The city of Hull was given a makeover to celebrate its status as the 2017 City of Culture now has a lot to offer visitors!
Join your private Blue Badge Guide to discover this seaport city that sits on the north bank of the Humber estuary. Explore 700 years of international history as you walk through the historic old town. Visit the monumental Holy Trinity church – now elevated to minster status. Tour Hull old docks with its quaint pubs and pier, now a cultural hub. See the museum quarter where we may stop off at the childhood home of leading 18th century Abolitionist William Wilberforce – location for a museum that explores the trade in enslaved people and the hard-fought campaign to ban it – the Arctic Corsair – a window into Hull’s once vital sea fishing industries – and – time permitting – step into the refurbished Ferens Art Gallery to catch a glimpse of its Renaissance artworks and excellent 19th and 20th century collections. Along the way, your private guide will help you spot some of Hull’s famously unique phone boxes and hear about Philip Larkin, a great British poet of the 20th century who adopted the city. By the end of this private tour you will realise that – as the album title says – it really is London 0 Hull 4 (your guide will explain) .