Things To Do
Coventry has been named the UK’s city of culture for 2021 providing an incredible opportunity for Coventry to boost investment in the local economy, grow tourism and put arts and culture centre stage.
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The Ricoh Arena
The Ricoh Arena is unlike any other venue in the UK. A pioneer in the world of business, entertainment and sport. Home to Premiership Rugby team Wasps and Coventry City Football Club, this world-class destination in Coventry, has provided a catalyst for urban regeneration and economic development since it opened in 2005.The award-winning venue has a mix of state-of-the-art conference, training, banqueting, exhibition, hotel, music and sports facilities. It has become a firm favourite in the UK for music promoters as well as business and sports event organisers. There is over 20,000 sqm of space along with 2,000 onsite car parking bays, two restaurants, hotel and one of the UK’s largest casinos which is perfect for post-event entertainment.
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) has been welcoming the world for over 40 years to some of the world’s most popular exhibitions, conventions and live events. More than 140 events are held at The NEC every year and over 2 million people a year pass through its 20 halls visiting major consumer events like Clothes Show Live, Crufts and BBC Gardeners World or global trade fairs like the Furniture Show and Spring Fair. The NEC is located within minutes of the M6 and M42 as well as mainline rail services to London and most major UK cities as well as key regional destinations from Birmingham International rail station. From Birmingham Airport terminal, there is a free monorail link to Birmingham International rail station, just a few minutes’ walk from the NEC complex.
The NEC is the country’s largest event and exhibition venue. Whatever your interest there is sure to be something to suit you.
The Genting Arena
The Genting Arena plays host to the biggest names in music, comedy and live entertainment. The 15,000 seat venue is also one of the country’s largest arenas and as well as showcasing the world’s biggest music acts, it is also flexible enough to host major sporting events like the annual Horse of the Year Show.
For leisure, for pleasure or for business, Resorts World Birmingham is a truly remarkable destination all under one roof. Retail therapy comes in the form of 50 outlet shops with discounts of up to 70% on RRP. Film buffs will love the state of the art Cineworld Cinema with IMAX. Fabulous restaurants and bars are in abundance, and the Genting International Casino sets new standards in casino gaming.
Birmingham Airport is a gateway to the world with flights to over 150 direct destinations.
The airport offers both domestic flights within the UK and International flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, North America and the Caribbean. Birmingham Airport is an operating base for BMI Regional, Flybe, Jet2.com, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and TUI Airways.
The National Motorcycle Museum
The National Motorcycle Museum is recognised as the finest and largest British motorcycle museum in the world and originally opened its doors in October 1984 with a collection of 350 motorcycles on display.
Now boasting some 1000 plus machines, all fully restored to the manufacturer’s original specifications. Since the museum opened it has become the largest motorcycle museum in the world and attracts around 250,000 visitors a year.
Warwick & Kenilworth Castle
Experience one thousand years of jaw-dropping history at Warwick Castle; great battles, ancient myths, spellbinding tales, pampered princesses, heroic knights and the dark Castle Dungeon.
From medieval fortress to Elizabethan palace, Kenilworth Castle has been at the centre of England’s affairs for much of its 900 year history. Today, you can scale the heights of the tower built to woo Queen Elizabeth 1st and marvel at the mighty Norman keep. Explore the exhibition in the Gatehouse, and imagine the majesty of the Great Hall playing host to medieval monarchs and early Tudor kings.
Coventry & Warwick Universities
Coventry University is a public research university in the city of Coventry, England, part of the wider Coventry University Group. The university comprises four faculties which are made up of schools and departments which collectively run around 300 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Across the university, there are 11 research centres which specialise in different fields, from transport to peace studies.
With more than 29,000 students Coventry University is the larger of the two universities in the city – the other being the University of Warwick – and the fastest growing university in the UK.
The University of Warwick was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand access to higher education. The University of Warwick is primarily based on a 290-hectare campus on the outskirts of Coventry. Warwick has around 24,000 full-time students and 1,800 academic and research staff.
We have excellent links to Birmingham, Solihull and the nearby NEC making it easy to find and get to. We are also supported by links to all major local motorways as well as connections to Birmingham International Airport and train station.