Famous for the poet Philip Larkin and rugby league, Hull was once voted the UK's worst place to live but today it was named City of Culture 2017 - an accolade being called "a real game-changer".
ITV News's Damon Green reports:
As Hull is named the UK's City of Culture 2017, here are a few facts you may not have known about the city.
The winner of the UK City of Culture will be announced tomorrow, and as far as author Bali Rai is concerned, Leicester already is one.
Radio presenter and comedian Danny Wallace writes for ITV News and explains why Dundee deserves to be the UK's City of Culture 2017.