As you would expect from a former UK City of Culture, we have plenty to keep you entertained and many reasons why people are proud to call Hull 'home'.

To give you a flavour, here's our top 7 things we love about our city -

1. Our Waterfront

An image of the sunrise over the Hull Marina

Our marina is impressive, and is surrounded by the creativity, enterprise and colour of Hull's fruit market. It's bustling with new independent bars, restaurants, shops, art galleries, an outdoor theatre, music venues, new offices and homes.

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2. A lot more for your money when it comes to buying your home

Picture of a leafy green suburb in Hull

The average house price for a detached property in Hull is £248,184, compared to the UK average of £452,121 and £323,170 for Yorkshire and the Humber (Oct 2021 UK House Price Index).

So, you can afford to choose between a modern family home overlooking the Humber Estuary or impressive period homes in leafy Garden Village or The Avenues, both within a short walk or bus ride of the city centre. If you prefer home life away from the city, you will find beautiful villages just a 15 to 20 minute drive away.

City centre 3 bedroom waterfront homes for around £240,000.

Luxury flat overlooking Hull Marina for around £140,000.

Impressive, large Victorian 4 or 5 bedroom homes in the leafy suburbs around £300,000.

3. Commute times are short - so get active!

woman on a bicycle using one of the new cycle lanes in Hull

One of the major pluses is journey to work times tend to be much less than many other cities, meaning you have more time to do the things you enjoy – or an extra half an hour in bed! We also have changing facilities at our offices if you are coming in from the gym or cycling into work.

Our comprehensive and excellent bus network means you can access all areas of the city from our modern Hull Interchange incorporating all bus companies and train services in one central place.

What’s more, Hull is flat, we have a Cycle to Work scheme and millions of pounds is being spent on new cycle lanes, so there’s no excuse for not getting active by biking to work! Or walking if you prefer.

4. Gigs and theatre   

The front of the Hull Truck theatre Connexin arena the front of the Hull New Theatre Inside Hull City Hall

We’ve got loads to look forward to in 2022 with homegrown talent performing at venues such Hull Truck Theatre, Welly and in the Fruit Market

Keep an eye out for top names performing at The Connexin Arena, Hull New Theatre and Hull City Hall such as -

comedians -

  • Alan Carr
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Jason Manford
  • Sarah Millican
  • John Bishop

concerts and performances from -

  • Paloma Faith
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • The Russian State Ballet
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • BBC Big Band

Find out more about what's on

5. Explore the world’s oceans and Hull’s award-winning free museums and gallery

photo of The Deep the front of Ferens Art Gallery Spurn Lightship

Visit our award-winning free museums to see how Hull-born MP William Wilberforce devoted his life's work to abolishing slavery in Britain, explore the world’s oceans at The Deep or if art is more your thing, visit Ferens Art Gallery. Having undergone a multi-million pound refit ahead of our year as City of Culture 2017, Ferens hosted the Turner Prize and continues to showcase its own permanent collections as well as touring exhibitions.

What’s more, we’re investing over £30 million to bring Hull’s maritime past to life for thousands of visitors in our Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City programme involving three sites and two ships such as the Arctic Corsair telling the story of Hull’s rich maritime past, present & future.

6. Explore our parks

Some geese in East Park

Hull has lots of parks and open spaces dotted around the city including Pearson Park, Pickering Park, West Park and East Park which has transformed following a multi-million-pound refurbishment. Every day, 130 acres of lush parkland attracts families for picnics, bike rides and walks and much more. To the west of the city, more investment is bringing the Victorian splendour of Pearson Park back to life and at Pickering Park a new animal and bird compound with a tropical theme opens early in 2022.

7. Beaches and Yorkshire Wolds on your doorstep

beach scene with a lighthouse

Rolling hills, breath-taking landscapes, fresh air and rich wildlife make this region the perfect place for anyone who loves the great outdoors – you’d be mad not to grab your boots, trainers, bike or horse!

If being by the sea is your happy place, then you are in luck. We are blessed with 53 miles of stunning heritage coastline in East Yorkshire, fantastic for a day at the beach, fish and chips on the promenade or exploring rock pools, caves and national nature reserves.

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Events to look out for


  • Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival


  • Hull Pride
  • Hull Jazz Festival


  • Humber Street Sesh
  • Hull Folk and Maritime Festival


  • Freedom Festival


  • Hull Fair
  • Humber Mouth Literature Festival

Find out more about events