The first ever potato grown in England – bought back by Sir Walter Raleigh – was planted in Coventry.
The famous naked tax protester trotted through the streets of Coventry on Market Day 900 years ago.
Coventry lost its medieval centre in devastating WWII bombing. The cathedral ruins stand as a memorial.
Coventry transport museum
Free to all residents of the local area, and housing the largest collection of British-made road transport, the transport museum is a must-see.
War memorial park
Since opening in 1921 in tribute to the people of Coventry who died fighting in the First World War, the war memorial park has provided city-dwellers with some green space, and is now used for everything from sports events to music festivals.
Come check out Coventry's creative quarter, made up of artistically repurposed industrial units, and home to music venues, restaurants, independent shops, and more!
From it's use as the home ground for the Wasps rugby union club, to large-scale concerts, and even the Arena Park shopping centre which is home to one of the UK's biggest branches of Tesco, there's something for everyone here.
Living in Coventry
Housing, travel, and budgeting tips.
- Barras Heath
- Coventry Central
Student money tips
Coventry Market offers cheaper and better meat and veg than supermarkets.
The cost of living as a student soon adds up, us our budget calculator to find out roughly how much you'll need each month.
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