This part of the city consists of all of the city's central quarters, with the exception of the Heart of the City. Generally speaking, this area is predominantly oriented towards retail and business activities. For instance, the Moor Quarter is a pedestrian area with a large market and shopping area, while the Cathedral Quarter is the city's main business and professional area. Sheffield Hallam University's City Campus is also located here and the University of Sheffield is situated in a neighbouring district to the west. All of these features make central Sheffield a vibrant area with a plethora of activities and entertainment options to choose from.
ENTERTAINMENT SOPHISTICATED LUXURY APARTMENTS CULTURAL INSITUTIONS BUSINESS DISTRICT EASY COMMUTE TOURIST ATTRACTION HIPSTER LIVE MUSIC
Young Professionals, Local and International Students
A range of developments throughout the city centre have been revamping former industrial spaces and transforming them into apartment buildings. While the central part of Sheffield was not known for being a residential area in the past, developments in and around the Kelham Island as well as the Devonshire quarter have made city living increasingly popular. These developments include West One -- a popular residential building near the University of Sheffield -- as well as Kelham Riverside and Daisy Springs in the Kelham Island quarter. Renting an apartment in this area will set you back about £600-700 pcm.
Just like the Heart of the City quarter, schools are sparse in the centre of the city. Apart from Springfield Primary School, residents of the northwestern part of Sheffield are served by Netherthrope Primary School, which offers good quality education.
Entertainment and Leisure
This area by far has the highest concentration of entertainment options -- from local bars and pubs to music festivals and concerts -- making central Sheffield a lively and culturally rich area. Whether you are planning to go to a student bar on West Street/Devonshire Street, drink a locally brewed ale or try some typical Sheffieldian pub grub, nothing beats going out on the town in the centre of Sheffield.