Discover boutique hotels in Hull, United Kingdom
Previously known for its thriving port, Hull (or Kingston upon Hull if we’re being formal) has gone through quite the cultural renaissance in recent years. The city’s cobbled old town – a medley of mediaeval, Edwardian and Georgian splendour – stands as testament to Hull’s historic wealth and prosperity, and is home to some peculiar attractions, not least the Land of Green Ginger, a tiny street in which you'll find the world's smallest window. The city's theatre, music and art scenes were boosted when Hull was named UK City of Culture in 2017, and this has, in turn, led to an influx of hip coffee houses, craft brewery outlets and gig venues. Worth a mini-excursion, too, is the Humber Bridge: the longest of its kind when opened in 1981. So long, in fact, that its design has to account for the curvature of the earth.
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When to go
Hull is a year-round destination, but like most places in the UK, it’s best enjoyed in the summer.
PlanesThe closest airport is Humberside, but it’s a small airport with limited routes – it can be reached direct from York and Aberdeen, but not London. Leeds Bradford (a 90-minute drive away) is the next closest airport with flights from the capital.
TrainsHull Paragon station can be reached from all over the UK. If you’re coming from the capital, you’re best off taking a train from Kings Cross to Doncaster, then hopping onto a regional service to Hull.
AutomobilesIt takes around four hours to drive from London, two from Manchester and just over one from Leeds.