Great shopping in Hull ? I think not. The princes Quay shopping centre may be impressively sited in a formed dock and be surrounded by water and fountains, it may have 'decks' rather than floors - but it still just contains the same old tired high street stores.
Eating options are equally limited - you kind of know that you are not in for a good time when the best option was Burger King - and that was shut.
We eventually settles on 'Jacket Junction', The converstaion went like this.
SB : "Ah, Jacket potatoes, that's healthy, and they have a good selection, I'll have...."
Dippy shop girl " wee gut Cheez 'en em, Cold-sore 'en cheez, Cheez, Cheez 'en...."
SB : "Ever seen the Monty Python Spam sketch ? I think I'm in it"
DSG : "Yer whaat ? wee cluze in haff an ower"
SB : "I'll have Baked Beans in mine"
DSG : "Wee run out, wee cluze in haff an ower"
SB : "So you said, must be hard to run out of tinned items, I would think"
DSG : "Dur you wan' summat or not ?"
SB : "Cheese, with extra cheese and cheese on top please, and a glass of water"
DSG : "We run out ov waater, nex daw mite av sum"
I left the textspeaking shopgirl in disgust and went off hungry.
but an amazing fact I just found on Wikipedia whilst looking up Hull, it is really not a good claim to fame but here goes-
"Hull's maritime history is thought to have been a key factor in the transmission of syphilis: the earliest evidence of syphilis in medieval Europe is at the site of an Augustinian Friary (destroyed 1539) in Hull.
This friary provided medical care including palliative care and burial rites for "wretched souls". Carbon-dated skeletons from the Friary display bone lesions typical of tertiary venereal syphilis. This casts doubt on the New World origin theory of syphilis.
Examination of the friary site revealed bone lesions on two/thirds of the skeletons examined, including those closest to the altar, a position reserved for richer and most generous patrons of the order. This suggests that the privileged of Hull had had syphilis for a long time. 
Carbon dated skeletons of monks who lived in the friary showed bone lesions typical of venereal syphilis. The find in Hull disputes the assertion that syphilis came from the New World through contact of Christopher Columbus's crew with American natives. "
Be careful of the mud on the banks and near the water of the River Hull and River Humber.
The mud has the same effect as quicksand and you'd find yourself in trouble straight away. Keep on the path or the grass.
Like most UK cities come ‘time’ at the bar things get crazy on the streets around 23:00 when the pubs empty and people head to clubs and late bars, especially on Friday & Saturday nights. I’d suggest you steer clear of the train/bus station, or don’t linger longer then you have to, around and after then. Just grab a taxi to where you want to head, in Yorkshire they’re way cheaper than compared to say, London. The Spring Bank is also notoriously dodgy later on during the night, any day of the week. Ditto most of Bransholme and Orchard Park - I’d be very surprised if you had a good reason to head there, but really don’t, unless you really have to.
Dennis and his female shoe fetish!!! - Keep them fastened - or else, he'll have them!!!
(whether they fit or not!!)