Named the ‘UK Capital of Culture’ for 2017, the East Yorkshire port city of Hull has plenty of business opportunity and appealing attractions, as well as a welcoming environment capable of luring any corporate to stay in the Hull corporate accommodation.
The port city of Kingston-Upon-Hull, commonly abbreviated to just Hull, in East Yorkshire, lies along the Humber Estuary where it meets the River Hull. The Hullensian population of around three hundred thousand benefits from great travel options to get in-and-out of the city. Travel south of the city is well facilitated by the Humber Bridge slightly left of Hull borders, whereas the intersecting A1079, A165 and A1033 roads enable easy car travel to locations north and east of the city.
Hull also has its own distinctive character compared to its Yorkshire neighbours. The likes of the Wilberforce House, The Deep Aquarium and Museum Quarter all collectively represent aspects of Hull which differentiate the city from the rest of the country.
The city of Kingston-Upon-Hull was founded in the twelfth century after Meaux Abbey monks chose the location at the junction of the rivers Hull and Humber as a port for exportation. Its location initially sculpted the history of the city, as it became an increasingly important supply base and one of the UK’s most important ports throughout the following centuries.
The first dock was opened in 1778, which enabled the start of new industries and vast development. Hull also became the country’s biggest whaling port and a hugely significant fishing centre around the time it obtained city status in 1897. Hull has however since bounced back from the outdated perception of a town built on sea trade, as a modern-day main retail hub in East Yorkshire. Post-millennium, there have been a number of high-profile developments along the Humber River and Estuary, which has therefore enabled the construction of more Hull serviced apartments.
According to the Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities Index of 2018, Hull was named the third-most improved UK city as a place to live and work. The city was examined both for its economic performance and quality of life, which leads many to believe Hull is one of the best locations to do business within the UK. This is also evident when recognising Hull was named the most enterprising place in Britain because of its many programmes and schemes put in place to help local businesses start-up and expand.
Hull’s recent economic growth was also acknowledged following the National Office of Statistics revealed official figures to suggest the town’s growth was surpassing rates across the UK. Hull was additionally also named the ‘UK Capital of Culture’ for 2017, which undoubtedly contributed to the £300 million of tourism injected into the local economy.
It should be argued, however, that the recent successes and positive labels placed on Hull are down to the people. With a median age of 35, much of the population are of prime corporate travel age. Employment in Hull is also at the highest its ever been and the number of apprentices in the area also exceeding expectations. The work of the local authorities and council has also enabled more than £3 billion worth of investment into the community’s development, so there is essentially no better time to relocate and stay in Hull extended stay apartments.
Even if corporates are only staying temporarily in Hull short term accommodation, guests should still make every opportunity to see as much of the area as possible. Firstly, exclusive to Hull is one of the UK’s biggest and best aquariums, The Deep. Home to over three thousand sea creatures, an elegant restaurant and a range of activities, this aquarium is rightly one of the most popular attractions in Hull. The Deep Business Centre overlooking the Humber is also handy for relocating businesses.
Another irreplaceable attraction in Hull is the famed Wilberforce House, the birthplace of famous anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce. The House and its museum not only reveal much about the life of the famous abolitionist but also offers a fascinating glimpse into West African culture. Get yourself down to the house along the historic High Street between 10 am and 4:30 pm on weekdays or Saturday to find out more about one of Hull’s historic figureheads.
The House also accompanies other galleries such as the transport-orientated Streetlife Museum and Maritime Museum within the Museum Quarter of Hull. There is no doubt the museum enthusiast staying in Hull aparthotels will be fully occupied when visiting the city.
Finally worth giving additional mention to is the famous 7,300 ft long Humber Bridge. Extending appropriately across the River Humber, the bridge also connects East Riding of Yorkshire with North Lincolnshire. It was once the world record holder for the longest single-span suspension bridge for seventeen years, and still to this day stands as a Grade 1 listed historic site and claims to offer the ‘best bridge experience in the world’ to all its customers. It is certainly worth a visit, even if you end up crossing over it anyway when relocating to Hull.
Relocating to Hull means having everything you need at your fingertips. This includes access to many pleasant historic sites, museums, an emerging economy as well as a functional transportation system for internal and external travel. All of these aspects can be on offer to those willing to book a stay at Hull furnished short lets, extended stay apartments or corporate accommodation.
This international airport, on the edge of the North Lincolnshire village Kirmington, is the closest accessible airport from the city of Hull. It can either be a thirty minutes journey via car or an hour-long journey via a train journey to the nearby Barnetby train station just three miles from the airport.
Alternatives airports, which are between 30-60 minutes away via car are Leeds Bradford Airport in the east and Doncaster Sheffield Airport in the southwest. Leeds Bradford Airport is the closest to offer intercontinental flights.
Bus and train services are combined in one terminus, the Hull Paragon Interchange. After originally just serving as a railway station, the Paragon became a pioneering integrated transport interchange thanks to the successful partnership created between the Hull City Council and several bus operators.
The station is conveniently just next door to shopping centre, supermarket and car park. The locals of Hull benefit from being able to travel internally and externally to a variety of locations thanks to this interchange station.