping visit Brag Vintage in the High Street. Here you will find rack after rack of genuine retro clothing ranging from sixties miniskirts to vintage Levis. Treat yourself to a whole new outfit or unearth that hard to find piece you have been searching for from the hundreds of garments on display in the shop.
After a hectic mornings shopping there is no better way to relax than with afternoon tea. Sandwiches, cakes, and, of course, pots of tea make for a delightful break and in Sheffield you have a wide choice of teashops, artisan bakeries, and cafes. For something different and a refreshing coffee try the tiny but hugely popular Temper or for something sweet Cake R Us is a tearoom with a difference.
Time for dinner?
There are plenty of traditional pubs in Sheffield along with numerous bars and restaurants. The York is a great place to combine a drink with something to eat. The pub is tastefully fitted out in period detail and provides the perfect ambience for an early evening meal whilst the comprehensive menu provides plenty of choice for any palate.
After your meal why not spend some time investigating some of the other pubs the steel city has to offer? The city is brimming with pubs and bars which have retained their original character including the Bell Jar and, back in the Devonshire Quarter, the Bath Hotel which will delight all lovers of nostalgia; its stunning interior is certainly worthy of the Heritage Inn plague which graces its wall. Whisky aficionados, not to mention pie connoisseurs, should head for the historic Broadfield Hotel in Abbeydale Road.
Round off your night with a visit to Carver Street which boasts a number of clubs to bring back memories of the great days of music. Dance the night away to the sounds of motown at Crystal or visit The Viper Rooms for a real retro night featuring soul along with RnB and even house.
Room with a view
After a hectic day spend the night in luxury at Sheffield’s Whitley Hall Hotel. The timeless elegance of the 16th century building will transport you back in time to when good service and fine surroundings where the staple of every hotel. After a great night’s sleep refuel with a hearty breakfast before heading home.
With its numerous rail and road links Sheffield is easily accessible from anywhere in the country so why not treat yourself to a weekend away some time soon?