Welcome to Hull
Hull, known as Kingston upon Hull, is a port city in East Yorkshire. In 2017, Hull was awarded the City of Culture and with this came the development of the city's infrastructure. The city now boasts The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, home to over 3,500 sea creatures including sharks and rays. The historic (recently renovated) coastal marina has a history that spans over 200 years; with the marina’s makeover, new bars and restaurants were established and you can now enjoy a weekend drink or quiet Sunday coffee overlooking the waterfront.
Close to the marina, is Hull’s newly built Bonus Arena, this amazing venue offers a stellar line-up of gigs, artists and events. If you enjoy the arts, Hull New Theatre and the City Hall also offer a superb range of shows (all year round) from ballet, music concerts, musicals and comedy.
If it is sport you’re interested in, then KCOM stadium and home to Hull City Football Club might be more to your liking. The stadium is a multi-purpose facility in the city; the ground hosts football and rugby league competitions (being the largest rugby league stadium in England).
Hull, birthplace of William Wilberforce, is steeped in history and this can be explored best in Hull’s Old Town. Here you will find Wilberforce House, the home of the man who campaigned for the abolition of the slave trade and other museums, for example, the Streetlife Museum where you can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the past. Hull’s Old Town is a haven for history lovers and if you build up a thirst exploring this area, you have to stop at Hull’s oldest pub Ye Olde Black Boy, which dates back to 1720, and was known to be frequented by many slave abolitionists including William Wilberforce. Other very famous and historical pubs in the old town that you must visit are Ye Olde White Hart and The Lion and Key to find out their stories.
There’s plenty of opportunity to shop with two large shopping centres: St Stephen’s and Princes Quay, both in Hull’s city centre. Here you will find popular high street shops, restaurants, cinemas and entertainment for the children, such as rock climbing at Rock Up and trampolining at Gravity.
You will find great places to eat all over the city; from the marina to the city centre, old town to Newland or Princes Avenue. Check out a few of these recommended restaurants and bars:
Ambiente Tapas, Al Porto, Tapasya, Butler Whites, Humber Fish Co., Thieving Harry’s, Bert’s Pizzeria and Gelato, Humber Street Distillery, Hitchcocks, Roots Rum Shack and Kitchen, Sleepers Bar, Lucca Bar and Kitchen, Gusto da Gianni, Meze and The Greek.