London Road is a popular residential area of Sheffield for students and non students who are drawn to its vibrancy and close proximity to the city centre. Often coupled with the area of Sharrow, it is seen as an alternative option to Eccesall Road. Famous for a huge mix of international cuisines and right on the doorstep of the Antiques Quarter, London Road is a real mixed bag.
Why Love London Road?
London Road is perfect for students. It is a 5 minute walk into the city centre, and close to both Sheffield Hallam and the University of Sheffield. Our large student homes were originally built for the wealthy moving out of the city centre to the suburban avenues lined with trees. Today much of the area has designated conservation status to protect the character and beauty of the area. This means, the student houses on London Road are spacious and full of character. Many still have original features.
Our student flats on London Road are around a 5-10 minute walk into town, though there are plenty of buses. The streets are great for cycling on, with cycles lanes and not too many of the famous Sheffield hills.
If you are fortunate enough to be bringing your car to uni, many of our student properties have gated off-street parking, setting us apart from most other student accommodation.
London Road is one of the most multicultural places in the city and has a huge variety of independent restaurants, cafes and shops. Its vibrancy and diversity make it an exciting place to live.
If you love trying new foods, you will be spoiled for choice. Vietnamese, Chinese, India, and American restaurants all sit side by side. There is also a spatter of unbelievably good desert cafes (cafes dedicated solely to puddings and shakes), which are worth skipping dinner for!
Further along, London Road becomes Abbeydale Road in an area known as the Antiques Quarter, where you can pick up a real bargain or just enjoy a browse. There are also some quirky artisan shops, delis and cafes.
With it being so close to the city centre there are also supermarkets very close by. There is a 24hr Tesco and an Aldi, plus a million corner shops in between.
For those wanting some outside space, Mount Pleasant Park is beautiful grounds of a Grade 2 listed house. It is home to the annual Sharrow Festival which has stalls, music and entertainment, all with a social conscience.