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CoventryUnited Kingdom

From its architecture to its industry and sporting events, this is a city of fascinating contrasts just an hour by train from London. 

Coventry is a city of hope, survival and rejuvenation fueled by the passion of its people. Centuries-old monuments, art galleries and museums bring to life its two golden ages. A thriving wool town in the Middle Ages, Coventry was a world-leader in car manufacturing in the 1800s and 1900s. German bomb raids devastated the city in 1940 and the demise of the British car industry brought hardship, but it has since bounced back to become a vibrant cultural destination.

Antiquity abounds in the Cathedral Quarter, a compact district with landmark buildings. Coventry Cathedral has both the ruins of a 14th-century cathedral and a new modernist church. See the relics of the city’s first cathedral at the Priory Visitor Centre and admire Doom artwork at the Holy Trinity Church. St. Mary’s Guildhall is a fine example of a medieval guildhall and Herbert Art Gallery and Museum celebrates local history.

Stroll to Broadgate, a pedestrianized plaza dominated by the Lady Godiva Statue. The statue honors the folkloric tale of Godiva, Countess of Mercia, who rode naked on horseback through the city streets. Brand-name retailers, boutiques, cafés, pubs and malls line the streets of the surrounding precinct. Shop for fresh produce and flowers, handmade jewelry, second-hand clothes and toys at Coventry Market.

Learn about the city’s importance to the bike and car-manufacturing industries at Coventry Transport Museum. Nearby Cook Street Gate and Swanswell Gate are the sole-surviving gates of a 14th-century defensive wall. On Spon Street a collection of restored half-timbered houses hark back to medieval times. Browse displays of clocks and watches at Coventry Watch Museum Project.

For sporting entertainment, watch a Coventry City soccer match or Wasps rugby match at Ricoh Arena. Attend plays, musicals and stand-up shows at Belgrade Theatre.

Direct train services travel daily from Coventry to Birmingham, London, Manchester and Oxford. Use public buses to reach attractions outside of the city such as Coombe Abbey Country Park and Kenilworth Castle.

Top hotels in Coventry

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Coventry
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Coventry
4 out of 5
The price is HK$602 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Coventry University, Ricoh Arena and Lady Godiva Statue. West Orchards Shopping and St ...

4.1/5Very Good! (817 reviews)

"Liked to have stayed for another day, any free night vouchers anyone lool"…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2020

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Coventry
Britannia Coventry Hill Hotel
Britannia Coventry Hill Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$291 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

Situated in Coventry, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of West Orchards Shopping, Coventry University and Ricoh Arena. University of Warwick and Coventry ...

2.7/5 (992 reviews)
Very convenient for nec

"People should be advised that the hotel is next to a major busy road so on one side of the hotel is really affected by traffic noise which even on the 5th floor affected sleep."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Britannia Coventry Hill Hotel
Citrus Hotel Coventry by Compass Hospitality
Citrus Hotel Coventry by Compass Hospitality
3 out of 5
The price is HK$430 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Situated in Coventry, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Ryton Pools Country Park and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Ryton Organic Gardens. Coventry University and St ...

3.8/5Good! (106 reviews)

"The front desk manager , J D, is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is superb. The room is spacious and clean."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Citrus Hotel Coventry by Compass Hospitality
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Coventry

The Residence Coventry (Peymans)
The Residence Coventry (Peymans)
3.5 out of 5
Saint Columba's Close, Coventry, England

Situated in Coventry, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of West Orchards Shopping and Coventry University. Ricoh Arena is 3 mi (4.9 km) away. ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"Amazing location, everything brand new. Bathroom in 410 had no lights, room wasn’t cleaned proper"…"

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2020

The Residence Coventry (Peymans)
Sky City Apartments
Sky City Apartments
3 out of 5
The price is HK$717 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Situated in Coventry, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from West Orchards Shopping and within 3 miles (5 km) of Coventry University and Ricoh Arena. Coventry ...

3.7/5Good! (6 reviews)

"I choose to check in somewhere else - it was not what I was expecting. Still waiting to hear about a refund"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Sky City Apartments
Belgrade Plaza Serviced Apartments
Belgrade Plaza Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
8 Sava House Upper Well Street, Coventry, England
The price is HK$669 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Located in Coventry City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of West Orchards Shopping and Coventry University. Coventry Transport Museum ...

3.9/5Very Good! (16 reviews)
First rate

"A large well equipped apartment with everything you need whether for an overnight or longer."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Belgrade Plaza Serviced Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Coventry

Coventry Cathedral
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Coventry Cathedral

4.5/5(13 reviews)

The ruins of an ancient Gothic monument and the grandeur of a modern architectural landmark combine at this fascinating site. 

Coventry Transport Museum
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Coventry Transport Museum

4.5/5(2 reviews)

See a collection of vintage vehicles, experience the thrill of the world’s fastest car and discover the importance of the automobile industry to Coventry. 

Coombe Abbey Country Park
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Coombe Abbey Country Park

Walking trails weave through this historical parkland to an arboretum, bird-watching areas, a converted 12th-century abbey and wildflower meadow. 

Lady Godiva Statue
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Lady Godiva Statue

Ponder the centuries-old legend about a local noblewoman when you view this equestrian statue located in a central Coventry shopping precinct.

Coventry Canal Basin
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Coventry Canal Basin

Old warehouses filled with artisanal shops and tearooms surround the basin of the Coventry Canal. Take a narrow boat cruise between its parks and art trail.

Cadbury World
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Cadbury World

4/5(158 reviews)

Learn about the history of one of the world’s biggest chocolate manufacturers and sample various products at this interactive chocolate and entertainment center.

Top things to do in Coventry

Aspire Lounge by Servisair at Birmingham Airport (BHX)
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Aspire Lounge by Servisair at Birmingham Airport (BHX)

HK$247
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
No. 1 Lounge at Birmingham Airport (BHX)
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No. 1 Lounge at Birmingham Airport (BHX)

HK$276
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Private Full-Day Tour of Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon
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Private Full-Day Tour of Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon

HK$4,395
Per adult
Private Tour to Stratford-Upon-Avon & Warwick Castle
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Private Tour to Stratford-Upon-Avon & Warwick Castle

HK$1,568
Per adult
2 Hour Alpaca Experience
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2 Hour Alpaca Experience

HK$163
Per adult
Small Group Guided Full-Day Tour to Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds & Oxford
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Small Group Guided Full-Day Tour to Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds & Oxford

HK$1,470
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Coventry

3.4

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
43
5 - Excellent 12.112676056338028%
4 - Good
149
4 - Good 41.971830985915496%
3 - Okay
110
3 - Okay 30.985915492957748%
2 - Disappointing
28
2 - Disappointing 7.887323943661972%
1 - Terrible
25
1 - Terrible 7.042253521126761%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Mar 2020

It was a lovely place. We didn't get to see much, because of the current climate, the coronavirus. But other than that, it was a really lovely place.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

24 Feb 2020

It's Dirty. Unkempt. Full of people begging. Only good part was Primark. wagamuma. And shopping arcade.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Feb 2020

A lovely city

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

13 Feb 2020

We only visited the hotel for a wedding so didn’t venture into Coventry.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

27 Jan 2020

Didn't see the city centre

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Jan 2020

Good motor museum and local history museum. Access to Brandon Marsh bird reserve

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