18 November 2019/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide: East Riding - England

Commercial properties to rent in East Riding

East Riding (or East Riding of Yorkshire) is an area of northern England which runs from the coast inland to towns like Goole, Stamford Bridge and Snaith. It’s one of the three county subdivisions of Yorkshire (together with the West Riding and North Riding) that make up the county as a whole. Though the city of Hull is geographically within the East Riding area, it’s excluded and treated as its own area the majority of the time.

Famous faces that hail from the region include actors Reece Shearsmith and Debra Stephenson (known for her impression work), DJ and producer Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) and poet Philip Larkin, who was scathing about the region but stayed there for most of his life.

The area’s economy is largely based on tourism, particularly along its easterly coastal edge in towns such as Bridlington, Withernsea and Kilnsea down on the Spurn Heritage Coast. Many of the towns within the area are small, with the exception of Hull and fairly rural, so agriculture is also a big industry in the area. Easington, on the coast, is home to a natural gas terminal that supplies Norwegian gas to towns across the UK.

Here’s our guide to the area of East Riding in Yorkshire.

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There are 20 railway stations across East RidingThey’re dotted across the area in towns including Goole, Howden and Driffield. Stations across the area are served by Hull Trains, London North Eastern Railway and Northern and TransPennine Express Services. Services run from East Riding to Hull and Lincolnshire, as well as across to Leeds and down to London.

East Riding has an excellent road networkThe M62 motorway links the region to West Yorkshire and the rest of the national motorway network, while the M18 runs close to Goole. The Humber Bridge, which is part of the A15, is one of the area’s busiest stretches of road.

Buses connect East Riding’s network of townsBus services link the major towns across the region, operated by companies including Stagecoach and First York. There are also charity services that ferry residents up to the larger Hull hospital for appointments.

There are no airports in East Riding, but two are close by. Humberside Airport is close to Grimsby and is a 45 minute drive from the south of East Riding. Leeds Bradford Airport is much larger and also relatively close to East Riding, particularly for those in western areas like Market Weighton, taking around an hour and 20 minutes to reach. 

Offices to rent in East Riding

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Retail units to rent in East Riding

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Where are the best places to eat in East Riding?

Pipe and Glass

Chamas Rodizio Bar & Grill

The Black Horse

Thai Palace Restaurant

Burlington’s Restaurant

Discover more great places to dine in East Riding


Where can I find great coffee in East Riding?

The Black Cat

The Dancing Goat

Ferriby’s Coffee House

The Crafty Coffee Shop

T C Patisserie

Find more fantastic places to get your caffeine fix in East Riding.

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East Riding has lots of facilities for its residents

There are 18 gyms in East Riding, including:

  • JD Sports
  • Total Fitness
  • Bodyworld
  • Warners Health Club & Physio

Find more places to work up a sweat in East Riding here.

Banks and Post Offices in East RidingThere are more than 57 banks in East Riding including:

  • 8 HSBC
  • 8 Barclays
  • 8 HSBC
  • 7 Lloyds
  • 7 TSB
  • 7 NatWest
  • 4 Yorkshire Bank
  • 3 Halifax
  • 2 Santander
  • 2 Handelsbanken
  • 1 RBS

There are more than 80 Post Offices in East Riding, located in towns including:

  • Beverley
  • Skipsea
  • Sproatley
  • Gilberdyke
  • Tickton
  • Goole
  • Driffield

You’ll discover plenty of supermarkets and shopping centres in all of East Riding’s towns, including:

  • Asda Superstores
  • Tesco (Extra and Express)
  • Sainsbury’s (Superstores and Local)
  • Co-Op
  • Lidl
  • Aldi
  • Iceland
  • M&S Simply Food
  • Waitrose (Little and Supermarkets)

The largest shopping centre in East Riding is Flemingate, located in the town of Beverley. It’s home to a large variety of high street stores, including Debenhams, H&M, River Island, Superdrug, Wilko and Peacocks. You’ll also find lots of places to meet for a coffee, grab a tasty bite to eat or watch a film at the centre. Other shopping centres and retail parks are dotted across the region, including Hornsea Freeport, North Point Shopping Centre on the outskirts of Hull and the Promenades at Bridlington.

Retail properties to let in East Riding

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Agents operating in the area:

Garness Jones Chartered Surveyors

Nt3 Commercial

NPS Humber Ltd

Scotts Property LLP


PPH Commercial

East Riding is home to lots of exciting commercial properties – here’s a selection:

Gowdall Lane

279 Hessle Road

71-73 Newbegin

Boothferry Works

Promenades Shopping Centre

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Commercial properties to let in East Riding

Offices to let in East Riding

Shops to let in East Riding

Industrial units to let in East Riding

East Riding is home to notable businesses including:

Heron Foods

Swift Leisure


William Jackson Food Group

Large offices and co-working spaces in East Riding

Oast House

The Beacon

Saltsground Road

Wilberforce Court

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Interesting facts about East Riding

  • The ‘Riding’ part of the area’s name is an old-fashioned term for a country subdivision.
  • East Riding has a low level of unemployment, at 4.3%, compared to 5.5% for the rest of the UK, though coastal towns can suffer some fluctuations.
  • The Humber Estuary is set to become the site of trial tidal steam generators over the coming years, which would make it a key area in the UK’s renewable energy drive.
  • Beverley Racecourse is home to what’s said to be the world’s oldest horse race, the Kiplingcotes Derby, which has been held annual since 1519.
  • East Riding’s population is older than many areas, with an average age of 42, likely due to its picturesque coastal location.

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