Coventry is a city in central England and is famed for its medieval heritage and in more recent times for being the hub for the UK automotive industry. Heavily bombed during WW2 due to the preponderance of factories and industry in the area, it has risen to become a vibrant city, providing a home to two excellent universities, Coventry University and the University of Warwick.
Conveniently situated on the main train line from London to Birmingham, it has excellent transport links, served by the M6, M42 and M40 to the south. It is well known for the medieval Coventry Cathedral, which was left in ruins after bombing in the 1940s. The new cathedral, built in the 20th-century and in a more modern style, with abstract stained glass, stands beside it.
Around the corner you will find an excellent centre of culture at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum which includes paintings of the infamous local heroine, Lady Godiva. A statue of her, naked on horseback, is nearby in the central shopping area.
Coventry is also home to top class sport with WASPS RFC now playing their home games at the Ricoh Arena north of the city. The arena was built in the 2000s and hosts major concerts and music events, exhibitions and shows. In the city centre, the Belgrave Theatre is well known and boasts an excellent programme of shows and plays.
Coventry also hosts a number of fantastic festivals throughout the calendar, ranging from food to music and art to sport.