Sheffield is a vibrant city with a rich multicultural heritage so we’ve put together a list of things that you may not know about the Steel City.

Sheffield city





  1. Liquorice Allsorts were invented in Sheffield in 1899 by Bassets sweet producers.
  2. It is home to the largest theatre complex outside of London with Sheffield based productions of The History Boys and Full Monty playing annually.
  3. No other UK city has a National Park within it’s boundary; Sheffield is lucky to have the beautiful peak district on its doorstep.
  4. Over 58,000 students descend on Sheffield each year to attend the City’s two universities; The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University
  5. NASA exploration robots are tested on rigs made Tools and Steel products in Sheffield
  6. Sheffield crucible steel was used to help build the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City
  7. Sheffield is home to Football and has the oldest club in the world, Sheffield Football Club and is also the birthplace of where the rules of the beautiful game were recorded. The City is home to two other teams; Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United.
  8. Sheffield is home to over 50 independent recording studios and has produced many famous artists and bands including Jarvis Cocker, Human League and the Artic Monkeys
  9. 90% of the playing cards used in Las Vegas casinos are produced on the ROLLEM machine built and manufactured in Sheffield.
  10. The Sheffield Winter Garden is the largest city centre glasshouse in Europe.


That’s all for now

Katy and the Admin team