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A snapshot into... Hull

  • August 08, 2022

Hull, also known as Kingston upon Hull, is a port city in East Yorkshire, England. In 2017 Hull was labelled the UK’s City of Culture! Its home to ‘The Deep’, which calls itself the "world's only submarium". There are 3,500 fish there, including sharks and manta rays, which visitors can watch while submerged in the water in a viewing tunnel.

Hull and the NHS


Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is split into two main hospitals, Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust believes in fairness, equity and above all values diversity in all dealings, both as a provider of health services and employer of people.

The trust has grown quite a reputation for its contribution to research, a greater understanding of disease, and the development of new treatments for the benefit of patients, relatives, carers, staff and the wider NHS. Their world class Daisy Research facility focuses on cancer scanning and is evolving to provide equivalent services for heart diseases and specific neurological diseases, including dementia.

Facts about Hull

  • Hull is named after the River Hull. Its proper name is Kingston-upon-Hull.
  • The George Hotel, one of the oldest surviving pubs in the city, claims to have the smallest window in England - Originally a coaching in, it was said the slit in the wall was used by the porter to look for stagecoaches and customers.
  • Boiled sweets were invented Hull!
  • Hull is sometimes known as 'the most poetic city in England' as poets Philip Larkin and Andrew Marvell both lived in the city

Cost of Living in Hull

Cost of Renting Accommodation per month in Hull

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



One-Way Public Transport Ticket


Monthly Public Transport Ticket


1km Taxi Journey



Meal out in a local pub


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


Cinema tickets for one person


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 Hour 6 Minutes


4 Hours 7 Minutes


4 Hour 50 Minutes


2 Hours


2 Hours 35 Minutes


2 Hours 41 Minutes


3 Hours 23 Minutes


4 Hours 5 Minutes

Education in Hull

According to the government website, Hull has 83 primary schools and 21 Secondary schools to choose from! To find out more information about term dates, applications, standards, curriculum and general education, visit the

The University of Hull has brand-new facilities, a close knit community, culture, creativity and career-boosting opportunities. The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with thousands of people from across the world. As England’s 14th-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research.


Things to do in Hull:

The Deep

The Deep’, which calls itself the "world's only submarium," is located in Hull. There are 3,500 fish there, including sharks and manta rays, which visitors can watch while submerged in the water in a viewing tunnel.

Ferens Art Gallery

The Ferens Art Gallery is an art gallery in the English city of Kingston upon Hull. The site and money for the gallery were donated to the city by Thomas Ferens, after whom it is named.

Honeysuckle Farm, Hornsea

One of East Yorkshire's true gems, this family-run farm on the outskirts of Hornsea offers the perfect day out for kids – and it's exceptional value for money. With animals to meet, including lambs, goats, cows and pigs; horse and cart rides, hay bales to climb on and a wonderful nature trail, there's plenty to keep everyone occupied.


From open jumping to parties, fitness classes to discos and live DJs later on in the evening there is plenty to do on a trampoline at Gravity, based in St Stephen's Shopping Centre in Hull city centre.

Relocating 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.

Are you a member of our Facebook group? When you join IMG Advisor, you join a community of doctors all looking to relocate to the UK and join the NHS. We post a series of vlogs and blogs to the group every day. We will also be on hand to answer all of your relocation queries.

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Listen to BDI Resourcing on the go to IMG Advisor the Podcast. You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Buzzsprout. We have a number of episodes with tips and advice on relocating to the UK and the routes you can take to achieve this.


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