Island life: 31 things to do in Kelham Island

25. Wine down @ Kelham Wine Bar
Overlooking the River Don from the picturesque Ball Street Bridge, there aren’t many better spots for a glass of red than Kelham Wine Bar. This small, atmospheric venue runs a top-notch wine list, fabulous selection of gins and Instagrammable cocktails. Relax here after a long day at work, or meet friends to kick off a night out in style.

31 Ball St, S3 8DB

26. Find something special @ Blind Mole
Brimming with quirky antiques and industrial salvage, you’re sure to find something unique in this family-run interior shop. The Blind Mole stocks intriguing items from across the country that owners Brett and Vicki would love to rehome. Liven up your living room or pick out a distinctive gift from the shop located in the historic Albyn Works.

Caretakers Cottage, 124 Alybn Works, Burton Road, S3 8BZ

27. Catch a gig @ Yellow Arch
The famed recording studio and events space hosts a varied selection of monthly gigs – ranging across main room performances showcasing the crop of the local scene, leftfield touring acts and chilled acoustic sessions in their relaxing café space. A brand new venue, The Back Room, opened last month and promises intimate performances with an 80-person capacity; while the late-night stuff is covered with DJ performances and state-of-the-art soundsystems taking the party through to the early hours.

30-36 Burton Rd, S3 8BX

28. Get Creative @ Timm Cleasby Photography
A stylish, contemporary space situated above the Old Workshop perfect for anyone working in the creative industries, this spacious studio offers desks available on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis. Currently based there you’ll find owner and commercial photographer Timm Cleasby, members of the Tramlines team, So Bad Ass Blogger and Inner City Weddings/Events – creating a friendly working hub perfect for professional networking or just meeting interesting new people! The studio is also available to hire for photography and a range of other uses – simply drop a line to with enquiries.

10 Hicks St, S3 8BL

29. Eat, Drink, Be Merry! @ Cutlery Works
The highly-anticipated Kelham Island food hall project featuring a tasty array of independents opened this week – and we reckon it’s going to become a popular fixture on the area’s thriving social scene. Brought to you by the award-winning Milestone Group, a vast number of specialist cuisines will be covered: Vietnamese, Indian, sushi, poutine, fish, pizza, vegan, chocolate and much more. Billed by owners as a “night out under one roof”, the refurbished Grade II-listed building will also feature a long bar serving craft beers and cocktails.

Neepsend Lane, S3 8DP

30. Throw a pizza party @ Nether Edge Pizza Company
A staple of any trip to the monthly Peddler Night Market, the award-winning wood fired pizza purveyors have a cosy little pizzeria at 92 Burton Road open every Friday and Saturday night. If you need an alternative to the usual shindigs, their stylish Kelham venue is available to hire from Sunday to Thursday for up to 40 people.

92 Burton Road, S3 8DA

31. Dine, grind and unwind @ Krynkl
A four-floored venue made from upcycled shipping containers, this innovative development is home to a number of businesses and quirky start-ups. Residents include Knots ‘n’ Niggles sports and holistic massage parlour, INC Coffee Lab, and the triple AA Rosette-winning restaurant Jöro, to name a few.

318-328 Shalesmoor, S3 8UL

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Little Kelham
Fancy calling the Fat Cat your local? The eco-friendly apartments of Little Kelham couldn’t be better located. Enjoy Scandinavian living in Sheffield’s first Passivhaus development; where low-carbon, energy-efficient homes are blended seamlessly into the area’s industrial landscape.

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