In the heart of England lies the city of Coventry. Well known for the integral place it holds in the British motor industry along with its impressive three spires. Coventry is home to an abundance of art galleries, museums, restaurants and bars. Its convenient location just over an hours train ride from central London makes it the perfect destination to live for the work commute. If you’re thinking of moving and looking for homes for sale in Coventry there’s a lot to discover.
What to do
With a rich history and heritage there’s plenty to enjoy in Coventry. With hundreds of local events you’ll never be short of things to get involved in and will be feeling right at home before you know it. From boat riding on the River Avon to listening to the stories of Shakespeare at the theatre you’ll never struggle to find things to do.
One of the biggest attractions is the year round ghost tour that takes you around the streets of Coventry’s most haunted buildings. Great for a fun way to find out about the city’s history or to simply give the kids a scare this Halloween.
Not only does its close location to London make it ideal for commuting but it’s also great to get a slice of the London lifestyle without having to pay the house prices. Living in Coventry provides the familiarity and homeliness of a smaller city but with the glitz, glamour and nightlife of the London limelight only a stone’s throw away. Coventry is home to a great calibre of Schools, colleges and even has two universities so is a great place to live if you have kids of any age.
Coventry is also close to the idyllic town of Warwick which is home to its very own castle amongst other things.
Coventry became the world’s first twin city when it twinned with the Russian city Stanlinguard during the Second World War. To date it is now twinned with 25 other countries around the world including Dresden in Germany and Lidice in the Czech Republic.
The first ever bicycle was made in Coventry in 1870. It was named the Ariel and the company who made it later went on to create the Rover car company which today is a hugely successful multimillion pound business.
The relatively newly renovated Cathedral was built to replace its predecessor which was the only Cathedral in the UK to be bombed and destroyed during the Second World War.