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You’ll find lots of info on some of Hull’s most popular and well-known attractions over on our trains to Hull page.

But what about the places that are off the beaten track – the shops, restaurants and sights that the in-the-know locals would recommend?

Here are just a few of Hull’s best ‘hidden gems’ to help you discover another side to the city on your next visit.


This is a great spot to grab a tasty, hearty lunch. Get a takeaway or take a seat in the spacious dining room if you’ve got a bit more time. And don’t despair if pie’s not your thing – you can pick up soup, sandwiches, hot carvery and homemade cake too.

Address: 19 Trinity House Lane, HU1 2JA


Oresome Gallery and Jewellery Workshop

Shop for beautiful handmade jewellery or sign up for a course where you can create your own unique piece in this gallery/workshop that’s located in the city’s vibrant creative quarter.

Address: 1 Humber St, HU1 1TG


St Charles Borromeo

This Catholic Church, which opened its doors in 1829, looks relatively unassuming from the outside but boasts a breath-taking interior that’s well worth a peek between services.

Address: 12 Jarratt St, HU1 3HB


Dinsdales is a fantastic family-run novelty, costume and joke shop that opened way back in 1833; you’ll find it in the charming Hepworth’s Arcade.

Address: Silver St, HU1 1JU


Henry Yeast & Son

This specialist beer bar and restaurant, which offers an eclectic menu and friendly service, is a great place to celebrate any special occasion and a guaranteed great evening out.

Address: 6 Newland Avenue, HU5 3AF



Men’s clothing store Beasleys is one of the oldest independent shops on Hull, and currently stocks a range of new and vintage clothing from brands including Cheap Monday and Dr Martens – you can even pick up a t-shirt or sweatshirt with the Beasley logo on it.

Address: Silver St, HU1 1JU


David Whitfield Statue

This impressive statue was erected in 2012 in memory of Fifties singer David Whitfield, who had a number of hits on both sides of the Atlantic.

Address: Kingston Square, HU2 8DA

Dove House 87

You can easily spend an hour rifling through the shelves and rails of this extra special charity shop, which is packed full of carefully selected vintage finds from clothing to home accessories.

Address: 87 Newlands Avenue, HU5


England’s smallest window

Head to The George Hotel on the unusually named Land of Green Ginger street and look for the plaque that marks England’s smallest window (just to the left of the entry arch). It’s believed that the porter used to use the tiny slot to keep a look out for approaching carriages.

Address: The George Hotel, 1 Land Of Green Ginger, HU1

1884 Dock Street Kitchen

This relatively new addition to the Hull restaurant scene offers a tempting menu of inventive British dishes served in sophisticated surroundings.

Address: Humber Dock Street, Marina, HU1 1TB


GJM Music

An independent record shop specialising in hard-to-find new rock ,prog and folk, GJM Music also offers an impressive selection of second-hand vinyl and CDs.

Address: G28 Princes Quay, HU1 2PQ