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8 student favourites in Coventry

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So you’re going to University in Coventry and need the lowdown on your new home? Well we’ve got the perfect guide for you! Coventry is an amazing city filled with fun things to do and see from parks and medieval cathedrals to street food and art galleries.

There’s tonnes for all students to enjoy so check out below our top 8 student favourites in Coventry…

1. FarGo Village

This creative hub can be found on Far Gosford Street, home to a quirky mix of independent shops, street food vendors and cafes, FarGo Village offers an alternative shopping experience. Head to Bib Noodle Bar for a taste of China or maybe enjoy an adrenaline filled afternoon at Escape Live and end it with a browse in Just Dropped In… Records!

Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED


2. Coombe Abbey Park

With over 500 acres of beautiful gardens, lakes and woodland Coombe Abbey Park is the perfect break from city life. Take a peaceful walk round the gardens or tuck into a picnic and take in the gorgeous surroundings.

 Coombe Abbey Park, Brinklow Road, Binley, Warwickshire, CV3 2AB


3. Coventry Transport Museum

Are you into your cars and motorsport? Then the Coventry Transport Museum is a great place to visit. Housing the largest public collection of British vehicles in the world, you can view some of the greatest vehicles invented! We recommended seeing the 2 fastest cars in the world, the Thrust SSC and Thrust 2.

 Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD


4. Herbert Art Gallery

 Named after famous Coventry philanthropist Sir Alfred Herbert, the Herbert Art Gallery is home to amazing exhibits showcasing modern art, the natural world and more! You can take part in a wide range of talks and workshops as well as the gallery hosting weekly art events. Their Winter Wonders workshops are always a big hit!

Herbert Art Gallery, Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP


5. Square One

This on campus bar, cinema and entertainment venue is the perfect place to unwind and catch up with friends. Catch the latest blockbuster or enjoy a drink or 2 in the bar whilst watching sports on the many plasma TV’s. They even host live band and acoustic nights showcasing local bands and artists.

TheHub (off University Square), Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB


6. Ballroom Climbing Wall

Adrenaline seekers will love this next one, the Ballroom Climbing Wall. As Coventry’s first Bouldering Centre for all abilities, Ballroom has over 200 bouldering routes across 700sqm of climbing wall. These have been designed by the country’s best climbers and setters so you know they will be good! Don’t worry if you’re just a beginner as there are routes for all skill levels as well help is on hand from ballroom’s climbing teachers.

The Ballroom Climbing Wall, Ironmonger Row, CV1 1LZ


7. Belgrade Theatre

Fancy catching a show or maybe taking part it some acting workshops? The Belgrade Theatre has been at the heart of Coventry since way back in 1958 and is seen as the major arts and culture facility in the city! From plays and pantomimes to screenings and live music there’s tonnes on at the Belgrade for everyone!

Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS


8. Coventry Cathedral

This city landmark is free to enter and beautiful inside and out. Take a tour of the Cathedral and the Cathedral ruins to learn more about Coventry’s rich history. Also the Cathedral Ruins have become a great new venue for events in Coventry, from street food fairs, live music, Christmas markets and more, so be sure to check out what’s coming up!

Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB


So as you can see Coventry is full of so many exciting places to explore as a student, where are you going to go first? If you want to find more places to visit in Coventry check out our Places to Go page. 

Published: 15th December 2020

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