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Doubletree by Hilton
24 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8NH, 01482 755500
Express By Holiday Inn
80 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN, 01482 485700
Holiday Inn – Hull Marina
Castle Street, Hull, HU1 2BX, 01482 386342
Ferensway, Hull, HU1 2NL, 01482 387500
Mercure Hull Royal Hotel
170 Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF 01482 325087
Travelling to Hull:
From the West, get onto the M62 and keep on going until it turns into the A63. That’ll take you along the north shore of the Humber to Princes Quay.
From the South, you can take the A1 and come off at Newark-on-Trent (or Doncaster if you fancy) then head northeast. Taking the A15 east of Scunthorpe will then bring you over the Humber Bridge and into Hull from the south. The Humber Bridge is a toll road, but travelling across it is worth it for the view alone – current toll charges.
From the North, you can head down the A1 before joining the M62 eastbound after Leeds, or come off at York to travel into Hull via beautiful Beverley.
From the East, you may need a boat!
Make sure you check your route on the AA’s route planner before you head off too.
Hull Paragon Interchange is the main railway station in Hull, which sits in the very heart of the city. First Hull Trains run several services a day, seven days a week from London Kings Cross to Hull; have a look at their website to see timetables, live departures and buy tickets.
Virgin Trains East Coast runs regular services too, connecting Hull to the capital via Grantham and Newark North Gate.
If you’re heading to Hull from the west you can hop on the First Transpennine Express line from Manchester, which stops off in Huddersfield, Leeds and lots of other places too.
Northern Rail also run a number of other local services, connecting Hull to Bridlington and Scarborough on the coast as well as York and Selby.
A busy taxi rank operates outside the station. The bus station is also situated at Hull Paragon Interchange.
You can catch the coach to and from Hull, with services running all over the country to Paragon Interchange. National Express will have you in Hull from London in under 6 hours by coach. Megabus also run a service where you can catch the train from Kings Cross St Pancras to East Midlands Parkway, and then a bus over to Hull.
Flights from across Europe and the UK land at Humberside Airport every day. Car hire is available at the airport, and the city centre is about a 30-minute drive. You will travel over the Humber Bridge which is a toll road – current toll charges. Stagecoach also operates the Humber Flyer bus service, which takes you directly into Hull from the airport.
Possibly our favourite way to travel into Hull, P&O operate ferry links between Hull and Northern Europe. Daily overnight trips sail from Rotterdam in the Netherlands as well as Zeebrugge in Belgium to Hull Ferry Terminal. You can travel by foot, car or motorbike. Taxis from the ferry terminal into the city centre cost about £10, a regular bus runs into the city from the Northern Gateway roundabout (about a 20 minute walk away from the ferry) costing around £2.50.
Food and Drink:
Hull city centre hosts a wide variety of places to eat and drink. Whether you are going for a light lunch, or fancy something more substantial.
If you plan on staying close to the HIP Gallery, Hull Princes Quay has Nando’s and Pizza Express restaurants just a stone’s throw away. There is also the cafe, Muffin Break and take-away Herby’s, near the Primark entrance of Princes Quay for a lighter option.
If exiting through the ground floor (Level 1) entrance of Princes Quay, there are several cafes, cafe bars, and restaurants along Princes Dock Street directly outside.
If you plan on exploring further, visit TripAdvisor to browse a comprehensive selection of all food and drink establishments in Hull.
For our disabled visitors, there are designated disabled parking spaces on levels 2, 4 and 6 of the multi-storey car park.
Once parked, visitors can use the 2 lifts in the centre of the shopping centre. Press the Level 1 button to come straight to our HIP Gallery shop opposite the lift entrance, and the HIP Gallery next door.
Access to Princes Quay for our disabled users is via the ramp which is accessed from The Entrance & Exit situated on Carr Lane, next to Monument Bridge and via an Entrance & Exit ramp off Princes Dock Street (opposite Furley & Co) to the ground floor of Princes Quay.
Depending on our exhibitions at the time, we may also have some further exhibition spaces open on Level 2 of Princes Quay.