Island life: 31 things to do in Kelham Island

17. Wake and bake @ The Depot
Just follow your nose to find The Depot Bakery and Eatery. Nestled in a courtyard just off Burton Road – the same one that hosts Peddler Market – the artisan goods baked onsite produce an irresistible aroma. The rustic café sells cakes straight from the oven and coffee from sister-company, Tamper. Depot’s fresh breads are all available to buy too, so you can pick up a loaf for home.

92 Burton Rd, S3 8DA

18. Thai bites @ Graffiti
Next door to Kelham Kitchen and Wine Bar is Graffiti; offering something different in Kelham Island. Not only does this bar offer quality drinks, it also dishes up pan-Asian street food. There’s quirky street art on the walls and this place even has its own swing, so why not swing on by and get stuck into one of their reyt good Pad Thais?

2a & 2b, Ball St

19. Get on the Real Ale Trail @ Shakespeares
The massive selection of beers at this CAMRA-approved pub makes it an essential stop on any bar crawl. Shakespeare’s friendly bartenders will happily talk you through the options, from rare UK ales to leftfield Belgian bottles. Catch up-and-coming bands at the Bard’s Bar upstairs, or head along to one of their regular folk music sessions.

146-148 Gibraltar St, S3 8UB

20. Fresh trim @ Bunker
One of a number of trendy businesses taking based in the revolutionary Krynkl building, The Bunker strives to be more than just your average barbers or salon. Embodying the Krynkl’s creativity and independent spirit, this forward-thinking unisex hair shelter is welcoming to all. Head online to and book in for your next cut!

Krynkl, 294 Shalesmoor S3 8US

21. Music nights @ Kelham Island Tavern
If pubs had trophy cabinets, the Tavern’s would be stacked. The Sheffield CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018 runs a number of regular favourites as well as a mix of guest ales across its twelve pumps. Catch live folk music every fourth Sunday of the month, with acoustic nights every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday.

62 Russell St, S3 8RW

22. Be a brewer for the day @ Sheff Brew Co
Located in a Victorian polish works, the red-bricked walls of Sheffield Brewery Co are full of character. Roll up your sleeves and get hands-on through their Brewer for a Day package – running regularly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the old factory. You can sample the brewery’s artisan ales in their tap room afterwards.

81 Burton Rd, S3 8BZ

23. Set up shop @ Albyn Works
Albyn Works has been inspiring new businesses since it opened its doors in 1875. The launch of the famous Blanco polish first put the factory on the map – now, a wide range of independent projects are flourishing in the old building. Bring your business idea to life in one of its available offices or workshops.

Burton Rd/Percy St, S3 8BT

24. Support the local bookshop @ Kelham Books and Music
This indie bookstore’s immaculate collection offers something for everyone; titles cover art, sculpture, music, cycling, and much more besides. There’s also a wonderful collection of Sheffield and Peak District-based pamphlets to brush up on your local facts. Vinyl lovers will feel right at home here too!

284 Shalesmoor, S3 8UL

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