Sheffield is a Northern City that went through a serious reinvention following its days as, 'The Steel City', a powerhouse of heavy industry, and today it is known more for its culture, entertainment and innovation. Once a vista of smoking chimneys and mills, today it is modern, green and exciting, with the Peak District National Park providing a stunning backdrop. The large, diverse population includes plenty of students and the city has an alternative, friendly and independent feel. You'll enjoy festivals, theatre productions, live music, comedy gigs and great shopping in Sheffield. The Thai restaurants are also excellent and a great place to rest and refuel after a busy day of city exploration!