The northern English town of Grimsby is a historic seaport of just under 90,000 people. Known locally as 'Cod Head', the town was said to be the largest fishing port in the world during the 1950s. Although as an expat living in Grimsby, you'll notice that substantially less fishing goes on there today, the town's fish market is still one of the most important in Europe and there are a number of popular seafood restaurants serving the world famous classic of fish and chips and other dishes. The town has a vibrant shopping scene, with a number of malls – generally called 'shopping centres' in Britain – and a number of independent shops for expats living in Grimsby to explore. Amenities including the grand town hall, auditorium and theatre provide the town with a good cultural scene, and the nearby cities of Kingston upon Hull and Lincoln make great day trips for expats in Grimsby who want to see a bit more of England.
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Although small, the town is well served by various forms of transport and as an expatriate moving to Grimsby, you'll have a variety of options for getting there. A number of buses run between the town, while Transpennine Express and Northern Line train services connect it to large hub airports in Manchester, London and other cities. Expatriates moving to Grimsby will find the InterNations website replete with additional information and advice on expatriation. The Expat Magazine, our online collection of articles on subjects ranging from culture shock to moving and working abroad, is full of tips for you as an expat moving to Grimsby. We also have a good amount of content written by our InterNations members for a more 'on the ground' picture of expatriation and the dos, don't, ups and downs of living abroad.
The seaport town, once a major fishing center, is now a popular shopping and retail destination, with local people travelling to Grimsby for shopping trips. In the wake of large-scale fishing, the town is undergoing a redevelopment project aimed at encouraging the retail sector and a number of new restaurants, cafés and traditional pubs have opened in recent years. Expats working in Grimsby may want to find other local but global minds, of course, and the InterNations website will help you get in touch with Grimsby's international community on our forums and discussion groups. It shouldn't be difficult to find other expatriates working in Grimsby, and InterNations members often also use our platform to organize meet-ups, find their local international network or simply get information on the latest things to see and do in their host cities. As an expat in Grimsby, you're likely to find yourself part of an international scene that will only grow as the town's development and economic realignment goes on.