The UK Capital of Culture for 2017, Hull is the principal city in East Yorkshire. Sitting on the banks of the River Humber, it was historically a seaport and, though this is still of some significance today, has become a regional centre of development and innovation in the 21st century.
Hull, or Kingston upon Hull, to quote its full name, is the UK’s capital of culture for 2017. Once seen as typifying the idea of the ‘grim north’ – though these criticisms have often been far from fair – modern Hull has bounced back from the outdated perception of a town built on sea trading and fish, with significant income from the health sector and chemical industry, and is the main retail hub in East Yorkshire. Post-millennium, there have been a number of high-profile developments along the Humber River and Estuary, including the Humber Quays Development, which became the World Trade Centre Hull & Humber.
Corporate travellers staying in serviced apartments in Hull will find a wealth of attractions to explore while they are there. Our apartments place them right in the centre, where the Maritime Museum and Ferens Art Gallery can be easily reached on foot. Indeed, Hull actually has its own museum quarter, which includes the Streetlife Transport Museum and Wilberforce House, the birthplace of William Wilberforce, who was a driving force behind the abolition of slavery in Britain.
For those travelling to and from our Hull serviced apartments by road, the A63, running west out of Hull, quickly becomes the M62 and connects through to the Leeds-Bradford area, as well as connecting Hull with points further south through the A1 and M1, past Sheffield. The Humber Bridge, close to the city, also provides a quicker road route across the river. Bus and train services are combined in one terminus, the Hull Paragon Interchange. Humberside Airport is about 20 miles away, providing some domestic and international flights, though Leeds Bradford Airport, 70 miles away, is the closest to offer intercontinental flights.