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Top Choice Cathedral in Coventry

Coventry Cathedral

The evocative ruins of St Michael's Cathedral, built around 1300 but destroyed by Nazi incendiary bombs in the Blitz, stand as a memorial to Coventry's darkest hour and as a symbol of peace and reconciliation. Climb…
Top Choice Museum in Coventry

Coventry Transport Museum

This stupendous museum has hundreds of vehicles, from horseless carriages to jet-powered, land-speed-record breakers. There's a brushed-stainless-steel DeLorean DMC-12 (of Back to the Future fame) with gull-wing doo…
Cultural in Coventry

Godiva Festival

With its roots in the legend of Coventry's Lady Godiva, this three-day festival at War Memorial Park features headlining and emerging musicians and a 'battle of the bands' competition. There are history and conserva…
Historic Building in Coventry

St Mary's Guildhall

One of the most evocative insights into pre-WWII Coventry is this half-timbered and brick hall where the town's trades came together in the Middle Ages to discuss town affairs. As one of England's finest guildhalls,…
Gallery in Coventry

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Behind Coventry's twin cathedrals, the Herbert has an eclectic collection of paintings and sculptures (including work by TS Lowry, Stanley Spencer and David Hockney), and thought-provoking history galleries spanning…
Cultural Centre in Coventry

Fargo Village

Markets, live-music gigs, moonlight cinema screenings and workshops (eg gardening or blacksmithing) are just some of the events that take place at this post-industrial cultural hub spread over a former car-radiator …
Pub Food in Coventry

Golden Cross

Constructed in 1583, this beautiful Tudor building with beamed ceilings, original stained glass and a toasty wood-burning stove is an inviting place for a pint, but the food (much of it gluten-free), such as ale-bat…
Bar in Coventry

Castle Grounds

The 1st-floor terrace of this stylish town-centre bar overlooks Coventry's magnificent Tudor-style, 1917-completed Grade II–listed Council House. Smoothies (such as watermelon, mango and strawberry), craft-beer tast…
Cafe in Coventry

Playwrights

On the lovely cobbled lane leading from Earl St to the cathedral, this bright, inviting cafe, bar and bistro is as good for breakfast as it is for lunch or an intimate dinner. Vegetarians and vegans are catered for …
Live Music in Coventry

Empire

A cinema dating from 1912 now houses this awesome live music venue, which has a capacity of 900 in the main hall, hosting concerts and club events, and a small 300-capacity hall upstairs staging more intimate gigs. …