Officially Kingston-upon-Hull, located in northeastern England on the northern bank of the Humber Estuary. Kingston upon Hull, more usually referred to simply as Hull, is a city and unitary authority, in northern England in the United Kingdom, which is situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary and on both sides of the River Hull, which flows into the Humber.
Unlike many other ancient English cities, Hull has no cathedral. It does, however, contain Holy Trinity Church, which is the largest parish church in England. The church contains some of the finest medieval brick-work in the country, particularly in the transepts.
The city centre stretches from Paragon Railway Station to the Old Town. The whole town was massively affected by World War Two bombing. Among the shops, bars and clubs are two large shopping centres; the Prospect Centre and Princes Quay Shopping Centre, the latter of which is built on stilts in the former Princes Dock. There is also the indoor Trinity Market featuring around fifty stalls. Hull's larger nightclubs in the city centre include Waterfront, Heaven and Hell, Pozition and, until recently, LA's. There is a concentration of bars and pubs in and around Old Town.
Things to see and do
* The Museum quarter
* The Deep - a huge aquarium looking out over the river humber.
* Ferens Art Gallery
* Princes Quay - shopping mall built on stilts over the quay
Cruise Season – March to Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Land Area – 71.45 sq km’s
Population – 250,000
Electricity – 2 vertical Square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time –GMT/UTC plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – +44
Port Location – The Ferry Terminal is situated 10 minutes from the city centre.
Transport Links - Transport within the city is provided by two main bus operators — Stagecoach in Hull and East Yorkshire Motor Services. Hull has the most 20 miles per hour zones in the UK. From King George Dock and the nearby River Terminal 1 at the Port of Hull (which is operated by ABP) P&O Ferries provide daily overnight ferry services to both Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. Doncaster/Sheffield airport is within one hours drive of the city and provides low cost flights to many European destinations. The main rail terminus, Hull Paragon Station, provides services to the whole of the UK, including direct services to London, provided by Hull Trains.