Coventry welcomes everyone to enjoy the International Children’s Games in August 2022
The city of Coventry, located at the very centre of England, lies surrounded by leafy Warwickshire countryside, proud to be a diverse, accessible, and culturally rich destination. Sitting just one hour from London by train, and 20 minutes from nearby Birmingham, Coventry is conveniently interlinked with the rest of England, easily reached by road, rail or air.
The city is extremely proud to have been the UK City of Culture 2021. For a whole year, we celebrated our city’s rich cultural heritage with events, music, dance, theatre, and large-scale spectacle.
Supported by our UK City of Culture success, Coventry’s city centre has seen vast changes in recent years, with the stunning transformation of our public spaces, making them open, inviting, and accessible to our visitors. The area is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus exciting, independent shops, remarkable museums, galleries and even our own exhilarating city centre waterpark.
Within our city centre and throughout the wider area, Coventry is filled with activity to captivate all ages and interests. And with so much to discover this year, you’ll want to stay. Choose from well-known branded hotel chains, luxury boutique venues, or chic central apartments. And why wait for the weekend? There are great midweek breaks on offer, often with special rates.
Coventry’s food and drink scene is much like the city itself – rooted in history and culture, yet always evolving and widely varied. Whilst Coventry may have blossomed into a destination for foodies as much as for history and culture buffs, there are still plenty of places to fill your plate without emptying your wallet.
Why not discover the latest foodie venues, or grab a real-ale as you wander the sights? Or celebrate our special event with fabulous cocktails or a wonderful meal, prepared by top chefs in the beautiful surroundings of one of our finest restaurants. Perhaps we can tickle your taste buds with a medieval banquet? Or what about a rooftop dining experience like no other? Coventry will amaze you with its fantastic array of great places to eat and drink during your visit.
Whether you’re looking to visit friends, celebrate a special occasion, immerse yourself in culture, treat your taste buds to a foodie feast or of course, celebrate the International Children's Games, a visit to Coventry can be anything you want it to be.