Coventry has been named the UK City of Culture for 2021.
From its amazing cultural and religious heritage sites to the great museum offering rich collections of arts.
It is best to start with the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum that has strong collections in visual arts, archaeology, natural history and social history. But richest of all is the Medieval collection, harking back to when Coventry was thriving.
And then move on to the Coventry Transport Museum, it displays the world’s largest collection of British-made vehicles, among which are many Jaguars, Triumphs, Humbers and Standards. There are more than 240 cars and commercial vehicles, 100 motorcycles, 200 bicycles.
There many other museums to visit, such as the Midland Air Museum showcasing British and international post-war aircraft design, the Coventry Music Museum showing some music produced in Coventry, the Warwick centre where you will find theatre companies, art exhibitions, national opera, talks with Nobel Prize-winning writers, comedy, classical and contemporary music, dance and movie screenings. There is everything for everyone in Coventry
Coventry is a really easy city to get around. The maximum walking distance from the centre of town to the locations of interest is 15 minutes, so visiting is definitely easier by foot.
Getting to the city is easy, thanks to a choice of train connections linking Coventry to London, Birmingham and beyond, alongside a park and ride scheme and a cheap public bus system. Coventry station is well served with regular services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street stations.
Coventry is handily served by a number of different airports, with Birmingham International Airport being the closest at just 10 miles away.
And if you’re flying in or out of Birmingham, the easiest and quickest way to reach Coventry is by train, which will only take between eight and 15 minutes from Birmingham International Station.