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25 Huge Reasons To Still Be Proud You're From Hull

Hull yeah!

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6. It's got some pretty amazing public toilets. Coach trips make special visits to see them.

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"We get people queuing around the corner to come in and have a look," says attendant Shirley Binks.

"They bring video cameras, have a look round, ask questions, and then go. A lot of them don't even use the toilets. We've had people from all over the world: New Zealand, Australia, Poland, America, Japan, Russia."

7. Hull's no longer as crap as it used to be.

The professional metropolitan sneerers who put together the 'Crap Towns' series of books have had to revise their opinion. Hull topped the inaugral list in 2003 but was not even in the top 50 when the list was revised this year.

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Look, it's a young Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim!

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9. ...who then morphed into The Beautiful South.

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10. Everything But The Girl formed in Hull...

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11. Did we mention John Prescott? Here he is on a trampoline.

“@scolvey: @johnprescott I'd love to see a photo of you bouncing on that trampoline.” < Oh ok then....

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“@scolvey: @johnprescott I'd love to see a photo of you bouncing on that trampoline.” < Oh ok then....

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16. Or have something to eat at Mr Chu's China Palace.

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Hull's biggest Chinese restaurant is a home-from-home for John Prescott. Pictures of him fill an entire wall and Tony Blair has even been a few times. Unfortunately it has also had a few hygiene issues.

We recommend the two course lunch menu at a mere £6 a head.

&ldquo;@jimwaterson Eating at Mr Chu&#39;s after praise from @johnprescott. Tasty but stuck halfway through main. How d&#39;ya do it?&rdquo; &gt; Years of training

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“@jimwaterson Eating at Mr Chu's after praise from @johnprescott. Tasty but stuck halfway through main. How d'ya do it?” > Years of training

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17. The city's insistence on doing things differently, like its cream telephone boxes.

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Stubborn to the end, Hull was the only city in the country that never joined the national telephone network.

So it still has its own cream telephone boxes.

18. The world famous Hull Fair.

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One of the biggest travelling funfairs in the world. Without doubt the best thing that happens in Hull during the second week in October.

25. ...Hull's always just Hull.

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No nonsense, doing its own thing and not caring what anyone else thinks. And you can't argue with that.

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