Discover Coventry with megabus
Coventry: top 3 things to do
1. Visit Coventry Cathedral
The newest part of Coventry Cathedral was celebrated as the UK’s favourite 20th-century building and is an iconic symbol of the city. Its '60s architecture gives a striking contrast to the original medieval ruins next door, which are an evocative tribute to the bombing of the city in 1940.
2. Catch a show at the Belgrade Theatre
The Belgrade Theatre also has a firm place in locals’ hearts, as it was the first civic theatre to be built in Coventry following the Blitz. From comedy acts and pantomimes, to performing arts and touring musicals, there’s always plenty to choose from. Check out the upcoming events and book your travel to Coventry around it.
3. Explore FarGo Village
FarGo Village has a touch of London’s Camden Lock about it. This creative quarter is the hub of independent retailers, street food sellers and market traders based in Far Gosford Street. Check out Twisted Barrel Ale for their live music, quiz nights and delicious local beer brewed on site.
Coventry: getting around
Your coach trip to Coventry comes with a few home comforts. That includes onboard facilities like free WiFi and power sockets, so your journey will be anything but boring. Book a cheap ticket with megabus and you’ll also get a 20kg luggage allowance.
When you arrive, getting around Coventry is easy. There are plenty of buses to take you to all the main attractions – just check the timetables ahead of time. If you’re going to the University of Warwick, it’s just a short walk from Cannon Park shopping centre. For Coventry University, jump on the 18A bus which will get you into the city centre in around 20 minutes. From here, it’s a 10-minute walk.
Fancy exploring further afield? Kenilworth Castle and Royal Leamington Spa are both around half an hour away by bus. Shakespeare fans should make a beeline for Stratford-upon-Avon. Hop on a bus and it’ll take you an hour and 15 minutes to get there.
Coventry: best for nightlife
With not one, but two universities calling Coventry home, the nightlife here is anything but dull. On the eastern side of the city, you’ll find students flocking to the clubs around Coventry Uni. Kasbah on Hillfields is a firm favourite, with a choice of three rooms: chart, house and indie. If you’re not sure what you’re after, the SkyDome complex offers the lot. With bars, clubs, a multi-screen cinema and an ice rink, you’ll be spoilt for choice. For live music, you can’t beat The Empire. Acts like The Libertines, Shed Seven and Pete Doherty have all rocked the venue.
Coventry: best for shopping
West Orchards shopping centre in the heart of Coventry lines up major high street names like Debenhams and Miss Selfridge. There’s also a good selection of big-name stores at Cannon Park shopping centre, which is right next to the megabus stop. If you’re after something a bit more quirky, Spon Street is a safe bet. You’ll find everything from independent jewellers to arts and crafts housed in medieval timber-framed buildings. And don’t forget FarGo Village, where you can pick up all manner of knick-knacks before hitting the food stands.
Coventry for free: our top 3
1. Discover the Coventry Transport Museum
From Penny Farthings to Jaguars, the Coventry Transport Museum is home to the largest collection of vehicles in the world. Discover Coventry’s important role in British motoring history, design your own car and come face-to-face with the DeLorean from Back to the Future.
2. Wander around Coombe Country Park
Craving some fresh air and exercise? Take the 585 bus from the city centre and half an hour later you’ll find yourself in the tranquillity of Coombe Country Park’s historic parkland. With clipped hedges, topiary and immaculate flower beds, the formal gardens are Instagram-worthy and then some. Pack a picnic or even a BBQ, and make a day of it.
3. Visit St Mary’s Guildhall
Travel back in time and take a tour round St Mary’s Guildhall which dates back to the 14th century. Mary, Queen of Scots was once imprisoned within its confines, and Shakespeare staged plays here. It’s a seriously impressive setting and won’t cost you a penny.
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