Useful and turist information

Currency

The British currency is the pound: GBP, on average EUR/GBP rate = 0.87, USD/GBP rate = 0.71.

Weather

Hull in September is typically nice with limited chances of rain.

http://www.holiday-weather.com/kingston_upon_hull_gb/averages/september/

Tourist information:

Information on tourist attractions and what's going on can be found on https://www.yorkshire.com/view/attractions/hull/hull-tourist-information-centre-1103471

Check also the Tripadvisor's top recommended activities.

Restaurants

Hull campus is about 4 miles from Hull city centre (Bus 103 or 105), and within walking distance from the lively Newland and Princess Avenues where you will find many good pubs and restaurants (bus 103 also goes to town via the "Aves").

In particular, Hull provides a large selection of amazing restaurants for all budgets. Our resident foodie Marco Pignatari provides a few suggestions below (but there are many more great places to try).

Pubs

  • Immediately across the road from the campus is the The Old Grey Mare, which offers a small selection of food and drink.

  • A five minute walk along Cottingham road from the university is The Gardener’s Arms. This lively pub usually serves both Hull locals, and the student population. There is always a good selection of beer (with cheap prices), and a sports bar to the rear with pool tables etc.

  • Located on Newland Avenue, around 15 minutes walk from campus, the Boathouse has a good selection of cocktails, craft beers, and excellent burgers.

  • Also on Newland Avenue, The People’s Republic has a very retro feel, even with an arcade games table (featuring the likes of Pac-Man, Galaga etc.). There is a large selection of great tasting beer, both bottles and draught, in the mid-expensive price range.
  • Another venue on Newland Avenue, Xander’s can be found on Newland Avenue. Its menu consists of traditional pub food, and there is a good selection of beers available. The food is slightly more expensive than that of an average pub, but is worth the price.

  • Newland Avenue is not short of options for a drink as Larkin’s, named after famous honourary Hullensian Philip Larkin, is also located here. Larkin's serves both good English pub food, and has a good selection of various types of beer. Typically a main course would be no more than £10, and the portion size is enough to satisfy any customer.

  • Situated in the Old Town district of Hull’s city centre, the Lion and Key is a small but cosy pub. While the prices may be slightly higher than most places, they offer a good selection of beers and whiskies.

  • Alongside the river Humber sits the Minerva pub. This classical pub serves excellent food, and has a wide variety of beer/gin to choose from. To accommodate trying all the different beers, a ‘flight’ would be recommended (which gives 3 1/3 pint glasses of whichever beers you choose). Outside seating provides views of the Humber with which you can enjoy your food/drink.

Hull Fruit Market

Hull's very own hipster enclave with street food, craft beers, vintage clothes, contemporary art spaces, graffiti, and plenty of beards.

http://www.fruitmarkethull.co.uk

 

On-campus

It's been a long day and you want to grab some food on campus. The on-campus facilities include a Spar supermarket, and the Sanctuary bar ('Sanc') serving food and drinks. These are located in 'University House' and will be open the following hours throughout the School (TO BE CHECKED!!!!):

Sunday 16th September

Shop CLOSED

Bar 19:00 - Midnight, serving drinks

 

Monday 17th September

Shop 08:30 - 20:00

Bar 09:00 - Midnight, serving food till 19:00 and drinks all night.

 

Tuesday 18th September

Shop 08:30 - 20:00

Bar 09:00 - Midnight, serving food till 15:00 and drinks all night.

 

Wednesday 19th September

Shop 08:30 - 17:00

Bar 08:30 - Midnight, serving food till 15:00 and drinks all night.

 

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