Hull & East Yorkshire
Watch this space as Hull becomes the next up and coming place to visit. Hull was the City of Culture for 2017, leading to a transformation of Hull’s city centre, with new public art installations and contemporary spaces.
HULL - AT A GLANCE
You can reach the city in 2 hours 27 minutes by train from London.
- Hull is a historic city, so be sure to explore the Old Town, where you can take in Georgian and Edwardian architecture.
- See the life-size woolly mammoth at the East Riding Museum of Archaeology
- At the conserved Hepworth Arcade you can still shop at long-established local independents such as Dinsdale's joke shop, Fanthorpe's television store and Beasley's fashion emporium.
- An icon in Hull’s marina is The Deep, where the story of the world’s oceans are told. Roam round the extensive exhibits of marine life, and see the sharks swim as you take a journey through the scenic elevator. Meet the Submarium’s VIPs – very important penguins – as well as the mesmerising ocean-drifting jellyfish.
- Trace the acclaimed poet Phillip Larkin’s footsteps across Hull, where he lived and which greatly inspired his works. Stretching across the city, the Larkin Trail takes you on a tour of sites which link different aspects of his life and work.
- Get familiar with Hull’s nautical roots at the Maritime Museum. The history of the sea-faring city comes alive in the museum, which is housed in the beautiful Victorian Dock Offices in Queen Victoria Square; make sure to admire the architecture before you go inside!
- Get more information from Visit Hull (link is external)
- Hull is in East Yorkshire, in northeast England