UK City of Culture
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR returns to Hull with the first showing of the 2016 Winners
18th May to 30th June 2017
As well as returning to Greenwich for our summer exhibition in 2017, TPOTY will be part of the UK City of Culture celebrations in Hull. During May and June as part of the 'Roots and Routes' season, the 2016 winners of the awards will be exhibited in the centre of the city on Princes Quay.
About Hull and the UK City of Culture Celebrations
If you think you know Hull, think again!
In 2017 Hull’s cultural voice will roar louder than ever before as the city comes alive with a programme of world-class events spanning 365 days, celebrating what it means to be made in Hull, exploring the city’s place in an interconnected world, reflecting on Hull’s impact on world history and look to the future.
The UK City of Culture celebration is divided into four seasons - Made in Hull, Roots & Routes, Freedom and Tell the World. The city has a long history of trade and cultural exchange with the world. Hull is a door to the UK, a gateway to Europe and a city connected to a new networked, globalised and digital world. This is a place of migration and transitions.
'Roots and Routes' celebrates these connections with a distinctly international flavour. TPOTY shows the world through images of culture, landscape, travel, wildlife and lifestyle. Receiving entries from around the world, the annual exhibitions are an inspiring insight into our world. The winners are announced each December and this exhibit in Hull will be the first showing of the latest winner.
Where is the exhibition in Hull:
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1482 300300
City of Culture website:
Getting to Hull:
From the West, get onto the M62 and keep on going until it turns into the A63. That’ll take you along the north shore of the Humber to Princes Quay.
From the South you can take the A1 and and come off at Newark-on-Trent (or Doncaster if you fancy) then head north east. Taking the A15 east of Scunthorpe will then bring you over the Humber Bridge and into Hull from the south. The Humber Bridge is a toll road, but travelling across it is worth it for the view alone – find out current toll charges.
From the North you can head down the A1 before joining the M62 eastbound after Leeds, or come off at York to travel into Hull via beautiful Beverley.
From the East you may need a boat!
Make sure you check your route on the AA’s route planner before you head off too.
Hull Paragon Interchange is the main railway station in Hull, which sits in the very heart of the city. Hull has its own rail link to the capital. First Hull Trains run several services a day, seven days a week from London Kings Cross to Hull; have a look at their website to see timetables, live departures and buy tickets. Virgin Trains East Coast run regular services too, connecting Hull to the capital via Grantham and Newark North Gate. If you’re heading to Hull from the west you can hop on the First Transpennine Express line from Manchester, which stops off in Huddersfield, Leeds and lots of other places too. Northern Rail also run a number of other local services, connecting Hull to Bridlington and Scarborough on the coast as well as York and Selby.
A busy taxi rank operates outside the station, and the bus station is under the same roof at Hull Paragon Interchange.
You can catch the coach to and from Hull, with services running all over the country to Paragon Interchange. National Express will have you in Hull from London in under 6 hours by coach. Megabus also run a service where you can catch the train from Kings Cross St Pancras to East Midlands Parkway, and then a bus over to Hull.
Flights from across Europe and the UK land at Humberside Airport every day. Car hire is available at the airport, and the city centre is about a 30 minute drive away over the Humber Bridge. Stagecoach also operate the Humber Flyer bus service, which takes you directly into Hull from the airport.
Possibly our favourite way to travel into Hull, P&O operate ferry links between Hull and Northern Europe. Daily overnight trips sail from Rotterdam in the Netherlands as well as Zeebrugge in Belgium to Hull Ferry Terminal, taking passengers with cars as well as those on foot. Taxis from the ferry terminal into the city centre cost about £10, and a regular bus runs into the city from the Northern Gateway roundabout (about a 20 minute walk away from the ferry) costing around £2.50.