London’s Calling: 14 Things to do on London Road
London Road is known for its many varied businesses dotted along its proudly multi-cultural stretch. Whether it’s a bite to eat, evening drinks or independent shops to browse, here’s a quick look at some places you might want to check out when you’re next in the neighbourhood…
1. Hail the ale @ The Beer Engine
A vast, ever-changing selection of keg and bottled beers, plus regular favourites such as the ever-suppable Neepsend Blonde, means you will always have options no matter what your tipple is. The pub tapas is superb and the Sunday roasts are up there with best in the city. Did we mention the lovely suntrap out back?
17 Cemetary Rd, S11 8FJ
2.Game on @ Treehouse Board Game Café
Ok, this one’s just off London Road. But the Treehouse Café’s 400-strong library of board games and locally-sourced food and drink options are well worth the one-minute walk down Boston Street.
41 Boston St, S2 4QF
3.Well-priced pints @ The Albion
After bringing craft beer to the area in 2017, the Albion has become a fixture of London Road’s pub scene ever since. As a Stancill Brewery pub, you can expect an array of cask and keg beers plus a rotating line of other local beers – not to mention their popular Stancill Lager at just £2.50 a pint!
75 London Rd, S2 4LE
4.Pan-Asian food @ Satay Yo Beer
There are plenty of good shouts for Asian cuisine on London Road, but Satay Yo Beer is one of our faves – combining delectable dishes from nine countries coupled with an enviable selection of craft beer to wash it all down.
158 London Rd, S2 4LT
5.Tacos @ Amigos
A highlight of London Road’s many diverse cultural dining options, Amigos has a fine reputation in Sheffield for providing some of the most authentic and delicious Mexican food this side of the Atlantic.
224-230 London Rd, S2 4NA
6.Have a pawsome time @ Tabby Teas
The Cat Café next door to the Beer Engine is an abode to a number of furry friends, re-homed from rescue centres Mill House Animal Sanctuary and Safe at Last Pet Samaritans. Be sure to grab a couple of slices of cake and a cuppa whilst yer there…
7 Cemetary Rd, S11 8FJ
7.Live music @ The Cremorne
One of the coolest hangouts on London Road, you’ll be guaranteed eclectic bands and DJ sets over the weekend and a chilled atmosphere to enjoy a pint during the week. Their tucked away beer garden is something of a gem, and the pizza’s not shabby either!
185 London Rd, S2 4LH
8.Call it a wrap @ Fanoush
Something of a local institution when it comes to serving up vegan and veggie fast food. Grab a lunchtime wrap with freshly made falafel, halloumi, salad, grilled aubergine, cauliflower and your pick of relish.
103 London Rd, S2 4LE
9.Endless pasta-bilities @ Butta La Pasta
With a name translating literally as “throw in the pasta”, this homely restaurant excels in hearty, inexpensive dishes inspired by various regions of Italy. The vibe is laidback, the service top-notch and the pasta – naturally – superb.
280 London Rd, S2 4NA
10.Caribbean flavours @ Barry’s Bar
The eponymous Jamaican boozer on London Road is popular on match days due to its enticing drinks deals (two Bud for £5 and four Red Stripe for £10) and live Sky Sports offering. Throw in some sumptuous Caribbean delights from jerk chicken to fried dumplings – best enjoyed in their cosy beer garden on a warm day – and you can’t go far wrong.
96-98 London Rd, S2 4LR
11.Watch the game @ The Clubhouse
A sporting haven adorned with wide screens and known to get busy for the big games, The Clubhouse is your best bet for catching the sporting fixtures. There’s a good selection of ales and lagers, while a well-priced food menu of pub classics will keep you fuelled throughout the day.
13 London Rd, S2 4LA
12.Snap happy @ Harrison Cameras
This family-run store has been faithfully serving the photography community of Sheffield since 1970. They deal with a wide variety of cameras and equipment from all leading manufacturers like Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica and many more. From the most basic point and shoot compact cameras through to a full a professional outfit consisting of bodies, flashguns, lenses, studio equipment and accessories, all the bases are covered. The store also offers in-house film developing, printing and scanning as well as digital printing services.
112-114 London Rd, S2 4LR
13.Delish dumplings @ Jabeerwocky
Opened last year, this bar brings a unique fusion of craft beer, Polish lager and Indian-inspired snack food to an already diverse and bustling part of the city. Try an IPA with Abbi’s homemade hand-rolled dumplings for the combo you never knew you needed.
308-310 London Rd, S2 4NA
14.Look sharp @ The Cutting Crew
When it comes to hairdressing heritage in Sheffield, you don’t get much better than The Cutting Crew at 139 London Road, where the building has been used as a barber shop for almost 140 years to date. True to its roots, the barbers remain on the ground floor with a popular ladies salon upstairs. Experienced staff, a friendly ethos and reasonable prices (Student and loyalty card discounts available).
139 London Rd, S2 4LE