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City Guide: Hull

City Guide: Hull

City Guide: Hull

2017s city of culture, Hull is one of Yorkshire’s finest. The city is bursting with opportunities and ambition, it’s hard to believe that this cultural epicentre was once named the worst place to live in the UK. 

Food & Drink

Trinity Market is home to a range of local, independent traders offering a range of exciting food. There are over 20 different stalls to choose from so it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone: British, American, Italian, East Asian, Indian, Greek and Mexican are just some of the options. Famous not only for food, the market offers plenty to drink including some of the best coffees and a microbrewery serving unique and tasteful ales.

Offering similar locally brewed ales is Butler Whites, the menu includes exquisite three-course meals, and a range of good old pub dishes to compliment your craft ale.

Casual dining in Hull can be enjoyed at Bert’s or Bar 82, both offering similar pizzas and bar snacks as well as an ever-changing cocktail list.

For vegetarians, there’s Hitchcock’s a restaurant with a twist.  The theme of the menu for the evening is chosen by the first person to book a table for that date, making every night different and exciting.


Hull has a comprehensive and reasonably priced bus network, with several companies providing services across the city and the surrounding areas.  If you are travelling to the city centre, Hull has a fully integrated Bus and Rail interchange, which is centrally located providing easy access to shops and nearby attractions.

Taxis are another option for getting around the city of Hull and its surrounding suburbs.  These can be pre-booked or hail and ride black cabs are another option, though these can be more expensive than private hire firms.

Where to live in Hull

  • The area known as ‘The Avenues’ offers green streets of roomy Victorian and Edwardian houses, close to shops and bars on lively Princes Avenue.
  • Just outside of the city is Cottingham, located on the western edge of Hull making it the perfect location for an easy commute.
  • Beverley offers an easy commute into Hull city centre directly by train in 15 minutes.

What to do in Hull 

If you’re looking for something to do in Hull then check out the Museums Quarter, there’s six of them, all of which are free admission.

Visit Fruit Market, the centre of Hull’s exciting and aspiring Creative Quarter. Offering activities for those interested art, fashion, music, along with good food and good drink, a visit to Hull’s fruit market is certain to enjoyed time and time again.

The city has a range of live music venues, and lots of green space. Central Queen’s Gardens has a performance area which plays host to local bands and shows you’re sure to enjoy.

Hull’s calendar is full of annual events including the Freedom Festival which takes place in September and Hull Fair, one of the largest travelling funfairs in Europe which visits in October.

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