Coventry city life
Dare to explore Coventry in your free time, a city with many legends and stories, a place where over the years, many celebrities and intellectual people (George Orwell, William Shakespeare and others) have found their inspiration or simply enjoyed living in this peaceful part of England. Away from any hustle and bustle, Coventry offers some nice cultural attractions and the night life is pretty vibrant too.
Places worth visiting in Coventry:
- The Roman Fort at Baginton
- St. Mary's Guildhall (where kings and queens were entertained)
- Coventry Cathedral and St. Michael's Cathedral
- The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
- The Midland Air Museum
- Coventry Music Museum
- Lady Godiva Statue and Peeping Tom clock
- Caludon Castle Park – houses Coventry's only castle remains
When you feel like seeing a play, you can go to the Albany Theatre, the city's main community theatre, or the Belgrade Theatre.
Wander around the Coombe Country Park, or enjoy sport events of the local football league, rugby union, ice hockey, cricket and athletics teams.
Have fun and enjoy the company of your peers in one of the night clubs, bars and pubs.
Whenever you feel like getting out of the city, you can always make a trip to Nottingham or Oxford, both around an hour away by train, or even to the cosmopolitan London, around two hours away.
International atmosphere in Coventry
Coventry is home to several ethnic communities, mainly Irish, Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese), and Arab people.
Branches and agencies of several multinational companies have set an office in Coventry and the city also has the best record in the area for the number of foreign investment enterprise partnerships.
Weather in Coventry is just like the rest of the British Isles and the Midlands, with cool summers and mild winters. The high temperatures in the winter season are 6 – 7 °C (44 – 46 °F), while the average high temperatures in the summer range around 21 – 22 °C (71 – 73 °F).