Live, Work & Enjoy

Hull is one of the north’s most desirable places to live and work in. As city of culture in 2017, Hull’s status as a hive of cultural activity has spread across the globe with the city continuing to produce an incredible programme of huge acts, festivals and installations for its residents.


Hull’s magnificent visitor attractions include The Deep aquarium, The Ferens Art Gallery and the historic Museums Quarter. The Hull New Theatre and Hull City Hall regularly attract international companies such as The Russian State Ballet, while the Hull Truck Theatre is one of the UK’s most well-known independent companies. The new Bonus Arena, a £36 million state-of-the-art 3,500-seat music and events complex, is attracting the best UK and international acts.


The city hosts a family of excellent academies and state schools, providing the highest level of education to its pupils, complemented by private schools that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best in Yorkshire and the north. The positive effects can already be seen through exam results that have improved across every level.


The city’s thriving restaurant and bar scene is headlined by busy independent outlets in the city’s vibrant Fruit Market and Avenues areas, while pubs in the Old Town are filled with personality.

Location & Connectivity

The city is now pushing to be one of the UK’s leading smart cities. Citywide 4G coverage and affordable ultrafast fibre optic broadband is already available in the majority of homes and businesses in Hull now have access to full-fibre technology.

Hull’s position as a major port city and its location near several major airports sees it benefits from some of the country’s best international connections.


The M62 motorway, one of the main east-west routes in the north of England, connects Hull to Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool and the M1.

Night time traffic on the M62 motorway, near Hull


Seven direct rail services run to London from Hull Paragon Interchange, the city’s major transport hub, every day from Monday to Friday in as little as two hours and 40 minutes, meaning travelling to the capital is quick and easy. An hourly service connects the city to Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly and a twice-hourly service runs to Doncaster and Sheffield, with connections to the Midlands.


Hull serves as a gateway to Europe, with daily overnight ferry services from Hull to both Rotterdam and Zeebrugge, connecting passengers to major European motorway and rail networks.

Hull aerial view of harbour with The Deep


More than half of Hull residents live within a two-hour car journey of an international airport. Nearby Humberside Airport provides high-frequency flights to Amsterdam and Aberdeen, while Leeds Bradford Airport, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, East Midlands and Manchester Airport are just a short drive away, easily connecting Hull to the world.

Plane taking off from Manchester Airport with landing lights