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    Why we love Coventry

    The birthplace of 2-Tone music and Britain’s motor industry. Home to the country’s first permanent digital art gallery, and its architecturally showy modern cathedral From its very own bohemian village rammed with all things vegan to vintage to masses of places for art and theatres in this former City of Culture.

    Those looking for more high-octane action will find indoor waves to escape rooms. Or lose yourself in a tour from filming locations from the hit show Peaky Blinders to the legacy of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Being in the heart of England – and just an hour from London means it’s a perfect base for exploring the West Midlands countryside and beyond.

    Things to do in Coventry

    The country’s first permanent, fully-immersive digital art exhibition that captures the beauty of outer space in its all-consuming light show.

    Find out more about The Reel Store
    Machine Memoir Space at The Reel Store, Coventry City of Culture
    The Reel Store

    See the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles of anywhere, including the world’s two fastest cars.

    For more information on the Coventry Transport Museum
    Two men looking at an exhibit of motorbikes at Coventry Transport Museum.
    Coventry Transport Museum

    Visit this incredible wall of light recreated around the bombed-out ruins of Coventry’s old Cathedral

    To find out more about Coventry’s new and old Cathedrals
    An exterior shot of Coventry Cathedral.
    Coventry Cathedral

    From vintage to vegan, cheese festivals to retro nights, music evenings to its own vegan brewery, discover the home of 40 unique indie businesses.

    Discover FarGo Village
    Group of friends at Fargo village featuring artworks by artists Snub23 and My Dog Sighs. Coventry, West Midlands, England
    FarGo Village

    Take on the UK’s biggest indoor waterpark and explore precision-engineered thrill-seeking.

    Discover more about The Wave
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    The Wave Coventry

    The country’s first permanent, fully-immersive digital art exhibition that captures the beauty of outer space in its all-consuming light show.

    Find out more about The Reel Store
    Machine Memoir Space at The Reel Store, Coventry City of Culture
    The Reel Store

    See the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles of anywhere, including the world’s two fastest cars.

    For more information on the Coventry Transport Museum
    Two men looking at an exhibit of motorbikes at Coventry Transport Museum.
    Coventry Transport Museum

    Visit this incredible wall of light recreated around the bombed-out ruins of Coventry’s old Cathedral

    To find out more about Coventry’s new and old Cathedrals
    An exterior shot of Coventry Cathedral.
    Coventry Cathedral

    From vintage to vegan, cheese festivals to retro nights, music evenings to its own vegan brewery, discover the home of 40 unique indie businesses.

    Discover FarGo Village
    Group of friends at Fargo village featuring artworks by artists Snub23 and My Dog Sighs. Coventry, West Midlands, England
    FarGo Village

    Take on the UK’s biggest indoor waterpark and explore precision-engineered thrill-seeking.

    Discover more about The Wave
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    The Wave Coventry

    Places to stay in Coventry

    FarGo village

    A hipster hangout, offering a brewery, dirty street food, vegan delights, music, drinks, and vintage shops to name just some.

    Central Coventry

    From here it’s easy to explore the cathedral, and the medieval parts to this city’s heritage, including abbeys and castles. Check out Spoon Street - it’s resorted medieval area. For a unique stay, see The Telegraph Hotel for a newspaper style stay decorated with old printed editions.

    Combe Abbey (Binley)

    A former 12th century Cistercian abbey offers peace and tranquillity set in 500 acres of parkland.

    Explore nearby

    An industrial hub with a vibrant, creative heart and a whole host of quirky adventures.

    Historical building, with a clock tower, beside a fountain

    An unmissable destination for travellers, London is a melting pot of history, culture and green spaces.

    Picadilly Circus underground station

    Steeped in legends that surround Robin Hood to literary greats, discover what this city has to offer.

    A performance in front of Nottingham Castle

    Getting to Coventry

    In just an hour you can get to Coventry by train from London Euston – being in the heart of the country, it’s very well connected. If you come by car, you can take in historic Oxford too.

    The nearest airport to Coventry is Birmingham International just 11 miles (18km) away. Around 50 airlines operate to over 150 direct destinations, with hundreds of connection options available. Trains from the airport to Coventry take 15 mins, and by car, it’s 20.

    Getting around Coventry

    By bus

    You can check out local bus services, timetables, maps and planners by visiting the West Midlands Network website. 

    By train

    Coventry sits at the heart of an extensive local and regional rail network. For information on specific services run by CrossCountry, West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast.

    By foot

    The centre is easy to explore on foot, and public transport connections make it simple to navigate once you get there. Try Curious about Coventry’s self-guided walks tours.

    By bike

    A bike-friendly city, there are loads of cycle routes and dedicated lanes, making exploring by bike hassle-free. You can check out Coventry City Council’s Where to Cycle guide with 10 different British Cycling self-guided routes. West Midlands Cycle Hire operates in the city.

    By canal

    The Coventry Canal starts in Coventry Canal Basin and stretches for 38 miles into the Midlands’ countryside. There are some good walking routes, and a bustling hub of cafes too, as well as an art trail.

    Want to know more?

    Get top tips on places to visit and things to do from those in the know at Visit Coventry.