Hi there! I’m Sian, 24 and I run www.theenglisheverygirl.com. I blog about a mixture of topics, from beauty to fitness, organisation to personal posts. When I’m not blogging, I can either be found working at the post office or I’ll be binge-watching a TV show! I also write freelance articles for a host of websites so when I’m at home, I can usually be found typing away!
Why I chose to write about Hull…
Hull is actually my hometown! I’ve lived here all of my life and I’m so proud to call it my home! This year, Hull is the UK City of Culture and there have been so many amazing events held to celebrate with many more to come. Hull has had a bad rep for years but there are so many amazing quirks that Hull has to offer.
5 things to see and do in Hull
The best Hull attraction has to be The Deep . It’s the world’s only submarium full of fish, sharks and now penguins! (Who doesn’t love penguins?!) There is an amazing glass lift that takes you through one of the tanks too!
Walking around the Marina is great for a summer’s day. It’s just a short walk from the city centre but is filled with restaurants. Just off the Marina is the Fruit Market. Down there are a few local shops, lots of places to eat and a music venue!
Hull is rich in History and there are a great selection of museums to visit. The Maritime Museum gives a glimpse at Hull’s fishing heritage, Ferens Art Gallery has tonnes of exhibitions on all year round and the Museums Quarter hosts 4 fantastic museums, all of which are free!
Shopping in Hull is definitely on the up. Recently both of our main shopping centres in the city centre, St Stephens and Princes Quay, have undergone re-developments, both now hosting new high-street stores. Both also have plenty of places to eat and have lots of leisure activities under one roof: both have cinemas and bowling alleys!
Being a sports fan, I’m a little biased but my favourite place in Hull is the KCOM Stadium. It’s home to my rugby league team, Hull FC, and the city’s football team, Hull City.
Sian’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in Hull
In Hull, there are tonnes of your usual chain restaurants: Nando’s, Pizza Hut, Pizza Express, Prezzo, Wetherspoons etc; however, my favourite places to eat are the local restaurants. There’s an amazing Chinese restaurant near Hull New Theatre called Yinjibar which is really affordable. Also, The Madras is my favourite Indian restaurant just outside the city centre.
A map of things to do in Hull…
Other recommendations from Sian
Humber Bridge and the country park
Hull New Theatre, Hull City Hall
The surrounding area of Beverley, Hessle, Grimsby with Bridlington a short drive from the city centre!
Things to see & do
Fish Trail: following a map, you have to find the 41 fish sculptures on the ground in order to complete it. It sounds silly but it’s actually a great way to get a walk in and spend a couple of hours!
Food & Drink
The Avenues are a great place to eat/drink. They’re a short bus ride from the city centre but there are some amazing coffee shops and restaurants there. Planet Coffee, The Artisan, Sleepers and The Lodge are some of my faves.
Thank you to Sian for taking part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World.