Things to do in Coventry
Based in the metropolitan area of the West Midlands, Coventry has a fascinating history and is fast becoming a hub for new businesses and exciting times. Once an important centre of the cloth and motor trades, the traditional industries have since declined and new industries and businesses have taken their place. The city was bombed repeatedly during WWII by the Luftwaffe and as such suffered heavy damage. The ruins of Coventry Cathedral stand as a testament to the war as well as the resilience of the city’s population. Presently, it has overcome the many economic trials of the 20th century to build a new identity and place itself in the economic sphere of the UK.
You’ll be able to find a whole array of things to do throughout the city. Whether you’re taking in the sombre atmosphere of the Coventry Cathedral ruins, observing the many displays at the Herbert Art Gallery or enjoying a show at the Belgrade Theatre, you’ll never be bored. Restaurants and cafes scatter the city and offer a variety of cuisines, flavours and beverages that can be tasted. From fine food to pub grub and international choices, you’ll be full in no time at all. Various shopping centres, from The Orchards to the Lower Precinct, can also be found that offer you all the major brands and services you need to satisfy your inner spending addict. If you’re a football fan then you’ll be satisfied with the Ricoh Arena, the grounds of Coventry FC, that also showcases a variety of events throughout the year.
The city has substantial links to the rest of the UK via the M6, M69, M45 and M40 motorways - perfect if you’re driving. For those needing rail services, you’ll find good links to London, Birmingham and many more hubs in between via Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains and Cross Country. Wherever you need to go, the city can provide suitable means of transport to get you from A to B.