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A Snapshot into.. Hull

  • April 06, 2020

Hull, or Kingston upon Hull, is a port City in East Yorkshire that sits on the northern shore of the Humber Estuary, a few miles inland from the East Coast of England. Hull is home to England’s largest parish church and has become one of the UK’s most talked-about destinations, with Rough Guides placing Hull in their worldwide ‘top 10 cities to visit’! Hull itself has an estimated population of 284,321.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust operates from two main sites: Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary. The Trust provide a full range of acute services to the people of Hull and East Yorkshire area as well as several specialist services to North Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire.

Facts About Hull

  • Hull is Yorkshires only Waterfront City
  • Hull is the birthplace of Lemsip, Bonjela and Gaviscon!
  • Hull Fair which visits Hull for a week every October is the largest travelling fair in Europe as well as being one of the oldest after it celebrated it’s 700th anniversary in 1993.
  • The Humber Bridge, one of Hull’s best tourist attractions, is the eighth longest suspension bridge in the world and the longest one which you can cycle all the way across.
  • £1.5bn of regeneration investment has been poured into Hull over the course of the last 8 years.
  • William Wilberforce – the famous leader of the abolitionist movement that put an end to slavery in Britain, was born in Hull

Cost of Living in Hull

Cost of Renting Accommodation per month

One-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


One-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre



1ltr Petrol


One-Way Public Transport Ticket


Monthly Public Transport Ticket


1km Taxi Journey



Meal out for two in a local pub


Meal out for two in a mid-range restaurant, 3 courses


Cinema tickets for two people


One-month gym membership


Tennis court rental for 1 hour on the weekend


Beer 0.5ltr bottle


Coke/Pepsi 0.33ltr bottle




Time it Takes to Travel by Train from Hull to Cities in the UK


Time it Takes to Travel


3 Hours 7 Minutes


4 Hours 6 Minutes


5 Hours 55 Minutes


2 Hours 28 Minutes


2 Hours 45 Minutes


2 Hours 43  Minutes


3 Hours 20 Minutes


4 Hours 20 Minutes

Education in Hull

According to the government website, Hull has access to 14 Secondary Schools and 71 Primary Schools. To find out more information about term dates, applications, standards, curriculum and general education, visit the Hull City Council Education website here.

Hull is also home to The University of Hull, who not only have an exclusive partnership with Team GB but are also proud of academic excellence and life changing resource – with the teaching awared Silver (2017) and departments being recognized for their research. The Universities single site campus provides all that students need, with versatile work spaces, cafes, venues, theatres, bars, nightlife and plenty of on campus sports.

Things to do in Hull:

The Deep (Aquarium)
Hull is blessed to be home to the spectacular aquarium - The Deep. The Deep is home to an array of sea life with a whopping 3,500 fish including a pair of Green Sawfish, sharks, rays and a colony of Gentoo penguins.

Old Town
Hull’s Old Town is a hidden treasure where its cobbled High Street is surrounded by reminders of Hull’s past. Famous as the home of William Wilberforce and for the infamous parlour Ye Olde White Hart, where the English Civil War was allegedly plotted. The old town is home to many of Hull’s listed buildings, real ale pubs and numerous cobbled streets lined with independent cafes and stores.

Museums and Galleries
There are a number of museums and galleries waiting to be discovered within Hull, many of which offer free entry! The history of the city can be seen first hand when visiting the Street Life Museum, situated in the historic Old Town, which links many more museums together, including the East Riding Museum of Archaeology and the Ferens Art Gallery.

The Humber Bridge
The world’s longest single-span suspension bridge when it opened in 1981, the Humber Bridge is an impressive sight that includes its own country park. The Bridge now remains the longest in the world in which people can walk or cycle across. Walk or cycle across the pedestrian walkway and high above the broad estuary of the River Humber, taking in views of Hull’s cobbled Old Town and revitalised waterfront. 


Relocation to Hull

If you’re an international doctor looking to relocate to Hull, or another location in the UK, please email your CV to [email protected] and we can support you in securing an NHS post and on your journey to relocate to the UK.

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Find and compare schools in England. 2020. All Schools And Colleges In Kingston Upon Hull City Of - GOV.UK - Find And Compare Schools In England. [online] Available at: [Accessed 23 March 2020].


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