10 things you didn’t know about Hull
With its cream phone boxes, innovative thinkers and amazing creations, Hull is a place that’s not afraid to go beyond convention. Here are 10 reasons why it’s a city with ooo!
- It’s a bit of a rebel – Denying a King entry to the city initiated the English Civil War
- It’s streets ahead – Hull’s regenerated Humber Street won the Great Street Award 2017
- We’ll blow you away – The city’s Siemens factory is building the world’s biggest wind farm
- It breaks records – RB – creators of Lemsip, Bonjela and Gaviscon – have made Hull its Centre for Scientific Excellence
- It’s the first port of call – Hull’s ferry port welcomes more than one million passengers, and handles 65 million tonnes of cargo, every year
- It’s brilliantly connected – The city has enough fibre optic broadband cable to cross the Atlantic twice!
- Hull takes you on a journey of the seas – Hull is home to the world’s only submarium, The Deep
- A city on the rise – Hull is home to the world’s largest Yorkshire pudding factory
- It’s an inspiration – Sir Tom Courtenay, Philip Larkin, Anthony Minghella, Maureen Lipman and Sir Andrew Motion are just some of the creative geniuses who’ve called Hull home
- Hull rings the changes – It’s the only UK city to have its own communications provider – and cream phone boxes!