14 stunning secret places in Sheffield you might not know about

Sheffield has lots to offer - but there's also loads of secrets and hidden places that you might not know about under your nose in the city.

Monday, 10th December 2018, 7:51 am
Updated Monday, 10th December 2018, 7:55 am
We all know what the front of the City Hall looks like, but have you ever ventured round the back to check out the curved design and stunning columns.

From the weird and wonderful to works of art, fascinating buildings to Sheffield's quirks, they're all here. How many of these did you know about?

Known as The Megatron, the Victorian-engineered subterranean drainage system was built in the mid-1800s and lies beneath the streets of Sheffield.
Once the bustling terminus of the Sheffield Canal, Victoria Quays is a quiet, relaxing place, should you want to escape the city streets.

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Look above HL Brown in Barker's Pool and you'll see the city's 1 O'Clock Time Signal - a city tradition for 144 years. Better still, be there at that time each day to hear it.
There's a tribute to the late singer with this mural on West Street - although whether it bears a resemblance to the Ziggy Stardust is debatable.
The unusual non-stop paternoster lift in the Arts Tower is one of only a handful left in the country. Opened in 1965, it has 38 separate cars.
Pulp lead singer Jarvis ended up in a wheelchair after falling from these flat windows in Division Street trying to impress a girl before the group found fame. There's a 'blue placque' marking the spot.
Situated in the Norton Lees area, this charming timber-framed 14th Century house gets its name from the Blythe family, who become bishops.
Step inside Sheffield Catherdal, look up and check out the stunning and colourful Lantern Tower.
Just behind Sheffield Interchange is the oldest domestic building in the city. It dates from 1475 and is a popular city pub.
Tucked away in the Botanical Gardens, youll find a bear pit that dates way back to 1836. The Grade II Listed structure was once home to two brown bears.
This is all that remains of Sheffields only Prisoner of War camp, once known as Redmires or the Lodge Moor Camp.
Painted after Sheffield's Jessica Ennis Hill struck gold at the 2012 London Olympics, the box in Barker's Pool features an information board about her achievements.
At the centre of Sheffields Botanical Gardens, youll a statue of Pan, the Spirit of the Woods. Sir Charles Clifford donated him back in 1934, and it has stood proudly in the heart of the gardens sine 1952.