Places You Need To Visit in Coventry & Warwickshire
Living in a new city can seem daunting so it always helps to know the best spots in town. Not just for visiting but also they are great conversation starters when meeting new people, which can be especially useful as a student.
Below are our top picks of places you need to visit (when you are not studying) while you are living in Coventry and Warwick.
FarGo Village is home to many independent businesses and creatives and welcomes like-minded individuals. It is a mixture of outdoor and indoor spaces that have previously hosted a Cheese Festival and Vegan Markets. It is currently home to some amazing businesses including Leave it to Esmie, Dashing Blades and BiB Noodle Bar. You can see what’s on at FarGo Village on their website.
It is now also home to Coventry Dining Club!! Street food vendors change every week giving you the opportunity to try something different on every visit. Coventry Dining Club is open Friday from 16:00-23:00 and Saturday from 12:00-23:00. And it’s just a short walk from Coventry University’s Library so you can pop out for some amazing street food after a study session on a Saturday afternoon.
Address: Far Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5ED
Explore this medieval castle situated in Warwick which is a short drive from Coventry. You can catch some live entertainment at the castle including falconer demonstrations, and an incredible jousting live show. Warwick Castle also hosts huge artists who are performing at the castle including Rag’n’Bone Man, Kaiser Chiefs and Gwen Stefani. There is always something going on at Warwick Castle. Why not extend your stay and spend the night in one of the Castles lodges or medieval theme glamping tents. The best thing is that you will find something to do at Warwick Castle all year round. Keep an eye out for events later in the year in particular around Halloween as you won’t want to miss out on visiting the castle after dark!
Address: Warwick CV34 4QU
Coombe Abbey is the perfect day out and has something everyone will enjoy. You can bring your friends, and family or simply just come for a lovely scenic stroll around the 500 acres of Coombe Abbey Park. The 500 acres include beautiful gardens, lakeside and woodland walks, bird watching, and the old deer park. We can’t forget about Coombe Abbey Hotel! The stunning hotel is also a great spot for a classic afternoon tea or an overnight stay outside the city centre!
Looking to do something a little different? Coombe Abbey is also home to Go Ape, the perfect activity for thrill seekers. From high ropes adventures to a 12m free fall you will be sure to find something for everyone. Axe throwing is also available.
Address: Brinklow Rd, Coventry CV3 2AB
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is the place to go if you want to learn more about Coventry’s history, art and culture. Full of exhibitions and workshops, The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum has something for all ages. Many famous faces have visited the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum including Boy George.
The Herbert Art Gallery is also now home to Dippy the Diplodocus. The nation’s favourite dinosaur is on loan from the Natural History Museum for a period of 3 years. If you are looking to go down and see Dippy, the life size dinosaur will be ready to view from 20 February 2023.
Address: Jordan Wl, Coventry CV1 5QP
HMV Empire is a live music venue located in Coventry City centre. The venue has hosted many famous faces including, Ed Sheeran, Yungblud, Craig David and Emeli Sandé. HMV Empire also hosts DJ’s, club events and comedians such as Jimmy Carr and Scott Mills. You can see who is set to perform at HMV Empire on their website. The venue has 3 bars and a balcony which overlooks the city centre and has a 50-1200 capacity. This is a great venue for live music lovers to visit and is close to Coventry University, saving students the hassle of travelling to Birmingham or London for gigs.
Address: 22 Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF
Tower Climb- Coventry Cathedral
Coventry cathedrals tower climb offers you the best views of Coventry and its surrounding areas! After climbing 180 steps up the cathedral tower you will be met with a 360˚ breathtaking view of Coventry. There is no better place to see all of this beautiful city!
Tickets are £5 for adults and £4 for students with a valid student ID. Don’t miss out on seeing the best view of Coventry.
Address: 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB
If you are looking for an instagrable venue with really good food, The Botanist is the place for you. Situated on Cathedral Lanes, this restaurant is known for its botanical style interior and the popular hanging kebabs. You will be sure to get some great pictures for the gram in this beautiful restaurant! You can also find live music at the venue every weekend! So what not pop in for a fancy cocktail or coffee and sit back, relax and enjoy the music.
Address: Unit 4, Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre, Broadgate, Coventry CV1 1LL
The Reel Store
You don’t need to go to London to experience a cool immersive experience! Coventry is home to the UK’s first permanent digital art gallery! The Reel Store features a 360-degree projection creating a beautiful immersive experience. Previous exhibitions have seen the Reel Store home to the ‘Life and Work of Frida Kahlo’. Tickets are priced from £10 and we advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment! Situated next to the Telegraph Hotel, this amazing immersive experience is a short walk away from Coventry University’s TheHub.
Address: Telegraph Hotel, Upper Well St, Coventry CV1 1GU
Student Living in Coventry
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