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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Holly Hinchcliffe

Our Favourite Places would be nothing without our contributors — a massive thanks to all of them!

Tell us about you…
I moved to Sheffield from Liverpool in 2013 to study English Literature at the University of Sheffield.

I’m interested in art, cinema, literature and music. I couldn’t really pick a favourite though so I write about all four!

What does Sheffield mean to you?
When I think of Sheffield I think of independence. Not just in a personal sense, but generally. It’s amazing to live in a city which has such a diverse range of independent businesses.

What’s your favourite Sheffield place?
There are too many to choose from but I do love the street art along Matilda Street. It signifies just how unapologetically creative Sheffield is.

And, obviously, Steam Yard is pretty great too.

What would you do to improve the city?
The public transport system could do with an overhaul. It would be wonderful if a bus actually arrived on time.

Latest contributions

Lucky Fox

Escape to Brooklyn via Sheffield.

Amici and Bici

Translation: Friends and Bikes. This Italian cycling-themed coffee shop has built a reputation on its commitment to sourcing the finest local ingredients and serving lovingly homemade dishes.

Rob Lee

A graphic artist whose large-scale geometric murals that invite interaction and inject a shot of vibrancy into the city.

Ignite Imaginations

A charity dedicated to connecting, inspiring and enlivening Sheffield communities through creativity.