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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. You can find more about these by accessing the Council's webpage.

Cinemas - You can see the latest movies either at Showcase Cinema de Lux or Odeon.

Theatres - Art fans and not only can watch various plays, pieces or live music such as opera or ochestra at Warwick Arts Centre, Belgrade Theatre or Criterion Theatre.

Bowling and Table Tennis - Tenpin

Ice Skating - Planet Ice

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 Miss Selfridge, 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 GAP, 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.