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  • For bookings please call 01482 228704

All Inclusive Packages

 Visiting Hull with a group could not be simpler. The Shop Ahoy packages have been designed to take the stress and strain out of organising an itinerary for a group excursion. The package includes teas/coffees on arrival, guided tour of Old Town (on coach or walking) and hot and cold buffet lunch with teas/coffees. All of this for just £15 per head. The formula is highly successful and has been enjoyed by hundreds of groups.

If you decide to embark on a walking tour, then you’re most certainly in safe hands. Having conducted tours of the city for over 30 years, Paul is an independent, English Heritage-accredited tour guide, and is also clued up on all the best watering holes.

Variations can be requested and priced accordingly.
To book or enquire email – schopaul@hotmail.com

Shopping

The bigger shopping centres offer everything you need for a day of retail therapy – well-known brands, somewhere to park the car and pit-stops for when you need tea and cake. Try out St Stephens on Ferensway for posh pants, new shoes or a fancy pair of specs. Princes Quay has a mix of independent shops and high street brands, as well as a cinema and bowling alley. Prospect Shopping Centre is the place for games and gifts in the city.

For something a little bit more independent, Trinity Indoor Market offer quality coffee, confectionary, meat, fresh fruit and veg. Just next door, Hepworth Arcade is a Grade II listed shopping arcade in the Old Town, dating all the way back to the late 1800s. Stop in to visit Dinsdale’s famous joke shop or take a peek at Beasley’s incredible hat shop. Hepworth Arcade was also home to one of the first ever Marks and Spencer penny bazaars, before they moved up the road to their newer ‘large cool store’ (as Larkin put it).

Fruit Market is the where you will find Humber Street. Pop by for fashion, food, furniture and loads of other independent creative businesses too.

Into vintage fashion? Hull’s vintage shops are a goldmine. Try Poorboy in Princes Quay, Chinese Laundry on Saville Street, The Vintage Store, Paragon Street or Beasley’s in Hepworth’s Arcade. Hull’s unbelievable selection of independent record stores, who all work closely with the record labels in the city. Check out Funkywormhole, who specialise in soul, funk, R&B and reggae in their Bowlalley Lane store. They hire out their own funkadelic sound system too; and Spin-It Records, a vinyl-only institution in Trinity Market, with over 20,000 LPs and singles.

Must See Attractions

Streetlife Museum – High Street – Free Entry.

Streetlife Museum © Neil HolmesHome to over 200 years of transport history spread across six galleries. This immersive world of bicycles, carriages, motorcars, railways and street life through the years is a visitor attraction not to be missed.

Hull and East Riding Museum – High Street – Free Entry

Enter a world where 235 million years of history is brought to life. From majestic mammoths to Saxon invaders, visitors to the Hull and East Riding museum of archaeology can look forward to an experience that is unique.

Wilberforce House – High Street – Free Entry

Birthplace of William Wilberforce, Wilberforce House reveals the story of the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition.

 

Ferens Art Gallery – Queen Victoria Square – Free Entry

The Ferens has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary

British art. Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederic Lord Leighton, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing.

The Deep  – Tower Street – Group Rates Available

Family at The DeepThis internationally recognised landmark sits proudly at the point where the River Hull joins the River Humber. But it’s not just the striking architecture that has tourists flocking to the attraction year on year. Across its 50 displays, The Deep is home to over 300 species and 5,000 animals, including the penguins, sharks, turtles and rays.

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