This marks the first holiday of this year for us. During the half term holiday last month, I took my son to Hull or Kingston upon Hull. This is a port city that lies upon the river Hull in east Yorkshire, England. We went mainly to visit an aquarium called, The Deep, but used that as a catalyst to explore the city. Prior to that, I had heard great things about the aquarium so I thought it will be a cool place to take Dillon. We’ve visited an aquarium before in another city called Birmingham, but the rave about this particular aquarium struck our curiosity. Did it leave up to the hype? Nope! We were pretty disappointed and it didn’t help that we were in a queue for almost an hour. It was so dang cold too. The only thing we loved about this aquarium is the beautiful architectural building (below).
As you can see above, we stayed in Campanile Hotel. I found it through booking.com which was very affordable and glad it was in the city centre too. Its a low budget hotel which is perfect for few days staycation. The room was small, but very clean. The only negative thing is that, there was only one socket to use in the room. Dillon and I had to take turns in charging our devices. Lol!
We also visited Maritime Museum which is a museum that explores the seafaring heritage of Hull and its environs. One thing I love about Britain are the old buildings. Something about em that is so mesmerizing. It was an enjoyable time in there, but unfortunately photos taken in the museum can’t be posted on social media. I don’t want to get into trouble so all I can post is the building and me climbing the stairs. You never know who and who visits your blog. Ha!!
One thing to see when you visit Hull is the, knife angel. This is a huge 27ft sculpture made of 100,000 knives in the form of an angel. It is part of the ‘save a life’ project which fights against knife crimes/violence. There are messages from families of victims which is quite heart breaking. This is definitely a great awareness that needs to be addressed everyday. In the last few weeks three parents have lost their children to knife crime and as a parent myself, I can imagine what these parents are going through. No one deserves to go through such an ordeal.
For the two days that we spent there, we dined in Nandos, Greggs, an Italian restaurant called, Prezzo and Wings International Cuisine. We enjoyed all these places, but especially Wings, because its a buffet style. We were spoilt for choices. Good food! Ha!!
Have you visited Hull before? Thanks much for your visits and meaningful comments.