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Nic Johnson at It’seeze Websites helps all kinds of businesses to reach larger and more targeted online audiences through the highest quality of web design, content creation and SEO support packages.
Hi, Nic. First of all, where’s the best place to grab a bite to eat?
Hull has so many great places to eat that you’re often spoilt for choice. Thieving Harry’s and Nibble are great for a quick breakfast or lunch. Ambiente, J Johnson’s and Humber Fish Co always come up trumps – and Bengal Pride, The Aegean, Sumo… I could go on and on.
If you had a surprise day off, where in Hull would you go?
Record shopping. Spin It in Trinity Market, Wrecking Ball on Whitefriargate and then a quick 10-minute train journey to Minster Records and Bug Vinyl in Beverley.
What’s your favourite green space in Hull?
East Park. It’s a real calming oasis. Plus, who doesn’t love a water splash ride?
Which entertainment venue do you visit most often?
It might not always be classed as entertainment, however I’ll opt for the MKM Stadium to see Hull City. My Spiders Nightclub days are long behind me now so this is as good as it gets!
Apart from home, where do you go when you want to relax?
I love going to gigs, so Social on Humber Street, Adelphi and Welly would be ideal. There are so many great Hull bands around – just look at the success of BDRMM, Life, Low Hummer, Lumer etc.
What would you say is Hull’s best pub or bar?
I’ve always had a soft spot for Ye Olde White Harte in the Old Town. I spent a lot of time there as a cash-strapped student (99p lunches and pints of Old Peculier). It was also my grandad’s local, although my grandma wasn’t impressed at the ‘no women rule’ they used to have in place until the end of the sixties!
Which local building or landmark do you think is the most iconic?
I love The Charterhouse as it’s a real hidden gem. The old School of Architecture building off Beverley Road is another (even in its current state).
If you fancy something sweet, where do you go or order from?
I don’t tend to do sweet stuff these days, however anywhere that does a Russian Slice would be good!
In your own words, why is Hull such a great place to live?
It’s the city I feel most at home in. It’s hard to describe, but Hull just has a vibe that resonates with me and makes me feel comfortable. I think we’re a fairly unique bunch in Hull, we’re welcoming and friendly but with a no-nonsense attitude!
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