Our favourite stories to come out of lockdown in Yorkshire - Hotel Indigo York

Our favourite stories to come out of lockdown in Yorkshire

As we face one of the hardest times as a nation, it’s incredible to see how we’ve come together to support one and other. From fundraising challenges and donations to heartwarming tributes, there have been so many things that have made us smile. Our hotel in York shines a light on some of the best moments of lockdown, and why we love our country and region so much.

Over 3,000 people sign up to be volunteers in York

The response to coronavirus from the local community has been truly inspiring. In York, over 3,000 people have signed up to volunteer and help those most vulnerable to get what they need, such as food and medicine deliveries. Our hotel in York would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved!

Man in York

[photo credit: York Press]

Burley Banksy creates incredible NHS tribute

Leeds artist known as the ‘Burley Banksy’ paid tribute to the NHS in his work, by transforming electrical boxes outside Leeds General Infirmary. When asked about it, Andy McVeigh [Burley Banksy] said that he wanted to do something to lift the spirits of frontline NHS workers and what better way to do that than through art.

Burley Banksy NHS tribute

[photo credit: Leeds Live]

Captain Tom Moore raises £27m for NHS

 One of our absolute favourite stories has to be that of Yorkshire veteran, Captain Tom Moore. The 99-year old captain aimed to raise £1,000 for the NHS coronavirus appeal by doing 100 laps of his garden. However, his fundraiser went viral and he has now raised an astonishing £27m. From all of us at our York hotel, thank you, what an incredible man.

Captain Tom Moore

[photo credit: itv.com]

York praised for being one of the best cities for staying home

As the Government has advised, we must all stay home and only travel if essential. According to new data, York is one of the best cities in the UK for adhering to lockdown measures. Google Community Mobility Report found that people using public transport in the city have fallen by 82%, whilst the number of people staying in residential areas has increased by 33%.

York City Walls

NHS receives thousands of Easter egg donations

Easter weekend saw thousands of donations to NHS staff across Yorkshire and the rest of the UK. Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals received over 20,000 Easter eggs for health workers, donated by Dee Bee Wholesale. In Leeds, a dad donated almost 2,000 eggs to Leeds hospitals to thank the NHS for saving his baby daughter’s life. Otley Food Bank also received a donation of Easter eggs from Leeds school, Prince Henry’s Grammar School.

Easter Eggs

[photo credit: Wharfdale Observer]

Our York hotel urges you to follow Government advice at this difficult time. Stay home, stay safe, and, stay well!

Food & Drink in York

Sip on local gin, craft ales, familiar favourites, and creative cocktails at No.88 Walmgate. Pair with one of our delicious Rustic Pizzas.

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We proudly stand in the historic neighbourhood of Walmgate, just a short walk from all the city has to offer.

At one point Walmgate had 20 pubs on the street, today it is a cool mix of independent restaurants, bars and shops and continues to Fossgate – which boasts even more independent shops, delis, bars and restaurants. Walmgate Bar proudly stands at the end of the road. It is the only existing bar in York with a Barbican and forms part of the York City Walls walk.

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York Hotel's Chocolate Story

Discover the history of chocolate, how to make it and how to taste it like an expert at the York’s Chocolate Story.

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Chocolate Package

Sweet dreams are made of this! Enjoy an indulgent stay in York and explore the city’s confectionary history. Snack on a complimentary box of chocolates, and wake up to a full English breakfast.

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