Welcome to Coventry & Shakespeare’s England

Coventry and Warwickshire, home to rich history, ancient legends such as Lady Godiva, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and an abundance of unique venues. Coventry will be the UK City of Culture 2021 and a host city for the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

We have a huge range of versatile conference venues that can accommodate events of all sizes, budgets and requirements.

As a destination, we are home to some of the biggest industry sectors; the automotive industry, driverless technology and low carbon technology, professional and business services and gaming.

Coombe Abbey, Coventry

Coombe Abbey, Coventry © Conference Coventry and Warwickshire


How to get to Coventry & Shakespeare’s England

Located in the heart of the UK, Coventry’s accessibility is unquestionably second to none.  No matter where in the world your delegates are travelling from they will never have far to travel to Coventry.  As a destination, we are superbly linked to all the major towns and cities around the country as we have fantastic air, rail and road connectivity.

Coventry Train Station is on the West Coats mainline with regular train services to all major cities and destinations in the UK. You can get to London in less than an hour from Coventry Train Station and Birmingham Airport is 8 minutes away by train! If you were to travel to Newport Station from Coventry, it would take just 2 hours 23 minutes.

It is not just train which can get you in and out of the city quickly, we are well connected to all major motorway networks such as the M6, M40, M42, M5 and M69, being well connected with these motorways means you can get to or from Birmingham airport in just 16 minutes, we are within a 3 hour drive of 75% of the UK, and you could be at the ICC Wales from Coventry City Centre in under 2 hours (1 hour 55 minutes to be precise)!

Birmingham Airport is the closest international airport to Coventry, which sees flights depart and arrive from all over the world. Heathrow airport is also just 1 hour 40 minutes away by car and 2 hours by train.

Gala dinner at Coventry Cathedral

Gala dinner at Coventry Cathedral © Conference Coventry and Warwickshire


Day 1 – Monday, 20 April 2020

Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely afternoon discovering the birthplace of William Shakespeare followed by a sumptuous dinner hosted by Shakespeare’s England.


Day 2 – Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Following breakfast, attend a speed-networking event where you can meet and familiarise with the vast array of venues, which range from convention centre, stately homes and castles. This will be followed by lunch before you can spend afternoon enjoying the historic city of Coventry, which will be the UK city of Culture in 2021.


Day 3 – Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Following breakfast, we will take in the Warwickshire countryside with a team building activity followed by lunch. We will then travel together to the ICC, Wales for Meet GB.


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