What's On In Coventry?
Coventry is often seen more as an important transport hub than a city to visit
in its own right, though this represents only the tip of a surprisingly large cultural
iceberg. In fact, with notable former residents including the likes of William Shakespeare,
Lady Godiva and Sir Frank Whittle to name but a few, the people of Coventry are immensely
proud of their rich heritage and history.
The city centre is dotted with museums, galleries and exhibitions dedicated to the
famous sons and daughters of this thriving Midlands city, while architectural delights
await the explorer around practically every corner. Coventry Cathedral is considered by
most to be the centre point of the city's tourist attractions, while a fast-growing annual
calendar of sporting events sees thousands return year after year.
Coventry has recently become one of the most important technological and industrial
centres in the UK, while both national and international festivals are now regularly
making the city their primary UK base. Within a short drive are other leading industrial towns and cities including the UK's second city Birmingham, and satellite towns such as Northampton and Leicester.
This truly is a city evolving right before the eyes of its residents and visitors alike.
Retail and dining opportunities of course abound, with the major names of Coventry
city centre contrasting perfectly with the quaint, old-world feel of those populating
the surrounding Warwickshire towns such as Stratford upon Avon.
From classic to cosmopolitan and everything in between, Coventry delivers far more
than important transport links to the UK and beyond.