London Road & the Antiques Quarter, Sheffield

Creative Tourist

Take a trip down London Road, with its fantastic array of internationally inspired restaurants, and the Antiques Quarter, packed with independents and vintage stores – it’s easy to lose a couple of hours in this vibrant area of Sheffield.

It’s easy to lose a couple of hours in this vibrant area of Sheffield.

Centuries ago, London Road was a thoroughfare used by farmers taking their cattle to market, but in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, folk moved from the outlying countryside to set up shop here. Though much has changed since then, family-run businesses still prevail and, while London Road may not offer the prettiest of welcomes, follow your taste buds and you’ll discover the tantalising menus at its long list of internationally inspired restaurants.

After half a mile of an overwhelming number of food options, London Road meets Abbeydale Road; many of Sheffield’s dearly loved cafés and antique treasure troves lie ahead. With eight antique centres and around 60 independent shops, bars and cafes between them, Abbeydale Road, Queens Road and Broadfield Road have together become known as the Sheffield Antiques Quarter.

With eight antique centres and around 60 independent shops, bars and cafes.

Browse for authentic period antiques, retro collectables, upcycled furniture, vintage threads and vinyl and discover artisan foodie treats, local artwork and hand-crafted goods. Sheffield’s oldest cinema, Abbeydale Picture House stands as a grand and historic focal point, and hosts regular events, film screenings, festivals as well as the monthly Antiques Quarter Flea Market.

Take a look down Wolseley Road to the left after you leave the area and you’ll see the Madina Mosque, with its Persian-style arches and beautiful blue-green tipped minarets and dome.

Our top picks

The Abbeydale Picture House

The Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road , Sheffield, S7 1FS - Visit now

Abbeydale Picture House was the most magical and luxurious cinema when it opened back in 1920. Situated on Abbeydale Road, this Grade II listed venue is the only cinema of its era still operating in the city today.

Cinemas in Sheffield Photographer: Scott Hukins ©
Abbeydale Picture House Photographer: Scott Hukins ©

Forge Bakehouse

Forge Bakehouse, 302 Abbeydale Rd S7 1FL, Nether Edge, Sheffield, S7 1FL - Visit now

Forge Bakehouse is a bright and airy ground floor bakery offering homemade breads, pastries and baked goods, as well as a cosy licensed cafe and terrace upstairs, offering all-day brunch, coffee & cocktails.

Forge Bakehouse
Image courtesy of Forge Bakehouse.

Lantern Theatre Sheffield

Lantern Theatre Sheffield, 18 Kenwood Park Road,, Sheffield, S7 1NF - Visit now

An intimate 84-seater performance space, the Lantern Theatre is the oldest theatre in Sheffield. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in charm.

Lantern Theatre Sheffield
Image courtesy of the Lantern Theatre, Sheffield.

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Two Sheds

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Pom Kitchen

This colourful plant based kitchen is not merely the vegan mecca of Sheffield, but a vibrant work of art, never compromising on taste.

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The Northern Quarter pub with Live-music, outdoor seating and friendly staff, making this venue a more than enjoyable visit.

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