“Safe bet for a Laugh out Loud Friday”
First up, the Comedy Lounge on George Street. A safe bet for a laugh out loud Friday or Saturday night. The Lounge constitutes Hull's only dedicated comedy hub and offers reasonably priced food and drink, and splendid entertainment provided by members of Britain's comedy circuit. Be sure to pop by.
Next, one cannot go far wrong with a retail therapy trip to Hepworth Arcade, located on Silver Street. Being a Grade II listed site, and featuring Victorian architecture, Hepworth's is not all shop, shop, shop; it is also rather pleasing on the eye. However, that is not all, the arcade is also home to some of Hull's best independent shops, such as: Beasley's, Fanthorpe's HiFi, and Dinsdale's Jokes & Tricks and lays claim to being home to one of Marks and Spencer's first penny arcades.
Third, consider making room on your itinerary for a visit to Pearson Park, with entrances on both Princes Avenue and Beverley Road. Established by Zachary Pearson, a Hullensian of historical importance, in 1860, the park has since provided a sanctuary for those looking to escape the less forgiving aspects of city life and courtesy of a £3 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant, Pearson Park looks better than ever! Keep an eye out for the stunning entrance archway, Victorian conservatory, duck pond and the many statues dotted around the park.
“Enjoy delicacies by the bucket load”
If you are feeling peckish, the Zoo Cafe might take your fancy, hidden away in Newland Avenue – the student central of Hull's suburbia – one can consume vegetarian and vegan delicacies, by the bucket load, whilst enjoying the edgy aesthetic in which one sits. Perhaps a subsequent trip to Pearson Park, which is just down the road, would help burn off any unwanted calories!