Deep in the old town in the city of Hull is a street called ‘Land of Green Ginger’ – probably named after a medieval spice market held here. And on that street is a pub called the George – a beautiful, traditional English tavern with dark wood panelling, open fires and a great selection of ales. But the George is probably most famous for being home to what it almost certainly the smallest window in England, and possibly the world – certainly we’ve not heard of one smaller! Historical accounts suggest that the window, which is adjacent to a gateway used by old mail coaches, was used as a secret lookout. Some visitors to the city have complained that they cannot find the window – even after reading the commemorative plaque no more than a few inches away!
Find out more about the Old Town and the Museums Quarter on our Hull tour. Click here for more information