Entertainment in Coventry
Entertainment means different things to different people, but Coventry and its surrounding definitely can provide a fun and/or relaxing time for everyone.
Museums - From transport to music, Coventry is home to many impressive and full of history museums and galleries: Coventry Transport Museum, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry Watch Museum, Coventry Music Museum, Midland Air Museum, Charterhouse Coventry, The Weaver's House, Lunt Roman Fort
Water Park - The Wave is Coventry's new water park which is due open in the summer of 2019. Click here to see inside the city centre's exciting swim area.
Bowling, Table Tennis and Laser Tag - Tenpin
Ice Skating - Planet Ice
Gyms - Wide variety of gyms spread all over the city so you can exercise your fitness and strength: Warwick Sport Gym, JD Gym, Pure Gyms (Coventry Skydome, Warwickshire Shopping Park, Bishop Street), Simply Gyms (Cannon Park, Earl Place), Village Gym, David Lloyd Gym and others.
Shopping - There are a couple of shopping areas in Coventry and a large range of high-street shops including H&M, New Look, TopShop, River Island and others. The West Orchards indoor shopping precinct houses several major high-street stores including Debenhams, Marks and Spencers and WH Smiths. Just outside of the city centre, opposite the train station and on the main bus-route from the University of Warwick campus, is a retail park known as Central Six, home to a number of larger retail stores, including Boots, Next and several other clothing stores.
A night out in Coventry is handy and makes a change from visiting the Student Union, particularly for those students who live off-campus. There are a number of pubs, clubs and restaurants with various venues offering special promotions to students of both Warwick and Coventry University. Some of the clubs also feature special 'student nights' - the most popular being Ignite at the Skydome on a Wednesday night.
FarGo Village - "Artistically repurposed industrial space in Coventry City Centre, designed exclusively for creative, indpendent business and like-minded visitors". It is a fabulous place for shopping, food&drink and entertaining events.
Entertainment in Birmingham
With a population of over 1 million, Birmingham is UK's third largest area after London and Greater Manchester but the second most populated city in the country.
Shopping in Birmingham
Resorts World - Great shopping centre for a fun day out, with restaurants, outlets, a cinema and virtual gaming.
Bullring & Grand Central - A major commercial area of central Birmingham, it is the city's premier shopping destination with over 200 stores.
Mailbox - Stylish shopping, lifestyle and restaurant destination with cinema and exclusive stores such as Tommy Hilfiger, Emporio Armani, Paul Smith and others.