Kingston upon Hull is a port city in south east Yorkshire which stands on the river Hull near the Humber estuary and is probably most famous for the bridge and for the poet Philip Larkin! We were staying in the nearby pretty market town of Beverley for a few days, so we stopped in Hull for lunch and to visit the Waterstones, which is in a modern shop in the town centre and has a spacious feel to it.
After visiting the shop we had a wander round the city, which has some stunning architecture. We visited a very interesting (and free) museum of transport called Streetlife and the cathedral, which was quite attractive inside, but dominated by a large vinyl record sale, so it was quite noisy!
Some of Hull’s attractive architecture
Hull has one unique feature – its telephone boxes! In the early 1900s when telephones were being introduced, Hull was given a licence to operate its own system, and opted for cream telephone boxes, so whilst the rest of the country adopted standard red boxes for what was to eventually become British Telecom, Hull has its own telephone company, and therefore different coloured boxes!