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Christmas Meals in Sheffield

Sheffield has some amazing dining options and they are taking part in the Christmas cheer with Christmas menus for their customers to feast on. We’ve got some awesome options to visit for a Christmas meal. Best of all – these are all within walking distance to our Serviced Apartments.


Anchorage is the east-coast kitchen sister of Wick at Both Ends, a place we’ve recommended before. We love this place for dinners and equally excited for their Christmas Menu.Available throughout December, 3 course meal for 24.95 per person. Another great place for big parties as Anchorage caters for parties up to 80 people and loads of craft beers on tap – if that’s your fancy! View the Christmas menu: here

Address: Unit 3, West One, Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield, S1 4JB / Telephone: 01143277143


Antibo serves up modern Italian cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant can cater up to 200 people, making it a wonderful option if you have a big family or looking for a place to host a party. They have a wide-range of dishes to choose from, including gluten and dairy free options. This spectacular menu will be available from December 1st 2014 to December 30th (except December 25th and 26th) and must be pre-ordered. View their Christmas Menu: here

Address: Unit 10 The Plaza, West One, Fitzwilliam Street,Sheffield, S1 4JB / Telephone: 0114 272 7222


For something more alternative to the traditional Christmas meal, Cubana serves up unique Spanish/South American cuisine. The latino atmosphere is welcoming and infectious and makes for a memorable Christmas party. The menu is available from 1 December to 30 December, at £14.50 daytime and £23.50 for evening. The tapas menu is extensive, view the Christmas menu: here

Address: Unit 4 Leopold Square | Sheffield S1 2JG, Sheffield, England / Telephone: 114 276 0475


Eten is an independent café/bistro that’s committed to providing delicious food at great value (they have the eatSheffield restaurant of the year 2011 to prove it). Ingredients are from the best of what local suppliers have on offer, and the best bit? They have gluten free and vegetarian options available – catering to the different dietary needs we may have. Christmas Menu is priced at a value price of 2 courses for £12.95 and 3 courses for £15.95 – Bargain! View their Christmas Menu: here

Address: 2-4 York Street, Sheffield S1 2ER / Telephone: 01142730658

3 Events to not miss this November



Out of this World, 1-2 November, 12.30pm till 4.30pm

As Fright Night takes a year off, a new spectacular festival takes over Sheffield this Halloween weekend. Out of this World is a brand new festival of sci-fi, magic and horror! The weekend will be jam-packed with events, activities and more all spread across the city centre. Many kid-friendly activities to ensure the children fully immerse themselves in the Halloween fun. Check out–about/city-centre/out-of-this-world.html for more details on this brand-new festival.


After Dark, 5 November, 5.30pm till 10pm

After Dark is Yorkshire’s No 1 Fireworks Spectacular, attracting up to 20,000 people each year! The event, which is at the Don Valley Grass Bowl, offers live music on the Heart Stage, funfair, bonfire, food stalls, bar and a massive fireworks display. An event not to be missed! Check out for more information



The 2014-2015 Ice Hockey Season has started and our Sheffield Steelers have confirmed the dates they are playing to win the Elite League Challenge Cup. Great to go with your mates or even with the kids. Motorpoint Arena has special ticket deals for families online so get your tickets early to grab a good bargain!

If you need a place to stay over to attend this fun-filled events in Sheffield, look no further than City Crash Pad Serviced Apartment. We provide the best value for money stay! Contact us now via

Sheffield Tramlines Festival

On the 25-27 of July, Sheffield’s inner-city music festival is back for its 6th year, with its biggest line-up yet! Artists include Public Enemy, The Cribs, Annie Mac, Katy B, Ms. Dynamite and other national and local artists.


After holding its first festival in 2009, the Tramlines Music Festival has rapidly expanded and led it to win the award for ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ in 2011.

The main stage will be at Devonshire Green and other venues scattered around the city including O2 Academy, Gothic Cathedral, Fusion & Foundry, The Harley and Queens Social Club.

Advance tickets are now on sale at £12 for the day and £28 for the whole weekend via Gigantic.

The Commonwealth Games Arrive in Glasgow


From the 23 July – 3 August 2014, the Commonwealth Games are in Glasgow! It will showcase over 4000 finest athletes from all over the commonwealth, making it the biggest ever sporting and cultural celebration in Scotland. The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth Nations. This will be the first time Glasgow is hosting the games, as previous Games held in Scotland were both in Edinburgh.

The games will showcase 17 sports: from the combat of wrestling, to the high adrenaline track events, and not forgetting the graceful gymnastics. What is unique to the games is the inclusion of sports that are played mainly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls and netball.


England has competed and placed at the top 3 at every Games, with 6 times coming away with the first position. This year, we are sadly missing Sheffield’s Jessica Ennis-Hill, who will be absent from the games because she is expecting her first baby. But we’re excited to root for UK’s double Olympic gold medallist, Mo Farah!

In conjunction with the Games, the Queen’s Baton Relay has begun its 190,000km journey through all 70 nations and territories in the Commonwealth Nations. Follow its international journey here:

Don’t miss out on this cultural sporting event, book your stay with City Crash Pad to immerse yourself in the exciting happenings Glasgow has to offer.

Tour De France Arrives in Sheffield!


For the first time in cycling race history, the Tour de France will arrive in Sheffield on Sunday 6th July!

With it, it will bring at least 250,000 spectators who will line the route in Sheffield, cheering on the cyclists.

On 1 July 1903, 60 pioneers set out on their bicycles from Montgeron for the first ever Tour de France. As the years passed and the tour gained popularity, its reach began to extend beyond France. It is the oldest and the most prestigious cycling tour present today, garnering 22 teams from around the world competing in this year’s race.

The 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and cover a total distance of 3656km with various stages such as flat stages, mountain stages and hill stages. After its UK leg of the tour, it will also pass through Belgium and Spain.

The event will draw at least 250,000 spectators who will line the streets and welcome their arrival into Sheffield from York. Be part of the action by booking your stay with City Crash Pad over the Tour de France weekend now.

Edinburgh International Film Festival

City Crash Pad is constantly expanding and including new locations around the UK. We’re happy to include more serviced apartments in Edinburgh – it’s a city brimming with excitement and activities waiting to be discovered.



A big event coming up not to be missed is the annual Edinburgh International Film Festival from the 18-29th of June. For the 68th year running, this prestigious film festival will showcase and promote the very best in International Cinema, in all genres and lengths, promising a vibrant and diverse programme.

This year’s festival will feature activity from the McLaren’s 2014 Centenary Celebrations, a Scotland Wide Project that celebrates the work of trailblazing artist, Norman McLaren.

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Notable films premiered in recent years include Brave, the Hurt Locker, Little Miss Sunshine, Billy Elliot and An Inconvenient Truth. These are just a few of the many films that have premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival before catapulting to international fame.

The event is not limited to showcasing the filmmaking community; it is a great opportunity to be exposed to local Scottish brands who participate in this 10 day event. The programme is bursting with activity for the public and it is not wonder it attracts audiences from across the UK. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the world’s oldest continually running film festival, book your stay with City Crash Pad in Edinburgh now!

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Ideal Home Show comes to Manchester

For the first time in it’s 106 year history, the Ideal Home Show comes to Manchester, welcoming visitors across the North of England through it’s doors at EventCity.



The annual event helps to transform homes and give inspiration to home owners on making a house a home. The show is not only visited by hundreds and thousands of visitors, both celebrities and royalty can also be seen at the event – Queen Elizabeth II has visited 11 times!

Founded in 1908 by the Daily Mail, it was originally envisaged as a publicity tool for the newspaper to increase it’s advertising revenue.  It soon became famous for introducing an array of new inventions and gadgets – the vacuum cleaner and electric kettle both made their debut a long time ago at the Ideal Home Show.  This tradition carries on today, with new technology always on display and on sale at the event.

Split into seven dedicated show areas: Interiors, Home Improvements, Food & Housewares, Technology, Gardens, Woman and Shopping – this iconic event allows you to discover and explore thousands of products and offers you won’t get on the high street.

A glimpse of their opening day event in London this year

Tickets to the 2014 Manchester Ideal Home Show are now on sale, don’t miss out on this award-winning event as it makes it North West debut.

Sheffield Food Festival

Coming this May over the spring bank holiday is the Sheffield Food Festival. From the 24-26th May, the festival will celebrate the vibrant and diverse food culture of South Yorkshire and also support our local food community. It is one of the largest free urban food festivals in the country, garnering over 244,000 visitors last year.

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This year’s festival will extend from Fargate to the newly redeveloped Moor, expect more vendors and more exciting activities happening. It’s a great day out for foodies and families with a mix of activities and workshops to keep the children entertained. Foodies will get to bring home local favourites and international delights from the artisan food market to continue cooking up a storm at home. Follow the event’s official twitter account @foodfestsheff for more information.

Book your stay with Citycrashpad this bank holiday weekend and attend this amazing culinary festival.