Soak up the last days of summer and make the most of the long weekend this August bank holiday. Whether you’re looking for something for the whole family or you’re catching up with friends, the Hull Trains route includes some brilliant destinations for day trips and weekends away. Find out what’s going on in Hull and London this bank holiday.

Freedom Festival Friday 20th August to Sunday 5th September 2021
Returning in 2021 after being cancelled last year, Hull’s Freedom Festival is back offering brilliant entertainment both in real life and “on demand”. This year, the festival will be on between 20th August and 5th September with a wide range of events from light installations and dance shows to inspiring talks and exhibitions. Head over to the Freedom Festival website where you can find the full programme of events, most of which are free but will be ticketed to manage capacity. Don’t miss out!

Good Things Market – Summer Edition Monday 30th August 2021
Why not stop by Humber Street this bank holiday Monday, 30th August, for the Good Things Market. Art, craft and design ranging from homeware, jewellery, plants, music and prints will be on offer. You’ll find tasty food and drink options too. From 11am, the market will open where you can support local businesses and creatives. While you’re there, you’re in the perfect spot for a bite to eat or a stroll by the marina.
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Maritime Guided Tours Mondays & Wednesday from 2nd August to 8th September 2021
Want to learn more about Hull’s maritime past? Take a guided tour through the city to explore the historic maritime sites Hull has to offer. Tours last around 2 hours and they are free to book. Choose from the 10:30am and 1pm timeslots on Mondays and Wednesdays – book your free tickets.

Covent Garden
If you’re visiting the capital this August bank holiday, visit Covent Garden where the South Hall of the Market Building will be transformed with neon lights and sculptures. Created by artist Chila Burman, the installation will be available from 26th August until the end of October – find out more

Whilst you’re there, experience the buzz and excitement of the Summer Festival at Covent Garden. Until 3rd October, there will be bars, street food and live music to enjoy in this iconic part of London. Large enough to seat 200 people, it’s a brilliant place to hang out this summer.
Natural History Museum
No trip to the capital is complete without visiting an acclaimed museum. With so many to choose from, you’ll find something for everyone. This August bank holiday, head over to the Natural History Museum where the entry is free, and it will prove to be a fascinating day out. If you’re looking for more, don’t miss the Fantastic Beasts The Wonder of Nature exhibition that will be available to experience until 3rd January 2022. Book your tickets here.
London Natural History Museum
Alfresco Dining Until September 2022
Take advantage of the summer weather and dine alfresco in the famous streets of London. Alfresco dining licenses have been extended until September 2022, meaning more tables will be available at brilliant London restaurants throughout the city. Many bars will also be able to serve takeaway pints and meals, so you’ll never be short of food and drink options while out and about in London!

London Wetland Centre Until 5th September 2021
Located in the London Borough of Richmond, the London Wetland Centre is a brilliant place to explore nature with wide open spaces and impressive sights. Until 5th September, see the giant LEGO® brick animal trail on your visit, where over 250,000 LEGO® bricks were used to build them. The trail is included in the admission price – book your tickets here.

Whatever your plans are this August bank holiday, let Hull Trains get you there safely. Travel with confidence knowing our absolute priority is keeping you and our crew safe. Book your tickets today.




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