8 new(ish) things to do in Kelham Island

As one of the city’s fastest growing neighbourhoods, there are always new things to get up to in the Kelham Island area. Heading down this month? Here a just a few fresh experiences we’d recommend giving a nudge!

Find a rare gem @ The Kelham Flea
Based in a disused engineering works on Neepsend Lane, The Kelham Flea opened last summer bringing together over 40 vendors under one eccentric roof. With a range of antique and vintage items ranging from furniture to Russian dolls, there are plenty of unexpected bargains to be discovered in store.

Ping Pong @ Island
Island’s ping pong room is open every day from 9am-10pm and free to use until the end of February. They also offer cracking brunch, lunch, cocktails and beer options if you need fuel.

Get a taste of the place @ Kelham Island Food Tours
Running from midday on Fridays and Saturdays, the five-stop Taste of Kelham Island Tour offers a local’s guide to the best independent food stops on the Island. The tour offers a range of both international and locally sourced treats in an equally educational and enjoyable tour for the tastebuds.

Vegan eats @ V.or.V
As a new addition to Kelham Island’s vibrant food scene, V.or.V is a worthwhile stop for those looking for healthier eating options without compromising on flavour and variety. A coffee stop by day and restaurant by night, the venue has something for everyone to enjoy.

Have a laugh @ The Millowners Arms
On each first Monday of the month, the Millowners Arms hosts the Kelham Comedy Club. Entry to the event is free, and there’s also the £5 bhaji fries with a pint deal to get stuck into!

Go crate-digging @ Kelham Arcade
Inside this small hub of independents you’ll find two record stores – Tonearm Vinyl and Black Beacon Sound – ideal for a vinyl-lover looking to bolster their collection.

Flick through @ Kelham Island Books + Music
Not quite a “new” addition, but it can be easy to miss this little gem based next door to the shipping container Krynkl building. Moving from Endcliffe Park to Shalesmoor just over a year ago, Kelham Island Books + Music offers a offers a huge variety of local media covering all aspects of Sheffield history. The classics of history and literature can also be found here, alongside a carefully curated vinyl collection to delve through.

Wing it @ Piña
Everyone’s favourite taco and margarita joint recently announced their Wing Wednesdays offer: a portion of wings, ‘Public’ potatatoes and a bottle of beer for £10 (vegan options available). Oh, and tequila-based cocktail Tommy’s are two for £12. Tidy.

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