Stage three of the governments roadmap out of lockdown has arrived! The 17th May sees the return of the things we used to love, from dining at restaurants and drinking in bars to spending the day at museums and exhibitions. Overnight stays at hotels and B&Bs are now allowed, as 2021 is the year of the staycation. No more dodging the drizzle as indoor attractions and hospitality can reopen for business. Just in time for the late May bank holiday and the May half term, it’s the perfect time to plan a trip by rail so you can get back to doing the things you love. For the official guidance, as always please visit the government website.

Hull

The Museums Quarter
Three of Hull’s best loved museums are reopening on 17th May – Ferens Art Gallery, Streetlife Museum and the Hull and East Riding Museum. For the first time, a famous Monet painting will be arriving in Hull to be displayed at Ferens Art Gallery - don’t miss the Monet in Mind exhibition between 17th May – 4th July. Book your free timeslot here. Reconnect with history and culture and visit in confidence with safety measures remaining in place to keep visitors and staff safe. Book your free tickets online.
 
The Deep
Hull’s biggest attraction and one of the UK’s biggest aquariums, The Deep, is reopening from 17th May. It’s a great option for a family-friendly day out during the half term. Book your timeslot online before you visit, and remember all tickets include free return visits for 12 months. Book your tickets here.
The Deep in Hull during sunset
Hull Fruit Market and Humber Street
As we head for warmer weather, it’s the perfect excuse for a trip to Humber Street. Whether you want to dine al fresco in the sun or enjoy a few drinks by the Marina, Hull Fruit Market offers a fantastic backdrop to you day out. Better yet, indoor hospitality can reopen from 17th May meaning you can enjoy dining inside restaurants, cafes, and bars again. Find out what there is to offer here.

Gravity Hull
Reopening on the 20th May, Gravity Hull is a great family-friendly entertainment option. You’ll find Gravity located in St Stephens shopping centre so you can find plenty of retail and hospitality options conveniently under one roof. You can book for up to 6 people, or two households, so whether it’s a family day out or a birthday party, you can find out more here.
 

London

Museums 
A trip to London isn’t complete without visiting a world class museum. Step back in time and reconnect with history. Museums reopening from 17th May include the National History Museum, the British Museum, London Transport Museum, The National Gallery and so many more. Many are free to visit but you do need to book before you arrive. Some exhibitions may be ticketed so please check beforehand.
The National Gallery in London
Eataly
An Italian indoor food hall has opened nearby Liverpool Street station offering two floors to explore and over 5,000 Italian products. Eataly is the world’s largest Italian food market and restaurant complex. This 42,000 square foot venue really has everything under one roof, from cocktail bars and pasta restaurants to a pizzeria, ice cream parlours and bakeries. You’ll find the best Italian and local produce at Eataly as well as fantastic places to dine. Find out more.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Visit the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, a world-renowned venue for theatre and performance. From 19th May, the theatre reopens to the public for socially distanced performances. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of the original Globe Theatre which was destroyed by a fire in 1613 and was famous for William Shakespeare’s plays. For upcoming plays and tickets, visit their website.

Barbican Conservatory
From 24th May, the Barbican Conservatory is reopening for visitors to experience one of London’s hidden gems. For the first time, the Conservatory will be open seven days a week allowing more opportunity for see the second largest conservatory in London, which is home to more than 2,000 species of plants and trees. Admission is free and a limited number of tickets are released one week in advance, each day at 9:30am. Find out more here.
Barbican Conservatory London
Harry Potter Studio Tour
The world-famous Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter reopen their doors on 17th May. Rediscover the wizarding world of Harry Potter and see the magic behind the scenes. Tickets are currently available from 17th May to 31st December. Safety measures and guidance will continue to be in place during your visit. Book your tickets here

For money-saving ticket offers such as our Duo and Family tickets, visit out travel offers page. Don’t forget to book direct to take advantage of our exclusive web-only offers.

Book your tickets direct on the Hull Trains website or app. Safety measures remain in place on board every Hull Trains service, find out more here.
 
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