8. The Pier & Booking Office
Hull Corporation Pier was the departure and arrival point for the ferries that once carried people across the estuary. The former ticket office, opposite the pier, has now been converted into apartments, while the old waiting room serves as a small café.

From what remains of the pier top you can still enjoy spectacular views across to Lincolnshire. To your left, Hull's striking submarium The Deep juts over the river, and, looking to the west you can see the Humber Bridge, 'A giant step for ever to include/ All our dear landscape in a new design'.

Like many residents of Hull, Larkin often used the ferry purely for the pleasure of the round trip (20 mins each way), without bothering to take the onward train from New Holland to Cleethorpes. In 1964 he enjoyed a windy crossing in the company of John Betjeman, captured by the BBC as part of the memorable and celebrated Monitor film.



GPS (WGS84) Co-ordinates

Latitude: 53° 44.2791
Longitude: 0° 20.0505

OS Co-ordinates
Easting: 509975
Northing: 428530

Image © Dennis Low
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