Hull - a city with ooo!

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!

  1.   It’s a bit of a rebel – Denying a King entry to the city initiated the English Civil War
  2.   It’s streets ahead – Hull’s regenerated Humber Street won the Great Street Award 2017
  3.   We’ll blow you away – The city’s Siemens factory is building the world’s biggest wind farm
  4.   It breaks records – RB – creators of Lemsip, Bonjela and Gaviscon – have made Hull its Centre for Scientific Excellence
  5.   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
  6.   It’s brilliantly connected – The city has enough fibre optic broadband cable to cross the Atlantic twice!
  7.   Hull takes you on a journey of the seas Hull is home to the world’s only submarium, The Deep
  8.   A city on the rise – Hull is home to the world’s largest Yorkshire pudding factory
  9.   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
  10.   Hull rings the changes – It’s the only UK city to have its own communications provider – and cream phone boxes!
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