All you need to know about Sheffield

Sheffield is a major city located in South Yorkshire on the edge of the Peak District National Park. To ensure your business trip to Sheffield is successful, be sure to choose a SilverDoor serviced apartment. The city played a huge part in the Industrial Revolution, with Sheffield’s steel industry seeing a spike in the local population. The significance of this industry to the local economy saw Sheffield labelled The Steel City. Heavy international competition in the steel industry triggered a decline in the 1970s and 1980s, with Margaret Thatcher’s deindustrialisation policy also impacted upon coal mining in the region. Despite the industrial struggle, the steel industry in Sheffield is still alive and kicking with local production attracting McLaren and Boeing to the city. Since the turn of the 21st century, Sheffield undertook an ambitious regeneration campaign designed to strengthen business in the city. 

Sheffield has become established as a regular destination for business travellers. With Sheffield being situated only 2 hours from London and 1 hour from Manchester by rail, the city has become a popular location for relocating. The growth of business travel has seen a consequent rise in demand for corporate accommodation. Our Sheffield apartments are crafted with the business traveller in mind. We offer a collection of studio and one bedroom apartments, ideal for the solo business traveller, alongside two and three bedroom apartments for multiple clients or families relocating to the Steel City. Start planning your business trip to South Yorkshire today by browsing our range of serviced apartments in Sheffield. 


Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your trip to Sheffield. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in South Yorkshire.

Transport in Sheffield

Manchester Airport is located 33 miles from Sheffield, with trains reaching the city in around 1 hour 20 minutes. Doncaster/Sheffield Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport are also within close proximity to the city. Our serviced apartments in Sheffield are conveniently located and the city is relatively small and easy to navigate around on foot. Stagecoach operate a bus and tram network. 

Weather in Sheffield

Due to its location on the edge of the Peak District, Sheffield is prone to experiencing wet and gloomy weather. Despite this, the Pennines to the left of the city serve as a shelter from westerly winds. As with the U.K. in general, Sheffield certainly has its nice days, but it’s always best to prepare for rain.

Music in Sheffield

Sheffield is home to an array of musical talent. Indie bands Arctic Monkeys and Pulp where formed in the city. Rock band Def Leppard were also established in the Steel City, as were The Human League. Sheffield boasts a collection of live music venues showcasing some of the best upcoming musical talent. 


-          -   Local man Harry Brearley invented stainless steel, earning Sheffield the nickname of The Steel City.

-          -   Sheffield is the only city in the U.K. to have a National Park situated within its borders; the Peak District. The city has four trees for each person, with around a third of Sheffield located in the Peaks.

-          -   Actor, writer, Python and serial traveller Sir Michael Palin was born in the South Yorkshire city in 1943.

-          -   Anthony Joshua, the former World Heavyweight Champion (at time of writing following his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk) trains in Sheffield, with the city having produced 6 boxing world champions.

-          -   Sheffield is home to the world’s oldest football club. Sheffield FC was founded in 1857 by members of a cricket club. The city also founded Sheffield Steelers, the U.K’s first ice hockey team.

-          -   Since 1977, The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield has been home to the World Snooker Championship. Some say the venue is cursed with no first time champion having ever defended their title. 


SilverDoor serviced apartments in Sheffield are crafted with the business traveller in mind. Our business accommodation offers both comfort and flexibility and features the very best level of service quality. Our fully furnished apartments are modern, spacious and conveniently located in central Sheffield. Most apartments include a flexible housekeeping service, allowing you to choose how regular your accommodation is serviced. This enhanced privacy is designed to make you feel right at home. Business accommodation is Sheffield boasts a unique flexibility that is seldom possible in a hotel. Serviced apartments have kitchen facilities which allows corporate clients the choice of dining in one of the many Sheffield restaurants, or cooking at home. At SilverDoor we understand that business travelers have a busy schedule which is why we provide flexible check in option to suit you. Moreover, serviced apartments are often more affordable than hotel accommodation. Not only does having cooking facilities reduce the cost of eating out, the VAT rate reduces the longer you stay. Lastly, the average one bedroom apartment in Sheffield is approximately twice the size of a typical hotel room. This gives you more space to relax, with even the option of entertaining guests in the living space.


Booking your business apartment in Sheffield with SilverDoor brings a wide range of advantages. Having over 20 years of experience in the corporate travel sector, at SilverDoor we understand the importance of a business trip running smoothly and that every client has different needs. Our booking agents have a strong expertise in the industry and aim to guarantee that every client is left completely satisfied with the level of service they receive and the quality of their accommodation. We have an extensive knowledge of our apartment portfolio in Sheffield and the features of each property, using this information to help source the perfect accommodation for your stay. Our quest to offer top quality business accommodation is never ending. We regularly seek to work with new providers as we look to reaffirm our commitment to offering the best serviced apartments in Sheffield.

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