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Hull is better than you think it is trust me
Shopping Areas in Hull (Kingston-upon-Hull)
Member Name: vickialice
Shopping Areas in Hull (Kingston-upon-Hull)
Advantages: Just great
Disadvantages: Overshadowed by bigger cities such as York
I have lived in Hull all of my life and I do a lot of shopping mainly in Hull and therefore can give a good idea to anybody planning to come shopping in Hull. I do not think that shopping in Hull is as good as other places nearby such as York but it still has a fair amount of shops which can make it a fairly enjoyable day or more probably half a day starting at about 12.
The first thing I want to say about Hull is do not listen to what other people say Hull is a nice place to live and shop and if not full of chavs as many people try to make out.
Hull has recently opened a new shopping centre (St Stephens) which I now do not know what I did without even just the opening of Tesco in town has made my life so much easier. The other main shopping centre in Hull is Princes Quay however since the opening of St Stephens has actually gone down hill as a lot of shops left to go to St Stephens and no new shops have come to take over their place and some shops in Princes Quay have also opened new stores in St Stephens and kept their old store in Princes Quay so there is not as much need to go to Princes Quay as there used to be. Apart from their amazing cinema Vue which is far better than the one in St Stephens. There is also Prospect Centre but I do not really think you can call that a shopping centre more the street with a roof however if you are looking for a BBs I would recommend the one in Prospect Centre and it is absolutely freezing in St Stephens. Prospect Centre has shops such as WH Smiths, Wilkinson's, Gamestation, CEX, Miss Selfridges and the always popular poundshop. There are also many shops on the streets such as Whitefriargate with shops such as New Look, Marks and Spencer, Lush and HMV. Hull also has some department stores such as BHS, Debenhams and House of Frasers. However King Edward Street seems very quiet since the closure of Woolworths.
Ouside the centre of Hull I find Kingswood to be the best place to shop with ASDA, Next, Matalan and Argos as well as bowling and Cineworld.
Princes Quay has stores such as Earnest Jones, Game, Disney shop, Superdrug, Dorothy Perkins, what I think can only be called a sale New Look were the sell all the items that they do not sell in the main store, Vision Express and River Island, plus a fantastic Vue at the top where the market area used to be.
St Stephens has stores like Tesco which I do not know how anybody lived without as I always buy my sandwiches from there and it is much cheaper and they have normal flavours unlike boots for example who have the weirdest sandwiches. St Stephens as I said have taken many shops from Princes Quay such as TK Maxx which now makes the bottom of Princes Quay almost pointless and also there are many duplicates such as Game, Top Shop, River Island, New Look and Dorothy Perkins. An Argos recently moved into St Stephens and I don't think anybody would believe moved from across the road from St Stephens and they could have carried all there stock over if the had wanted to that's how close it is. New stores have come to Hull which we have never had before including H&M, Zara and Jane Norman. Plus Next has moved into St Stephens and is now much better than it used to be. However despite the fact I use St Stephens a lot I do have disputes with the place for example when it rains the place does sometimes leak. My main dispute though would be the cold as inside St Stephens is colder than outside and even some of the staff have to wear coats in winter which does not look very professional.
As well as shopping in Hull there are also some amazing places to eat include more Weatherspoons than any city needs. Hull also has some amazing free Museums including the Wilberforce museum which is for William Wilberforce who was actually from Hull.
I think Hull id maybe not one of the major cities but this last year many more people have come to Hull as Hull City finally went into the Premiership and I would recommend anybody coming to Hull for Hull Citys games in their second season should have a look around Hull and not just go to KC and leave. People who are near Hull for example on holiday should give Hull a try as trust me you would be pleasantly surprised how different Hull is to the awful press they receive from people who have never actually been to Hull.
Summary: You will be suprised by Hull
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