Coventry is home to a wealth of things to do and discover from centuries-old history and heritage, to breath-taking architecture and impressive innovation. 

Nestled in the heart of England, Coventry beckons you to embark on an extraordinary journey and discover why it offers a great day out for groups.

Here’s what you could pack into a day in the city…

10am: Explore the rich tapestry of Coventry’s past by visiting some of the city’s key landmarks including St Mary’s Guildhall, a beautiful 14th-century building that once served as a meeting place for the city’s guilds. The hall has played an important role in Coventry’s history and has been used for various purposes over the centuries, from banquets to courtrooms.

Group of people visiting St Mary's Guildhall in Coventry

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St Mary’s Guildhall offers groups the chance to step back in time.

11.30am: Next, head over to Coventry’s New Cathedral (pictured top), one of the most iconic landmarks of the city. This modern cathedral was built after the original one was destroyed in World War Two. It features stunning stained-glass windows and an impressive tapestry designed by Graham Sutherland.

1pm: After working up an appetite, head over to nearby Cathedral Lanes. Not only will you be able to spot the famous statue of Coventry-heroine, Lady Godiva, as well as the much-loved city clock, dedicated to the legend of Peeping Tom, you’ll also be presented with a variety of food and drink outlets, the perfect place to rest your legs and re-energise.

Lady Godiva statue in Coventry

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Visit the statue of Lady Godiva to learn more about her iconic story.

2.30pm: After lunch, say hello to ‘Dippy’, the nation’s favourite dinosaur, located inside his new home at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. The museum has a variety of other permanent and temporary exhibits too, including topics on local history, art, and culture, plus an on-site café serving light bites, cakes, and similar refreshments.

4pm: No trip to Coventry is complete without a visit to Coventry Transport Museum. This popular museum houses the largest collection of British road transport in the world, home to over 300 historic vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and buses.

Coventry Transport Museum

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Coventry Transport Museum is home to a huge amount of vintage vehicles.

While there, enjoy a refreshment stop at Baxter Baristas where food and drink reflect the local region, supporting suppliers from nearby areas.

Evening: If you’re still in the city during the evening, or staying overnight, FarGo Village brings together some of the most exciting, independent kitchens and traders from the local area. In addition, Coventry has a variety of music and theatre venues, including Warwick Arts Centre, Belgrade Theatre, AlbanyTheatre, CBS Arena and hmv Empire Coventry with a packed events programmes, all year round.

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