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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.

Where to stay in Coventry

Top hotels in Coventry

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Coventry
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Coventry
4 out of 5
The price is £49 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec

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! (824 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2020

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Coventry
ibis Coventry Centre
ibis Coventry Centre
2 out of 5
Mile Lane, Coventry, England
The price is £32 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec

Located in the heart of Coventry, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St Mary's Guildhall and Coventry University. Lady Godiva Statue and Coventry Cathedral ...

3.8/5Good! (469 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable. Not shore on paying £5 for parking 😒"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jun 2020

ibis Coventry Centre
Coombe Abbey Hotel
Coombe Abbey Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £85 per night from 17 Dec to 18 Dec

Situated in a regional park, this boutique hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Coventry University, Coventry Cathedral and Coventry Transport Museum. Ricoh Arena ...

4.3/5Excellent! (816 reviews)

"Lovely old hotel, we had room 251, old room, four poster bed, room very dark and the lighting was poor, would have preferred the new block."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Coombe Abbey Hotel
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Coventry

Belgrade Plaza Serviced Apartments
Belgrade Plaza Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
8 Sava House Upper Well Street, Coventry, England
The price is £110 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec

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

4/5Very Good! (20 reviews)

"Really good"…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Belgrade Plaza Serviced Apartments
Coventry Deluxe Rooms (Peymans)
Coventry Deluxe Rooms (Peymans)
2 out of 5

Situated in Coventry, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry University and Ricoh Arena. Coventry Cathedral ...

Coventry Deluxe Rooms (Peymans)
Sky City Apartments
Sky City Apartments
3 out of 5
The price is £66 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan

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 ...

3.3/5 (7 reviews)

"Work happening In other rooms and was not made aware. Very disappointed. Room was clean and tidy."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Sky City 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.

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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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