The A-Z of Sheffield: This is the definitive alphabet of the Steel City

There are so many weird and wonderful things that make Sheffield amazing and now, thankfully, we have an A-Z to keep track of them.

By Dan Windham
Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 10:54 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 10:58 am
A-Z of Sheffield
A-Z of Sheffield

The Sheffield Alphabet, made by Our Favourite Places and illustrated by Alys Mordecai at Eleven Design, takes you on an amazing tour of the city from A-Z. You can pick up a copy here and these are this is what's featured.

Difficult to miss at 255ft tall, the Arts Tower belongs to the University of Sheffield and has been called 'the most elegant university tower block in Britain of its period'. Who are we to argue?
Take a stroll through Weston Park and you'll stumble upon the bandstand. Standing since 1900, it has been home to well-known bands and is now an approved Civil Wedding venue.

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One of the fantastic theatres Sheffield has to offer, The Crucible hosts amazing theatrical performances as well as the Snooker World Championships.
People may try and tell you Sheffield isn't the home of the best music in the UK. Just smile, laugh and casually point to the nearest Def Leppard album you can find.
Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in the UK and, as such, has a lot of parks to choose from. If you want one with an amazing family-friendly cafe then Endcliffe Park should be high on your list.
It's OK to be a Blade. It's OK to be an Owl. It's just not OK to live in Sheffield and support Leeds United.
If you want culture you're spoilt for choice in Sheffeld. The Graves Gallery is home to Sheffield's visual art collection including works by Cezanne, Burne-Hones, Turner, Bridget Riley and Damien Hirst.
Sheffield is said to be built on seven hills and, if you've ever tried walking or cycling around, it can feel like 700. Amazing for views, a nightmare for your calves.
There's a reason Sheffield is known as the Steel City. It gained an international reputation for steel production in the 19th century and remained a major industrial city until the early 1970s.
A Sheffield legend. If you live in Sheffield and haven't heard of Jarvis Cocker then get yourself online, have a read up and feel proud that you live in the same city where the great man was born.
When you're sitting down for your tea tonight and pick up your knife and fork, think of Sheffield. The city is famous for its blade production and by 1600 Sheffield became the biggest producer of cutlery outside of London.
Liquorice Allsorts are enjoyed all over the country but the giant sweet empire came from very humble beginnings in Sheffield. In the 1840s a small retain confectionary was opened in the park district and its popularity soared.
Arctic Monkeys to be exact. While Alex Turner may spend most of his time stateside, he will still always be directing taxis to High Green via Hillsborough in our minds.
We've already mentioned our amazing parks right? Throw Norfolk Park in there, a unique inner city green space cosisting of 28 hectares of Grade II listed historic parkland with incredible views over Sheffield.
It's not just Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United here. Sheffield is also home to greyhound racing at the track near Hillsborough and the stadium is also home to the Sheffield Tigers Speedway team.
One of the most iconic council housing estates in Sheffield, if not the UK. Constructed in 1957 and now being renovated, it is home to the famous 'I love you will u marry me' grafitti and has been featured in Doctor Who.
We're not sure if he's more famous for his music or his haircut. The Sheffield born guitarist is currently winning critical aclaim for his new musical telling the story of the Park Hill esttae.
Sheffield has a proud history of beer with many breweries formed during the industrial revolution. Nowadays it's estimated that there are 400 different unique beers available in the city's pubs.
Sheffield is the home of snooker and every year, since 1977, the best of the best descend on the city to watch the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible.
If you want to get around Sheffield then just hop on one of our Supertrams. This is what everyone in Sheffield has been doing since 1994 and now you can even get a tram-train from Cathedral to Rotherham Parkgate.
It doesn't matter if you're UNI or Hallam Til You Die, if you're studying at either one of the universities in Sheffield then you're clearly doing something right. Enjoy your time here, you won't want to leave.
The benefit of being built on seven hills and being one of the greenest cities in the UK? Views. This one in particular from Meersbrook Park is truly breathtaking.
No trip to Sheffield would be completele without the Winter Gardens. It's one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK and the largest urban glasshouse in Europe.
It's one of the most acclaimed British films ever and it just so happens to be set and filmed entirely in Sheffield. It has now been adapted into a musical and also a stage play.
A recording studio, rehearsal area, music venue and bar, Yellow Arch is most famously known as the birthplace of the Arctic Monkeys' first album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'.
The dialling code for Sheffiel and the most important one in England.