This busy city is packed with exciting things to do, including live acts at popular venues like Sheffield Arena and O2 Academy. Take a walk around the Peace Gardens, Millennium Galleries and one of the largest glasshouses in Europe, Winter Garden. Q-Park operates 6 secure car parks for customers who require parking Sheffield city centre.
Sheffield takes its name from the River Sheaf. It was once called the Sceaf, which means border so it was the border river. Sheffield was founded in the early 12th century by the Lord of the manor, William de Lovetot. He built a castle on the site of Castle Market. The Lord also built a church on the site of Sheffield Cathedral. A little town grew up between the castle and the church. Sheffield became far more famous for its cutlery. Before 1500 watermills were adapted to grinding tools and the cutlery trade boomed. By 1600 Sheffield was the main town in England (apart from London) for cutlery. In 18th century Sheffield industry boomed. Sheffield was noted for its iron industry which especially came to the fore in World War 2 where steel was made for artillery, planes and tanks within the city. Towards the end of the 20th Century the traditional industries in Sheffield such as iron, steel and cutlery declined in the 20th century. As in other cities there was a shift away from employment in manufacturing industries to jobs in service industries.
Today Sheffield is the main city in South Yorkshire and one of the larger cities in the North. It has moved away slightly from its industrial past but remains proud of its heritage and is known as the Steel City. Some of the best plays (and World Championship Snooker) can be seen at the Crucible Theatre and The Lyceum who welcome thousands of visitors through their doors each year. The Millennium Gallery and The Peace Gardens demonstrate how the city has developed in modern times and serve the community as must see attractions in the city centre. The city comes alive an night with throngs of revelers moving along West Street and some of the best live music available down at The Leadmill. The city also hosts world class aquatics events at Ponds Forge.
Parking in Sheffield with Q-Park provides a safe and secure facility for customers to leave their car in as they explore Sheffield from a central location.
Q-Park is one of Europe’s leading parking facility providers with a portfolio comprising over 570,000 parking spaces. In the UK, Q-Park operates in all major cities including providing convenient parking in Sheffield across 6 safe and secure Sheffield car parks. Q-Park’s Sheffield car parks combine to provide over 3000, well sized and well-maintained parking spaces in Sheffield. There is limited street parking in Sheffield so choosing one of Q-Park’s car parks is the best option when you need to drive into the city centre.
Q-Park utilises an easy-to-use pre-booking system so you can pay for your parking session in advance. By pre-booking parking at one of Q-Park’s Sheffield car parks, you can avoid having to organise payment on the day. Simply scan you’re your barcode at the pay machine before you exit.
Pre-booking parking in Sheffield will soon be even easier!
Q-Park is currently rolling out our PaSS system. This will allow customers who pre-book parking for Q-Park car parks in Sheffield to enter and exit by having their number plate scanned at the entry and exit barriers. The barrier will automatically open whenever you enter and exit the car park. There will be no need to visit a pay machine or take a ticket. We do all the work for you.
PaSS will begin rolling out at Q-Park Sheffield car parks in 2022.