Whether you’re looking for somewhere to buy a gift or scouting out a new favourite cafe, Newland Ave is one of the best streets in Hull for finding unique and quirky businesses. We’re all about spreading love for the independent wonders of the city, so this week we’re giving a little shout-out to a few of our favourite Newland staples.
Babes in the Wool is the perfect little shop for all the enthusiastic crafters of the city. Blending the traditions of knitting and crochet with modern styles and creativity, it sells high-quality yarns at reasonable prices, sourced from all over the world. The team are always on hand to offer advice for those who are new to the crafts, and they even run a range of informal groups and courses.
If you’re interested in learning, their beginners course costs £30 per person and consists of four 90-minute lessons, where you’ll work towards completing a small project. Who knows, you might even be inspired to knit matching Christmas sweaters for the whole family this year.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stop for a drink and a bite to eat, you can’t go wrong with The Artisan. The team behind this gorgeous coffee shop are focused on supporting local suppliers and businesses, sourcing most of their ingredients from within the city. Whether you’re craving a silky coffee or a full English brekkie, they’ll be able to see you right.
One of the most unique things about The Artisan is their shop, where they display and sell a wonderful range of prints and gifts made by local artists. All of the artwork on the walls is for sale too, so if you see something you like, you can take it home with you (just make sure to ask a member of staff to take it down for you first).
Our last special mention goes to Broomsticks, which has been in business since 2003. This friendly purveyor of spiritual products is always stocked up with goodies such as birthstones, crystals and incense, making it the perfect outlet for those living a transcendent lifestyle.
They also offer excellent holistic therapy, which is perfect if you’re looking for a way to help yourself relax. Their informative workshops, run by professionals, focus on teaching how to use methods such as crystals, meditation and candle magic to enhance your wellbeing.
We could probably rave about the wonders of Newland Ave all day, but nothing beats a trip down there yourself to check out its offerings and maybe buy yourself a treat (or ten). If you do pop down, make sure to share your pics with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.