Albion St, Kingston-upon-Hull, HU1 3DT, United Kingdom
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Travel Tips for Kingston upon Hull
Phone boxes in Hull.
Kingston upon Hull is in the unusual position of having it's own telecommunications company. Since 1914, it has been the only private operator of local telephone services apart from the giant of BT (British Telecom).
Kingston communications have also held onto may of the 'traditional' Gilbert Scott designed public telephone boxes. Many regard these things as icons of the British way of life, alongside cricket and warm beer.
In Hull, However, they are cream. As opposed to the traditional fire-engine Red.
Home of The Tigers...
It was almost hilarious that Hull City AFC have been playing League Two Football in a stadium worthy of the Premiership. Recent investment in the club, a noticeable swelling of the fanbase and some pretty damn solid football nonetheless has propelled them up into the giddy heights of League One. The League Championship now beckons! Tickets to see them at the 25,000 seater KC Stadium are generally easy to come by unless it's a local derby, but for good seats you best book in advance regardless. There's also Rugby League played at the stadium too and tickets are fairly easy to come by.
Award winning toilets
Hull has quite a few examples of Victorian toilets, here is one of them. Free to use the facilities, and a riot of hanging baskets and polished brass. Very clean and has a person on duty all the time it's open.
This one is close to Victoria Pier, nearly opposite the Minerva pub.
A long peninsula that has the North Sea on one side and the River Humber on the other. Three and a half miles long and only fifty metres wide in places it has a single track road with passing places along it. Spurn is made up of a series of sand and shingle banks held together with mainly Marram grass and Seabuckthorn.
There are a series of sea defence works built by the Victorians and maintained by the Ministry of Defence, till they sold Spurn to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in the 1950s. The defences are in a poor state, breaking down and crumbling. This is making Spurn a very fragile place wide open to the ravages of the North Sea.
Entrance to the peninsula is £3.00 (as at summer 2010) and the proceeds go to maintain the road and for nature conservancy. A wonderful place for bird watchers and for watching ships enter and leave the Humber to and from the North Sea.
This has a real end of the world feel to it and I have a dedicated album on my Hull pages.
England's largest Chinese restaurant
This is England's largest Chinese restaurant and is in fact the largest restaurant I have ever eaten in anywhere. There are over 500 seats and seating is arranged over two levels and the window seats along the far side of the room have views over the River Humber and you can watch ships go by as you eat.
Unfortunately the location is awful - at the end of a soulless shopping park with undeveloped land to its front and east side - it will be developed one day but at the moment (December 2008) the area is an eyesore.
Friendly attentive staff and the manager often stops at tables to chat and this is a nice touch. Clean throughout with standard Chinese restaurant decor.
Good disabled access. Three of us dined here on Christmas Eve and I had chicken in a honey and lemon sauce which was excellent. My son had special fried rice and his partner chicken in a satay sauce. The dishes unfortunately are not over large but well presented and full of flavour. The rice is brought separate to the main dishes and chop sticks are standard - you have to ask for a knife and fork.
Deserts OK but not a very imaginative choice.
The bill came to £46.80 for three for six drinks, three coffees, three deserts and three main courses. We visited on December 24, 2008.
We re-visited on March 19, 2009 - Mr Chu must have read my review - the portions were huge!
Popular Hotels in Kingston upon Hull
Premier Inn Hull - North
Kingswood Park, Ennerdale (formerly known as "Travel Inn"), Kingston-upon-Hull, HU7 4HS, United King
Kingston Theatre Hotel
1-2 Kingston Square, Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU2 8DA, United Kingdom