My apartment is next to the Diamond (aka the Beehive) in the heart of Sheffield City Centre. It's a 30 sec walk to the main university campus, and a 3 min walk to West St - Sheffield's socialising and eating hub.
The property gets light throughout the day. It has high ceilings and a large covered balcony. This balcony spans the width of the flat; for socialising privately, smoking or hanging washing.