What to see and do in Coventry
From art galleries and museums to music venues and pubs, Coventry is a city filled with vibrant culture just waiting to be explored.
Whether you’re looking for a day out of a city break, Coventry is a diverse city that has earned its title as City of Culture 2021. To experience the very best the city has to offer we’ve put together a list of things to do in Coventry:
Coventry Cathedral is known worldwide for its beautiful and unique architecture. Its distinctive architecture is the result of World War II - Coventry was one of the worst-hit UK cities during the Blitz, which resulted in the destruction of the original Coventry Cathedral.
However, the cathedral was redesigned by Sir Basil Spence and was reopened for visitors in 1962. Today, this extraordinary building shows the dramatic contrast between the medieval ruins and the new cathedral.
The Cathedral also has the spire of St Michael’s church, which can be climbed using the 181 steps and will give you a stunning panoramic view across the city.
Find out more on the official Cathedral website: www.coventrycathedal.org.uk
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Home to a selection of art, culture and heritage, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum is perfect for exploring art exhibitions or delving into Coventry’s rich social history.
The Art Gallery & Museum is host to a range of different exhibitions, so make sure to check the official website to see what’s on: www.theherbert.org
Coventry Transport Museum
The Coventry Transport Museum showcases a collection of cars, motorcycles and push bikes collected from Coventry’s history as the car manufacturing capital of the world. With exhibits ranging from Queen Mary’s Daimler to some of the earliest bicycles, this is a museum that will even appeal to non-car fans.
HMV Empire Coventry
Located in the heart of Coventry, HMV Empire is a fantastic venue that hosts everything from club nights to comedy. So, whether you’re looking to enjoy a night of indie anthems or funk and soul, the diverse lineup means there’s a great selection of shows to enjoy.
With so much on offer, make sure to check the official website to see what’s on: www.hmvempire.com
Grab a bite at Jinseon
Experience a totally new restaurant dining experience at Jinseon Korean BBQ. With endless choices of locally sourced meat, seafood and vegetables all cooked on a live charcoal fire on your own table. A visit to Jinseon is more than just a meal, but also an experience!
Visit their official website to find out more and book a table: www.jinseon.co.uk
Image Credits: Coventry Cathedral by Coventry Cathedral and Jospeh Witcombe / Herbert Art Gallery & Museum by Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Garry Jones / Coventry Transport Museum by Coventry Transport Museum and Garry Jones / HMV Empire by Marcus Pendleton
Bus Travel in Coventry
Heading to Coventry is affordable and simple.
Arriva offers direct transport from Leicester city centre to Coventry fast via the M69.
The substantial savings you can make with Arriva means you can treat yourself when you get there!