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The Local Area: Highlights

Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford

Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval market town on the banks of the River Avon has more than 800 years of history. Most famous for being Shakespeare's birthplace and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), you can enjoy boating on the river, lovely walks and enjoy many of the historic buildings as well as undertaking some shopping and enjoying the many cafes, bars and restaurants. This lovely town is under 30 minutes away from the Warwick campus so you should definitely pay a visit during your time with us.

Warwick

The county town of Warwickshire is famous for its magnificent castle and historic charm. Full of independent shops and cafes, nice parks and historic buildings, it is well worth a visit. No visit would be complete without also visiting Warwick Castle, the castle's history started over 1,100 years ago when William the Conqueror ordered a wooden structure to be developed. Warwick Castle is now known as Britain's Ultimate Castle enjoyed by many visitors. Make sure to leave enough time to see the great shows and one of the world's largest working replica siege machines, the Trebuchet. Find out more about Warwick.

Warwick

Kenilworth

Kenilworth is a small town only a couple of miles from the Warwick campus, home to numerous shops, pubs and restaurants as well as Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden.

Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa, set on the winding River Leam is known for its Regency architecture and broad boulevards. Great for eating out, walks in its lovely park and shopping, it's also home to some lively nightlife and very popular with Warwick students.

Coventry

Nearby cities

The closest city to the University is Coventry, the UK's city of culture for 2021 and known for it's cathedral ruins and Lady Godiva! Coventry is just a couple of miles away from the University and provides the closest main train station. Find out more here.

The University of Warwick is also a short train journey away Birmingham, England's 2nd largest city. You can expect festivals, theatres, sport, architectural gems, shopping and great eating out from this diverse and multicultural city. Find out more.

Getting around in the UK is very simple – there are regular buses and trains that can take you in every direction. There are train stations at Canley and Coventry and of course in Birmingham.

For local travel, there is also a bus interchange at the Warwick campus with busses to Leamington, Kenilworth and Coventry.

There is always the option to share taxis as well and there are taxi ranks on campus and Ubers operate frequently on the Warwick campus.


Central London

Discover the beautiful riverside of London with attractions and bars

Central London is only an hour's journey away by train so very easy to access from Coventry Train Station. Of course we also include the visit to London in the middle weekend. July is a great time of year to take advantage of the best that London has to offer so here's a few suggestions:

Unique bars and views: Many London pubs have unique outdoor spaces to discover. Beer gardens and rooftops are a great way to enjoy views and London vibes over a drink or bite to eat.

Outdoor Cinema: enjoy some classic films under the stars at one of the Rooftop Film Club's venues.

Street markets: Grab your wallet on a Sunday morning and explore the eclectic Brick Lane, Portobello Road, Borough Market, Columbia Road and much more!

Food: pop-up food stalls, restaurants and bars set up all over London in the summer. If it’s a traditional afternoon tea or a top cheap eat your looking for – London has an endless selection of great options to choose from.

Parks and Gardens: There is a large selection of beautiful gardens to visit during the summer months in London – with a total of 8 Royal Parks throughout the city.

Alternative things to do in London

If you're looking for something alternative to do whilst in London, why not try a City Bike Tour or a London Underground and Tube Tour? There are plenty of unique opportunities that London has to offer.

Useful links:

www.timeout.com/london
www.visitlondon.com
www.londontown.com
www.tfl.gov.uk
www.secret-london.co.uk

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Leicester Square

Leicester Square

Covent Garden

Covent Garden

Nelson's Column

Trafalgar Square

Oxford Street

Oxford Street

Regent Street

Regent Street

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus

Soho

Soho

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

Royal Courts of Justice

Royal Courts of Justice

London Film Museum

London Film Museum

The Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

The Cartoon Museum

The Cartoon Museum

The National Gallery

The National Gallery

The British Museum

The British Museum

Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge

London Eye

London Eye

London Aquarium

London Aquarium

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Tate Modern

Tate Modern