Our Coventry Properties
Coventry is a friendly city which boasts two universities. Coventry University is situated in the city centre, amongst the city’s restaurants and diverse shopping facilities. The city holds the refurbished 850 seat Belgrade Theatre and the Ricoh Arena for large-scale entertainment. Central Six Retail Park, five minutes from the city centre, offers excellent shopping, and five miles east of the city is Coombe Country Park, 500 acres of parkland, perfect for escaping urban life.
The University of Warwick lies only 3.5 miles to the south-west of Coventry city centre and has consistently ranked in the top 10 of all major rankings of British Universities.
Top key facts about Coventry:
- Legend has it that the city was the birthplace of St. George, dragon slayer and patron saint of England.
- Coventry has 26 twin towns and cities, including Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad), Dresden and Jinan in China.
- The first ever English bicycle was built in 1870, in the second largest city in the west midlands, and was called the Ariel.
- The London black taxi cab, a global symbol of Britain, has always been made in Coventry.
- Coventry is the 9th largest city in England.
From big name high street brands to independent retailers, Coventry City Centre has it all. For designer shops and big high street brands such as H&M, Next and Marks & Spencers, Lower Precinct Shopping Centre, Coventry High Street and Broadgate and Central Lanes are perfect areas for you to shop. For smaller independent and niche shops, head down to Son Street and Greyfriars Walk. If it’s fresh produce market shopping you desire, then Coventry Market on Queen Victoria Road with its 170 stalls is the ideal shopping location for you.
Some of the top areas for shopping are:
- Coventry Market
- Lower Precinct Shopping Centre
- West Orchards Shopping Centre
- Coventry High Street
- Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre
Coventry has a number of top nightspots for students, from great bars and pubs for socialising and watching sports to large clubs with big name DJs and swanky cocktail bars. With two universities, you can also be sure to stumble across an array of drinks offers to help save some of those precious pennies.
Some of the top venues for student nightlife in the city:
- Quids Inn
- The Establishment
- The Kasbah
As well as eating, drinking and shopping, there are also many options for exploring the more cultural side of Coventry. There are a number of theatres, museums and galleries in and around Coventry to explore, and of course, the Cathedral that prides itself on being one of the top landmarks in Britain and houses the largest tapestry in the world. Many of these venues have free entry and regular events so you’ll never be short of anything to do or see in the city.
Top art and culture venues include:
- Coventry Cathedral
- Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
- Belgrade Theatre
- Coventry Transport Museum
- St Mary’s Guildhall
Coventry offers a host of sports activity centres. From thrill-seeking entertainment, regular exercise classes and competitive sports, Coventry covers all bases. You can partake in sports including bowling, football, rugby, swimming, golf and karting. Coventry is also home to the Ricoh Arena, Coventry City FC’s 32,609 seater stadium and the Skydome Arena, home to the Coventry Blaze Ice hockey team.
Popular sport venues and centres in Coventry include:
- Ricoh Arena
- Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre
- Alan Higgs Centre
- Skydome Arena
- Coventry Golf Club
Coventry is home to a plethora of restaurants offering cuisines from around the globe. From gastro pubs and small cafes to Michelin star fine dining and popular fast food chains, there is something to suit every taste and occasion. Key areas for finding a number of tasty eateries include Coventry High Street, Spon Street, Queen’s Road, Earlsdon Street and Far Gosford Street.
Some of our top restaurant picks include:
- Rising Café – From the Rubble
- My Dhabba
- Kahawa Café
- Hummus House
If live music is your thing, then there are plenty of options for you in Coventry. There is an array of venues in the city, hosting a variety of live music to suit every taste. From Rock to Jazz, you will find a venue playing the perfect music genre.
The best live music venues in Coventry include:
- The Empire
- The Tin Music and Arts
- Taylor John’s
Getting around Coventry is easy and accessible by car, bus, taxi and on foot. To reach Coventry, it’s only a 15-minute train journey to Birmingham and a mere one-hour train journey from London. Coventry’s main train station is only a 10 minute walk from Lynden House student accommodation and there are a number of bus stops surrounding the property providing excellent links to the rest of the city and univeristies.
Getting from Lynden House around town:
- Coventry Train Station - 10 minute walk
- Coventry City Centre – 15 minute walk
- Coventry University – 20 minute walk or 6 minute bus ride
- West Orchards Shopping Centre – 19 minute walk or 11 minute bus ride
- Lower Precinct Shopping Centre – 18 minute walk or 10min bus ride
Friendly staff, quick to get support with any problems. Living here is so convenient and after hearing horror stories about dodgy landlords from course mates we decided to stay.Sam Thomas Jones, Medicine & Health Science, University of Nottingham