About Coventry

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.



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