This section of the journey visits places that were at the heart of Larkin’s life in Hull. From the ‘lucent comb’ of Hull Royal Infirmary, where he stayed as an inpatient, the trail guides you on up to the old General Cemetery of which he was so fond, then to Pearson Park, where Larkin lived in an attic flat for 18 years. Entering the long, leafy boulevards of ‘The Avenues,’ the trail pauses for reflection at the place where he went ‘to the inevitable’ and died.

The journey continues along the busy thoroughfare where Larkin liked to shop, past the large house and garden he reluctantly bought, and guides you across to the University of Hull, where Larkin worked in its ‘lifted study-storehouse’ as the University Librarian for 30 years. The trail then takes a suburban direction and visitors can drive, cycle or take a bus to Cottingham, the large village where Philip Larkin is buried.
 
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Hull Royal Infirmary
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The General Cemetery
Spring Bank West
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Pearson Park
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Nuffield Hospital
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Newland Avenue
Sharp Street
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University of Hull
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Larkin's
Cottingham
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