Abbeydale Picture House. London Road & the Antiques Quarter, Sheffield
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London Road & the Antiques Quarter, Sheffield

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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.

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