Travel to Hull
A major city in east Yorkshire and dubbed City of Culture 2017, Hull is often overlooked by those exploring the UK. Give it a chance, and be surprised by fascinating museums, modern shopping centres and a diverse and incredibly cheap nightlife.
Find a car share and travel to Hull from London
and other major cities across the UK. Liftshare can help you find people heading the same way as you for both short trips and regular commutes, so you can travel on a shoestring. If you’re lucky you might even cross the Humber Bridge – once the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world – as you make your way into the city.
Discover the Old Town
Spend a day in Hull’s Old Town to unearth a captivating past. The Museum Quarter can be found on High Street – visit the Streetlife Museum for a glimpse into the transport of years gone by, or stop by Wilberforce House to learn more about the Hull-born man who helped abolish the slave trade in the UK. Look out for engravings of fish on the ground in this part of the city too – they form the Fish Trail, and are a homage to Hull’s background as a major fishing port.
Be sure to stop for a drink at Ye Olde White Harte
pub in the Old Town too. It was in a room upstairs in 1642 that the Hull Governor, John Hotham, discussed his plan to refuse entry to King Charles I – a plot which arguably led to the start of the English Civil War. Not too far from here is the Land of Green Ginger, a quaint street where you can find England’s smallest window.
Shopping, entertainment and nightlife
The Deep, now a landmark of the city, is an aquarium (or, the world’s only submarium) containing over 3,500 fish and seven species of shark. Spend some time there before walking into the city centre for some serious shopping. Beasley’s
in the charming Hepworth’s Arcade is the perfect place for vintage finds, and the more modern St Stephen’s Shopping Centre
is home to plenty of popular high street brands.
When it comes to eating out, there are plenty of options. Head to Prince’s Avenue – a lively area not too far from the centre that boasts a great selection of cafés, bistros and restaurants. This is a great part of the city to enjoy a few drinks in too, with live music often taking place at the weekends. Not too far from here is the friendly rock club, Spiders
, where you can enjoy a seriously budget-friendly night. If rock music isn’t really your thing, head to Welly
or the Sugar Mill
and dance until dawn.